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IWMA to meet in London

IWMA to meet in LondonThe International Water Mist Association conference is taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Paddington, London from 23.09.2009 to 24.09.2009. Sponsored by Fogtec, Tyco, Danfoss ... More Information

Tunnel waterproofing

Tunnel waterproofingTunnel waterproofing - a new level of protection Stirling Lloyd specializes in the development, manufacture and application of high-performance waterproofing and structural ... More Information

Progress on Guang-Fo line in Guangzhou

Progress on Guang-Fo line in GuangzhouThe 32.2 km-long Guang-Fo Line is part of the Chinese government's Intercity Rapid Rail Project to link nine cities in Guangdong Province by 2015, including ... More Information

Heavy going in Albania

Heavy going in AlbaniaBechtel-Enka, the US-Turkey consortium building the 57 km-long motorway between Rreshen and Kalimash, has reported its experience on the 5.5 km-long NATM twin tube tunnel at ... More Information

First section of Duplex A86 opens west of Paris

First section of Duplex A86 opens west of ParisThe first 4.5 km section of Duplex A86, between Rueil-Malmaison and the A13 motorway interchange in Vaucresson Le Chesna opened on 01.07.2009. The ... More Information

Three new lines for Dalian metro

Three new lines for Dalian metroConstruction of 58.1 km of subway lines 1, 2 and 4 commenced on 25.07.2009 at Dalian, one of the largest cities in northeast China's Liaoning Province, where a total ... More Information

Longest Indian rail tunnel progress

Longest Indian rail tunnel progressIndian Railways has almost completed the 7.5 km stretch of its 11 km Pir Panjal tunnel project in the State of Kashmir, the longest tunnel in the country (in/36). ... More Information

Sofia metro gets underway

Sofia metro gets underwayWork began in July, 2009 on the new stretch of Sofia metro line 1 to connect the Obelisk - Serdika and Vasil Levski Stadium - Mladost 1 sections, which themselves will be ... More Information

Barcelona St Just tunnel looking good

Barcelona St Just tunnel looking goodIn November, 2008, two 5.98 m-diameter double shield TBMs, one from SELI and the other from Herrenknecht, started to bore the 11.5 km-long St Just water tunnel ... More Information

Pajares twin tunnels completed

Pajares twin tunnels completedThe second tube of the 24.6 km-long Pajares twin tunnel on the high-speed railway link between Leon and Asturias in northern Spain was completed on 11.07.2009. The ... More Information

Santa Cristina bypass opens in Val Gardena

Santa Cristina bypass opens in Val GardenaThe new 1.6 km Santa Cristina bypass opened in Bozen province on 17.07.2009. Overall cost was EUR32.1 million, of which EUR4.8 million was spent on Monte ... More Information

Two more NATM tunnels completed on the Madrid-Murcia high speed line

Two more NATM tunnels completed on the Madrid-Murcia high speed lineThe single-tube, 85 sq m section, 2.2 km-long Loma del Carrascal tunnel on the 10.9 km-long Cuenca-Olalla section of the ... More Information

Mühlhäuser catalogue goes online at tunnelbuilder.com

Mühlhäuser catalogue goes online at tunnelbuilder.comOur good friends at Mühlhäuser, who have been celebrating over 100 years in the mining and tunnelling equipment business, have entrusted ... More Information

Major HATS award to Leighton Asia JV

Major HATS award to Leighton Asia JVThe design/construct contract for a 7.5 km-long drill/blast tunnelled section of Hong Kong's latest sewage conveyance system, value EUR235 million, has been ... More Information

Mike Rispin to head Normet in North America

Mike Rispin to head Normet in North AmericaNormet, the Iisalmi, Finland based provider of underground mining and tunnelling equipment and care solutions has announced the appointment of Mike Rispin ... More Information

Lyon metro Line B extension starts

Lyon metro Line B extension startsOn 09.07.2009 the 1.7 km extension of Line B of the Lyon metro from Gerland to Oullins, with a crossing of the Rhone river, got underway. A 9.5 m diameter TBM will ... More Information

Spanish line advances towards France

Spanish line advances towards FranceOn 07.07.2009 the 649 m-long Sant Andreu tunnel on the 3.3 km Sant Julia de Ramis-Cornella del Terri subsection of the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed ... More Information

BASF Meyco updates its company profile

BASF Meyco updates its company profileLongtime sponsor of tunnelbuilder.com BASF Meyco has updated its profile to reflect the changes to the company over recent years, and its focus on expanding ... More Information

Progress on Madrid-Castilla La Mancha-Valencia-Murcia high-speed link

Progress on Madrid-Castilla La Mancha-Valencia-Murcia high-speed linkOn 02.07.2009, the 2.2 km-long Loma de Carrascal tunnel on the 10.9 km Cuenca-Olalla subsection of the Madrid-Castilla La ... More Information

Breakthrough on Camarillas railway bypass

Breakthrough on Camarillas railway bypassAfter a 140-day drive, on 03.07.2009, TBM Nenica broke through on the longest tunnel (2,250 m) of the Camarillas railway bypass on Spain's ... More Information

CAT man for Lovat

CAT man for LovatDick Cooper, general manager of Caterpillar Global Mining Operations for the Melbourne and Burnie facilities, has taken Lovat Tunnel Equipment under his wing, succeeding Rick Lovat ... More Information

ITA sets up training foundation

ITA sets up training foundationThe goal of the ITA-CET foundation is to be the link between universities, research facilities and consultancies and all types of professionals working in the ... More Information

BarChip fibre passes ten year milestone

BarChip fibre passes ten year milestoneBarChip is a highly engineered synthetic fibre produced by Elasto-Plastic Concrete (Europe) Ltd that has been developed to meet the toughest demands of the ... More Information

Singapore LTA awards two DTL2 stations to Sembawang

Singapore LTA awards two DTL2 stations to SembawangSembawang Engineers and Constructors, part of the Punj Lloyd group, has pocketed the EUR186 million contract for Botanic Gardens and Stevens ... More Information

Robbins HP TBMs bore water tunnels in Andhra Pradesh

Robbins HP TBMs bore water tunnels in Andhra Pradesh Minister for Major Irrigation Ponnala Lakshmaiah formally launched the drilling of the second tunnel of the Pula Subbaiah Veligonda project in ... More Information

GIA wins in small section Slovakian tunnel

GIA wins in small section Slovakian tunnelA complete line-up of GIA tunnelling equipment comprising two locomotives, four shuttle cars, and a crawler-mounted 9HR/B Haggloader were used by Skanska BS ... More Information

Robbins HP TBMs bore water tunnels in Andhra Pradesh

Robbins HP TBMs bore water tunnels in Andhra PradeshOn 24.06.2009 a 10.0 m High Performance (HP) Robbins Double Shield started to bore under the Nagarjuna Sagar National Park, the second tunnel of ... More Information

Simple wireless security

Simple wireless securityPrevention of unauthorised entry into tunnelling sites has never been more important to protect both personnel and equipment as well as the general public from site ... More Information

Zurich western bypass open to traffic

Zurich western bypass open to traffic The A3 western bypass in Zurich, including the Uetliberg Tunnel (2 x 4,430 m) and the Aescher tunnel (2,176 m, 2,142 m), opened to traffic on 04.05.2009. The ... More Information

Monte Grosso and Vispa tunnels open in Savona province

Monte Grosso and Vispa tunnels open in Savona provinceThe third lot of the ex SS 29 Colle di Cadibona bypass from km 133 to km 138.150, including the Big Mountain (1,480 m) and Vispa (480 m) ... More Information

BASF launches "Expanding Horizons" campaign for underground construction

BASF launches "Expanding Horizons" campaign for underground constructionAll underground solutions to be marketed under MEYCO brand. click here 25/09. More Information

Tunnel advance control system

Tunnel advance control systemOur good friend Uli Ramminger from tacs has issued his June, 2009 newsletter in time for RETC at Las Vegas, where he is exhibiting the latest tacs guidance equipment. To ... More Information

Modern tunnel guidance system

Modern tunnel guidance systemPPS guidance systems are designed specifically for TBMs and roadheaders, giving the operator all of the necessary information to keep his machine on course and to return ... More Information

Normet: Best year ever in 2008

Normet: Best year ever in 2008For Normet Group, one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of mining and tunnelling machinery, 2008 was the best year in its history. Its turnover reached 107 million ... More Information

Early breakthrough at Gotthard base tunnel

Early breakthrough at Gotthard base tunnelThe TBM Gabi I started driving southwards from Erstfeld on 4.12.2007. Some eighteen months later, and half a year earlier than planned, it reached its ... More Information

New breakthrough in Gotthard base tunnel in Switzerland

New breakthrough in Gotthard base tunnel in SwitzerlandThe TBM Gabi I started driving southwards from Erstfeld on December 4, 2007 and eighteen months later, and half a year earlier than planned, it ... 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