All Tunnelling Articles

TBM for Australia’s biggest renewable energy project
Snowy 2.0 project said to be key to Australia’s transition to a low-carbon emissions future
Tunnel boring machine sets new world records
Robbins Crossover XRE TBM achieves longest daily, weekly and monthly lengths of excavated tunnel on Turkey’s Emse-Salihli Railway Tunnel
The biggest tunnelling projects around the world in 2021
Tunneling industry survived but is now set to thrive globally
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
China’s largest Crossover TBM
Crossover TBM with a diameter of over 9m being used for China railway project
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
Robbins main beam breaks through Ohio River Tunnel
Refurbished TBM surmounts rock fallout and methane gas challenges below US site
China’s biggest TBM
CRCHI has produced a Mega Slurry TBM with a maximum excavation diameter of 16.07m
Breakthrough for Europe’s largest TBM
Supersized Herrenknecht boring machine completes 7.5km tunnel in Italy
India’s largest diameter TBM
Tunnel boring machine to be used in Mumbai Coastal Road Project
Largest hard rock TBM built for US
The Robbins Company’s tunnel boring machine ‘Big Tex’ can become ‘Little Tex’ partway through tunnelling
Tunnelling: Breaking new ground
With over half the world’s population living in cities, what occurs underneath them is as interesting as the work above ground
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
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.
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.
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