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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

Epping-Chatswood tunnel cracks

Epping-Chatswood tunnel cracks The New South Wales Government in Australia is undertaking electronic monitoring of the EUR1.2 billion Epping to Chatswood railway line after cracks appeared in the ... More Information

Recruitment services in Toronto

Recruitment services in TorontoKevin Browning, Managing Director of International Tunnelling Services, is attending the 27th annual International No-Dig Show at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, ... More Information

India - Robbins EPB surpasses records on New Delhi metro

India - Robbins EPB surpasses records on New Delhi metroIn February, 2009 one of two 6.52 m diameter Robbins EPBs boring India's New Delhi Metro achieved a weekly advance rate of 168 rings, or 202 ... More Information

Nororiente Motorway opened in Santiago, Chile

Nororiente Motorway opened in Santiago, ChileOn 9th March, 2009 Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, and Luis del Rivero, Chairman of Sacyr Vallehermoso, opened the 21.5 km-long Nororiente ... More Information

NCE Crossrail Conference

NCE Crossrail ConferenceWill be held on Tuesday 31st March 2009 at the Hotel Russell, London W1The conference explores an expansive range of topics from design to procurement, construction to ... More Information

Rock mechanics, stability and design of tunnels and slopes

Rock mechanics, stability and design of tunnels and slopesProf. Dr.-Ing. Walter Wittke and Dr.-Ing. Bettina Wittke-Schmitt will host the 6th annual WBI-International short course from 26.11.2009 to ... More Information

International Symposium for Shanghai

International Symposium for ShanghaiThe fourth annual symposium on tunnelling, entitled Safety and Environmental Friendliness in Tunnel and Underground Works, is scheduled for Shanghai from October ... More Information

New concept tunneljobs.com relaunched

New concept tunneljobs.com relaunchedtunnelbuilder has relaunched its tunneljobs.com website, accessible through the Jobs button in the toolbar at the top of this page. tunneljobs.com has been ... More Information

RETC 2009 to be bigger, better than ever before

RETC 2009 to be bigger, better than ever beforeFrom ABC to ZED, more than 100 exhibitors are already signed up to RETC 2009, which takes place June 14-17 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. A fair ... More Information

Figueres tunnel excavation underway

Figueres tunnel excavation underwayWork has started on the 1.75 km-long Figueres tunnel on the 7.48 km-long Borrassa-Figueres section of the Madrid-Barcelona-French Border high-speed railway line. ... More Information

High speed from Madrid to the Atlantic

High speed from Madrid to the AtlanticThe 87.1 km-long section from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela on the Madrid-Galicia electrified high-speed line is European standard, double track. It passes ... More Information

Italian tunnel upgrades announced

Italian tunnel upgrades announced Autostrade per l'Italia Spa has announced the awards of contracts to upgrade installations in 50 tunnels on the A1 and A7 motorways out of Milano. Medi Impianti ... More Information

Abu Dhabi by 2030

Abu Dhabi by 2030The Capital City District, currently under planning for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the UAE, will house 350,000 people and provide 150,000 jobs. An integrated, high capacity transit ... More Information

Italian tunnel upgrades announced

Italian tunnel upgrades announced Autostrade per l'Italia Spa has announced the awards of contracts to upgrade installations in 50 tunnels on the A1 and A7 motorways out of Milano. Click here. 09/09. More Information

Excavation of Stafelter tunnel starts in Luxembourg

Excavation of Stafelter tunnel starts in Luxembourg Excavation of the 1.85 km-long twin tube Stafelter tunnel on the A7 Route du Nord began at the south portal on 18.02.2009. The tunnel, 200 m of ... More Information

Recession lessons (10)

Recession lessons (10)"Longterm, American business is a very good place to be, but sometimes the machine gets gummed up, and people get afraid. Fear is contagious: it takes five minutes to become ... More Information

Work starts in Laives tunnel

Work starts in Laives tunnelWork started on 10.02.2009 at the northern portal of the new 2,882 m-long, Laives tunnel in Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, which is part of the ring road between Bronzolo ... More Information

Robbins TBM designed to reduce diameter

Robbins TBM designed to reduce diameterThe Robbins main beam TBM employed at Akkoy II hydro project in northeast Turkey will bore a 6.7 km-long headrace at 4.8 m-diameter before downsizing to 4.0 ... More Information

New BASF excluder grease for TBMs

New BASF excluder grease for TBMsBASF Construction Chemicals has set up a dedicated production plant for main bearing sealing greases for the current generation of large, fast TBMs. Read the full ... More Information

Herrenknecht threesome for Mexico City

Herrenknecht threesome for Mexico CityHerrenknecht is providing three EPBs for the Mexico City Eastern Wastewater Tunnel, which will have a total length of 60 km at depths of up to 200 m. The first ... More Information

North American update

North American updateThe proposed replacement of the Alaskan Way viaduct in downtown Seattle with a 3.2 km-long bored double-deck road tunnel is symptomatic of the current trend in North America to ... More Information

North American update

North American updateThe proposed replacement of the Alaskan Way viaduct in downtown Seattle with a 3.2 km-long bored double-deck road tunnel is symptomatic of the current trend in North America to ... More Information

Almaty metro line 1 to open in 2009

Almaty metro line 1 to open in 2009Line 1 of Almaty metro in Kazakhstan has been a long time coming. Started in 1988, some 7 km of tunnel were bored, only to be abandoned when cash ran out. A new ... More Information

Martin Herrenknecht becomes first European Mole

Martin Herrenknecht becomes first European MoleThe Moles Award 2009 has gone to Dr Martin Herrenknecht for his extraordinary service to the heavy construction industry, and in particular for his ... More Information

Update your shows diary with tunnelbuilder!

Update your shows diary with tunnelbuilder!Our Professional Tunnellers Diary, accessed through the front page button above, is continuously updated. Right now you will find contact details for 28 ... More Information

SELI success in southeast Europe

SELI success in southeast EuropeItalian contractor SELI has been active in Turkey and Greece, with TBMs in the ground in both countries.In December 2008, SELI commissioned to ILCI the new 4.88 ... More Information

Thermal Ceramics wins Bjorvika fireproofing contract

Thermal Ceramics wins Bjorvika fireproof lining contractSome 675 m of the centre section of Bjorvika tunnel comprises six immersed tube elements containing three traffic lanes in each direction. ... More Information

Recession lessons (9)

Recession lessons (9)"After 21 years of experience in the design, production and commissioning of high-tech equipment, the expertise and know-how of our teams is recognized both on the national and ... More Information

Update on Australia and New Zealand

Update on Australia and New ZealandThe Brisbane Airport Link feasibility study has been completed, and a jv of Thiess, John Holland, Macquarie has been selected as preferred contractor. And the ... More Information

Shenzhen metro line 3 progress

Shenzhen metro line 3 progressA trio of NFM Technologies 6.28 m-diameter EPBs has begun excavation of metro line 3 tunnels in Shenzhen, China. The first machine got underway on 14.10.2008 driving ... More Information

Robit Rocktools lead the way!

Robit Rocktools lead the way!We are particularly pleased to announce that Robit Rocktools of Finland is our first new client for 2009. For around 25 years, Robit has been providing high quality rock ... 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