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Excavation completed on Istanbul’s M9 metro
09 July, 2020
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced the completion of excavation on the twin tunnels of the city’s Ataköy-İkitelli M9 metro line. A ceremony to mark the end of excavation was attended at the breakthrough site by Ekrem İmamoğlu, mayor of Istanbul.

TBM breaks through on Brenner exploratory tunnel
07 July, 2020
Final breakthrough has occurred on the 16.5km-long exploratory tunnel of the Tulfes-Pfons section of the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT), Austria. Following assembly inside a cavern 3.5km deep inside a mountain, the 7.9m-diameter hard rock, Herrenknecht open-gripper TBM (‘Gunther’) started mining on 26 September 2015 from Ahrental eastwards to Steinach, drilling through hard rock to break through on July 6 2020.

TBM sets new southern hemisphere record
02 July, 2020
Auckland, New Zealand has witnessed a new pipejacking record for the longest single drive in the southern hemisphere by a TBM with a diameter greater than 3m.

Ward & Burke sets new Canadian microtunnelling record
30 June, 2020
Ward & Burke has successfully completed a record microtunnelling drive of 1,132m on the York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) Forcemain Twinning Project in Newmarket, Ontario. Completed on 8 June 2020, the drive breaks the Canadian distance record and the project’s own record of 950m set four days earlier into the same reception shaft.

TBM holes through on Koralm KAT 3 contract
19 June, 2020
KORA, a 9.87m-diameter multi-mode Herrenknecht TBM, has achieved final breakthrough on the 10km north bore of Austria’s 32.9km-long (20.5 miles) Koralm Tunnel which, when completed, will be one of the world’s longest transport tunnels.

Finally back on track
11 June, 2020
HS2 has at last been given the green light, following the notice to proceed which is enabling four joint ventures to finalise their designs. Julian Champkin reports

Burnhamthorpe Water Project
21 May, 2020
Nicole Robinson reports on Mississauga’s efforts to improve its water and sewerage network, ahead of LRT construction.

In the maze
19 May, 2020
Paola De Pascali spoke with the deputy project director at MMC-Gamuda Hau Wei Ng about the challenges being faced at the SSP Line in Kuala Lumpur

TBM breaks through in Sinai
01 May, 2020
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi witnessed the breakthrough of a Herrenknecht mixshield TBM (S960B) which has finished excavating Egypt’s Ahmed Hamdy 2 road tunnel project. After 43 weeks’ tunnelling, the TBM holed through on April 22 into a water-filled receiving pit on the Sinai peninsula east of the Suez Canal. The 13m-diameter machine has excavated a total of 3,250m through mainly sound geology comprising very hard, cohesive clay of high shear strength and low permeability.

Under the Swan River
27 March, 2020
Alex Conacher travels to the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth, Western Australia to speak with Salini Impregilo, NRW project director Richard Graham and tunnel construction manager Carlos Zapico

TBMs leaving site on the Sydney Metro project
25 February, 2020
Australia – The four 7m-diameter Herrenknecht double shields that excavated the tunnels for the City & Southwest phase of the Sydney Metro are being lifted out of construction sites and are leaving the city. Between them they have excavated 30km of twin metro tunnel and only the slurry TBM for the harbour crossing remains.

Herrenknecht completes Barcelona’s third vertical shaft sinking
06 February, 2020
Spain - On February 5 Herrenknecht announced its Vertical Shaft Sinking Machine (VSM) in Barcelona has completed three shafts in extremely confined space conditions.

Sydney Metro finishes city centre tunnels
22 January, 2020
Australia – Four out of five drives for the Sydney Metro’s ‘City and Southwest’ phase have been completed. The most recent breakthrough was into Barangaroo Station. These drives represent the entirety of the city centre tunnels, with only a second tube crossing the harbour still to be completed. As of 21 January, some 97% of tunnel excavation had been completed.

Abu Dhabi Gyroscope
20 January, 2020
A case study from Abu Dhabi of the NAV24 gyroscope system

The Valley of Toluca
20 January, 2020
A new rail line will connect the Valley of Toluca Metropolitan Area with the west of Mexico City. TBM tunnelling had to deal with a heterogeneous massif, adverse terrain, and an alignment characterised by the presence of faults and zones with elevated hydraulic loads of up to 7 bar over the tunnel keystone. The authors of this paper are geotechnical tunnels head José Ramos Gómez, tunnel section director Rubén Díez de la Fuente, and TBM expert advisor Ignasi Castellvi Moyes, all from Sener

City & Southwest
20 January, 2020
Alex Conacher visits the Sydney Metro’s second phase to speak with Terry Sleiman, project director for the contractor John Holland CPB Ghella, Hugh Lawson, project director for the client, and Kate Cole, occupational health and hygiene manager for Transport for NSW

Better than ever
20 January, 2020
Planners are capitalising on modern improvements to tunnelling technology in a boost to the Australian industry. Alex Conacher reports

TAC Awards 2019
24 December, 2019
From rising starts to nationally acclaimed projects, the Tunnelling Association of Canada presents its annual awards each fall to recognize the deserving individuals and engineering accomplishments in the Canadian tunnelling sector. The 2019 awards were presented in Winnipeg on October 21.

Augmented underground
23 December, 2019
Phil Evans, a section planner, Jose Goncalves, a tunnel sub-agent and Sean Melody, works superintendent explains how digital transformation can reshape tunnelling, showing the latest digital technologies being used by the Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall, Balfour Beatty joint venture delivering the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Momentum
23 December, 2019
The City of Los Angeles has seen several milestones this summer for its Purple Line extension, Nicole Robinson reports on the progress for each phase