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Cranes for operation in hazardous areas

Cranes for operation in hazardous areasBritish company J D Neuhaus manufactures air-operated cranes for use in hazardous areas as standard. These include options for increased spark protection and ... More Information

Sustainable solutions from Herrenknecht

Sustainable solutions from HerrenknechtHerrenknecht is presenting examples of innovative high-performance tunnelling technology on the German-Chinese Esplanade in Wuhan. Seven TBMs from the company ... More Information

Marche-Umbria quadrilateral scheme underway

Marche-Umbria quadrilateral scheme underwayOn 30.10.2009, Quadrilatero Marche-Umbria SpA approved the Foligno-Pontelatrave section of SS 77, which comprises 17.5 km of roadway in Umbria to ... More Information

Breakthrough in Sharjah

Breakthrough in SharjahThe twin 1.2 km-long Difah-Shis road tunnels are nearing completion, with the eastbound tube breaking through on 01.10.2009 and the second tube due to hole out in ... More Information

Normet reforms in Canada

Normet reforms in CanadaThe incorporation of Normet Canada Ltd increases to fifteen the number of countries in which Normet has a permanent presence. The new Canadian company will provide the ... More Information

Good progress on the Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastian high speed link

Good progress on the Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastian high speed linkConstruction of the 5.5 km-long Eskoriatza-Aramaio section on the Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastian high-speed railway, of which 3.5 km is ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information