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Topping out ceremony for the Fehmarnbelt link’s tunnel factory

Topping out ceremony for the Fehmarnbelt link’s tunnel factory

Press release - This month, Femern A/S and the main contractor, FLC, held a topping out ceremony at the Fehmarnbelt tunnel’s main construction site in Rødbyhavn on Lolland: the roof and ... More Information

The Fehmarn Link Business Conference (FLBC) will be held again on September 29, 2022.

The Fehmarn Link Business Conference (FLBC) will take place in Rødbyhavn on September 29, 2022 at 9.16. FLBC will primarily focus on the business opportunities that come in connection with ... More Information

Another major milestone

Press release - Earlier this month, another major milestone ahead of tunnelling for the Silvertown Tunnel was achieved when the first elements of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) were lowered into ... More Information

Snowy 2.0 – June Updates

Lobs Hole - The TBM Lady Eileen Hudson has now excavated 2.2km of the main access tunnel, with 600 m remaining to reach the northern end of the power station complex. Once complete, the TBM ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - TBM Maud installs its first ring for Line 16

Another milestone has been reached on the construction site of line 16, lot 3 in Champs-sur-Marne in Ile-de-France! Last week TBM Maud, named in honor of Maud Tallet, mayor of ... More Information

North East Link TBMs on the way

Two giant TBMs – each 90m long, 15.6 m in diameter and 4000 tons in weight - have been ordered from the German supplier Herrenknecht to help build the North East Link’s 6.5km ... More Information

New cross-connection for Södertörn

New cross-connection for Södertörn

The Swedish government is implementing the investment in a new road connection for Södertörn between E4 / E20 and road 73 to enable safe, efficient and sustainable travel. The Swedish ... More Information

TBM assembly has started for Broadway Subway in Vancouver

TBM assembly has started for Broadway Subway in Vancouver

At the end of May the 2nd and final shipment of TBM parts for the Broadway Subway Project arrived! Now assembly of the first TBM is under way at the future GNW-Emily Carr Station site. On 14/06/2022 ... More Information

The first TBM of the Chengdu Metro Line 18 breaks through

The first TBM of the Chengdu Metro Line 18 breaks through

On 06/06/2022 China Railway 22nd Bureau’ completed the first tunnel of Chengdu Metro Line 18 project, Phase 3. The TBM Excellence broke through and completed 3 months ahead of schedule. The ... More Information

First Breakthrough - Semmering Base Tunnel SBT1.1

First Breakthrough - Semmering Base Tunnel SBT1.1

Göstritz (lot SBT1.1) - On June 8th, 2022, after 8 years of construction, the 1st breakthrough took place between contract lot SBT1.1-Tunnel Gloggnitz and contract lot SBT2.1-Tunnel ... More Information

Ceremony held for the 1st TBM to be used for 2nd Gotthard tube’s access tunnel

The inauguration ceremony of the first TBM to be used to drive the access tunnel of the Gotthard motorway tunnel’s second tube was held on the 09/06/2022. The Client is the Federal Roads ... More Information

New milestones on the Hangzhou-Wenzhou Railway

Fuyou tunnel - On June 10th , after 610 days of construction, the Fuyou tunnel part of the Hangzhou-Wenzhou Railway, was successfully completed. It was built by the No. 1 Company of China Railway ... More Information

CODEL – tunnel analysers

CODEL – tunnel analysers

CODEL were the first company in the industry to sell dedicated tunnel analysers in the market, releasing the TunnelMaster in 1999. Prior to this, adapted stack emissions analysers for CO and ... More Information

North East Link TBMs on the way

Two giant TBMs - 90m long, 15.6 m in diameter and 4000 tons in weight - have been ordered from the German supplier Herrenknecht to help build the North East Link’s 6.5km road tunnels that ... More Information

Construction starts on Suburban Rail Loop East

A massive program of early construction work has kicked off in Clayton today for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) with the laying a new 630m sewer pipe – dug by a remote-controlled ... More Information

8th Edition of the ITA Tunnelling awards

Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and ... More Information

NAT 2022

The North American Tunneling (NAT) Conference – will be held in Philadelphia from 19-22 June 2022 - is the premier biennial tunneling event for North American tunnelling. This four-day ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project – June Updates

Cross River Rail Project – June Updates

The final delivery of railway tracks arrived at the Northern Tunnel Portal site in May 2022. In total, 9,570 m of railway tracks have been delivered to site and will be installed in the northern ... More Information

New Submission Deadline: 20 June 2022

New Submission Deadline: 20 June 2022

In response to the overwhelming demand, the deadline for the World Tunnel Congress 2023 for Abstracts' Submission is now extended to the 20 June, 2022.  This is your last chance to show your ... More Information

A fleet of TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for action on Chennai Metro Phase-II Tunnelling

A fleet of TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for action on Chennai Metro Phase-II Tunnelling

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of the first of five 6.61m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machines (EPBMs) that will be used by Tata Projects Ltd. for its underground ... More Information

Algiers Metro Breakthrough

Kahina the TBM built by SELI Overseas, who were employed by Algiers Metro has broken through. The 1380 m tunnel is the longest of the 9.6km El-Harrach – Aeroport section ... More Information

TLT-Turbo GmbH a Single-Source Solution

TLT-Turbo GmbH a Single-Source Solution

For over fifty years, TLT-Turbo has developed first-of-their-kind, fine-tuned, and advanced ventilation systems for road, railway and metro tunnels. TLT-Turbo focuses on the system as a whole to ... More Information

Epiroc launches new digital solutions for tunnelling construction

Press release - Epiroc expands its digital solutions portfolio within the construction industry by launching Mobilaris Tunnelling Intelligence, a decision support system for tunnelling ... More Information

WTC2023 - Abstracts' Submission

WTC2023 - Abstracts' Submission

Don’t miss the chance to publish your research/best practices at WTC2023: the deadline of the WTC2023 Abstracts' Submission, is quickly approaching. We would like to thank those who have ... More Information

BBT – Breakthrough in the Brenner Base Tunnel

BBT – Breakthrough in the Brenner Base Tunnel

On the 19/05/2022 at 13h45 an excavator broke through between lot H71 Eisack undercrossing (built by Webuild) and Lot Mules 2-3 (built by Webuild and Ghella), on the Italian side of the East line ... More Information

The Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia Line

The Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia Line

The EUR3.84 bn (SEK40 bn) Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia line is a 270 km new coastal railway between Umea and Lulea for faster, safer and more environmentally friendly travel and transport, which ... More Information

Robbins TBM takes on Karstic Limestone below St. Louis

Robbins TBM takes on Karstic Limestone below St. Louis

In Spring 2022, a specialized Robbins 4.1 m (13.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM launched in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, to complete a critical infrastructure tunnel for contractor SAK Construction. The ... More Information

The UDLP on display for the North East Link Tunnels for comment ahead of major construction.

Before major construction of the North East Link Tunnels gets underway, North East Link Program (NELP) is asking the local community what they think of the look and feel of what’s planned for ... More Information

Construction begins on Fehmarnbelt Tunnel entrance

On the 5th  May works officially began on the Fehmarnbelt tunnel portal on the Danish side, where train and car traffic will in future run through the 18-km-long tunnel to Germany. A ceremony ... More Information

The Elizabeth line set to open on Tuesday 24 May 2022

The Elizabeth line in London will open on the 24th  May 2022, with full services across the entire route introduced by May 2023.  The new railway being delivered by Crossrail Ltd will run ... More Information

Statens Vegvesen will prioritize 20 Norwegian road projects, worth EUR15bn.

On the 10/05/2022 and for the first time, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration has made a list of prioritized 20 road and tunnel projects for the next 6 years at an estimated cost of ... More Information

ECRL Project in Malaysia update

ECRL Project in Malaysia update

The construction of the 665 km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project has recorded overall progress of 28.57 %. The percentage includes construction works in four states, namely Kelantan, Terengganu, ... More Information

Kuwait - Sea Outfall tunnel for Umm Al Hayman Wastewater Treatment Project Completed

On the 10/05/2022 the joint venture between Al Hassanain (AHC) and Joseph Gallagher Limited (JGL) completed the 1,960 m Sea Outfall tunnel with an internal diameter of 2.2m, part of the Umm Al ... More Information

BBT – Excavation has started at the H52-Hochstegen construction lot in Austria

On 04/05/2022 a ground breaking ceremony was held for Lot H52 Hochstegen in the presence of Maria Lorenzatto, godmother of the tunnel, along with the various authorities and companies involved. The ... More Information

Normet acquires Aliva Equipment assets to strengthen its sprayed concrete offering

Normet has entered into an agreement with Sika to acquire its Aliva Equipment business assets. With the acquisition, Normet supports its growth strategy by strengthening its offering in sprayed ... More Information

VTA Board Approves First Major Contract of BART Extension to Downtown San Jose/Santa Clara

Press release - At its May 5th regular board meeting, the Santa Clara Valley (VTA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to authorize the General Manager/CEO to execute the first in a series of ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: First Tunnel Boring Machine Segment Lowered In Shaft

Under the First Corridor (between IIT-Kanpur and Naubasta) of Kanpur Metro Rail Project, the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) segment was lowered ... More Information

ÖBB Celebrates First Breakthrough in Semmering Base Tunnel

In Göstritz, the miners encountered the Carl tunnel boring machine in the Fröschnitzgraben section, and a narrow passage in the cutting wheel made it ... More Information

Philippines: Tunnel drilling for first subway set to start, with Japanese machine and cash

A machine to drill tunnels has been unveiled in Manila; President Duterte called it a gift ‘from the Japanese people to the people of the Philippines’... More Information

Go underground at Atlanta airport during massive construction

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, has been undergoing major improvements underground to build a new train tunnel. NBC’s Tom Costello reports ... More Information

How we're building our innovative 'green tunnels'

HS2 has started construction at the site of its first innovative ‘green tunnel’, designed to blend the high speed railway into the landscape and reduce disruption for communities... More Information

The Boring Company’s Interim Agreement with Fort Lauderdale gets approval

On Tuesday, June 07, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission agreed to enter into an Interim Agreement with The Boring Company (TBC) for its Las Olas Loop project... More Information

Jacobs Secures Rail Contract in Singapore

Contract is for the Tavistock Station and Tunnels, as part of the Cross Island Line Phase 1 project in Singapore. Constructed in three phases, ... More Information

COWI Completes Design-Build Upgrade for NY Tunnels

The project included the design and construction of a water mist fire suppression system prototype within the HLC tunnel, the first of its kind to be ... More Information

North East Tunnel link TBMs

Two giant tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have been ordered to help build North East Link’s 6.5km road tunnels that will fix the missing link in our freeway network, slash travel times by up ... More Information

Broadway Subway Project progresses with the arrival of the final parts of the tunnel boring machines (TBM)

Once assembled, the two six-metre-wide machines will be launched separately from the Great Northern Way-Emily Carr Station and tunnel to their removal point at Cypress Street, just east of ... More Information

Bulgaria to sign 364M leva contracts on tunnel under Shipka

The head of Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency, Todor Vassilev, will on June 8 sign contracts worth more than 364.4 million leva (about 186.6 million euro) for the design and ... More Information

Tunnel eye is lifted into place

A tandem lifting operation of the tunnel eye for the launch chamber of the Silvertown Tunnel took place in May, following several weeks of careful planning by the Riverlinx team. The ... More Information

Coire Glas tenders submitted

Plans for the Coire Glas hydro pumped storage scheme have taken a significant step forward with the receipt of tenders for the project’s main construction works... More Information

Voyage of the Tunnel Boring Machines

Travel route of the first Tunnel Boring Machine in Spring 2022... More Information

Works commence on massive VIC Suburban Rail Loop project

Construction is now underway on the job-creating Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) – Victoria’s largest infrastructure investment to date. The massive transport infrastructure project will not ... More Information


Work is advancing on the tri-cell launch pit located on the South Island. Excavation in the launch pit will continue as the contractor continuously monitors and adjusts the groundwater ... More Information

𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗵𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗯𝗲𝗹𝘁 𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁: 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗳𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸

A great milestone has been reached in the construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Germany and Denmark. The dredging of the trench needed to realize the 18-kilometer-long immersed ... More Information

Karanga a Hape Station (Karangahape) Construction Site Drone Tour

Here is a recent look at the construction of the new Karanga a Hape Station (Karangahape). With the use of a drone, we captured what it would feel like to drop down into the Mercury Lane ... More Information

Vinci lands Femern Tunnel systems contract

Vinci subsidiary Cobra IS has won a contract worth over DKK4bn (£455m) to fit the 18km-long Femern Tunnel with electromechanical equipment... More Information

Arup’s role in London’s new high capacity suburban metro system

Arup played a key role from the very start, working in joint venture with our partners on infrastructure, tunnelling, geotechnics, station technical design, fire engineering, acoustics and ... More Information

Brunel Museum awarded Places of Science grant by Royal Society

Today, the Brunel Museum has become one of 26 small museums to be awarded funding of £3, 500 by the Royal Society in its Places of science scheme to engage communities with their local ... More Information

Massive West Gate Tunnel Project in VIC reaches new milestone

Four years since major construction commenced, the massive West Gate Tunnel Project in Victoria is progressing well and has marked another major milestone with the second tunnel boring ... More Information

China Railway Construction Corporation Limited - Ten Years of Tunneling

China Railway Construction Corporation Limited - At 10 A.M. on April 25th, as the surrounding rock of the last meter of the tunnel arch was ... More Information

Japanese builder Tokyu wins $338m bid to dig Manila subway tunnels

TOKYO -- Japanese contractor Tokyu Construction and its partners have won a 17.75 billion peso ($338 million) order to build subway stations. More Information

VDOT to show off new tunnels of HRBT expansion project

A tunnel boring machine will be used to one day lift and place the pre-constructed segments into the place. Work on the $3.8 billion project has ... More Information

Steps towards creating zero-carbon tunnels

The tunnelling industry is at a tipping point where sustainability and decarbonisation are at the top of executives’ agendas. To achieve a 1.5°c climate-change target by 2050, the ... More Information

Plans confirmed for Australia's longest road tunnel

An 11km toll-free tunnel from Blackheath to Little Hartley has been chosen as the preferred option for section of the Great Western Highway following feasibility analysis and ... More Information

India plans own 'Channel' tunnel

India News: NEW DELHI: The road and railway ministries and the Border Road Organisation (BRO) have come on board for construction of the country's ... More Information

L&T’s TBM Shiv Passes Tests for Rishikesh – Karnaprayag Rail Line

Herrenknecht AG in April-end completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) on Larsen & Toubro’s second tunnel boring machine, TBM Shiv (S-1310A), for the 125 km Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway ... More Information

RiverRenew Tunnel Boring Machine Completes Factory Acceptance Testing

The RiverRenew Tunnel Project in Alexandria, Virginia, reached another major milestone as the tunnel boring machine (TBM) achieved completion of the factory acceptance test on April 29, ... More Information

Construction of Fehmarnbelt tunnel entrance gets underway

The tunnel portal on the Danish side of the fixed link will be chiefly constructed on a 550m by 300m reclaimed area next to the coast. At the ... More Information