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New energy carriers workshop

New energy carriers workshopL-surF Services, a grouping of Ineris, SP, STUVA and VSH is running a workshop "New energy carriers in tunnels and underground installations" in Frankfurt, Germany on ... More Information

Recession lessons

Recession lessons"Those companies that invest in their brands during a recession do better than those who don't.""Parts of the western world will show flat or declining GNP growth in 2009, but this ... More Information

Sokkia and Geodata team up

Sokkia and Geodata team upJapanese manufacturer Sokkia and Austrian company Geodata have joined forces to offer high performance solutions to all geodetic tasks in the field of tunnelling, ... More Information

Sandvik iSURE Drilling Software Revolutionises Professional Tunnelling

Sandvik iSURE Drilling Software Revolutionises Professional TunnellingOnly seamless interaction of drilled pattern, charged explosives and detonator delays can provide optimum excavation results in ... More Information

Sandvik Launches New DTi Series Tunnelling Jumbos

Sandvik Launches New DTi Series Tunnelling JumbosAt an official launch event on 8th-10th October in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, Sandvik Mining and Construction has taken tunnelling performance to ... More Information

First International Congress on Railroad Crossing through the Central Pyrenees

First International Congress on Railroad Crossing through the Central PyreneesThe Spanish society of civil engineers and the trans-Pyrenean foundation organise in Saragossa, Spain the first congress ... More Information

Workshop "New Energy Carriers in Tunnels and Underground Installations"

Workshop "New Energy Carriers in Tunnels and Underground Installations"L-surF Services, the grouping of INERIS, SP, STUVA and VSH, organises on 20th November, 2008 at the InterCity Hotel in ... More Information

TBMs Get Underway at Jinping II Hydropower in China

TBMs Get Underway at Jinping II Hydropower in ChinaThe 1,571 km Yalong river, a major tributary on the upper reaches of the Yangtze river, is estimated to have 34.62 GW in hydropower resources. The ... More Information

Arrowhead Tunnel Finally Makes Breakthrough

Arrowhead Tunnel Finally Makes BreakthroughA tunnel boring machine that has spent nearly five years burrowing up to 460 metres beneath the San Bernardino mountain range in California surfaced ... More Information

Tunnelling Starts on Line 5 in Milan

Tunnelling Starts on Line 5 in MilanConstruction of the tunnels on the first section of Line 5 of the Milan metro officially began on 1st August, 2008. The section will run almost completely ... More Information

Wirth solutions for tunnels

Wirth solutions for tunnelsA foundation sponsor of tunnelbuilder and a great supporter over the last ten years, Wirth is one of the most durable names in tunnelling. With proven designs for hard and ... More Information

World's Widest TBM Completes Digging in Shanghai

World's Widest TBM Completes Digging in Shanghai The digging of the world's widest tunnel linking Shanghai with Chongming under the Yangtze river was completed on 5th September, ... More Information

Digging Deep for Bogong Hydro Power Station

Digging Deep for Bogong Hydro Power StationThe Kiewa hydroelectric scheme is the largest scheme in Victoria, Australia. It was built over more than 20 years from 1938 until 1961, with construction ... More Information

Lyon-Turin High Speed Line Makes Progress

Lyon-Turin High Speed Line Makes ProgressAfter years of bitter arguing, an agreement on the controversial high speed railway line between Turin, Italy and Lyon, France has been announced on ... More Information


NewsflashIn order to respond to the growing demand within International Tunnelling Services, our managing director, Kevin Browning, will be present at some international exhibitions to meet clients ... More Information

Robbins TBM Overcomes High Overburden at Olmos

Robbins TBM Overcomes High Overburden at OlmosThe coast of Peru is a barren scrubland which proves fantastically bountiful when water is brought to it. And, for centuries, the problem of how ... More Information

Six TBMs to Expand Rome's Metro System

Six TBMs to Expand Rome's Metro SystemThe first of four Herrenknecht TBMs for Line C of the Rome metro officially commenced on 3rd July, 2008 to drive the tunnels starting from the Giardinetti ... More Information

Milestone Hit in Boston CSO Tunnel

Milestone Hit in Boston CSO TunnelThe Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has notched another successful tunnel boring operation, its fifth in 20 years, as it completed the North ... More Information

Everything Ready for Geofluid

Everything Ready for GeofluidGeofluid, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, will take place from 1st to 4th October, 2008 at the Piacenza Expo exhibition centre in Italy. Geofluid 2008, as for the ... More Information

IUT '08: 2-Day Tunnelling Fair in Sargans, Switzerland

IUT '08: 2-Day Tunnelling Fair in Sargans, SwitzerlandMore than 2,800 visitors took advantage of the IUT '05 in September 2005 in order to aquaint themselves with the latest trends and developments ... More Information

Colombia Completes La Linea Exploration Tunnel

Colombia Completes La Linea Exploration TunnelThe last blast of dynamite that pulled down the last chunk of rock in the La Linea pilot tunnel on 2nd August, 2008 was preceded and followed by cheers ... More Information

Atlas Copco and Minova sign global distribution agreement

Atlas Copco and Minova sign global distribution agreement Stockholm, Sweden, 19th August, 2008: Atlas Copco today announced that it has signed a global cooperation agreement in the field of ground ... More Information





Yacambu-Quibor Water Tunnel Breaks Through

Yacambu-Quibor Water Tunnel Breaks ThroughThe Quibor valley in Lara state, Venezuela occupies an area of some 434 square kilometres with semi-arid climate. It is situated 25 km south of ... More Information

Herrenknecht Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Herrenknecht Celebrates its 30th AnniversaryTo celebrate its 30th company anniversary, Herrenknecht invited 1,550 employees and 450 guests (customers, business partners, politicians and industry ... More Information

The Ingula pumped storage scheme in South Africa

The Ingula pumped storage scheme in South AfricaThe Ingula (previously Braamhoek) pumped storage scheme project, situated within the Drakensberg mountain range, on the border between the Free State ... More Information

NFM Technologies to sponsor tunnelbuilder.com

NFM Technologies to sponsor tunnelbuilder.comFor the last 20 years the name of NFM Technologies has been synonymous with large TBMs. With a factory capable of assembling 16 m-diameter machines, ... More Information

Design and Construction of the Carmel Tunnels in Israel

Design and Construction of the Carmel Tunnels in IsraelThe old part of Haifa, Israel and its major business district and port are located on a narrowish coastal promontary beneath 550 m-high ... More Information

Crossrail Gets Final Approval

Crossrail Gets Final ApprovalThe Crossrail Bill was approved by the House of Lords on 22nd July, 2008 after being amended by the House of Commons on the last day of the parliamentary session. The ... More Information

Chinese Construction Equipment Manufacturer Zoomlion Acquires CIFA

Chinese Construction Equipment Manufacturer Zoomlion Acquires CIFAA consortium led by Chinese construction machinery giant Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co. ... More Information

Propex Concrete Systems' Concrete Reinforcement Fibres Receive CE Marking

Propex Concrete Systems' Concrete Reinforcement Fibres Receive CE MarkingThere are new European standards relating to fibres for concrete. As of 1st June, 2008, it is now mandatory for all fibre ... More Information

New upgraded tunnelbuilder server is fast and secure

New upgraded tunnelbuilder server is fast and secureEvery July, we carry out any necessary server maintenance while bids and awards activity is low.This time around, we decided on a new server in ... More Information

DSI Rockbolts on Gautrain Project

DSI Rockbolts on Gautrain ProjectDSI South Africa, the South African subsidiary of operating construction technology group Dywidag-Systems International, secured a ZAR21 million contract last year ... More Information

Mixed Methods Move Gautrain Forward

Mixed Methods Move Gautrain ForwardSouth Africa's public rail transport system is undergoing an extensive revamp, and one of the most prominent projects is the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link. The ... More Information

First East Side Access TBM Reaches Grand Central Station in New York

First East Side Access TBM Reaches Grand Central Station in New YorkThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced on 2nd July, 2008 that after just eight months, the first of two ... 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