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Atlas Copco Puts Productivity on Display at Bauma 2007

Atlas Copco Puts Productivity on Display at Bauma 2007 As in previous years, Atlas Copco's drill rigs will play a central role at the show. For underground drilling, Atlas Copco will ... More Information

Roadheaders Enter in Action on North-South Bypass Tunnel in Brisbane

Roadheaders Enter in Action on North-South Bypass Tunnel in BrisbaneTunnelling is starting at Kangaroo Point on Brisbane's North-South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT) two months early after the delivery ... More Information

North Bore Breaks Through at Piedicastello Tunnel in Trento, North Italy

North Bore Breaks Through at Piedicastello Tunnel in Trento, North ItalyThe objetive of the environmental and urban redevelopment in the Piedicastello area, the re-routing of the Trento ring ... More Information

Madrid's M-30 Motorway on Discovery Channel

Madrid's M-30 Motorway on Discovery ChannelMadrid's inner ring road, the M-30, is the busiest road in Spain. It is famous for its traffic jams and pollution. The chronical traffic crisis had to be ... More Information

SMART Tunnel to Open for Traffic in March

SMART Tunnel to Open for Traffic in MarchKuala Lumpur city centre is flooded by water from the Klang River with increasing frequency when it rains heavily. Traffic grinds to a standstill and ... More Information

World’s Deepest Road Tunnel Breaks Through in Norway

World’s Deepest Road Tunnel Breaks Through in Norway951 days after the first blast, the 7,765 m-long Eiksund subsea tunnel - the world’s deepest road tunnel in Møre and Romsdal county - ... More Information

Pilot Tunnel is More than 50% Completed at La Linea in Colombia

Pilot Tunnel is More than 50% Completed at La Linea in ColombiaThe La Linea tunnel project, or Segundo Centenario tunnel, crosses the central mountain range and forms part of the ... More Information

Twin Robbins TBMs Tackle Dahuofang Water Transfer Tunnels

Twin Robbins TBMs Tackle Dahuofang Water Transfer TunnelsConstruction of the 85.3 km-long Dahuofang water transfer tunnel is expected to be completed at the end of 2008. The central area of ... More Information

Tunnelling Starts at Leipzig City Tunnel

Tunnelling Starts at Leipzig City TunnelA 65 m-long 1,100-tonne shield TBM dubbed 'Leonie' and supplied by Herrenknecht was officially launched on 11th January, 2007 during an official ... More Information

World's Second Longest Road Tunnel Opens in China

World's Second Longest Road Tunnel Opens in China The Zhongnanshan (Zhongnan mountain) tunnel, which passes through the Qinling mountains in northwest China's Shaanxi province, opened ... More Information

International Symposium on Brenner Base Tunnel

International Symposium on Brenner Base TunnelThe faculty of civil engineering and faculty of geo- and atmospheric sciences of the University of Innsbruck organizes an international symposium on the ... More Information

156 Kilometres of Tunnels Planned in Istanbul

156 Kilometres of Tunnels Planned in IstanbulThe Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality targets 156 kilometres of new highway tunnels to improve the urban traffic in the city. The municipality ... More Information

Robbins Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Shanghai

Robbins Opens New Manufacturing Facility in ShanghaiRobbins recently opened a new manufacturing facility next to its offices in Shanghai, China in late 2006. The new workshop was built ... More Information

Turkey Opens Bolu Tunnel

Turkey Opens Bolu TunnelRecep Tayyip Erdogan and Romano Prodi, the prime ministers of Turkey and Italy, on 23rd January inaugurated the right carriageway (Istanbul-Ankara direction) on the ... More Information

Naples Metro Inaugurates First Section of Line 6

Naples Metro Inaugurates First Section of Line 6On 11th January, 2007 Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi inaugurated in Naples the first section, running from Mergellina to Mostra ... More Information

Mitsubishi TBM Breaks Through Parbati Stage II Hydropower Shaft

Mitsubishi TBM Breaks Through Parbati Stage II Hydropower ShaftA Mitsubishi-Boretec-NFM refurbished TBM has achieved the breakthrough of the second inclined pressure shaft of the Parbati stage ... More Information

Last TBM Breakthrough at Kárahnjúkar

Last TBM Breakthrough at KárahnjúkarThe third and last Robbins TBM at the main Kárahnjúkar headrace tunnel broke through its 11.5 km section on 5th December, 2006. The breakthrough marks ... More Information

Croatia Finalizes Construction of Zagreb-Macelj Motorway

Croatia Finalizes Construction of Zagreb-Macelj MotorwayThe Zagreb-Macelj motorway forms part of the European and Croatian road network between Zagreb and the Slovenian border in Macelj, ... More Information

Construction Starts on Marconi-Lingotto Section of Turin's Metro

Construction Starts on Marconi-Lingotto Section of Turin's MetroOn Monday 8th January, 2007 construction of section 2 Marconi-Lingotto on the Porta Nuova-Lingotto section of Turin's ... More Information

Construction of Jucar-Vinalopo Water Transfer Scheme to Start Soon

Construction of Jucar-Vinalopo Water Transfer Scheme to Start Soon The Spanish government repealed four sections of the Jucar-Vinalopo water transfer scheme a year and a half ago after ... More Information

DSI Acquires Alwag and ACI

DSI Acquires Alwag and ACIDSI (DYWIDAG Systems International) consolidates its existing tunnelling activities with the newly acquired companies Alwag Tunnelausbau Ges.m.b.H. (Alwag) of Austria and ... More Information

Arlaban Tunnel Breakthrough Unites Basque Provinces in Spain

Arlaban Tunnel Breakthrough Unites Basque Provinces in SpainBoring of the 3,377 m-long Arlaban tunnel (now named Isuzkitza) was completed on 28th December, 2006 thus uniting 1,300 metres that ... More Information

Sentvid Tunnel Nears Completion in Slovenia

Sentvid Tunnel Nears Completion in SloveniaThe Sentvid tunnel, which is currently under construction in Ljubljana, Slovenia is a section of the future highway between the Karavanke tunnel ... More Information

Construction in Full Swing at Malmö City Tunnel

Construction in Full Swing at Malmö City TunnelThe Öresund connection between Sweden and Denmark, a combination comprising both bridge and tunnel structures, was officially opened in July ... More Information

Longest Tunnel Breaks Through on Sweden's Bothnia Line

Longest Tunnel Breaks Through on Sweden's Bothnia LineThe 5.6 km Namntall tunnel, one of 16 such constructions on the Bothnia line and Sweden's longest railway tunnel, broke through on 30th ... More Information

Tunnelling Ends on the M-30 South Bypass in Madrid

Tunnelling Ends on the M-30 South Bypass in Madrid'Tizona', the world's biggest TBM with its twin 'Dulcinea', finished its job on 30th October, 2006 in the eastbound, south tunnel on the south ... More Information

Moutier Tunnel Breaks Through during Saint Barbara Day

Moutier Tunnel Breaks Through during Saint Barbara DayThe Moutier tunnel holed through on Monday 4th December, 2006 after a mass celebrated in honor of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of ... More Information

Steady Progress at Hallandsås

Steady Progress at HallandsåsAt the southern tunnel portal in Förslöv, commissioning of the 250 m-long TBM and its ancillary installations has been in progress since autumn 2005. ... More Information

2012 Olympic Games Powerline Tunnel Breaks Through in London

2012 Olympic Games Powerline Tunnel Breaks Through in LondonTunnelling work took a significant step forward with a scheduled breakthrough in one of the two tunnels being built to underground ... More Information

Lovat Readies TBM for Bosphorus Railway Tube Crossing in Istanbul

Lovat Readies TBM for Bosphorus Railway Tube Crossing in IstanbulThe Marmaray project in Istanbul will provide a fully upgraded commuter rail line, connecting Halkali on the European side with ... More Information

Second Tunnel Breakthrough at Castellanza

Second Tunnel Breakthrough at CastellanzaOn 18th November, 2006 the second tunnel for the project to sink underground the railway operated by Ferrovie Nord Milano through Castellanza, on the ... More Information

First TBM Breaks Through Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension in Los Angeles

First TBM Breaks Through Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension in Los AngelesA Herrenknecht machine dubbed 'Lola' has completed a 2.75 km tunnel for the USD898 million eastside extension of the ... More Information

BWARI Tunnel Breaks Through

BWARI Tunnel Breaks ThroughOn 25th October, 2006 the Jay Dee-Michels Pipeline Construction-Traylor joint venture broke through on the Big Walnut Augmentation/Rickenbacker Interceptor (BWARI) ... More Information

Second South Gotthard TBM Arrives in Faido

Second South Gotthard TBM Arrives in Faido Three years and eight months after starting out from Bodio in February 2003 and driving some 13.5 km of the west Gotthard base tunnel, the ... More Information

Third WBI International Short Course on Rock Mechanics, Stability and Design of Tunnels and Slopes

Third WBI International Short Course on Rock Mechanics, Stability and Design of Tunnels and SlopesAfter two successful events in the past two years, WBI International organizes on 23rd and 24th ... More Information

GBP371 Million Hindhead Tunnel Gets Green Light… at Last

GBP371 Million Hindhead Tunnel Gets Green Light… at LastThe long-running A3 tunnel saga may finally be drawing to a close after the Highways Agency revealed work could start next year and be ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

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The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information