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STM will be at WTC 2022 in Copenhagen

STM will be at WTC 2022 in Copenhagen

Press release - Next week, in Copenhagen, from the 2nd until the 8th September “WTC 2022” the World Tunnel Congress will take place.   We are thrilled to let you know that STM will ... More Information

First breakthrough in the Lonato tunnel on the HS/HC railway line Brescia Est - Verona

Press release - At the Desenzano del Garda (BS) construction site, TBM Martina (diameter 10 m) completed the first 4751 m of the Lonato tunnel part of the new High Speed / High Capacity railway ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBM breaks through in Thailand helping Samui Island keep its title as a top Asian tourist destination

TERRATEC EPBM breaks through in Thailand helping Samui Island keep its title as a top Asian tourist destination

TERRATEC is proud to announce the completion of Samui Island Water Tunnel Project in Thailand. The tunnel was completed using a refurbished TERRATEC 3.2m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel ... More Information

Emissions application for the E134 Oslofjord connection under consultation

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has applied for a permit under the Pollution Act for emissions during construction of the E134 - Oslofjord connection, construction stage 2.  In ... More Information

Milestones achieved on London Power Tunnel 2 project

Two months and two milestones for National Grid team members and the Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture (HMJV) for the London Power Tunnels  2 (LPT2) project.   On the 23/07/2022 the ... More Information

Innovative Design Suggestions Surface for BART Silicon Valley Phase II

On 26/08/2022 a joint committee of VTA and BART Board members will discuss the evolving design of the VTA’s BART Silicon Valley’s extension project into San Jose and Santa Clara: click ... More Information

Strata Worldwide Acquisition Boosts Its Safety and Proximity Detection Portfolio

Strata Worldwide Acquisition Boosts Its Safety and Proximity Detection Portfolio

Press Release - [ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA] – Strata Products Worldwide LLC, a global leader in industrial communication and safety products has acquired the assets and intellectual property ... More Information

Patna metro - underground works begin

This month  the Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Shri Tejasvi Yadav inaugurated the underground work for the Corridor-2 of Phase-I of the 30.91 km subway in ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - Two Meet the Bidder events

Businesses interested on working on the Lower Thames Crossing are being offered an exciting opportunity to meet with the Main Works Bidders, currently competing for the three Main Works ... More Information

HS2 completes first tunnel cross passages

Press release - As the TBMs Florence and Cecilia under the Chilterns approach the 6.5km (4-mile) mark, HS2 completed the first of 38 bypasses - to be used in emergencies - between the northbound and ... More Information

Green light for Suburban Rail Loop East

The Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East project in Melbourne reached a significant step closer following Ministerial endorsement of key recommendations made by an independent planning ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information