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Grand Paris Express - TBM Awa ready to start for West section of Line 18

On Wednesday 29 May 2024, the Société des grands projets christened Awa, the latest TBM for Line 18.  In June, Awa will start digging - from the future Guyancourt station - a 6.7 ... More Information

HS2 Updates

HS2 Updates

Chiltern tunnel TBMs dismantled - The Dismantling of the two Herrenknecht TBMs - 170m long and weighed 2,000 t - that built HS2 (High Speed Two) Ltd’s Chiltern Tunnel have now been ... More Information

TBM Futura to drive the Rocchetta tunnel on the Naples-Bari HS/HC railway line

Futura will is the name of the second TBM used for the construction of the new Naples-Bari line. The TBM, whose name was chosen by the pupils of the E. Faceltti elementary school in Apice (BN), ... More Information

WTC2025 - Abstract submission deadline extended!

After a successful first call for abstracts WTC2025 is pleased to announce the deadline for submissions has been extended until Thursday June 13th. Take this opportunity to share innovative ideas, ... More Information

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Spain, Basque Region


Closing Date: 01/07/2024

Open invitation to tender, deadline 01/07/2024, to provide support services to general ...
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Spain, Barcelona


Closing Date: 03/07/2024

Open invitation to tender, deadline 03/07/2024, for maintenance of the cableway fixings on the ...
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Macedonia, National Kumanovo


Closing Date: 26/06/2024

Postponed to 26/06/2024 the deadline of the open invitation to tender for the detailed design ...
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Czech Republic, Prague


Closing Date: 12/06/2024 (Tender Closed)

Postponed from 11/06/2024 to 12/06/2024 the deadline of the open invitation to tender for ...
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Norway, Vestland


Closing Date: 03/06/2024 (Tender Closed)

Open invitation to tender, deadline 03/06/2024, for the demolition and replacement of the ...
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Norway, Vestland


Closing Date: 03/06/2024 (Tender Closed)

Open invitation to tender, deadline 03/06/2024, for the demolition and replacement of the ...
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Germany, Saxony

High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 05/06/2024 (Tender Closed)

Open invitation to tender, deadline 05/06/2024, for geological surveys on the RS4 Usti nad ...
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Czech Republic, National

High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 05/06/2024 (Tender Closed)

Open invitation to tender, deadline 05/06/2024, for geological surveys on the RS4 Usti nad ...
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France, Toulouse


Closing Date: 05/07/2024

Open invitation to tender, deadline 05/07/2024, for the supply and installation of a ...
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Austria, Semmering


Closing Date: 25/06/2024

Open invitation to tender, deadline 25/06/2024, for the E&M refurbishment in ...
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Norway, More & Romsdal


Prior information notice for environmental mapping for the Technical upgrade of the Selvag ...
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Spain, Barcelona


Closing Date: 21/06/2024

Open invitation to tender, deadline 21/06/2024, for design and track renovation work on ...
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Austria, Lower Austria & Styria

Semmering – Railway

The consortium Rhomberg Sersa Bahntechnik GmbH and PORR Bau GmbH secured the EUR176.38 million ...
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Switzerland, Canton Valais


The Joint Venture AA, composed of Amberg Engineering SA (Nyon) and AFRY Schweiz AG ...
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Czech Republic, Central & North Bohemian Regions


The companies SPEL As from Kolin and Metrostav TBR As from Prague with their ...
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United States, Michigan

Oil pipeline

Enbridge awarded the contract for the construction of the Great Lakes Tunnel in the Straits of ...
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Norway, Rogaland

Road and Motorway

The Joint Venture Implenia Norge AS/ Stangeland Maskin AS have secured the EUR524.73 ...
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Italy, Brenner

High Speed Railway

The consortium ISIE from Rome and composed of Italferr SpA (leader) - SWS engineering SpA ...
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Spain, Galicia


Matinsa-Fcc Industrial from Madrid secured the EUR 3.88 million contract, excluding ...
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Germany, Baden Wuerttemberg

High Speed Railway

Biege PA 1.7 BTO c/o Ed. Züblin AG from Stuttgart secured the contract to provide ...
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Germany, Baden Wuerttemberg

High Speed Railway

Biege BTO S21 PA 1.7 Lose A-E c/o Wittfeld GmbH from Wallenhorst secured the contract to ...
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Norway, Ostlandet & Vestlandet


Obrascon Huarte Lain SA from Madrid secured the EUR151.08 million (NOK1.74bn) contract, ...
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Spain, Asturias-Castilla & Léon

High Speed Railway

The JV Tuneles Robla-Pola de Lena from Madrid secured the EUR2.75 million contract, excluding ...
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France, Paris

Grand Paris Express

The consortium IRIS, led by Bouygues Travaux Publics and composed of Alstom ...
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Tunnelling News

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

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