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Breakthrough in King County Brightwater Conveyance System

Breakthrough in King County Brightwater Conveyance SystemThe Kenny, Shea, and Traylor Joint Venture has announced that "Luminita" their LOVAT RME229SE Series 22900 TBM has broken through and ... More Information

Banverket plans freezing at Hallandsas

Banverket plans freezing at HallandsasThe TBM advancing the east tube of the Hallandsas tunnel in southwest Sweden will enter the unstable Molle Back zone towards the end of 2009, some 1 km ahead of ... More Information

Daily bids and awards at tunnelbuilder.com!

Daily bids and awards at tunnelbuilder.com!After ten years providing weekly updates for our global readership, tunnelbuilder.com has now gone daily. This allows us to publish bids and awards much ... More Information

Your essential daily reports

Your essential daily reportsEvery daily report published at tunnelbuilder.com is numbered, dated and archived so that you can research the history of a project, region or country. We add all of the ... More Information

Sandvik jumbos for La Confluencia hydro in Chile

Sandvik jumbos for La Confluencia hydro in ChileMain contractor Hochtief-Tecsa JV is using six Sandvik DT 720C underground drilling rigs and three Sandvik DC300 surface rigs at the La ... More Information

Hangzhou metro tunnel collapse kills five

Hangzhou metro tunnel collapse kills fiveOn Saturday, 15th November, a wide section of road over the alignment of the 48 km-long No. 1 line of Hangzhou metro construction on Fengqing Avenue in ... More Information

Recession lessons (3)

Recession lessons (3)"Economic growth in China and India has contributed to lowering the impact of the financial crisis and will help recovery. The difficult trade-off is between managing inflation ... More Information

Robbins holes out at Race Course

Robbins holes out at Race CourseAfter five months of tunnelling, a 6.52 m-diameter Robbins EPBM working for Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC) and Soma JV has completed the first 1 km ... More Information

Recession lessons (2)

Recession lessons (2)"To create jobs and help the economy we will bring forward major infrastructure projects like London Crossrail."Rt Hon Gordon Brown, PM, Westminster, 12.11.2008. 46/08. More Information

Short course on rock mechanics, stability and design of tunnels and slopes

Short course on rock mechanics, stability and design of tunnels and slopesProfessor Dr-Ing W Wittke will lead this fifth 4-day course for 30 participants at WBI head office in Aachen, Germany from ... More Information

Robbins opens new Asia Pacific office

Robbins opens new Asia Pacific officeThe Robbins Company of Solon, Ohio has set up a Robbins Asia Pacific Pty Ltd office in Hong Kong to service East Asia, Middle East and Australia. The ... More Information

Piqueras tunnel finally opens to traffic

Piqueras tunnel finally opens to trafficAfter three years of delays due to unforeseen circumstances related to poor ground conditions, and the redesign of the route for environmental reasons, ... More Information

tunnelbuilder.com - your daily news!

tunnelbuilder.com - your daily news!Our new server and specially developed software now makes daily updating of tunnelbuilder.com feasible, allowing us to shave even more time off our publishing ... More Information

ANBEL offers personalized tunnelling solutions

ANBEL offers personalized tunnelling solutionsFor more than 40 years Italian company ANBEL has represented leading machinery and tunnel equipment manufacturers, offering personalized solutions to ... More Information

New energy carriers workshop

New energy carriers workshopL-surF Services, a grouping of Ineris, SP, STUVA and VSH is running a workshop "New energy carriers in tunnels and underground installations" in Frankfurt, Germany on ... More Information

Recession lessons

Recession lessons"Those companies that invest in their brands during a recession do better than those who don't.""Parts of the western world will show flat or declining GNP growth in 2009, but this ... More Information

Sokkia and Geodata team up

Sokkia and Geodata team upJapanese manufacturer Sokkia and Austrian company Geodata have joined forces to offer high performance solutions to all geodetic tasks in the field of tunnelling, ... More Information

Sandvik iSURE Drilling Software Revolutionises Professional Tunnelling

Sandvik iSURE Drilling Software Revolutionises Professional TunnellingOnly seamless interaction of drilled pattern, charged explosives and detonator delays can provide optimum excavation results in ... More Information

Sandvik Launches New DTi Series Tunnelling Jumbos

Sandvik Launches New DTi Series Tunnelling JumbosAt an official launch event on 8th-10th October in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, Sandvik Mining and Construction has taken tunnelling performance to ... More Information

First International Congress on Railroad Crossing through the Central Pyrenees

First International Congress on Railroad Crossing through the Central PyreneesThe Spanish society of civil engineers and the trans-Pyrenean foundation organise in Saragossa, Spain the first congress ... More Information

Workshop "New Energy Carriers in Tunnels and Underground Installations"

Workshop "New Energy Carriers in Tunnels and Underground Installations"L-surF Services, the grouping of INERIS, SP, STUVA and VSH, organises on 20th November, 2008 at the InterCity Hotel in ... More Information

TBMs Get Underway at Jinping II Hydropower in China

TBMs Get Underway at Jinping II Hydropower in ChinaThe 1,571 km Yalong river, a major tributary on the upper reaches of the Yangtze river, is estimated to have 34.62 GW in hydropower resources. The ... More Information

Arrowhead Tunnel Finally Makes Breakthrough

Arrowhead Tunnel Finally Makes BreakthroughA tunnel boring machine that has spent nearly five years burrowing up to 460 metres beneath the San Bernardino mountain range in California surfaced ... More Information

Tunnelling Starts on Line 5 in Milan

Tunnelling Starts on Line 5 in MilanConstruction of the tunnels on the first section of Line 5 of the Milan metro officially began on 1st August, 2008. The section will run almost completely ... More Information

Wirth solutions for tunnels

Wirth solutions for tunnelsA foundation sponsor of tunnelbuilder and a great supporter over the last ten years, Wirth is one of the most durable names in tunnelling. With proven designs for hard and ... More Information

World's Widest TBM Completes Digging in Shanghai

World's Widest TBM Completes Digging in Shanghai The digging of the world's widest tunnel linking Shanghai with Chongming under the Yangtze river was completed on 5th September, ... More Information

Digging Deep for Bogong Hydro Power Station

Digging Deep for Bogong Hydro Power StationThe Kiewa hydroelectric scheme is the largest scheme in Victoria, Australia. It was built over more than 20 years from 1938 until 1961, with construction ... More Information

Lyon-Turin High Speed Line Makes Progress

Lyon-Turin High Speed Line Makes ProgressAfter years of bitter arguing, an agreement on the controversial high speed railway line between Turin, Italy and Lyon, France has been announced on ... More Information


NewsflashIn order to respond to the growing demand within International Tunnelling Services, our managing director, Kevin Browning, will be present at some international exhibitions to meet clients ... More Information

Robbins TBM Overcomes High Overburden at Olmos

Robbins TBM Overcomes High Overburden at OlmosThe coast of Peru is a barren scrubland which proves fantastically bountiful when water is brought to it. And, for centuries, the problem of how ... More Information

Six TBMs to Expand Rome's Metro System

Six TBMs to Expand Rome's Metro SystemThe first of four Herrenknecht TBMs for Line C of the Rome metro officially commenced on 3rd July, 2008 to drive the tunnels starting from the Giardinetti ... More Information

Milestone Hit in Boston CSO Tunnel

Milestone Hit in Boston CSO TunnelThe Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has notched another successful tunnel boring operation, its fifth in 20 years, as it completed the North ... More Information

Everything Ready for Geofluid

Everything Ready for GeofluidGeofluid, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, will take place from 1st to 4th October, 2008 at the Piacenza Expo exhibition centre in Italy. Geofluid 2008, as for the ... More Information

IUT '08: 2-Day Tunnelling Fair in Sargans, Switzerland

IUT '08: 2-Day Tunnelling Fair in Sargans, SwitzerlandMore than 2,800 visitors took advantage of the IUT '05 in September 2005 in order to aquaint themselves with the latest trends and developments ... More Information

Colombia Completes La Linea Exploration Tunnel

Colombia Completes La Linea Exploration TunnelThe last blast of dynamite that pulled down the last chunk of rock in the La Linea pilot tunnel on 2nd August, 2008 was preceded and followed by cheers ... More Information

Atlas Copco and Minova sign global distribution agreement

Atlas Copco and Minova sign global distribution agreement Stockholm, Sweden, 19th August, 2008: Atlas Copco today announced that it has signed a global cooperation agreement in the field of ground ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information