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Updates on the North East Link in Melbourne

There was great progress digging out the area where the TBMs will be launched from near Lenola Street, Watsonia, for the North East Link – the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway ... More Information

The HRBT Expansion Project - TBM Mary launched

In April in the South Island launch shaft, the HRBT project team tested the electrical and hydraulic systems of the completely reconstructed TBM Mary. They performed final system tests before ... More Information

A fleet of JIMT/TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for Taiwan’s Taoyuan MRT Green Line

A fleet of JIMT/TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for Taiwan’s Taoyuan MRT Green Line

On behalf of its group company, JIMT, TERRATEC delivers the last two of four EPBMs that will be used by FUTSU-OBAYASHI-CEC JV (FOC JV) for the underground works on Taiwan Taoyuan Mass Rapid Transit ... More Information

Second tunnel excavated for Snowy 2.0

Second tunnel excavated for Snowy 2.0

The Snowy 2.0 pumped-hydro mega project has achieved another important construction milestone, with a second tunnel excavation completed at Lobs Hole in the Snowy Mountains.   The 2.93-km ... More Information

New breakthrough for TBM Houda

New breakthrough for TBM Houda

On the 29/05/2023 TBM 7, named Houda, broke through at the Becquerel manufact in Sevran, Lot 2, Line 16, as part of the Grand Paris Express route. The contractor consortium is NGE - BTP - Webuild. ... More Information

TBM Phyllis arrives at Broadway-City Hall

On 26/05/2023 Phyllis, the second of two massive TBMs that are excavating twin tunnels for the Broadway Subway Project, broke through to the future Broadway-City Hall Station, marking another ... More Information

Minneapolis Central City Tunnel: Project updates

Minneapolis Central City Tunnel: Project updates

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department is constructing a new parallel storm tunnel, enlarging a portion of the existing storm tunnel, and constructing a new tunnel access in Downtown ... More Information

Press release - The Norwegian Coastal Administration continues work on the Stad ship tunnel

In early May the Norwegian government presented its proposal for a revised national budget for 2023. There it emerged that the cost estimates for the Stad ship tunnel have increased ... More Information

The American Shotcrete Association Courses

The American Shotcrete Association (www.shotcrete.org) provides ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman and/or Shotcrete Inspector Certifications worldwide!  As the foremost resource for shotcrete application, ... More Information

Φ14.02 TBM 'New Crossing' Assists the Breakthrough of Shanghai Airport Link Line Tunnel Section Parallelling with High Speed Railway.

On April 12th, the 14.02-meter large diameter CRCHI TBM named 'New Crossing' successfully completed its Lot II tunnel section, by tunnelling the Shanghai airport link line for the first municipal ... More Information

BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project - Preparing for Early Construction Activities at Newhall Yard site

In preparation for construction of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project, VTA’s tunnel and trackwork contractor, Kiewit, Shea, Traylor (KST) have developed a Construction ... More Information

Work underway on the High Speed Railway Bypass in Florence, Italy

Work underway on the High Speed Railway Bypass in Florence, Italy

On 15 May 2023 the official ceremony was held for the beginning of the construction of the Florence high-speed bypass which included the new high-speed station Firenze Belfiore.   The ... More Information

West Gate Tunnel Project - the boring of the two twin tunnels is now complete

The West Gate Tunnel Project marked a major milestone with TBM Bella breaking through in South Kingsville, completing a 4km journey from the west side of the Maribyrnong River under Yarraville, to ... More Information

Update on Robbins Main Beam TBM for the Lower Meramec Phase 2 tunnel

The Robbins Main Beam TBM for the Lower Meramec Phase 2 tunnel packs a lot into a small 3.35 m diameter: 360-degree probe drilling, high-performance drive motors, 192 tons of machine.  See the ... More Information

Eurock 2024 - Call for Abstracts

Press Release - The call for abstracts for Eurock 2024 has opened! The European Rock Mechanics Symposium will be held in Alicante (Spain)  on July 15-19, 2024. Click here to submit your ... More Information

NASTT 2024 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is accepting abstracts for its 2024 No-Dig Show to be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence (Rhode Island, USA)  ... More Information

India/Agra Metro - TBM Yamuna breaks through at Agra Fort station

India/Agra Metro - TBM Yamuna breaks through at Agra Fort station

Back in February the Robbins crew and contractor Afcons Infrastructure Ltd (Mumbai)/ Sam India Builtwell Pvt Ltd (Delhi) celebrated the site acceptance test for the first of two 6.65 m diameter and ... More Information

USA/Texas - Arrived on site the TBM EPB for the PL19TUN integrated pipeline project

Traylor-Sundt Construction Joint Venture continues to make progress on the Section 19 Long Tunnel Crossings (PL19TUN) integrated pipeline project in Henderson County, Texas. The project is spread ... More Information

TERRATEC EPB TBM is rocking at Mithi River

Press release - TERRATEC 3.14m diameter EPB TBM is making excellent progress for Mithi River Water Quality Improvement Project in Mumbai, India. TERRATEC 3.14m diameter Earth Pressure Balance ... More Information

CIFA takes its ninety-five years of history to Samoter

CIFA takes its ninety-five years of history to Samoter

Press release - CIFA will be at Samoter 2023 (area F stands 21-24) while celebrating its 95th anniversary. Since its foundation, CIFA has grown alongside the changes all around the world, ... More Information

The World's Largest - 52 TBMs Group in Guangzhou Metro Construction

The construction project of Guangzhou Metro Line 18/22, as the largest metro investment in China, has attracted much attention. CRCHI has tailored 52 φ8.8m EPB/Slurry TBMs for the project, ... More Information

WTC 2023 - Digital presentation information

WTC 2023 - Digital presentation information

On 25/04/2023 the digital presentation to showcase the World Tunnel Congress 2023 was held online. The actual congress will be between the 12-18 May at the Megaron Athens International Conference ... More Information

STUVA-Expo 2023 - More than 150 exhibitors already registered

STUVA Expo will take place in Munich on the 8th  and 9th of November 2023 alongside the  STUVA Conference. Already more than 150 companies have already booked their trade fair ... More Information

HS2’s multi-billion-pound boost for UK businesses

HS2’s construction is helping to keep over 2,000 UK businesses afloat as they continue to tackle difficult economic conditions. Latest figures from HS2 show that tier two subcontracts ... More Information

€3 Billion in news tenders on the way for the new stage of the Lyon-Turin project

€3 Billion in news tenders on the way for the new stage of the Lyon-Turin project

PRESS RELEASE - New tenders, with an estimated value of EUR3 billion, are on the way to build the Mont Cenis base tunnel which is under construction beneath the Alps between France and Italy. More ... More Information

First Tunnel Breakthrough achieved in Delhi

First Tunnel Breakthrough achieved in Delhi

At the beginning of April NCRTC achieved its first tunnel breakthrough for the Delhi section of the Delhi - Ghaziabad - Meerut RRTS corridor. The TBM Sudarshan 4.1 made the breakthrough from the ... More Information

Green Light from Bolzano Municipality for the new Virgolo railway tunnel

On the 17/04/2023 the Bolzano City Council gave the go ahead for RFI to construct the new Virgolo railway tunnel with three tracks and the moving of the Merano line junction. The new Virgolo tunnel ... More Information

First TBM arrives at Broadway City Hall

First TBM arrives at Broadway City Hall

On April 14, 2023 Elsie, one of two TBMs constructing the twin tunnels for the Broadway Subway, brokethrough to the future Broadway-City Hall Station, that will be the busiest and largest station on ... More Information

Snowy 2.0 Project Update

Snowy 2.0 Project Update

Construction of Snowy 2.0 - a critically important, pumped-hydro expansion of the Snowy Scheme in Australia, continues to make progress across multiple worksites. The project involves linking two ... More Information

HS2 launches third tunnelling machine in London

HS2 launches third tunnelling machine in London

HS2 has once again begun tunnelling under the capital, launching its third giant Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in London. The tunnel won’t be used by HS2 trains, but instead will be used to ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2023: “The underground space is often undervalued as an asset”

A conversation between Arnold Dix, President of ITA and Nikolaos Roussos, President of GTS As the new edition of the WTC in Athens from 12 to 18 May approaches, Arnold Dix, President of the ... More Information

Chennai Metro Update

Chennai Metro Update

Marina Beach to Kodambakkam Flyover - The underground section of this corridor is split into two packages (UG-01 & UG-02) each of which contains 4 km of twin tunnels. In order to complete ... More Information

TERRATEC TBMs launched for Surat Metro

TERRATEC TBMs launched for Surat Metro

TERRATEC Tunnel Boring Machines keep on advancing on Surat Metro Rail project in India. TERRATEC is pleased to announce the launch of another EPB TBM for Surat Metro in India. This unit is a ... More Information

BBT - TBM Virginia has reached the border with Austria

On 28/03/2023 an important milestone was reached for the Brenner Base Tunnel, on the Italian side, at the Mules (BZ) construction site.  After 14 km of excavation and almost 4 years of ... More Information

HS2 tunnelling team celebrate milestone TBM breakthrough in Warwickshire

HS2 tunnelling team celebrate milestone TBM breakthrough in Warwickshire

Press release - Today [Thursday 30 March] HS2’s tunnelling team in Warwickshire celebrated the milestone breakthrough of tunnel boring machine ‘Dorothy’ as the giant cutterhead ... More Information

Robbins TBM Miss Briella will drive the Lower Meramec Tunnel Phase 2 project

AFFHOLDER (formerly known as SAK Construction, LLC tunneling) will use the TBM named Miss Briella for the Lower Meramec Tunnel Phase 2 project, part of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. ... More Information

Tunnelling News

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information

Down under in Mumbai: India's 1st undersea tunnels to open in Nov

Another highlight of the project is the use of the largest ever tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the history of India. Named Mavala in honour of ... More Information

TBMs start boring for Oslo water project

Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have started excavating a 19km tunnel as part of a new water supply project for the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Main contractor Skanska Norway was appointed ... More Information

New York’s Hudson Tunnel project updates civil works procurement

A public authority responsible for overseeing the Hudson Tunnel project in New York has revised its procurement strategy to build the project by dividing the tunnelling component into four ... More Information

Hochtief-Murphy JV delivers fourth breakthrough on London Power Tunnels project

National Grid celebrated the fourth breakthrough of London Power Tunnels’ latest phase, as a tunnel boring machine (TBM) completed its 6.3km journey from New Cross substation to Kings ... More Information

Agra Metro: First Tunnel Breakthrough Achieved In Record Time Of 77 Days

Tunnel construction workers. Sushil Kumar, managing director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) said, “This is the fastest breakthrough ... More Information

TBMs start boring for Oslo water project

Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have started excavating a 19km tunnel as part of a new water supply project for the Norwegian capital, Oslo. More Information

Neom tenders Delta Junction tunnel contracts

Contractors have also been invited to tender for packages related to the tunnelling works, including the provision of tunnel boring machines. You ... More Information

The underground network that will change Sydney

Sydney runs on its subway. From east to west, north to south, the New South Wales capital is betting on sustainability. Airports and Central Business District, residential and commercial ... More Information

Project Auckland: City Rail Link boss Sean Sweeney hails ‘transformative’ CRL

Building a resilient Auckland for future generations has never been more front of mind. And, with a million more people set to call Auckland home over the next 30 years, we must have the ... More Information

Long-Awaited NYC Gateway Tunnel Project Split Into Four Parts to Speed Work

The long-delayed Gateway project is making yet another change to the multibillion dollar program for a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey in a bid to keep costs in check and ... More Information

‘World’s longest’ purpose-built cycling tunnel opens in Norway

There are many ways to explore the seven mountains that surround the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage city of Bergen on Norway’s fjord-studded west coast. The newest, however, might well ... More Information

Borivali-Thane Tunnel Road | Two companies in competition for Borivali-Thane tunnel route

The tunnels with three lanes each will be constructed using four Mega Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) to a maximum depth of 23 meters below the ... More Information

£844M tunnelling contract awarded for Austria's longest section on the Brenner Base Tunnel

The work is split between seven contracts. The H53 lot covers the construction of two single track main tunnel tubes with a total length of 25.2km. More Information

Swiss Hyperloop Team Wins Top Prize for Innovation at Not-A-Boring Competition

The Swissloop Tunneling team from ETH Zurich sponsored by Gebrüder Weiss Groundhog Beta, the Innovation Award-winning tunnel drilling machine from ... More Information

Delhi-Meerut RRTS Achieves Major Milestone with First Tunnel Breakthrough

The construction of the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) is making significant progress, with the first tunnel breakthrough ... More Information

A Rocky Journey in Seattle For the MudHoney TBM

Superlative-filled tunnel-boring machines are nothing new to Seattle. ... Lane Construction Co. project director leading the tunneling, ... More Information

Additional Thirty Million BAM secured for the Construction of strategic Tunnel Hranjen

... for the year 2023, which foresees the provision of additional funds in the amount of 30 million KM for the construction of the Hranjen tunnel. More Information

Afcons Bags Undersea Tunnel Project For Bullet Train

In September last year, the NHSRCL invited bids for the tunnelling works for a 21 km long tunnel using a combination of tunnel boring machines (TBM) ... More Information

PROGRESS 2023: Rio Tinto completes Kemano hydropower project

This final section of the tunnel took 30 months to dig, using a 1,300 tonne tunnel boring machine named tl'ughus by the Cheslatta Carrier Nation ... More Information

Japan commits Rs 7,084 cr funding for three projects in India

The Patna metro rail project is constructing the new Metro Corridor-I and II. The lowering work of the first-ever tunnel boring machine (TBM) segment ... More Information

Delhi Metro Phase IV: 2.2km tunnel ready, 18 underground stations planned

DMRC making progress on Delhi Metro Phase-IV with 28km underground tunnels. 2.2km tunnel ready, 18 stations to be built. TBMs used for ... More Information

How engineers at Silvertown Tunnel are using 'nitrogen skates' for a record-breaking TBM rotation

Engineers working on the Silvertown Tunnel have successfully rotated the first 1,400t section of the UK's largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) 180° ... More Information

Phyllis the tunnel-boring machine breaks through at Mount Pleasant

VICTORIA — The second tunnel-boring machine (TBM) carving its way through Vancouver's underground has arrived at the future Mount Pleasant Station ... More Information

Second tunnel-boring machine arrives at Mount Pleasant

Phyllis, the second of two tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) that are ... Excavation and construction of the station foundations are ongoing at the ... More Information

$1 billion added to cost of Louis-Hyppolyte-La Fontaine tunnel work

It was already known that a greater-than-expected deterioration of the tunnel's vault was the reason for an update on the construction costs. In ... More Information

HS2 construction driving economic growth in West Midlands

Businesses across the West Midlands have received a significant boost thanks to the construction of HS2 in the region, new figures show... More Information