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Santa Lucia tunnel update

Santa Lucia tunnel update

Work is ongoing towards the completion and opening on the 4 December ( Santa Barbara's day) for new Santa Lucia tunnel in the A1 motorway,  Barberino - Calenzano section.  The ... More Information

Swinoujscie tunnel - Propaedeutic works underway

Swinoujscie tunnel - Propaedeutic works underway

Preparatory works for the construction of emergency exits of the Swinoujscie tunnel, driven under the Swina river, are underway.  The 1,483.8 m single tube tunnel will have a 3.5 m wide lane ... More Information

Tube-2 of the Nilgrar Tunnel-1 completed

Tube-2 of the Nilgrar Tunnel-1  completed

On 22/11/2021 Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) achieved a breakthrough on the Zojila tunnel construction project in the Jammu Kashmir-Ladakh region. The project was awarded to ... 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

TBM cutterheads arrive at the HS2 West Ruislip portal

TBM cutterheads arrive at the HS2 West Ruislip portal

In West Ruislip, HS2 is preparing the way for the TBMs that will dig  the high speed rail tunnels under West London. The giant cutterheads - part of the first pair of TBMs that will dig  ... More Information

Robbins Crossover XRE is World’s Fastest TBM over 13 Meters in Diameter

Robbins Crossover XRE is World’s Fastest TBM over 13 Meters in Diameter

In October 2021, the breakthrough of a Robbins Crossover XRE TBM was the cause of much celebration. A team of personnel from Kolin Construction, Turkish State Railways (TCDD), and Robbins field ... More Information

Nepal - The Posta Bahadur Bogati (Bhimphedi-Kulekhani) Tunnel update

Bagmati Province government have decided to stop work on the Posta Bahadur Bogati (Bhimphedi-Kulekhani) tunnel construction as it was unable to build the tunnel itself and the federal government had ... More Information

Llogara tunnel – construction begins

Llogara tunnel – construction begins

On the 14/11/2021 the construction of the 5.9km Llogara tunnel officially started.  The tunnel, on the road between Vlora and Saranda along the southern part of the Albanian Rivera, is planned ... More Information

Tideway - TBM Annie arrives at Earl Pumping Station

TBM Annie has reached the Earl Pumping Station site in Deptford. This marks the 2.2km point of an overall 4.5km journey from Greenwich Pumping Station to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey. The TBM will ... More Information

Line 15 South -TBM Laurence reaches the Fort d'Ussy - Vanves - Clamart station

Line 15 South -TBM Laurence reaches the Fort d'Ussy - Vanves - Clamart station

There's a new arrival on Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express, after Camille in July and Aby last month, TBM Laurence has now completed its drive!   On 11/09/2021 TBM Laurence – ... More Information

M4-M5 Link Tunnels: The Final Breakthrough

On the 5th of November 2021 the team excavating the M4-M5 Link Tunnels, completed their 13th and final breakthrough on the mainline tunnels.  Road headers 43 meters below ground were used to ... More Information

Moscow – development of transport infrastructure update

By the end of 2021, 17.5 km of metro lines and nine stations in Moscow will have completed their construction. In this time frame the reconstruction of the Kakhovskaya station will also be ... More Information

B 23 Garmisch-Partenkirchen bypass - Breakthrough in the Kramer tunnel

B 23 Garmisch-Partenkirchen bypass - Breakthrough in the Kramer tunnel

On the 27.10.2021 the Joint Venture Kramertunnel, BeMo tunneling and Subterra, completed the excavation of the 3.5km Kramer tunnel on the B23,  after 20 months of construction. The ... More Information

2021 ITA Awards: Registration is now open!

The ITA Awards 2021 - after the success of the 6 first editions of the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards, in Switzerland, Singapore, France, China, USA and last year as a digital event - ... More Information

Suburban Rail Loop East Inquiry and Advisory Committee

The Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) invite submissions on the EES and draft Planning Scheme Amendment for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East Project.   The Suburban Rail Loop ... More Information

Sydney Metro West project - Make a submission for second EIS

The community can again have its say on the Sydney Metro West railway project, with the second Environmental Impact Statement for the mega project now on public exhibition.   The latest ... More Information

Second Main Line, Munich - Planning documents for the eastern section are now available

Second Main Line, Munich - Planning documents for the eastern section are now available

The planning approval documents for the construction of the eastern section (PFA 3 East) between western bank of the Isar and Leuchtenbergring  station, from km 107,853 to km 110.711, of the ... More Information



Traylor Bros. have selected Strata Worldwide as their exclusive distribution partner in bringing their Boraid® line of TBM products to the greater tunneling marketplace.  Previously not ... More Information

FTA Releases Formal Intention to Expedite Funding for BART Phase II Project

VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project achieved another major milestone to help advance the biggest infrastructure project in Santa Clara County history. VTA received a Letter of Intent ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers large Raise Borer to India

TERRATEC delivers large Raise Borer to India

Recently, TERRATEC successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Testing of a custom  TR3000C Raise Boring Machine (RBM). The event was held in the Company’s workshop in Tasmania, ... More Information

Press release - Longer tunnel for North East Link

Press release - Longer tunnel for North East Link

Designs for the North East Link have been released with a longer tunnel to Watsonia, simpler underground interchanges, a new tree-lined boulevard for Greensborough Road, new green bridges and new ... More Information

Namma Metro – latest updates

Namma Metro – latest updates

M/s Larson & Toubro Ltd is working on the 2.884 Kms between Shivajinagar to Shadhi Mahal shaft section (RT-03 Package) with the two TBMs Urja and Vindhya. On the 13/10/2021 three weeks after ... More Information

Final week to register for HS2’s biggest ever supply chain event

With just two weeks to go until its biggest ever ‘Meet the Contractor’ event launches, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is making a final call for UK businesses to register their ... More Information

Sela Pass 'Main' Tunnel Completed

On the 14/10/2021 Defence Minister  Rajnath Singh,  carried out the last blast of the main 1555m long Sela tunnel (T2) at a ceremony in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. ... More Information

Cross River Rail Roadheaders break through ahead of schedule

Two 115-tonne roadheaders recently broke through into the cavern of the future Boggo Road station two months ahead of schedule, marking yet another significant milestone for the transformational ... More Information

HS2’s first Midlands tunnelling machine name unveiled

HS2’s first Midlands tunnelling machine name unveiled

The name of HS2’s first TBM on the northern section of Phase One has been unveiled. During a ceremony on the construction site, which is managed by HS2 joint venture Balfour Beatty VINCI, the ... More Information

TBM naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West and Scarborough Subway Extensions TBMs

On 19/10/2021 Metrolinx introduced their naming contest for the 3 giant machines that will dig the tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension in the Greater ... More Information

Latest News from Grand Paris Express Project

Latest News from Grand Paris Express Project

Line 15 East  - Over night between the 6th and 7th of October, the head of TBM Sarah (almost 150 t) was transferred from the Finot structure in Saint-Ouen to the Agnes shaft in Aubervilliers, ... More Information

Local Precast factory launched for Snowy 2.0

Over the weekend Snowy Hydro and the principal contractor and factory operator Future Generation Joint Venture officially launched the new Snowy 2.0 precast factory in Cooma, where 130,000 concrete ... More Information

Breakthrough! Karangahape welcomes Dame Whina Cooper

Breakthrough!  Karangahape welcomes Dame Whina Cooper

On the 17/10/2021 Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) celebrated a mighty milestone with its TBM Dame Whina Cooper, breaking through 32 m below ground into the Karangahape Station construction ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - End of the tunnel for TBM Aby!

Grand Paris Express - End of the tunnel for TBM Aby!

TBM Aby has broken through at the Villejuif Louis-Aragon station on Line 15 South.  The TBM - that last March crossed the Vitry Centre Station - completed the 4.3km tunnel from the Arrighi ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on the Kemano hydropower project

A TBM has broken through to complete its journey for Rio Tinto’s Kemano T2 hydropower project in British Columbia. The Kemano T2 Project has completed a second tunnel to carry water into ... More Information

Women in Tunneling Happy Hour: Digging Deeper

Women in Tunneling Happy Hour: Digging Deeper

UCA Women In Tunneling (WIT) invites you to join in conversation with some of the remarkable women in tunneling. Pour your favourite beverage and connect on Thursday, October 21st at 6:00 pm ET. ... More Information

Grand Paris Express –Line 18

On the 16/10/2021 an open day will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the launch of a new TBM for Line 18. This will be the second TBM  for Line 18, whose name will be revealed during the site ... More Information

Second Main Line in Munich - Planning documents for the eastern section are now available

Second Main Line in Munich - Planning documents for the eastern section are now available

The planning approval documents for the construction of the eastern section (PFA 3 East) between the western bank of the Isar and Leuchtenbergring  station, from km 107.853 to km 110.711, of ... More Information

iPS - Safety in tunnels and excavation

iPS - Safety in tunnels and excavation

Tunnelling is essential underground construction that creates tunnels in many different applications for the benefit of the community. Did you know there are many safety hazards and risks involved ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information