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Oh MIA Bella Madonnina
06 December, 2016
Paola De Pascali visited sites of Milan Metro Line 4, which will cross the city from West to East along the old town centre and Roman ruins

Dubai waterworks
25 November, 2016
AL Naboodah has been engaged to divert utilities in advance of the Dubai Water Canalproject. the job called for microtunnelling, as well as HDD close to piling work

Namma Metro
25 November, 2016
Bangalore’s metro construction was never supposed to be so complex, but after years of difficult tunnelling and unexpectedly harsh ground conditions, it had proven itself otherwise. With multiple tBMs boring in the north-south and east-west directions, the critical path lay through Majestic Station, a crossroads for both lines. Robbins field service were called to the job, Robbins technical writer Desiree Willis reports

Under Cut
23 November, 2016
in February 2016 construction company Bessac completed work on a protection tunnel in extremely difficult geology in south Florida. in just ten months and using a customized machine designed especially for the mission, a 3.13m Herrenknecht Combined shield, 1,613m were tunnelled adhering to the highest safety standards. A new sewer line was installed in the finished tunnel – after half a century in use the old pipe was simply worn out. this report from the tBM manufacturer describes some of the challenges

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016
23 November, 2016
International - The winners of the ITA Tunnelling Awards were announced last month. The event, held in Singapore in November, recognised eight tunnelling projects and two individuals for outstanding industry achievement. The host nation managed to win considerable recognition in several categories.

Nordic Neighbors
03 November, 2016
The ITA’s Nordic Forum provides an opportunity for canada and other nations to exchange information. Tunnels & Tunnelling looks at projects underway in the region

Oslo four
31 October, 2016
Two 20km tunnels are underway for the high-speed Follo line project, Norway's biggest scheme and one of the largest in Europe. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman

TBM shield lowered for Regional Connector
26 October, 2016
US - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) held a naming and lowering ceremony for the TBM that will dig twin 1.1-mile (1.7km) rail tunnels for the Regional Connector Transit Project on October 19.

Largest European TBM stands ready
16 September, 2016
GERMANY/ITALY - Herrenknecht has completed the EPBM for the Santa Lucia road tunnel in Italy. The 15.87m titan is 200mm more in diameter than the previous record holder, the 15.62m-diameter Sparvo machine.

Quito TBMs ready for delivery
08 September, 2016
Ecuador - Herrenknecht announced September 5 it finished the construction of two TBMs in Schwanau, Germnay, which will soon be delivered for Metro de Quito in Ecuador.

Blue Plains Tunnel wins DRBF award
02 September, 2016
US – The Blue Plains Tunnel team was recently awarded the Excellence in Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Award for projects with a budget of USD 250M or greater, Traylor Bros. announced.

LA TBM reaches second station
25 August, 2016
US – The TBM mining the rail tunnels for the Crenshaw/LAX line in Los Angeles broke through the station box for Martin Luther King, Jr. Station, the Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced August 22.

Big city move
18 August, 2016
TBMs are being built on an ever larger scale, pushing the limits our congested cities can accommate. Rhian Owen speaks with two freight forwarding companies about the obstacles they face when machines through large cities

Final stages
08 June, 2016
With 12km of tunnelling completed on phase three of India’s most advanced metro project, Terratec gives an update from worksites it supplied machines to, as tunnel work enters the final stages

The Turkish bullet
26 May, 2016
Less than four years old, the Turkish Tunnelling Society represents a sizeable membership, serves a burgeoning industry, and has an active programme of events. Alex Conacher speaks to its chairman, Nuh Bilgin and fellow professor at the Istanbul Technical University, Cemal Balci

The way ahead
16 May, 2016
Excavation of the tunnel access to the new Grosvenor longwall coal mine in Queensland, Australia was achieved via TBM methodology - a first for the state’s mining industry. Sally Spencer reports

Mitigation not litigation
16 May, 2016
On August 21, 2013, amidst a crowd of proud team members, "Mackenzie", the 1,500- ton (1,361 metric tons) Herrenknecht TBM completed its journey and broke into Shaft 5 of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's Euclid Creek Tunnel. Two years later the project is now in site-restoration and the NEORSD can reflect on what has become known as one of the most successful projects in their storied 43-year history. Michael Vitale of Hatch Mott MacDonald and Doug Gabriel of NEORSD report

Growth spurt
28 April, 2016
The Bowness offload sanitary Trunk project will be operable this summer, well ahead of schedule. choosing trenchless technology instead of open cut construction has made this award-winning project a major success, Nicole Robinson reports

Follo Line TBMs start to ship
20 April, 2016
GERMANY/NORWAY – Factory acceptance of the second Follo Line TBM took place in early April. The first machine was already being disassembled for transportation from to Norway, while the two final machines were still being manufactured.

WTC 2016
01 April, 2016
Registration is open for the worldwide tunnelling event of the year, with as many as 600 unique technical presentations, short courses and breakout sessions, and more than 200 exhibitors from around the world. Here’s a look at the highlights planned for this year’s conference and be sure to visit Tunnels & Tunnelling at Booth 1215 at this year’s WTC in San Francisco.