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TERRATEC TBM celebrates breakthrough on Chennai Metro

TERRATEC TBM celebrates breakthrough on Chennai Metro

TERRATEC TBMs achieve another breakthrough on the Chennai Metro Rail Phase-II Corridor 3, a 9km twin-tube tunnel (totalling 18km) in India. In November, TERRATEC proudly celebrated a breakthrough of ... More Information

9th edition of ITA Tunnelling Awards - List of winners is disclosed

Since 2015, the international competition seeks and rewards remarkable achievements in tunnelling and the underground industry. Organized by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - TELT's third TBM

On 27/11/ a third TBM was completed at the Herrenknecht AG plant. The TBM is 10.5 m in diameter, 2000 tonnes in weight and 180 m long. It will excavate an 8.3 km section of TELT's Turin-Lyon base ... More Information

Registration for the Norway National Tunnel Forum 2024 is now open!

The registration for the National Tunnel Forum to be held on 6–7 March 2024 in Trondheim has now opened and will remain so until 5 January 2024. The event will start at 10.00 on Wednesday 6 ... More Information

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India, Kerala


Closing Date: 23/02/2024

Open invitation to tender, deadline 23/02/2024, for the construction of a twin tube road ...
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Poland, Masovia


Closing Date: 06/12/2023 (Tender Closed)

Open invitation to tender, deadline 06/12/2023 for the design of the new 12.9 km S7 ...
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Canada, Ontario


Three teams were shortlisted through a Request for Qualification (RFQ) process conducted ...
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Poland, Masovia


Open invitation to tender, deadline 06/12/2023 for the design of the new 12.9 km S7 ...
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Switzerland, Saint Gallen Canton


Closing Date: 05/01/2024

Open invitation to tender, deadline 05/01/2024, for the cleaning of 26 tunnels - with a total ...
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France, Lyon - Turin

High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 13/12/2023

Open invitation to tender, deadline 13/12/2023, for geotechnical investigations as part of the ...
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Italy, Piedmont


Closing Date: 21/12/2023

Open invitation to tender, deadline 21/12/2023, for maintenance of IT networks, applications ...
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France, Rhone - Alps


Closing Date: 21/12/2023

  Open invitation to tender, deadline 21/12/2023, for maintenance of IT networks, ...
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Spain, Asturias-Castilla & Léon

High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 11/12/2023

Open invitation to tender, deadline 11/12/2023, for the maintenance  of civil protection ...
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Colombia, Bogota


Closing Date: 14/02/2024

Restricted procedure, deadline 14/02/2024, to select the concessionaire who will have to ...
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Czech Republic, Prague

Road and Ring Road

Closing Date: 29/11/2023 (Tender Closed)

Competitive procedure with negotiation, deadline 29/11/2023, for comprehensive services for ...
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Austria, Lower Austria & Styria

Semmering – Railway

Closing Date: 15/12/2023

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition, deadline 15/12/2023, for the local ...
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United States, Washington D.C

Combined sewer overflow

DC Water (District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority) has issued notice to proceed to the ...
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Denmark, Southern Denmark

Railway & Road

  Cowi A/S from Kongens Lyngby secured the EUR 784,738.71  (DKK5.85 million) contract, ...
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Spain, Catalonia


The Joint Venture MONTCADA, composed of FERROVIAL CONSTRUCCION SA from Madrid (33,34%), COMSA ...
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Italy, National


  Donati Spa from Rome secured the EUR 65 million contract, excluding VAT,  for the ...
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Sweden, Stockholm


Elektrosignal Infra Sthlm AB from Farsta have secured the EUR3.02 million (SEK34.43 million) ...
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France, Haute Savoie


Etablissements FOURMENT – cITEOS from Le Petit Quevilly secured the EUR 3.50 million ...
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Switzerland, Canton of Grison


AFRY Svizzera SA from  Rivera has secured the EUR1.15 million (CHF1.1 million) contract ...
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Norway, Viken County


NRVA (Nedre Romerike Vann- og Avlopsselskap) from Strommen secured to Arne Olav Lund AS, a ...
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Sweden, Stockholm


Veidekke from Stockholm has been awarded by Stockholm Vatten och Avfall the EUR 78.27 million ...
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Sweden, Stockholm


The Joint Venture Sweco and TYPSA secured the EUR 21.52million (SEK250 million) contract for the ...
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Sweden, Halland &Vastra Goetaland counties


TREJO Consulting AB from Goteborg secured the contract for expert support for road tunnel ...
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Switzerland, Canton of Grisons


The Consortium Piz Curciusa composed by Andreotti & Partners SA from Bellinzona and ...
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Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information

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