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Tunnel Design & Construction comes to Switzerland

Tunnel Design & Construction comes to SwitzerlandThe inaugural Tunnel Design & Construction Europe conference tales place at the Crowne Plaza Zurich on October 25-28, 2010 following ... More Information

Catalogue of notable tunnel failures

Catalogue of notable tunnel failuresThe Civil Engineering and Development Department of Hong Kong SAR has updated its comprehensive catalogue of reported tunnel failures between 1964 and end-2008. ... More Information

Rosedale outfall commissioned

Rosedale outfall commissionedMcConnell Dowell contractors have commissioned the 3 km-long wastewater tunnel from Rosedale WWT plant to Wairangi Bay in Auckland, NZ. The 3.3 m-diameter Lovat RME131SE ... More Information

TBM tunnelling underway at Brisbane Airport Link

TBM tunnelling underway at Brisbane Airport LinkBoth Herrenknecht 12.45 m-diameter EPBs are now underway at the Airport Link tunnels in Brisbane, Australia. Starting from Clayfield in a westerly ... More Information

Bangalore Metro Rail tunnelling to start soon

Bangalore Metro Rail tunnelling to start soonWork has started on ramps and utilities diversion for the 3.4 km-long East-West underground section of Metro Rail alignment from MG Road to the Leprosy ... More Information

Self compacting concrete moulds from CBE

Self compacting concrete moulds from CBECBE Group has developed a unique method of segment production without vibration. During casting, the mould is inclined and self compacting concrete is ... More Information

CBE sponsors tunnelbuilder.com

CBE sponsors tunnelbuilder.comFrench group CBE, led by engineer Didier Lefebvre since 2005, has grown to208 employees at two major locations in Saint Avertin and L’Ile Bouchard, serving 30 ... More Information

Hindhead tunnel drivethrough

Hindhead tunnel drivethroughTen years after being let as a design/build contract, the 1.6 km-long twin tube A3 Hindhead tunnel in southeast England is set to open in summer, 2011. A ministerial ... More Information

Irish Rail names DART shortlist

Irish Rail names DART shortlistPrequalified construction consortia for Dublin's EUR2.5 billion DART underground railway have been named as BBI (Balfour Beatty Capital, BAM PPP Investments Ireland, ... More Information

EuroTAP reports on safety compliance failures in road tunnels

EuroTAP reports on safety compliance failures in road tunnelsRecent inspection of 26 tunnels in 13 countries under the European Tunnel Assessment Programme has revealed that almost 40% missed the ... More Information

Boomer arrives in style

Boomer arrives in styleRefurbishment of the Linth-Limmern hydro station is setting new standards in equipment design and delivery. Construction will take 250 workers nearly five years to complete ... More Information

International tunnel forum at InnoTrans 2010

International tunnel forum at InnoTrans 2010The international tunnel forum takes place 22-23 September, 2010 at InnoTrans, the transport technology meeting in Messe Muenchen, parallel with product ... More Information

Recovery Act funds Doyle Drive replacement

Recovery Act funds Doyle Drive replacementExcavation started this week on the first of four tunnels forming part of the Doyle Drive Replacement Project on the southwest connection to the Golden Gate ... More Information

Aker Wirth inclined TBM for Switzerland

Aker Wirth inclined TBM for SwitzerlandThe Limmern access tunnel at Tierfehd in the Swiss canton of Glarus has a diameter of 8.03 m and will rise at a constant gradient of 24% from 800 m ASL to ... More Information

Limerick tunnel opens to traffic

Limerick tunnel opens to trafficThe Limerick southern bypass is now complete, and opened to traffic last week when the 900 m-long immersed tube tunnel beneath the River Shannon was inaugurated. The ... More Information

More Google translations for tunnelbuilder

More Google translations for tunnelbuilderSpanish, Italian and Chinese have been added to our range of Google translations of tunnelbuilder.com and Newsfeed, making a total of 10 languages now ... More Information

Putzmeister worldwide market presence

Putzmeister worldwide market presencePutzmeister supplies the construction, mining and tunnelling industries with concrete, mortar and solids pumps and high-pressure cleaners in systems developed, ... More Information

Toronto opts for foot tunnel to airport

Toronto opts for foot tunnel to airportToronto Port Authority will start work in 2011 on the EUR33.5 million pedestrian tunnel beneath the Western Channel linking the Western Gap ferry docks at the ... More Information

New Robbins support system working at Qinling

New Robbins support system working at QinlingThe 16.6 km-long West Qinling rail tunnels will pass nearly 1.5 km beneath the mountain peaks, necessitating a complete rethink of the TBM support ... More Information

Happy holidays to all our readers!

Happy holidays to all our readers!All at tunnelbuilder wish you a great holiday! This year, more than ever, you have earned it! The industry has survived the recession in great shape, a tribute to ... More Information

Swedvent introduces new quiet fans

Swedvent introduces new quiet fansA new generation of Swedvent ventilation fans and ducting for tunnel construction has been announced by the Swedish manufacturer. Design changes have resulted in ... More Information

Lucerne bypass in design

Lucerne bypass in designThe Federal Council recently added the Lucerne bypass project to Module 3 of its programme to improve capacity on the road network. The design will be studied in depth and ... More Information

Work starts on India's longest road tunnel

Work starts on India's longest road tunnelWork on India's 8.8 km-long Rohtang tunnel began end-June, 2010 with completion scheduled in 2015, a duration of 63 months. Ms/SMEC International Pvt Ltd ... More Information

Ourense-Vigo AV line project approved

Ourense-Vigo AV line project approvedOption 3 of the feasibility study for the 54.6 km Ourense-Vigo high-speed line has been approved in which an 18 km-long central tunnel will be required from the ... More Information

Sarria tunnel excavation completed

Sarria tunnel excavation completedThe 3,118 m-long Sarria tunnel on the 4.96 km Sarria de Ter-Sant Julia de Ramis subsection of the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed railway was completed on ... More Information

East Side Access moves ahead

East Side Access moves aheadA milestone on the long awaited East Side Access beneath the East River between Manhattan and Queens boroughs in New York was reached when a Robbins main beam TBM ... More Information

Specialized treatment plants from Fraccaroli & Balzan

Specialized treatment plants from Fraccaroli & Balzan For more than 40 years Italian manufacturer Fraccaroli & Balzan has been a world leader in providing wastewater treatment plants and mud ... More Information

New credit facility for Athens Metro extension

New credit facility for Athens Metro extensionOn 17.06.2010 Attiko Metro S.A. and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement covering a new credit facility of EUR150 million for design, ... More Information

Mühlhäuser launches customer-friendly website

Mühlhäuser launches customer-friendly websiteLong-time tunnelbuilder client Mühlhäuser has a new home page designed to provide information needed by customers in their project planning. Product ... More Information

NZ Transport Agency seeks registrants for Auckland job

NZ Transport Agency seeks registrants for Auckland jobRegistrations of interest are sought, at the latest by 21st July 2010, from suitably qualified and experienced consortia to deliver the design ... More Information

Book early for Hong Kong Tunnel Design & Construction conference!

Book early for Hong Kong Tunnel Design & Construction conference!Tunnel Design & Construction Northeast Asia takes place at Harbour Grand, Hong Kong 24-25 November, 2010. Register before 13 ... More Information

Largest Robbins TBM winning at Niagara

Largest Robbins TBM winning at NiagaraThe 14.4 m-diameter Robbins hardrock TBM is now two-thirds along the challenging alignment at Niagara, having broken a few records in between times. Contractor ... More Information

North American Tunneling show underway in Portland

North American Tunneling show underway in PortlandThe conference and exhibition organized by UCA of SME for Portland, Oregon started today at the Marriott Waterfront and will continue until ... More Information

New video detection management system from Traficon

New video detection management system from TraficonTraficon Flux collects traffic data, alarms and video images generated by video detectors in tunnels and on the open road, providing an interface ... More Information

First section of Gautrain Rapid Rail Link opens for World Cup

First section of Gautrain Rapid Rail Link opens for World Cup The first section of the 160 km/h Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, between Sandton Station and the OR Tambo International Airport in ... More Information

New heavy duty rock drills from Atlas Copco

New heavy duty rock drills from Atlas CopcoAtlas Copco has launched three heavy duty versions of its popular 1800-series hydraulic rock drill intended for face drilling in tough underground mining ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information