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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

Mammoth Genoa underground motorway agreed

Mammoth Genoa underground motorway agreed A memorandum of understanding was signed in Genoa on 08.02.2010 for the construction of a 23 km underground motorway, including the Gronda di Ponente and ... More Information

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First news from tunnelbuilder, daily!Only one tunnelling website on earth updates every day of the week, including weekends! Whenever there is important news for our readers, it is uploaded at ... More Information

Reboredo railway tunnel excavation completed

Reboredo railway tunnel excavation completedExcavation of the 790 m-long, 110 sq m twin-track Reboredo tunnel was completed, including two cut/cover sections. Reboredo tunnel is on the Silleda, ... More Information

Atlas Copco and Rio Tinto to go mechanical tunnelling

Atlas Copco and Rio Tinto to go mechanical tunnellingAtlas Copco will develop one of two rapid tunnelling concepts for Rio Tinto, which will enable fast and cost-effective construction of mine ... More Information

Major collapse at Gilgel-Gibe hydro

Major collapse at Gilgel-Gibe hydro Gilgel-Gibe hydroelectric power plant is located in the Great African Rift Valley region of Ethiopia. It’s 26 km-long headrace tunnel cuts through heterogeneous ... More Information

Pedemontana Lombarda startup

Pedemontana Lombarda startup Work on the Pedemontana Lombarda officially started on 06.02.2010. The Pedemontana will link the five provinces of Bergamo, Monza & Brianza, Milan, Como and Varese ... More Information

Three Robbins TBMs enroute to Mexico city

Three Robbins TBMs enroute to Mexico cityOn 02.02.2010, the ceremony to mark the assembly of three Robbins EPBs was held in Corpus Christi, Texas, US. The machines are headed to Mexico City's Emisor ... More Information

Normet International appoints Kleven

Normet International appoints KlevenThe new Director, Tunnelling and Special Projects at Normet International is Odd-Bjorn Kleven, who will work out of the company's offices in Baar, Switzerland and ... More Information

Atlantic Ocean tunnel opens in Norway

Atlantic Ocean tunnel opens in NorwayOn 19.12.2009, the 5.37 km-long Atlantic Ocean tunnel between Kristiansund and Bremnes on National Road 64 was opened. For construction history visit ... More Information

Spanish symposium on tunnels

Spanish symposium on tunnelsThe fifth symposium on tunnels entitled Security for tunnels in the 21st century will be held in Bilbao, Spain later this month from 24.02.2010 to 26.02.2010 at the ... More Information

Stuttgart 21 project starts in Germany

Stuttgart 21 project starts in GermanyWork on the Stuttgart 21 project finally started on 02.02.2010. Initially, the existing Stuttgart main station will be replaced with a subsurface station 12m ... More Information

Castellanza railway tunnels open in Italy

Castellanza railway tunnels open in ItalyThe Castellanza tunnels on the Milan Cadorna-Saronno-Busto Arsizio-Malpensa line operated by Ferrovie Nord Milano opened on 30.01.2010. The two parallel ... More Information

Aker Wirth TBM for Switzerland

Aker Wirth TBM for Switzerland Aker Wirth has been commissioned to construct and deliver a gripper tunnel boring machine (TBM) by ARGE Zugangsstollen Limmern (AZL). The order has a total value of ... More Information

Elasto Plastic Concrete in Atlantic Ocean tunnel

Elasto Plastic Concrete in Atlantic Ocean tunnelMore than ten major tunnelling projects in Norway are benefiting from the use of Barchip structural synthetic fibre to reinforce their shotcrete ... More Information

Ravnehei tunnel commissioned in Norway

Ravnehei tunnel commissioned in NorwayOn 24.11.2009 the 7 km Hanesund-Sande section on road Rv 465 opened, including the 3.3 km-long Ravnehei tunnel between Kjorrefjord and Ulland in Farsund ... More Information

SELI opens branch in Hong Kong

SELI opens branch in Hong KongThe new SELI branch office at 28 Canton Road, Unit 408A - Lippo Sun Building, Kowloon, HKSAR will serve as an immediate reference contact for all the company's projects ... More Information

Line B extension of the Lyon metro

Line B extension of the Lyon metroIn July 2009 the JV headed by Chantiers Modernes Rhone-Alpes, a subsidiary of Vinci Group, with the nine companies SPIE Batignolles, TPCI, Dodin Campenon Bernard ... More Information

Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway A3 design approval

Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway A3 design approvalOn 28.01.2010, Anas approved the executive design and the start of work on the third mega lot, third part of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway ... More Information

Burata railway tunnel excavation completed

Burata railway tunnel excavation completedOn 26.01.2010 excavation of the 4,068 m-long, 85 sq m twin-track Burata tunnel was completed. Burata is on the 6.4 km Ourense to Amoeiro section of the ... More Information

Innovations at Bauma 2010

Innovations at Bauma 2010The 29th Bauma takes place in three months time at Neue Muenchen Messe, from 19-25 April. The exhibition is sold out, with around 3,000 firms showing their goods. Some ... More Information

NFM Technologies improves on Spanish record

NFM Technologies improves on Spanish recordWhen TBMs of sizes greater than 9 m-diameter complete more than a kilometre in a month, the talk turns to records. NFM Technologies already held the ... More Information

Telvent tunnel management system for Brazil

Telvent tunnel management system for BrazilSpanish IT firm Telvent will install a tunnel management system on the El Morro Alto tunnels in Brazil to enhance safety and reduce accidents.Under the ... More Information

Work starts on Caldecott fourth tube

Work starts on Caldecott fourth tubeCaldecott tunnel is on Route 24 between Oakland and Orinda in California, US. It handles 160,000 vehicles/day through its three tubes, and is overloaded. Work is ... More Information

Madrid-Castilla La Mancha-Valencia-Murcia high speed line progress

Madrid-Castilla La Mancha-Valencia-Murcia high speed line progressExcavation has been completed at the 2,437 m-long El Regajal rail tunnel on the 4.7 km Aranjuez-Ontígola section of the ... More Information

Robbins EPB assembled at Mexico jobsite

Robbins EPB assembled at Mexico jobsiteMexico City officials have celebrated the erection of the country's largest ever TBM with a cutterhead turning ceremony. Next week, the 10.2 m-diameter Robbins ... More Information

Portugal court suspends Marao tunnel construction

Portugal court suspends Marao tunnel constructionConstruction of the twin-tube 5,655 m-long Marao motorway tunnel on the new Amarante-Vila Real highway in Portugal has been suspended following ... More Information

Padley & Venables worldwide

Padley & Venables worldwidePadley & Venables is one of the largest international manufacturers of a wide range of quality tools and bar steels for use in the mining, tunnelling, quarrying, ... More Information

GIA working well in Hong Kong small diameter drainage tunnels

GIA working well in Hong Kong small diameter drainage tunnelsContractor Dragages-Nishimatsu has taken delivery of a fleet of GIA locomotives, shuttlecars and Haggloaders to assist in small diameter ... More Information

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CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information