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Austria and Italy agree Brenner tunnel construction

Austria and Italy agree Brenner tunnel construction Last week, in Rome, the transport ministers of Austria and Italy signed a definitive agreement on the construction of the 56 km-long Brenner rail ... More Information

Surplus 6.44 m-diameter TBM for sale

Surplus 6.44 m-diameter TBM for saleA 2005 vintage MHI 6.44 m-diameter EPB that has tunnelled less than 3.2 km is available in the US for immediate sale, together with trailing gear and most ... More Information

Villa Vomano-Teramo section of A24 commissioned

Villa Vomano-Teramo section of A24 commissionedThe dualling of the Villa Vomano-Teramo section of Italy's A24 Tirrano-Adriatic highway, together with the 826 m-long Carestia tunnel, was completed on ... More Information

Austria reports progress

Austria reports progressOn 24.04.2009, the 13 m-diameter TBM completed the 3,470 m rock section of the twin-track of the 4.48 km-long Jenbach tunnel (lot H8) on Unterinntalbahn. Visit tunnelbuilder ... More Information

Success assured at RETC in Las Vegas

Success assured at RETC in Las VegasMore than 100 exhibitors are listed for the upcoming RETC conference taking place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from 14-17th June, 2009. Included are numerous ... More Information

Lovat sells five TBMs to Sochi

Lovat sells five TBMs to SochiCanadian manufacturer Lovat is supplying five TBMs to the Sochi project on Russia's Black Sea coast to mine three service tunnels and two railway tunnels for use during ... More Information

World first - Herrenknecht EPB drives from Europe to Asia

World first - Herrenknecht EPB drives from Europe to AsiaGerman manufacturer Herrenknecht has reported the successful breakthrough of its 6.11 m-diameter EPB on the new 3.4 km-long Melen 7 water ... More Information

Recession recovery with tunnelbuilder.com!

Recession recovery with tunnelbuilder.com!Going daily at tunnelbuilder.com has already increased our readership by 6% year on year, with an average of 921 professional tunnelling engineers now ... More Information

Gautrain tunnels nearly complete

Gautrain tunnels nearly complete Gautrain has reported that more than 90% of the 15 km tunnel along the 80 km link between Tshwane and the OR Tambo International Airport has been completed. The ... More Information

Indian deal for NFM Technologies

Indian deal for NFM TechnologiesNFM Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Indian company BEML to seal an exclusive strategic partnership with a view to becoming a principal supplier ... More Information

NFM Technologies EPBs for Beijing metro

NFM Technologies EPBs for Beijing metroDuring July and August this year NFM Technologies will supply China Railway Construction (B12) with two 6.28 m-diameter EPBs for line 10 of the Beijing metro. ... More Information

Robbins single shield TBM for Laos headrace

Robbins single shield TBM for Laos headraceItalian company CMC (Ravenna) will use a Robbins Single Shield TBM to construct the 5.5 km-long headrace tunnel for the Theun Hinboun expansion project on ... More Information

Recovery lessons (3)

Recovery lessons (3)Today, 28.04.2009, we are publishing the first tunnelling bid that has resulted directly from the measures announced by various governments to bring forward infrastructure ... More Information

Recovery lessons (2)

Recovery lessons (2)Improving road and tunnel safety in Italy The White Paper on transport policy in Italy requires a halving of road victims by 2010, as a result of which the automobile club ACI ... More Information

Work resumes on Cesana tunnel

Work resumes on Cesana tunnelItalian road agency ANAS has approved the technical variations needed to resume work at the 1,840 m-long Cesana tunnel on the SS 24 at Monginevro, in Turin province. ... More Information

Robit Rocktools at Intermat

Robit Rocktools at IntermatFinnish rock and ground tool supplier Robit is exhibiting the first models in its new NS casing advance system at this week's Intermat exhibition in Paris. NS stands for ... More Information

New factory and new products for Ilmeg

New factory and new products for IlmegIlmeg Products AB, the Swedish manufacturer of dust control systems for the rock excavation industry, has built a new factory to produce the newly developed ... More Information

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to sell hard rock TBM in unreserved Los Angeles auction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to sell hard rock TBM in unreserved Los Angeles auctionRitchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is selling a single shield 450 ft-long, hard ... More Information

Recovery lessons (1)

Recovery lessons (1)Colombia to host technical seminar on tunnels The Colombian Government has approved the financing of more than 70 km of new tunnels, closing gaps in the national highway network ... More Information

IPS and Albert Lederer join forces

IPS and Albert Lederer join forcesIPS has signed a cooperation agreement for tunnelling activities with Albert Lederer of EF Consult Asia PTE Ltd to bring closer together two professional companies ... More Information

Innovative tunnelling solutions from Design & Technic in Singapore

Innovative tunnelling solutions from Design & Technic in SingaporeDesign & Technic is an independent engineering, consulting and marketing partner based in Singapore. Partners include ... More Information

Rutherford for temporary electrical equipment and cables

Rutherford for temporary electrical equipment and cablesBased in New South Wales, Australia, and with strategically located companies in Italy and Singapore, Rutherford Power is well placed to ... More Information

Seville metro operational

Seville metro operational Line 1 of Seville metro opened on 02.04.2009 with 17 of 22 stations operating, from Ciudad Expo in Mairena del Aljarafe to Condequinto station at Dos Hermanas. For ... More Information

Breakthrough in New Zealand

Breakthrough in New ZealandMcConnell Dowell & Fletcher Construction JV has reported early completion of the 2,953 m-long TBM drive for the Orakei Main Sewer Hobson Diversion (OMSHD), some 17 ... More Information

VMT expands in Australia

VMT expands in AustraliaDuring the last two years, Australia has grown into one of the key markets for VMT GmbH worldwide. Huge infrastructure projects, such as the North-South Bypass Tunnel or the ... More Information

New hydro project for Bosnia Herzegovina

New hydro project for Bosnia HerzegovinaDMT, a provider of technology services based in Essen, Germany is contributing to the feasibility study for a new hydroelectric plant near Vrelo in Bosnia ... More Information

Recession lessons (12)

Recession lessons (12)On 21.05.2006 the people of Montenegro voted for independence from Serbia, and the country is now a sovereign state and member of the UN, with EU candidate status expected this ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress in Budapest

World Tunnel Congress in BudapestThe next ITA World Tunnel Congress (WTC 09), entitled Underground Space and Tunnelling: Planning with Vision, will be organized by the Hungarian Tunnelling ... More Information

Ten years of progress at tunnelbuilder.com

Ten years of progress at tunnelbuilder.com1st April, 1999. The Internet bubble had popped, first generation dot.com companies had gone bust, and magazines were looking sick. Recession was the name ... More Information

Ten years of progress at tunnelbuilder.com

Ten years of progress at tunnelbuilder.com1st April, 1999. The Internet bubble had popped, first generation dot.com companies had gone bust, and magazines were looking sick. Recession was the name ... More Information

tunnelbuilder - meet the team

tunnelbuilder - meet the teamWhether you speak English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Welsh, or most other languages, we will understand you. Our people in London, Madrid, Milan, Las ... More Information

Brenner base tunnel moves ahead

Brenner base tunnel moves aheadAt talks held at the EU in Brussels last week, EU transport commissioner Antonio Tajani, Austrian transport minister Doris Bures, Italian transport minister Altero ... More Information

Recession lessons (11)

Recession lessons (11)"The international economic stimulus packages are creating unprecedented opportunities for the tunnelling profession. Engineers understand the risks, understand the realities, ... More Information

Turin metro reaches Dante station

Turin metro reaches Dante stationAt Turin metro, during the period 07.10.2008 to 12.03.2009, TBM Caterina completed excavation of the tunnel from Marconi station to Nizza station, and the 500 m-long ... More Information

Perschling chain breakthrough by Herrenknecht TBM

Perschling chain breakthrough by Herrenknecht TBMOn 11.03.2009, after meeting serious challenges during the construction phase, the Herrenknecht S-319 12,980 mm-diameter, 3,200 Kw single shield TBM ... More Information

Schlüchterner breakthrough by Wirth-NFM TBM

Schlüchterner breakthrough by Wirth-NFM TBMOn 19.03.2009, after nearly 23 months of intensive construction work, the 4 km-long Schluechterner tunnel on the Fulda-Frankfurt/Main railway achieved ... 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