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Final project for the Fontanabuona tunnel in Liguria, Italy

On 19/04/2022 the final design of the Val Fontanabuona Tunnel prepared by Autostrade per l'Italia was presented: a 230 million Euro project for a new junction on the A12 motorway and a 5.6 km long ... More Information

Construction of Prague’s metro Line D ready to start

Construction of Prague’s metro Line D ready to start

At the beginning of March 2022, the Czecha Ministry of Transport rejected the appeal of opponents to the construction of Metro line D in Prague. They also confirmed that the Prague Public Transit ... More Information

Epiroc wins large order including battery machines and automation solutions for new mine in Canada

Epiroc wins large order including battery machines and automation solutions for new mine in Canada

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order for equipment, including battery-electric machines and automation ... More Information

Gennaretti centrifugal systems will be at GIC – Italian Concrete Days!

Gennaretti centrifugal systems will be at GIC – Italian Concrete Days!

Press release - From April 28th to 30th  GIC, the exhibition for technologies, plants and equipment related to concrete, will be held in the Piacenza Expo Centre in Italy. ... More Information

Tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

On the 11/04/2022 Metrolinx marked a major milestone as tunnelling began on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, the 9.2-km extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Mount Dennis Station to ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - last TBM on Line 16

Press release - On 30/03/2022 at the construction site near Noisy-Champs station the name of the last TBM for Line 16 was unveiled.  In keeping with tradition, the tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

Rail Baltica Procurement Webinar 2022

On 13/04/2022 at 12:00-15:00 (CEST)/ 13:00-16:00 (EEST) the Rail Baltica Procurement Webinar 2022 will take place. Click here to watch the event live and here for the program. During the event ... More Information

Minneapolis Central City Tunnel: Project overview

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department is constructing a new storm tunnel parallel to an existing tunnel located under Washington Ave. S. between Nicollet Mall and Chicago Ave, enlarging a ... More Information

BBT - Breakthrough under Isarco river

BBT - Breakthrough under Isarco river

On 07/04/2022 about a month after the start of the excavation work, the last main tunnel below the Eisack riverbed for the future railway Brenner Base Tunnel has broken through.   A total ... More Information

Tunnelling contract EOI for Suburban Rail Loop in Melbourne

Tunnelling contract EOI for Suburban Rail Loop in Melbourne

Expressions of Interest have opened for the longest tunnelling package in Victoria’s history - delivering around 16 kms of twin tunnels between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley for the Suburban ... More Information

Final connection tunnel complete as TBM Annie breaks through

Press release - A tunnel boring machine creating the final major connection tunnel into the super sewer has completed its 4.5km journey between Greenwich and Bermondsey. TBM Annie, named after ... More Information

Poland - Construction started on the Rzeszow Południe-Babica section of the S19 motorway

Poland - Construction started on the Rzeszow Południe-Babica section of the S19 motorway

On 04.04.2022 a ceremony was held to mark the start of construction work on the section between the Rzeszow Południe and Babica interchanges of the S19 highway in the Pre-Carpathian Voivodeship in ... More Information

Ontario Line subway project breaks ground at Exhibition Station

Metrolinx marked the start of construction on the Ontario Line subway project, beginning with upgrades at Exhibition Station. These early works will be completed before major construction begins ... More Information

Robbins Main Beam Finishes Challenging China Drive

The breakthrough of an 8 m (26.2 ft) diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM at China’s Yin Han Ji Wei project is not only a cause for celebration, but also a triumph of technology and perseverance. The ... More Information

Green light for the third tube of the Rosenberg tunnel

At its meeting on 30/03/2022 the Swiss Federal Council approved the general project for the construction of the third tube of the Rosenberg tunnel on the A1 in St. Gallen; the two existing tubes ... More Information

Two autonomous TBMs for Sydney Metro West

For the first time in Australia, two autonomous TBMs (1,266 t and 165 m)  will be used to build twin 9-km rail tunnels between Sydney Olympic Park and Westmead, part of the EUR1.45 bn (AUD2.16 ... More Information

TBM Mireille breakthrough for the Line16 of the Grand Paris Express

TBM Mireille breakthrough for the Line16 of the Grand Paris Express

On 29/03/2022, TBM 8, christened Mireille, which had left Chelles less than a year ago, reached its first milestone by entering the future Clichy - Montfermeil station on Line 16 of the Grand Paris ... More Information

Progress at HS2’s Victoria Road site as base slab is completed

Progress at HS2’s Victoria Road site as base slab is completed

HS2’s Main Works Contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, SCS JV, have taken a major step forward in their work at the Victoria Road Site in Acton, completing the base slab ... More Information

Italy/Sicily – RFI will design a new project for the safety tunnel at Cefalù

The Cefalù Municipality reached an agreement with the RFI, for the construction of the evacuation tunnel serving the future Cefalù underground stop, along the Cefalù ... 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

Robbins Single Shield completes Canada’s Largest Outfall

Robbins Single Shield completes Canada’s Largest Outfall

Press release - On March 3, 2022, a 7.95 m (26.1 ft) diameter Robbins Single Shield TBM completed a record-setting run below Lake Ontario. The machine, for the Southland/Astaldi JV, bored 3.5 km ... More Information

HS2 reveals noise-cancelling Chiltern Tunnel north portal design

HS2 reveals noise-cancelling Chiltern Tunnel north portal design

Press release - HS2 has revealed the designs for the north portal of the Chiltern Tunnel, which has been specially designed to cut noise from trains entering and exiting the project's longest tunnel ... More Information

Snowy 2.0 - Commissioning of TBM Florence

Snowy Hydro, the main contractor for the Future Generation Joint Venture  and members of the local community celebrated the commissioning of the third and final TBM for Snowy 2.0, with a ... More Information

Inland Rail - Gowrie to Kagaru Public Private Partnership

Inland Rail is a 1,700km fast freight backbone that will transform how we move goods around Australia by providing transit times of less than 24 hours for freight trains between Melbourne and ... More Information

Public feedback period for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE)

Public feedback period for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE)

Members of the public are invited to attend upcoming public meetings to learn more about the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) Project, Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and ... More Information

Inauguration of the Santa Lucia tunnel: one of the largest 3-lane tunnels in the world

Inauguration of the Santa Lucia tunnel: one of the largest 3-lane tunnels in the world

On the 19/03/2022 the new three lane Barberino di Mugello - Florence North section of the A1 motorway was officially opened to traffic. The new 17.5km road is a continuation of the Variante di ... More Information

The NPRA has entered into the PPP contract for The Sotra Connection with Sotra Link AS

The NPRA has entered into the PPP contract for The Sotra Connection with Sotra Link AS in Norway. The contract is worth EUR1.96 bn (NOK 19.8 bn). The contract was awarded in September last year ... More Information

HS2 tunnelling machines reach Chalfont St Peter ventilation shaft

HS2 tunnelling machines reach Chalfont St Peter ventilation shaft

Press release - HS2 this week confirmed that the two enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machines digging the high speed rail project’s tunnels under the Chilterns have completed the first stage, ... More Information

Consultation for the A303 Stonehenge DCO (Development Consent Order)

National Highways (the Applicant) has published the environmental information relating to the environmental statement submitted in support of its application to the Secretary of State for Transport ... More Information

First major UK infrastructure project to use procurement to reduce carbon

Press release - Invited shortlisted bidders to tender for the £1.9 billion contracts to build the roads, green bridges, parks and woodlands Today, (Monday 14 March 2022) we have invited ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2022

The Swiss Tunnel Congress (STC) unfortunately did not take place as usual over the last two years, but now it’s back! The STC 2022 will be held from June 1-2, 2022 in the concert hall of the ... More Information

Secondary lining for shaft complete at Acton Storm Tanks

Secondary lining for shaft complete at Acton Storm Tanks

Press release - The team working on the most western site of the Tideway project has recently completed the secondary lining of its 35-metre-deep shaft, marking a key milestone at Acton Storm Tanks ... More Information

Construction of the E6 Kvithammar – Asen – works begin.

Construction has of the new E6 from Kvithammer (Stjørdal municipality) to Asen (Levanger municipality) for Nye Veier by general contractor Hæhre Entreprenør AS. The works started ... More Information

Breakthrough in the Vaere tunnel

Breakthrough in the Vaere tunnel

After 398 explosions and 550,000 t of rock blasted out, Nye Veier and Acciona have broken through the new tube of the 1625 m Være tunnel on the E6 from Ranheim to Værnes. Work will now ... More Information

First ever TBM for the Metro Manila Subway Project

First ever TBM for the Metro Manila Subway Project

On the 08/03/2022 the Department of Transportation (DoTr) announced that the first TBM to be used in Philippine history would be lowered into the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) works. The TBM is ... More Information

Australia’s largest tunnelling machine starts digging the West Gate Tunnel

Australia’s largest tunnelling machine starts digging the West Gate Tunnel

Press release - The largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the Southern Hemisphere has started digging the West Gate Tunnel. The massive TBM, named Bella, was sent on its journey under ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information