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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

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

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

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

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

Tunnelling News

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

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information