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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

MAPEI's UTT Division - Santa Lucia tunnel

MAPEI's UTT Division - Santa Lucia tunnel

MAPEI's UTT Division have provided technological solutions and technical assistance for all the main applications related to excavation of the S. Lucia tunnel. The tunnel is on the new three ... More Information

Not long to go for the STUVA Expo and Conference 2021!

Its less than a week to go until the STUVA Expo and Conference 2021. The conference will be held from the 24 to 26 November in Karlsruhe. To find out all about the conference please click here for ... More Information

Mapei - Concrete restoration and waterproofing systems on existing tunnels

Mapei - Concrete restoration and waterproofing systems on existing tunnels

Maintenance of underground infrastructure is one of the most important issues for the construction market. Nowadays, maintenance includes priority activities, in order to maintain the value of ... More Information


This fourth instalment of the Lunchtime Lecture series will be on “Modern Approaches to Tunnel Waterproofing  - Case studies from the major industry ... More Information

Mapei Underground Technology Team

Mapei Underground Technology Team

Mapei's response to the growing demand from the construction market was to create their Underground Technology Team and product line. The Underground Technology Team (UTT), is dedicated ... More Information



Mapei is Platinum Sponsor at WTC 2019, the Annual Congress dedicated to Tunnelling and Underground Construction, which this year will be held in Naples at the Mostra d’Oltremare exhibition and ... More Information

Waterproofing system for Buenavista 2 Tunnel

 Waterproofing system for Buenavista 2 Tunnel

The new Chirajara-Villavicencio roadway represents the final third of the Bogotá-Villavicencio corridor, between the departments of Cundinamarca and Meta, with a total length of 22.60 ... More Information

Ground conditioning in mechanized tunnelling - New Line of Eco Foaming Agents

Ground conditioning in mechanized tunnelling - New Line of Eco Foaming Agents

In recent years, the issue of environmental impact of chemical products for construction has become increasingly relevant in every field of application. The mechanical excavation of tunnels with ... More Information

MAPEI’s Middle East operations see a 4.36% increase in turnover in 2017

MAPEI Underground Technology Team (UTT) is fueling the company’s growth across the region thanks to a number of recent, high-profile successful projects, which have helped the company achieve a 4.36 per cent increase in the turnover in the Middle East in 2017 compared to 2016. More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2018

Today 23rd of April 2018 is the official opening of the World Tunnel Congress which is being held in Dubai, UAE, at the World Trade Centre. The theme is ‘The Role of Underground Space in ... More Information

Mapei Group acquire Fili & Forme Srl

Mapei Group acquire Fili & Forme Srl

On April 4th 2018, Mapei Group acquired FILI & FORME Srl, a company that has been operating for more than 10 years in the building industry as part of  the Istrice brand. Fili & ... More Information

The future of tunnelling – Martin Knights

The future of tunnelling – Martin Knights

The Changing Face of the Tunneling Industry: The Role of the ITA, Partnership, and Innovation Posted by Martin Knights on the Robbins website | The Future of Tunnelling Martin Knights graduated ... More Information

Mapei – celebrates 80 years of excellence

Mapei – celebrates 80 years of excellence

Mapei’s story is synonymous with Italy, the country that witnessed its birth and growth. Day in and day out, construction sites worldwide have counted on Mapei. They have been in the tunneling ... More Information

Mapei – Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Mapei – Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Mapei, the worldwide leading manufacturer of adhesives, chemical products, and sealant for the building industry, has been announced as a Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference ... More Information

STUVA-Expo 2015

STUVA-Expo 2015

STUVA-Expo 2015 - these 164 exhibitors are prepared for your visit! 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH, A.S.T. Bochum GmbH, AB Alvenius Industrier, ACO Tiefbau Vertrieb GmbH, ADCOS NV, Adolf Würth GmbH ... More Information

Innovation in the construction of underground works

During ExpoTunnel, on October 23-24, the SIG - Italian Tunnelling Society has organized the international conference Innovation in the construction of underground works. Among the speeches on 23 ... More Information

Webinar through WebEx on 18 June 2014

Webinar through WebEx on 18 June 2014

Following successful cooperation with the Robbins Company on TBM seminars in Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil, Mapei UTT is participating in the first of a Webinar series for 2014 organized by Robbins. ... More Information

Ground conditioning for EPB TBMs Webinar

Ground conditioning for EPB TBMs Webinar

The Robbins Company is hosting a complimentary hour-long web seminar on 18th June, 2014 at which experts from Robbins, BASF and Mapei will discuss available ground conditioning techniques and ... More Information

STUVA Conference 2013 in Stuttgart

STUVA Conference 2013, with the slogan ‘’Tunnels – Infrastructure for the Future’’ will be held at the Congress Centrum of Stuttgart from 27-29th November, 2013 More Information

Mapei at WTC2013

Mapei at WTC2013

WTC2013 was a successful congress, with more than 1,800 participants, some 110 exhibitors and several very well attended social events. More Information

Sesto-Monza metro extension

The JV Coestra/Bonciani/ACMAR of Florence was awarded the contract for the 1.8 km-long Line 1 metro extension from Sesto FS to Monza, in Italy. More Information

Expotunnel launching in 2013

Expotunnel, making its debut in Bologna, Italy 17-20th October, 2013, will provide a new showcase for the tunnelling industry. More Information

Everything ready for Geofluid

Everything ready for Geofluid

Geofluid, the biannual international show specializing in subsoil fluid prospecting extraction and transport, geological and geophysical drilling, deep foundations, More Information

ERMCO 2012 Congress for Verona

The XVI International ERMCO Congress, returning to Italy after 26 years, will be in Verona from June 21st – 22nd. More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2012

WTC is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 18th to 23rd May. Congress theme is Tunnelling and Underground Space for a Global Society. More Information

Turin Hosts INTERtunnel 2012

INTERtunnel 2012 will be held in Turin 27-29th March, 2012 at Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre along with the rail EXPO Ferroviaria. INTERtunnel is an established platform for the international tunnelling industry to showcase new products and technologies. More Information

Going underground at IUT

Going underground at IUTThis week sees the sixth international underground and tunnel fair IUT taking place in the Hagerbach Test Gallery (VSH) near Sargans, Switzerland from 14-15 September. The ... More Information

Samoter at Verona in March

Samoter at Verona in MarchThe 28th edition of Samoter at Verona from March 2-6, 2011 will welcome the best Italian and international brands in the following sectors: earth moving, concrete, road ... More Information

Intertunnel/Expoferroviaria at Turin

Intertunnel/Expoferroviaria at TurinThe Intertunnel-Expoferroviaria will take place in Turin at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre June 8-10, 2010. For Intertunnel, more than 60 exhibitors from 11 ... More Information

Intertunnel 2010 gains pace

Intertunnel 2010 gains paceAs the only Italian exhibition dedicated exclusively to the tunnelling industry, Intertunnel is drawing some of the great names to Torino for 8-10th June, 2010. Palazzoli ... More Information

Six TBMs to Expand Rome's Metro System

Six TBMs to Expand Rome's Metro SystemThe first of four Herrenknecht TBMs for Line C of the Rome metro officially commenced on 3rd July, 2008 to drive the tunnels starting from the Giardinetti ... More Information

GIA Häggloaders Move Easily in Stockholm’s Long, Narrow Skanstull-Solberga Cable Tunnel

GIA Häggloaders Move Easily in Stockholm’s Long, Narrow Skanstull-Solberga Cable TunnelWith the increase in demand for residential housing in Stockholm’s southern suburb of Globen and the ... More Information

Sentvid Tunnel Nears Completion in Slovenia

Sentvid Tunnel Nears Completion in SloveniaThe Sentvid tunnel, which is currently under construction in Ljubljana, Slovenia is a section of the future highway between the Karavanke tunnel ... More Information

Eiksund Tunnel Sets New Record

Eiksund Tunnel Sets New RecordThe 7,765 m-long Eiksund tunnel in Norway has set a new world record when the deepest point excavated so far (-266 m below sea level) was reached on 31st May, ... More Information

See You at IUT' 08 Live Fair

See You at IUT' 08 Live FairThe IUT' 05 Live Fair held on 14th-16th September in Switzerland has been one of the most special and popular tunnelling events this year. It is always received with ... More Information


Tunnelling News

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

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