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Two more JIMT/TERRATEC EPBMs delivered for Taiwan’s Taoyuan MRT Green Line

Two more JIMT/TERRATEC EPBMs delivered for Taiwan’s Taoyuan MRT Green Line

On behalf of its group company, JIMT, TERRATEC delivers the first two of four EPBMs that will be used by Obayashi Corporation for the underground works on Taiwan Taoyuan Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) ... More Information

Cross River Rail - Works Notice

Northern Tunnel Portal construction update - Excavation of a TBM extraction box is underway.  The extraction box will be used to remove the two TBMs Merle and Else when they arrive in ... More Information

Next steps for Suburban Rail Loop

Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) hit an exciting milestone last week with the release of the Business and Investment Case, which highlights the huge transport, social and economic benefits SRL will deliver ... More Information

Robbins BLOG - Summer Site Updates: Records in Toronto, the News from Nepal, and More

Robbins BLOG - Summer Site Updates: Records in Toronto, the News from Nepal, and More

Much like the face of a TBM, tunnelling’s wheels of progress are always turning. Join us as we check in on projects across the globe—including a breakthrough in Japan, record setting ... More Information

Eight-lane toll-free tunnel to replace George Massey Tunnel

Eight-lane toll-free tunnel to replace George Massey Tunnel

Recently the Transportation Minister Rob Fleming provided an update on the long-awaited replacement for the 62-year-old George Massey Tunnel connecting Richmond (Vancouver) and Delta on Highway 99: ... More Information

SIWW2022 Water Convention - Call for papers

The Water Convention is a platform for gathering professionals and technology providers from around the world to share their knowledge, practical experiences and novel technologies to address the ... More Information

Cross River Rail – Second breakthrough at Roma Street

Cross River Rail – Second breakthrough at Roma Street

On 23/08/2021 Merle, the second Cross River Rail’s 1350 t TBM, broke through into the 280-m-long cavern at Roma Street, joining TBM Else, the project’s other machine in the future ... More Information

Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya metro line

Tunnelling of the 2 km section between Pykhtino and Rasskazovka stations of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya metro line (Yellow line) in Moscow is 43% completed. To date, the TBM Rosa (6 m diameter) has ... More Information

BTS Conference and Exhibition

British Tunnelling Society 2020+1 Conference and Exhibition will be held at the QEII Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, UK from September 30th - October 1st , 2021  The BTS 2020+1 ... More Information

Moscow metro construction updates

Moscow metro construction updates

Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro line  - The new section of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro line will have 3 stations – Yakhromskaya ( with the working name Ulitsa 800-letiya Moskvy) , ... More Information

Cross River Rail breaks through at Roma Street

On the 06/08/2021 TBM Else (1350 t and 165 m long), the first of Cross River Rail’s two massive TBMs, which had launched from the Woolloongabba site in early 2021 has broken through a ... More Information

TBM drive starts for Ship Canal Water Quality Project

TBM drive starts for Ship Canal Water Quality Project

Webuild Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Lane, began excavating with the MudHoney TBM the 2.7-mile (4.2-m) storage tunnel for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, an ... More Information

STRATA Worldwide and TAC Ontario Chapter August Webinar

STRATA Worldwide and TAC Ontario Chapter August Webinar

TAC Ontario Chapter's next webinar will feature a presentation by Mike Rispin and Ian Cadieux of Strata Worldwide on Emerging Safety Technologies for North American Tunnelling. The webinar will ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Colloquium 2021

The Swiss Tunnel Colloquium 2021 «Tunnelling in densely populated areas» will take place in the Concert Hall of the KKL Luzern on September 13, 2021. The Concert Hall, which offers space ... More Information

STUVA Conference 2021 Planned as a Face-to-Face Event

Press release - The STUVA conference with accompanying trade exhibition (STUVA-Expo), to allow the public to attend the event in the usual manner from November 24 to 26, 2021 at the Karlsruhe Trade ... More Information

TBM Wyspiarka gets closer to Wolin Island!

TBM Wyspiarka has already bored 970 m under the Swina river for the Swinoujscie tunnel  on the S3 Swinoujscie-Troszyn expressway: in about 30 m the TBM will cover the entire riverbed of the ... More Information

Balfour Beatty Bachy Soletanche Singapore JV awarded S$644 million Ang Mo Kio Station and Tunnels contract in Singapore

Press release - Balfour Beatty today announces that its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, has been awarded a S$644 million (c. £345 million) contract for the design and construction of Ang Mo Kio ... More Information

FAMA 2021 Convention on “Women of Success”

FAMA 2021 Convention on “Women of Success”

FAMA’s 2021 Convention on “Women of Success” has been successfully concluded. After the presentation of the Company’s activities and update on the current world ... More Information

Robbins Crossover TBM Breaks World Records Twice Over

Robbins Crossover TBM Breaks World Records Twice Over

History has been made twice over at Turkey’s Eşme-Salihli Railway Tunnel where a 13.77 m (45.18 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover XRE TBM has set new world records for best day, week, and month ... More Information

Normet launches new technologies for concrete spraying

Normet brought their sprayed concrete layer thickness control system, the SmartScan, to the market in 2019. The SmartScan is aimed at all underground sprayed concrete applications to deliver ... More Information

Cross River Rail Construction updates

Cross River Rail Construction updates

Roma Street station -  The two Cross River Rail TBMs have left Albert Street station in Brisbane’s CBD,  where they both arrived between June and July  At the beginning of ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - New Breakthroughs in July

Grand Paris Express  - New Breakthroughs in July

Line 15 South - End of excavation for TBM Camille - TBM Camille, launched from the Creteil l’Echat station in October 2019 and after 4.2km - reached Salengro (Champigny-sur-Marne) on Line 15 ... More Information

TERRATEC TBM celebrates final breakthrough on Pune Metro package UG-01

TERRATEC TBM celebrates final breakthrough on Pune Metro package UG-01

Gulermak-TATA Projects JV celebrates TBM breakthrough on the underground works for the package UG-01 of Line 1 of the Pune Metro, in India. On July 22, 2021, TERRATEC joined officials from ... More Information

Snowy 2.0 Project – July Updates

Snowy 2.0 Project – July Updates

It's winter in the Snowy Mountains and activity is hotting up at the Snowy 2.0 construction sites!   There's already more than 1,000 people working on the massive pumped-hydro project ... More Information

New Terzo Valico dei Giovi breakthrough

The Fegino construction site has had a new breakthrough between the Voltri interconnection tunnel (the so-called “odd-numbered” track) and a large structure in the already completed ... More Information

Tideway Project Press Release - Connection tunnel breakthrough at Carnwath Road

A significant milestone for London’s super sewer has been achieved at the Carnwath Road Riverside site in Fulham with the breakthrough of the West main tunnel connection into the Central ... More Information

First functional section of M4 metro line in Milan approved

The M4, Milan's new blue metro line (Linate - Forlanini FS section) has passed all its tests and been approved. The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility has authorized the ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Week from 20-24 September 2021

ITA Tunnelling Week from 20-24 September 2021

ITA, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, organizes the first ever Tunnelling Week from 20 to 24 September 2021. These 5 days of online conferences and debates dedicated ... More Information

TBM for Cefalù railway tunnel arrives

TBM for Cefalù railway tunnel arrives

The TBM, which will be used to drive the Cefalù twin-tube tunnel (7 km), for the project to double and speed up the Palermo - Messina railway line, has arrived at the Termini Imerese port ... More Information

Lunchtime Lecture Series - #7 Tunnel Refurbishment

Event by ITACET Foundation for Continuous Education and Training on Tunnelling and Underground Space Use. Held online on Tue, Sep 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (your local time). This seventh episode ... More Information

Excavation begins for HS2’s first ‘barn design’ tunnel vent shaft

Excavation begins for HS2’s first ‘barn design’ tunnel vent shaft

Following the launch of HS2's first two giant TBMs, engineers working on Britain’s new high-speed railway have now begun excavating the first of five shafts that will provide ventilation ... More Information

TBM Sofia completes Metro Line 11 Extension in Paris

TBM Sofia completes Metro Line 11 Extension in Paris

On 16/7/2021 the TBM Sofia (length 106 m, weight 1450 t) arrived in the future Serge Gainsbourg station (Les Lilas). The machine has now completed the tunnel for the 6 km metro Line 11 extension, ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - Eight-week public consultation

The community impacts consultation – running from  July to 23:59 on Wednesday 8 September 2021 - gives Highways England communities the opportunity to have their say on ... More Information

Pair of Crossover TBMs completes Triple Tunnel Drives in Mumbai

Pair of Crossover TBMs completes Triple Tunnel Drives in Mumbai

In the Spring of 2021, the second of two 6.65 m (21.8 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover XRE TBMs made its third and final breakthrough for India’s Mumbai Metro Line 3. The first machine made its ... More Information

Italy - Breakthrough in the Marana tunnel on SS260

Italy - Breakthrough in the Marana tunnel on SS260

On the 16/07/21 there was a breakthrough in the 1148 m Marana tunnel (1,148 m), which is part of the construction works for the Amatrice - Montereale - L'Aquila section on the SS 260 Picente in ... More Information

Simplon railway tunnel: SBB is looking for volunteers for a rescue exercise

On Sunday 12 September 2021, SBB will carry out a rescue exercise to verify the intervention and evacuation procedures in an emergency event. This will take place in the over 100-year-old Simplon ... 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