All Tunnelling Articles

Mexico launch for dual mode TBM
TEP II wastewater project tin Mexico City takes the first rock/EPB tunnel boring machine by Robbins in North America
Start-up for world’s largest TBM
Bouygues has started excavation work on the 5 km Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok tunnel in Hong Kong using a 17.6 m diameter Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine
Excavation starts on Istanbul’s Eurasia Tunnel
SK E&C and Yapi Merkezi have launched a 13.6 m diameter Herrenknecht TBM on the scheme to build a tunnel under the Bosphorus.
FEATURE: Tunnelling challenges
Tunnelling projects present manufacturers and contractors with technical difficulties that require dedication and innovation to overcome.
Aker to sell TBM technology to CRTE
Aker Wirth’s intellectual property for tunnelling and boring equipment to be bought by China Railway Tunnelling Equipment
Herrenknecht achieves Sparvo tunnel breakthrough
After two years, manufacturer’s largest tunnel boring machine finishes 2.4km tunnel between Bologna and Florence, Italy
Early Moscow Metro breakthrough
Robbins TBM achieves impressive advance rates on the Russian capital’s massive 150 km public transport scheme
Tunnelling: Underground innovations
Bauma saw several important equipment launches for the tunnelling sector, a branch of the construction industry that is still seeing large and ambitious projects get underway.
Two TBMs commissioned from NFM
French Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) manufacturer NFM secures new contracts, including one for largest TBM ever built in France.
Tunnelling: infrastructure continues
Tunnelling projects are ever more important for infrastructure development throughout Europe, despite economic difficulties, reports Adrian Greeman.
Another milestone for Crossrail project
550 tonne tunnel boring machine lowered into shaft ahead of the start of tunnelling for eastern section of new metro in London, UK.
TBM for Turkish hydro scheme
Robbins has supplied a 10 m diameter Double Shield tunnel boring machine (TBM) to the Kargi Kizilirmak Hydroelectric Project in the mountainous region of central Turkey.
TBM advances on deep Mumbai water tunnel
Excavation starts in earnest at a depth of 109 m following on-site assembly and a successful initial bore.
Tunnelling - global overview
The world economic crisis may have hit construction but tunnelling work still continues apace.
Stripped-down tunnel drill
Atlas Copco’s Boomer XL3 D features a direct control system and canopy as standard.
Sandvik launches new roadheader for construction markets
Sandvik is hoping its new MT520 will herald a renaissance in roadheader tunnelling.
VIDEO: Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation's Kowloon Southern Link
Hong Kong's Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation's (KCRC) Kowloon Southern Link closes a gap in the network between two of Kowloon's major rail lines and will service one of the most densely populated and busiest areas of Hong Kong.
Sandvik launches new DTi series tunnelling jumbos
Sandvik has unveiled the DTi series tunnelling jumbos. Featuring advanced tunnel planning software, one of the first units in the new range is being used in a Finnish tunnelling project.
Caterpillar moves into tunnelling
Caterpillar has acquired Lovat, a Canadian manufacturer of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for an undisclosed sum.
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