One of the launch and reception shafts constructed by Barhale to allow an Akkermann TBM to be deployed to drive a 120m long tunnel beneath the Grand Union Canal in London Credit: Barhale

UK Power Networks and Barhale build tunnel to power HS2 construction to Euston

Micro-tunnel under the Grand Union Canal in West London to support HS2 main tunnelling completed

09 April 2024

 Petra’s innovative rock boring tunnelling process will now be used by Tekfen Construction on its jobsites

Tekfen partners with Petra

Thermal-drilling robot technology from Petra to be used on jobsites by Tekfen Construction

23 June 2022

 Petra’s semi-autonomous robot can tunnel faster and cheaper than conventional undergrounding methods

Petra unveils tunnelling technology for utilities to bore through the rock

Non-contact, thermal-drilling method developed for utility micro tunnelling projects

14 January 2022

 What makes Bauer’s new Cube System unique is that the entire package has been developed precisely in container dimensions, meaning it can be used without any problem in micro tunnels with diameters as small as 3.8m, for example

Bauer Maschinen presents innovative Bauer Cube System

Bauer's new Cube System for diaphragm walls is designed to fit inside shipping containers

29 July 2021

 The TBM Hinehōaka has successfully completed over 1km of micro-tunnelling in less than six months on a project by McConnell Dowell in New Zealand

Boring through to the finish line in less than six months in Auckland

TBM Hinehōaka completes micro-tunnelling on New Zealand wastewater pipeline project

30 April 2021

 Auger boring team leader, Walter Keyes describes McLaughlin’s steerable rock system as the best auger boring accessory he has used in 25 years of micro-tunnelling work

Pulling augers no longer needed

A look at how auger boring was used to complete an on-grade sewer install

15 September 2020

 With minimal impact on infrastructure and environment, HDD is a preferred method for shore approach installations of a variety of products and widely used to install cables for offshore windfarms

HDD and offshore wind - preparing for a busy decade

Exploring what is required of HDD providers to get their share of offshore wind projects

15 September 2020

 At a job site in Hawaii, a Herrenknecht VSM successfully handled challenging geology that would have been problematic for conventional shaft boring methods

The role of mechanised shaft sinking in international tunnelling projects

An in-depth look at the operation of Herrenknecht VSM shaft sinking technology and its applications

13 January 2020


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