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Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels

Fire Protection and Safety in TunnelsThe first Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels conference is being held in Paris 17-18 November, 2009. The programme is designed to help attendees comply with ... More Information

O Curro tunnel excavation ended

O Curro tunnel excavation endedThe 110 sq m twin-track O Curro tunnel, at 840 m, is the longest of the eight planned tunnels on the 13.2 km Silleda (Dornelas) to Vedra-Boqueixón section of the ... More Information

Live Bids at tunnelbuilder.com!

Live Bids at tunnelbuilder.com!Live Bids is a new service provided by tunnelbuilder for readers whose interest lies in bids rather than awards or news. By clicking on the Live Bids box in the ... More Information

China - Beijing Metro Line 4 opens

China - Beijing Metro Line 4 opensBeijing metro Line 4 started trial operation on 28.09.2009. The 29 km underground line runs from Gongyixiqiao on the South Fourth Ring Road at Fengtai District, via ... More Information

Sandvik signs global agreement with BASF for MEYCO Equipment

Sandvik signs global agreement with BASF for MEYCO Equipment Sandvik Mining and Construction and BASF's unit MEYCO Equipment have signed an agreement on a global cooperation in the field of ... More Information

CAT excavator with tunnel boom boosts productivity

CAT excavator with tunnel boom boosts productivityA CAT 328D LCR compact radius excavator, the first of its type to operate in Switzerland, is at work on the A9 Autoroute project near Visp. With a ... More Information

DSI consolidates global business activities

DSI consolidates global business activitiesDYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) is a global network of wholly-owned subsidiaries and associated companies with a key focus on developing, manufacturing ... More Information

Sandvik inaugurates largest production facility

Sandvik inaugurates largest production facility The latest and largest Sandvik production facility is located in China's Shanghai Jiading Industrial Zone, and has the capacity to manufacture most of ... More Information

American Chemical Technologies, Inc

American Chemical Technologies, IncMichigan-based American Chemical Technologies (ACT) produces a range of fire resistant and readily biodegradable hydraulic fluids formulated for use in high ... More Information

Final DTL2 civil works awards in Singapore

Final DTL2 civil works awards in SingaporeThe 40 km-long Downtown Line DTL, which is fully underground, is being built in three stages. DTL1 is targeted for completion in 2013, DTL2 in 2015, and ... More Information

NFM Technologies TBM sets record at Los Pontones

NFM Technologies TBM sets record at Los PontonesOn 24.09.2009, the 9.9 m-diameter NFM Technologies TBM completed excavation of the east tube of Los Pontones rail tunnel (5,939 m) on the 6.1 km-long ... More Information

Gotthard base tunnel excavation nearly complete

Gotthard base tunnel excavation nearly completeOf the 151.8 km of the tunnel system under the Gotthard, a total of around 137 km, or almost 91%, has now been excavated. Less than 5 km of the 57 km ... More Information

NFM Technologies EPB for Cairo Metro

NFM Technologies EPB for Cairo MetroThe second phase of the Cairo Metro Line 3, launched in parallel with the construction of the first phase, includes separate packages covering civil, ... More Information

Ampcontrol leads in electrics and electronics

Ampcontrol leads in electrics and electronicsEstablished in 1968, Ampcontrol is one of Australia's leading international suppliers of electrical and electronic products to the power and mining ... More Information

China completes Dali-Lijiang railway in Yunnan

China completes Dali-Lijiang railway in YunnanThe EUR458 million Dali-Lijiang single-track railway line opened to traffic on 28.09.2009 in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The 162.4 km-long track, ... More Information

Lovat EPBs for Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension

Lovat EPBs for Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Four Lovat 6.12 m diameter RME241SE EPBs will be utilized in the construction of the 8.6 km-long Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, located ... More Information

SELI signs second contract with ILCI in Turkey

SELI signs second contract with ILCI in TurkeySELI has signed a new EUR15 million contract with Turkish commissioner ILCI INSAAT SANAYI VE TICARET A.S. for construction of a 17 km-long water tunnel ... More Information

Brisbane Northern Link design progress

Brisbane Northern Link design progressThe authorities in the Australian city of Brisbane will rely on loans to finance the EUR1 billion, 4.7 km-long Northern Link tunnel project under design by SKM ... More Information

InnoTek solutions for underground

InnoTek solutions for undergroundInnoTek Srl was at the recent WTC 2009 conference to present a new series of products and solutions for underground works. Five product families have been developed ... More Information

Balfour Beatty to acquire Parsons Brinckerhoff

Balfour Beatty to acquire Parsons BrinckerhoffNew York City-based engineering consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff is recommending shareholder approval of its acquisition by London-based infrastructure ... More Information

Herrenknecht giants cross Yangtze river

Herrenknecht giants cross Yangtze riverA pair of 14.93 m-diameter Herrenknecht Mixshield TBMs have each successfully completed 3 km of tunnelling beneath the Yangtze river at Nanjing in Jiangsu, ... More Information

New section of Sofia metro Line 1 opens

New section of Sofia metro Line 1 opensThe 2 km section Serdika - Vasil Levski National Stadium of Sofia metro Line 1 opened on 08.09.2009, connecting the region's eastern and western boroughs and ... More Information

Traficon PR

Traficon PRTraficon of Belgium has 25 years field experience in video image processing for traffic analysis, with more than 60,000 video detection sensors operational worldwide. The company has been ... More Information

Dubai Metro - longest automated driverless train system

Dubai Metro - longest automated driverless train systemA section of Dubai Metro Red Line with 10 stations opened to the public on 10th September, 2009. Although the original planned opening date was ... More Information

Sri Lanka's Uma Oya launches forty years on

Sri Lanka's Uma Oya launches forty years onThe Uma Oya project to bring water and electricity to 500,000 parched Sri Lankans was first planned as part of the 1968 Mahaweli project, which was ... More Information

Cellular concrete white papers

Cellular concrete white papersCellular Concrete LLC has issued its fourth white paper in the Smart Foam Liquid Concentrate Solution series, which assesses alternative methods available for ... More Information

Päijänne - world's longest tunnel

Päijänne - world's longest tunnelReader Juha Huovilainen juha.huovilainen@marimils.fi has updated the tunnelbuilder Hall of Fame entry for Päijänne tunnel in Finland. After 27 years as the ... More Information

Deo Ca Pass tunnel in Central Vietnam moves forward

Deo Ca Pass tunnel in Central Vietnam moves forwardThe twin tube Deo Ca Pass highway tunnel will have a total length of 5.45 km. Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provincial administrations are supervising ... More Information

World's longest water diversion tunnel

World's longest water diversion tunnelThe 85.3 km-long, 8 m-diameter tunnel from Hengren county to Xinbin county in East Liaoning will deliver water from Dahuofang reservoir to more than 10 million ... More Information

Art and craft

Art and craftIn Ireland, Limerick County Council is advertising for artists to create permanent outdoor artwork for their ring road and tunnel, for which they will pay EUR500 to each of the five ... More Information

Safe tunnelling in urban areas

Safe tunnelling in urban areasMeyco Global Underground Construction has announced that the BASF TBM 2009 conference will take place in Singapore from 5-7th November. The emphasis will be on EPB and ... More Information

Big 5 PMV moves to Dubai Arena

Big 5 PMV moves to Dubai ArenaBig 5 PMV, the most important event for construction plant, machinery, equipment and vehicles in the Middle East, will take place from 23-26 November, 2009 in The ... More Information

Tunnel Construction Services RFQ

Tunnel Construction Services RFQNew York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is inviting construction firms to submit a Statement of Qualifications for the provision of construction ... More Information

Recession survivors guide

Recession survivors guideOf the 14 major economies that went into recession, Japan, France and Germany have already hauled themselves out, and will progressively be followed by their peers. Most of ... More Information

Second Herrenknecht launched at Veligonda project

Second Herrenknecht launched at Veligonda projectThe 7.96 m-diameter hard rock double shield Herrenknecht TBM launched at Dornala last year on an 18.5 km water tunnel drive has been joined by a ... More Information

Big plans for Korea traffic

Big plans for Korea trafficKorea currently has 25 expressway routes totalling 3,103 km, a figure that will increase to 4,000 km by 2010 and 6,160 km by 2020. Design work will start in 2010 on a ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information