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Singapore Downtown Line progressing

Singapore Downtown Line progressingContractor Soletanche Bachy is excavating trenches for the slurry walls that will contain the important Bugis interchange station on the new 40 km-long, 33 ... More Information

New guidelines for safety in Italian road tunnels design

New guidelines for safety in Italian road tunnels designANAS has published updated guidelines for safety in Italian road tunnels design, with more information about Italian Risk Analysis Method and ... More Information

Korea Mould for precasting equipment

Korea Mould for precasting equipmentKorea Mould supplies high quality segment lining products for the world's tunnelling industry and a range of similar products for railway, pipejacking, spun ... More Information

Normet increases investment in tunnelling market

Normet increases investment in tunnelling market2009 proved to be a good year for Normet, promoting the decision to invest another EUR1 million at their plant in Iisalmi, Finland. 2010 has started ... More Information

Jondal tunnel length decided

Jondal tunnel length decidedThe alignment and length of Norway's Jondal tunnel has finally been decided. The tunnel will be 9,970 m-long and will run through Kvinnherad and Jondal municipalities. ... More Information

Petrobras prepares Gastau tunnel

Petrobras prepares Gastau tunnelPetrobras has already contracted for a 6 m-diameter tunnelling machine in Germany for the excavation of the underground portion of the 98 km-long Gastau gas pipeline ... More Information

Twenty years of Terratec

Twenty years of TerratecIn 1990, Tony Peach and Al Jones, after long experience working on projects around the world with The Robbins Company and its affiliates, decided to move to Australia. ... More Information

IPS Group New Year greetings

IPS Group New Year greetingsThe IPS group would like to extend best wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all our clients and personnel.As we embark on our 22nd year in business as an ... More Information

Terratec celebrates 20th anniversary

Terratec celebrates 20th anniversaryTerratec, the renowned Australian designer and manufacturer of TBMs, raise borers, and specialized tunnelling and mining systems, is celebrating its 20th ... More Information

Breakthrough at Gondar Station on Rome Metro B1

Breakthrough at Gondar Station on Rome Metro B1On 03.12.2009 the 6.76m-diameter EPB TBM (odd track) entered the Gondar station of the B1 Metro line in Rome, having started its drive at Conca d'Oro ... More Information

Design approval for refurbishment of Fossino tunnel

Design approval for refurbishment of Fossino tunnelANAS has approved the design for A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway, km 148,800 - 153,400 section, between Fossino tunnel and Laino Borgo exit in ... More Information

Sandvik rigs score in Indian oil storage project

Sandvik rigs score in Indian oil storage projectFour Sandvik DT 820 underground jumbo drill rigs are being used for the construction of India's first underground crude oil storage cavern, located at ... More Information

Intertunnel 2010 gains pace

Intertunnel 2010 gains paceAs the only Italian exhibition dedicated exclusively to the tunnelling industry, Intertunnel is drawing some of the great names to Torino for 8-10th June, 2010. Palazzoli ... More Information

Breakthrough of Barritteri tunnel on the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria

Breakthrough of Barritteri tunnel on the A3 Salerno-Reggio CalabriaOn 04.12.2009, the Consortium Salerno-Reggio Calabria, composed of Impregilo and Condotte, broke through the EUR105 million, 2.5 ... More Information

Hedinsfjardargong opening delayed

Hedinsfjardargong opening delayedAt the beginning of April, 2009, the last 40 m of the Hedinsfjardargong tunnel between Ólafsfjördur and Siglufjördur in north Iceland was blasted open. The tunnel ... More Information

New Zealand Rosedale sewer outfall holed

New Zealand Rosedale sewer outfall holedThe 3.3 m-diameter EPB employed by McConnell Dowell on the 2.95 km-long Auckland Rosedale outfall has holed through into the prepared subaqueous shaft, some ... More Information

Robit Rocktools to sponsor tunnelbuilder.com

Robit Rocktools to sponsor tunnelbuilder.comFinland-based Robit Rocktools has gone from strength to strength since the company first became a tunnelbuilder advertiser. Now a major player in the ... More Information

IPS Group Tunnelling Department introduces Keith Gill

IPS Group Tunnelling Department introduces Keith GillIPS Group is pleased to announce that Keith Gill has joined the company and is now representing the IPS Tunnelling Department in the United ... More Information

Sandvik rigs for Vietnam hydro

Sandvik rigs for Vietnam hydroThe Dakmi 4 hydro plant project in Vietnam experienced unforeseen severe rock conditions near the portal of the 3.37 km-long tailrace tunnel, requiring the driving of a ... More Information

BASF launches improved ecological tail sealant

BASF launches improved ecological tail sealantZurich-based BASF Construction Chemicals has launched a specially developed tail sealant with low ecological impact designed for open mode EPB and hard ... More Information

Herrenknecht breakthrough at Buettenberg

Herrenknecht breakthrough at BuettenbergOn 20.11.2009 the 2,500 t Herrenknecht TBM broke through on the first tube of the 1,230 m A5 Buettenberg tunnel on Biel bypass. It will now be moved to ... More Information

Breakthrough for Thessaloniki metro

Breakthrough for Thessaloniki metroIn 2007, Attiko Metro of Athens awarded the EUR958 million contract for design, construction and commissioning of the 9.5 km Thessaloniki metro to an Italian-Greek ... More Information

RITCO joins tunnelbuilder.com

RITCO joins tunnelbuilder.com Royal Industrial Technology Corporation, or RITCO, is the largest tunnel management engineering company in Korea, with 90% market share for roads tunnels of 1-5 km in ... More Information

Tunnel safety and security conference

Tunnel safety and security conferenceThe fourth international symposium on tunnel safety and security, ISTSS, will take place in Frankfurt, Germany from 17-19th March, 2010. Online registration is ... More Information

Thermal Ceramics Firemaster Fire protection for Faver tunnel

Thermal Ceramics Firemaster Fire protection for Faver tunnelCossi Costruzioni SpA will complete construction of the 1.2 km single-tube Faver tunnel on the SS 612 bypass in Val di Cembra in March, ... More Information

Robbins TBMs for Malaysia

Robbins TBMs for MalaysiaSince the 1980s, Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas have experienced rapid economic growth. The area sources most of its water from a network of local ... More Information

Breakthrough in Beles headrace tunnel in Ethiopia

Breakthrough in Beles headrace tunnel in EthiopiaOn 08.11.2009 the 8.1 m-diameter SELI Double Shield/EPB Dual Mode TBM broke through the 12 km long Beles headrace tunnel in Ethiopia. The tunnel is ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress China 2010

World Tunnel Congress China 2010To be held in Shanghai, China on 04-05.03.2010, the World Tunnel Congress China 2010 promises to be an interesting event. Co-organized by Beijing Jiaotong University ... More Information

India-Nepal road link kicks off

India-Nepal road link kicks offThe proposed 76.2 km-long, EUR 474 million fast highway between Kathmandu in Nepal and the Indian border at Birgunj has commenced construction under the direction of ... More Information

ZED - guiding the world's TBMs since 1975

ZED - guiding the world's TBMs since 1975Based west of London, UK, just 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport, ZED Tunnel Guidance specializes in the manufacture of advanced guidance systems for tunnel ... More Information

Adtracker shows the way to success

Adtracker shows the way to successA year ago, tunnelbuilder adtracker was introduced to help fulfil our promise of maximum response for minimum cost throughout the recession. Our tunnelbuilder.com ... More Information

Finnfast crossing opens

Finnfast crossing opensOn the 30.10.2009 the 8,372 m-long Finnfast crossing project on national road Rv 519 in south western Norway was opened to traffic. It consists primarily of a 5,685 m-long ... More Information

Robbins EPB for Chengdu Metro

Robbins EPB for Chengdu MetroThe 11 million inhabitants of Chengdu, China will soon have a reduced commuting time thanks to an extensive new metro system. Chengdu Metro will have five lines ... More Information

Kjøsnesfjorden bypass opens

Kjøsnesfjorden bypass opensOn 02.11.2009 the 3,250 m Kjøsnesfjorden bypass on RV5 between Hammarsgrovi and Stølsneset in Sogn og Fjordane region in Norway was opened, including the Støylsnes ... More Information

tunnelbuilder.com now in nine languages

tunnelbuilder.com now in nine languagesThe latest version of Google translator is sufficiently technically accurate for us to be able to add six languages to our tunnelbuilder.com output. German, ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information