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E6 Ranheim-Værnes project - excavation of the Hell tunnel is now complete

Earlier this month Nye Veier and Acciona marked the breakthrough of the new 3.9-km-long Hell tunnel for the E6 Ranheim-Værnes project. The tunnel excavation used the drill&blast method and ... More Information

The HRBT Expansion Project - August Updates

The HRBT Expansion Project - August Updates

Construction is underway across all 16 km/10 miles of the HRBT Expansion Project. Over the past four weeks there has been recognizable progress on the South Island for the HRBT Expansion Project . ... More Information

KonNx / AusProof – Global Leader in Low & High Voltage Cable Couplers

Launched this year, KonNx UK is a subsidiary of AusProof Pty Ltd, the original equipment manufacturer of electrical cable couplers and components. Providing greater accessibility for the KonNx ... More Information


Press release - In the middle of July, something incredibly extraordinary took place in the Arabian Gulf, off the coast of Kuwait. The Emergency Sea Outfall - one of the world’s largest and ... More Information

TBM Rexy joins Renny in tunnelling the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

TBM Rexy joins Renny in tunnelling the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx reached another milestone for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension with the second TBM, named Rexy, starting the journey from Renforth Drive to Scarlett Road. The second tunnel for the ... More Information

Read the latest news from TLT Turbo

Read the latest news from TLT Turbo

The news area on the new TLT-Turbo global website features the latest news from our regional offices, product announcements and listings of upcoming events. Stay up to date on all TLT-Turbo news by ... More Information

Dai Pra' srl will take part in WTC 2022

Dai Pra' srl will take part in WTC 2022

Dai Pra' srl will take part in WTC 2022, The World Tunnel Congress, taking place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, from September 5 - 7, 2022.   We look forward to welcoming you at ... More Information

Press Release - Landmark Breakthrough for Robbins TBM ‘Big Tex’

Press Release - Landmark Breakthrough for Robbins TBM ‘Big Tex’

On 25/07/2022 the large Robbins Main Beam TBM, dubbed ‘Big Tex’, broke through in Dallas, Texas, USA.   The machine and its continuous conveyor system, for the Mill ... More Information

Sound Transit Board confirms preferred alternative for West Seattle Link Extension, requests further study of Ballard alternatives

Sound Transit Board confirms preferred alternative for West Seattle Link Extension, requests further study of Ballard alternatives

On 28/07/2022 the Sound Transit Board identified preferred light rail route and station locations for the West Seattle Link Extension. Identification of Ballard Link Extension preferred alternative ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers more EPBMs for Chennai Metro Phase-II Tunneling work

TERRATEC delivers more EPBMs for Chennai Metro Phase-II Tunneling work

TERRATEC delivers two more TBMs that will be used by Tata Projects Ltd. for the Chennai Metro Rail Phase-II Corridors in India. TERRATEC marks its latest milestone on the Chennai Metro Rail ... More Information

Light-rail tunnel to Ontario International Airport Project in San Bernardino County (California)

Light-rail tunnel to Ontario International Airport Project in San Bernardino County (California)

Ontario International Airport (ONT), located in the heart of the San Bernardino Valley (California), is the fastest growing commercial airport in the U.S. with a passenger volume expected to grow by ... More Information

Press release -HS2 celebrates historic first tunnelling breakthrough

Press release -HS2 celebrates historic first tunnelling breakthrough

HS2 Ltd is today [Tuesday 26 July] celebrating the very first tunnelling breakthrough on Europe’s largest infrastructure project. A 2,000-tonne TBM named ‘Dorothy’ – after ... More Information

West Gate Tunnel - TBM Bella hits 1km!

West Gate Tunnel -  TBM Bella hits 1km!

TBM Bella, 110 days after it began its journey, has reached 1.073 m of her 4km journey digging the West Gate Tunnel Project’s outbound tunnel. The second TBM, Vida has tunneled 23% of her ... More Information

A tiny TBM for the Suburban Rail Loop

A tiny TBM for the Suburban Rail Loop

At just 32cm in diameter, a remote-controlled TBM is now drilling under the streets of Clayton as part of construction of Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East, between Cheltenham and Box Hill.   The ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - July Updates

Grand Paris Express - July Updates

Line18  - Last week the TBM Céline reached the Grande Ceinture manufact for the Grand Paris Express’s Line 18.  A symbolic first step in its underground journey to join ... More Information

Georgia - Updates on Kvesheti-Kobi Highway project

Georgia - Updates on Kvesheti-Kobi Highway project

The Kvesheti-Kobi Highway project is situated entirely in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region, across the Dusheti and Kazbegi municipalities. It spans from the Kvesheti area and Khada Valley in the Dusheti ... More Information

UYAK2023 - 5th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition

UYAK2023, the 5th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition, will be held in Istanbul on March 2023, with the cooperation of the TMMOB Chamber of Mining Engineers Istanbul ... More Information

BBT - excavations begin for lot H41 Sill Gorge-Pfons

BBT -  excavations begin for lot H41 Sill Gorge-Pfons

Excavation work has begun on the main tunnel for BBT construction lot H41 Sill Gorge-Pfons, in Ahrental near Innsbruck. The Austrian Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler the patroness was ... More Information

ROBOFACTORY for TUNNELLING: the segment factory with zero people

The tunnelling world is experiencing an exponential growth thanks to the displacement of infrastructures in the underground and a phase of technological revolution, which involves the prefabrication of segments in mechanized excavation. More Information

Tunnelling work placement opportunity from TunnelCraft

Tunnelcraft and Balfour Beatty Vinci have joined forces to create an exciting opportunity for people interested in working on a live tunnelling project. The project is in Long Itchington Wood, ... More Information

Have you seen Häny AGs' E Book?

At Häny AG - Mixing and Injection Technology they are offering grouting equipment in a large variety of executions such as a very compact design, platform mounted or containerized plants. ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Press release - HS2’s construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is offering the chance to trial a new career working on the giant tunnelling machines that will bore beneath the ground ... More Information

Prague metro line D - construction begins

Prague metro line D - construction begins

Construction of the Prague metro Line D has begun not far from the existing Pankrác C station, in the PAD2 locality - the consortium SubterraAS, Hochtief CZ, Strabag AS, Hochtief ... More Information

ITA Awards 2022 - deadline extension

The entries deadline for the 8th edition of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards  has been extended to the 18th  July 2022. The entries can be submitted in 8 ... More Information

Last Breakthrough for the Monte Aglio tunnel on Naples-Bari HS/HC

On 22/06/2022 the last breakthrough was held for the 4km Monte Aglio tunnel, linking Maddaloni and Valle di Maddaloni, on the Cancello-Frasso Telesino section of the Naples-Bari High Speed/High ... More Information

WTC2023 Early Registration is available

WTC2023 Early Registration is available

The premier event for the Tunnelling and Underground Space Community is here! The Abstracts' Submission period is over and it is now time to Register! Do not miss the opportunity to register on ... More Information

Self-supporting Modular Formwork for Tunnels

Self-supporting Modular Formwork for Tunnels

Press release - The Modular Self-supporting Formwork for Tunnels built by CM Lafer for R.T.I DONATI S.p.A.- N.V. BESIX S.A. has just completed the first casting on the east mouth of the ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project - July Updates

Brisbane’s new underground making tracks - Rail tracks installation in the Brisbane's Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels commenced from just south of the future Albert Street station, and ... More Information

Transport infrastructure: EU invests EUR 5.4 billion to support key projects across the continent

   135 transport infrastructure projects - among the 399 applications submitted under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) - applications closed on 19 January 2022 - have been ... More Information

Planning for a metro extension linking Glenfield to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis underway

Work will start immediately on a AUD77.5 million business case to extend the Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport (WSA) Line from the Western Sydney Aerotropolis to Glenfield, via ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

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