All Tunnelling Articles

Huge TBM launched on UK’s HS2 project
First of 10 machines set to dig over 100km of tunnels on mammoth high-speed rail project
Utilities: The power to adapt
Utility construction firms know how to deal with changing conditions – a useful skill in these challenging times
Tunnelling: Utilising the 3rd dimension
Tunnelling has traditionally been a very slow process, but the progress of modern-day machines is speeding up
Sandvik to buy DSI Underground for €943m
DSI is a €500 million revenue business specialising in technology and products to reinforce mines, tunnels and underground structures
HS2 tunnelling machines arrive in UK
Tunnel boring machines Florence and Cecilia will begin work on rail project in the new year
Breakthrough for Europe’s largest TBM
Supersized Herrenknecht boring machine completes 7.5km tunnel in Italy
Tunnelling: Breakthrough technology
Katherine Weir looks at advances in tunnelling equipment and techniques to tackle new challenges
Sandvik launches new rock bolter
Swedish mining and rock technology manufacturer unveils the DS512i rock bolter with new carrier
Utilities: Without a trace
Work must often be carried out without affecting the public, so CE looks at how to make this possible
Tunnelling: Digging deep
With Europe home to many tunnelling projects, Adrian Greeman unearths details on the most interesting
Tunnelling: Big projects get bigger
Europe is buzzing with major tunnel works. Adrian Greeman takes a look at some of the most interesting projects
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.
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
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.
Caterpillar moves into tunnelling
Caterpillar has acquired Lovat, a Canadian manufacturer of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for an undisclosed sum.
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