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Final breakthrough in Terrassa rail tunnel

Final breakthrough in Terrassa rail tunnelOn 13.04.2010 the JV FCC, OHL & Copisa broke out the second 3.7 km-long tube of the 6.9 m-diameter Terrassa tunnel. The TBM-driven tunnel has eight ... More Information

Preliminary works start on crucial trans-Madrid rail tunnel

On 13.04.2010 excavation work began on an auxiliary exit in calle Espalter for the 6.9 km-long tunnel across Madrid between the Atocha and Chamartin stations to connect the lines of the national ... More Information

Somport tunnel refurbishment work approved

The Spanish Government has approved the EUR16,507,565 required for exploratory work for refurbishment in the Somport tunnel and its approaches. The 8.6 km-long tunnel straddles the Spain-France ... More Information

Bauma 2010 kicks off on time

Despite the virtual total shutdown of flights into and within Europe over the weekend, Bauma 2010 has started its trade fair programme as scheduled. Click for update. 16/10. More Information

Live Bids from tunnelbuilder

Whenever a bid appears at tunnelbuilder.com it is logged at Live Bids, together with its closing date. This presents an instant check for readers, who may click for more information on bids of ... More Information

New section of Hungarian motorway opens

Hungary's M6 north-south motorway between Szekszard and Boly opened to traffic on 01.04.2010 at the same time as the M60 motorway from Boly to Pecs. The 80 km section includes four bi-tube tunnels, ... More Information

Monte Tratturale excavation underway

On 01.03.2010 drill/blast excavation commenced at the 3.17 km-long Monte Tratturale tunnel on the San Severo-Apricena-Sannicandro Garganico railway section in Foggia province managed by Ferrovie del ... More Information

Meet IPS at Bauma

IPS Group - IPS Worldwide Tunnelling will be present at the Bauma 2010 Exhibition and invite you to visit us at Hall C3, booth 515. Bauma takes place in Munich, Germany from 19th - 25th of April, ... More Information

Clem Jones tunnel opens in Brisbane

The 4.8 km-long, twin two-lane Clem Jones tunnel, known as the North-South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT) while under construction, opened to traffic on 16.03.2010. The tunnel is the main feature of the 6.8 ... More Information

NAT conference for Portland, Oregon

With all exhibition space sold out, and a waiting list for late allocations, the North American Tunneling 2010 show in Portland, Oregon from 20th to 23rd June is a guaranteed commercial success. ... More Information

Normet acquires interest in TAM

Today, Normet Group announced the acquisition of 40% of TAM International and will begin to sell TAM construction chemicals to complement Normet concrete spraying equipment. Normet aims to become ... More Information

Herrenknecht EPB starts Sants-La Sagrera tunnel

The 11.5 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM Barcino was launched from a shaft situated between Mallorca and Biscaia Calles on 26.03.2010. The 105 m-long, 2,300 t machine will drive 5.1 km of the 5.6 km ... More Information

Tsuen Wan drainage tunnel TBM ready

The double shield TBM manufactured and operated by SELI for the Maeda/CRGL/SELI jv has been assembled and will be soon pushed into the launching chamber in order to produce more room and to allow ... More Information

TBM for Kishanganga hydro

A new 6.1 m-diameter DBU TBM has been manufactured to drive the 14 km-long headrace tunnel from Kishanganga river to Wullar Lake for the Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir region ... More Information

Geofluid comes of age at Piacenza

Geofluid, the biannual international show specialised in subsoil fluid prospecting extraction and transport, geological and geophysical drilling, deep foundations, no-dig technology and construction ... More Information

Presenting Meyco Poca spray mobile

Meyco will show its new Poca spray mobile for small and medium size tunnels in Hall 3, stand 113 of the upcoming Bauma exhibition in Munich. This is part of a comprehensive presentation of Meyco ... More Information

Goldegg breakthrough in South Tirol

On 18.03.2010 the first 1.5 km road tunnel on SS 508 in Val Sarentino broke through. The tunnel, with two safety exits, is from Castel Roncolo to Goldegg quarry. Work started in the summer of 2008, ... More Information

First breakthrough in Terrassa railway tunnel

The first EPB TBM working on the twin-tube 3,150 m-long tunnel in the Rambla-Can Roca section of Terrassa tunnel, part of the project to extend Catalonian railway lines that the JV FCC, OHL & ... More Information

Fermacell fire-resistant boards protect tunnels

Over more than thirty years, Aestuver has developed into one of Germany's leading firms in the glass fibre reinforced lightweight concrete sector. Their Fermacell branded fire protection boards can ... More Information

Robbins TBM launched at Laotian hydro

Robbins TBM launched at Laotian hydroIn February 2010, contractor CMC di Ravenna launched the first TBM to work in Laos. The 7.6 m-diameter Robbins single shield TBM is excavating a 5.5 km-long ... More Information

IPS Group aids Skanska-Vinci at Hallandsas

IPS Group aids Skanska-Vinci at HallandsasIPS Group and Skanska-Vinci joined forces in 2005 for the Hallandsas project, an extremely challenging undertaking, involving state of the art equipment and ... More Information

Blasting underway in Ceneri base tunnel

Blasting underway in Ceneri base tunnelThe first blast took place in the main lot of the Ceneri base tunnel on the 10.03.2010. The job was awarded to a consortium of Societa Italiana per Condotte ... More Information

Pando and Monte Lirio HEPPs ready to start

Pando and Monte Lirio HEPPs ready to startTunnel excavation by SELI SpA for the Pando and Monte Lirio hydroelectric power projects in Panama is expected to start in April, 2010 for completion in ... More Information

German HSR breakthroughs

German HSR breakthroughsThe 6,466 m-long western bore of the Bibra tunnel on the Erfurt-Leipzig/Halle high-speed railway broke through on 03.03.2010. It was excavated using drill/blast techniques by ... More Information

Thirre-Kalimash tunnel under reconstruction

Thirre-Kalimash tunnel under reconstructionBreakthrough of the bi-tube 5,475 m Thirre-Kalimash tunnel was achieved at end-May, 2009 as part of the Bechtel-Enka contract to build the 61 km four lane ... More Information

Breakthrough on A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway

Breakthrough on A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorwayThe EUR26 million Monaco tunnel, in Grimaldi municipality on the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway, holed through on 01.03.2010. The new tunnel ... More Information

Sydney metro plans stalled

Sydney metro plans stalledOn 21.02.2010 the Premier of New South Wales, Australia introduced the Metropolitan Transport Plan: Connecting the City of Cities. It includes a 25-year strategy for land ... More Information

Kolkata Metro East West corridor

Kolkata Metro East West corridorThe EUR754.4 million East West corridor of Kolkata Metro Rail Project is a medium capacity system covering approximately 15 km from IT hub Salt Lake Sector V to ... More Information

Robbins TBMs at Chongqing metro

Robbins TBMs at Chongqing metro Two 6.4 m-diameter Robbins Main Beam TBMs were launched in winter 2009-2010 beneath Chongqing, a Chinese mega-city of over 35 million people. The two machines are ... More Information

SYSTRA gains ISO 14001 certification

SYSTRA gains ISO 14001 certificationFrench-based international rail and urban transport engineering company SYSTRA has been awarded ISO 14001 environmental certification effective 10.02.2010 for all ... More Information

Intertunnel/Expoferroviaria at Turin

Intertunnel/Expoferroviaria at TurinThe Intertunnel-Expoferroviaria will take place in Turin at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre June 8-10, 2010. For Intertunnel, more than 60 exhibitors from 11 ... More Information

Ile de France road tunnel refurbishment

Ile de France road tunnel refurbishmentRefurbishment works in the 1,357 m Landy road tunnel on the A1 in Ile de France will be completed by summer, 2012 as part of the programme to update 22 road ... More Information

Thirty Atlantic Axis excavations complete

Thirty Atlantic Axis excavations completeOn 25.02.2010 excavation of the 725 m-long, 110 sq m twin-track Ardilleiro tunnel was completed, including two cut/cover sections. Ardilleiro tunnel is on ... More Information

Tunnel Design & Construction Asia

Tunnel Design & Construction AsiaThe Tunnel Design & Construction Asia conference will bring together international industry experts to speak on the most relevant issues related to regional ... More Information

Ground consolidation at TBM passage in Girona

Ground consolidation at TBM passage in GironaInstallation of 178 sheet piles has been completed between Girona I tunnel and adjacent buildings to consolidate the structures before the Gerunda TBM ... More Information

Elche railway tunnel underway in Alicante

Elche railway tunnel underway in AlicanteOn 15.02.2010, excavation of the 1,288 m-long, 86 sq m twin-track Elche tunnel started on the El Carrús-Elche section of the Madrid-Castilla La ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information