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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

New cross-connection for Södertörn

New cross-connection for Södertörn

The Swedish government is implementing the investment in a new road connection for Södertörn between E4 / E20 and road 73 to enable safe, efficient and sustainable travel. The Swedish ... More Information

TBM assembly has started for Broadway Subway in Vancouver

TBM assembly has started for Broadway Subway in Vancouver

At the end of May the 2nd and final shipment of TBM parts for the Broadway Subway Project arrived! Now assembly of the first TBM is under way at the future GNW-Emily Carr Station site. On 14/06/2022 ... More Information

The first TBM of the Chengdu Metro Line 18 breaks through

The first TBM of the Chengdu Metro Line 18 breaks through

On 06/06/2022 China Railway 22nd Bureau’ completed the first tunnel of Chengdu Metro Line 18 project, Phase 3. The TBM Excellence broke through and completed 3 months ahead of schedule. The ... More Information

First Breakthrough - Semmering Base Tunnel SBT1.1

First Breakthrough - Semmering Base Tunnel SBT1.1

Göstritz (lot SBT1.1) - On June 8th, 2022, after 8 years of construction, the 1st breakthrough took place between contract lot SBT1.1-Tunnel Gloggnitz and contract lot SBT2.1-Tunnel ... More Information

Ceremony held for the 1st TBM to be used for 2nd Gotthard tube’s access tunnel

The inauguration ceremony of the first TBM to be used to drive the access tunnel of the Gotthard motorway tunnel’s second tube was held on the 09/06/2022. The Client is the Federal Roads ... More Information

New milestones on the Hangzhou-Wenzhou Railway

Fuyou tunnel - On June 10th , after 610 days of construction, the Fuyou tunnel part of the Hangzhou-Wenzhou Railway, was successfully completed. It was built by the No. 1 Company of China Railway ... More Information

CODEL – tunnel analysers

CODEL – tunnel analysers

CODEL were the first company in the industry to sell dedicated tunnel analysers in the market, releasing the TunnelMaster in 1999. Prior to this, adapted stack emissions analysers for CO and ... More Information

North East Link TBMs on the way

Two giant TBMs - 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 road tunnels that ... More Information

Construction starts on Suburban Rail Loop East

A massive program of early construction work has kicked off in Clayton today for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) with the laying a new 630m sewer pipe – dug by a remote-controlled ... More Information

8th Edition of the ITA Tunnelling awards

Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

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