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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

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

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