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PRESS RELEASE - First of Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels complete

The first of Cross River Rail’s Tunnel Boring Machines has seen the daylight, for the first time in ten months.  The mega project is one of many being delivered by the Palaszczuk ... More Information

Breakthrough for TBM Armelle on Line 16

On 24/11/2021 Eiffage Genie Civil celebrated the breakthrough of TBM Armelle in Le Blanc-Mesnile  station, Line 16, Grand Paris Express. Click here for the video, here and fr/127 for tunnel ... More Information

BBT - Exploratory tunnel excavation completed

On the 24/11/2021 TBM Serena with a diameter of 6.85m, a length of approximately 300m and weight 1,500 t has reached the Brenner Pass. The TBM has excavated over 14 km of tunnel in 3.5 years. The ... More Information

Progress at HS2 Superhub station Old Oak Common as construction of main station box begins

Press release - Work to construct the 850m-long station box at HS2’s Old Oak Common station began last month as concrete frame and substructure specialist, Expanded, started on site. Expanded ... More Information

Strata Worldwide Announces Nerospec SK Partnership

Strata Worldwide Announces Nerospec SK Partnership

Strata Worldwide is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with technology expert Nerospec SK. Nerospec SK is a developer of cutting-edge machine digitalization systems. Together the ... More Information

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

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