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HS2 launches webinar series to help Britain’s SMEs bid for work on the project

HS2 Ltd has announced a series of webinars, every Wednesday for 6 weeks until Wednesday 14th July, to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building ... More Information

Zitron at UGOL ROSSII & MINING 2021 Exposition

Zitron is participating in the UGOL ROSSII & MINING 2021, the trade fair trio for every aspect of Mining. The exhibition is taking place from Tuesday 1st  to Friday 4th , June 2021, in ... More Information

CIFA - update

CIFA - update

A total of three CSS3 EVOs, two of which delivered in April 2021, will be used by the international group of companies consisting of VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Dodin Campenon Bernard, ... More Information

TBM Dame Whina Cooper Launched for the City Rail Link

TBM Dame Whina Cooper Launched for the City Rail Link

The TBM Dame Whina Cooper, is slowly making its first steps. Progress over the first initial metres is cautious but steady while the crew bed down getting used to the machine and conditions ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project – request for project change April 2021

  Queensland's Coordinator-General seeks your views deadline 04/06/2021, on the eleventh proposed change to the Cross River Rail project, including the effectiveness of the ... More Information

Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section Evaluation for the Hudson Tunnel Project

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) jointly with NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Final Section 4(f) ... More Information

Mega-Sized Crossover Machine Ramps up in Turkey

Mega-Sized Crossover Machine Ramps up in Turkey

Robbins XRE TBM bores Eşme-Salihli Railway Tunnel - A Robbins 13.77 m (45.18 ft) diameter Crossover XRE TBM launched recently in spring 2021 in Eşme, Turkey. The large machine is boring the 3.05 km ... More Information

Major tunnelling works complete as all four TBMs reach final stop in Melbourne

Major tunnelling works complete as all four TBMs reach final stop in Melbourne

All four TBMs digging the Metro Tunnel’s 6.3 m-high, twin 9km tunnels have now completed their works after 20 months.  The last TBM to hit the finish line was Meg, which arrived at the ... More Information

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel - Factory Acceptance Ceremony of TBM Mary

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel  - Factory Acceptance Ceremony of TBM Mary

The Factory Acceptance Test ceremony for the 14m diameter TBM Variable Density, named Mary, happened on thr 06/05/2021 in Germany at the Herrenknecht Deutschland facility: click here and here for ... More Information

Work Progresses in the Corbulo tunnel

Work Progresses in the Corbulo tunnel

This week, Comol5 installed the first tunnel technical installations (TTI) in the service building of the Corbulo  tunnel in Leiden. It affects 54 different installations that ensure a safe ... More Information

Breakthrough on DTSS Phase 2 for Leighton Asia

Breakthrough on DTSS Phase 2 for Leighton Asia

On 17/05/2021 Leighton Asia's Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2 - Contract T-09 in Singapore marked a major milestone, with the first 7.56m diameter TBM Teban breaking through at the South Tunnel. ... More Information

7th Edition of the ITA Tunnelling awards

The international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and underground space ... More Information

Micro Tunnel Boring Machine lowers into shaft to begin first tunnelling for Watercare’s groundbreaking Central Interceptor project

Micro Tunnel Boring Machine lowers into shaft to begin first tunnelling for Watercare’s groundbreaking Central Interceptor project

A micro Tunnelling Boring Machine (MTBM) called ‘Domenica’ has been successfully lifted into a shaft at the May Rd, Mount Roskill site for Watercare’s Central Interceptor ... More Information

TBM Urvi completes Tunnelling work on the Kolkata/Calcutta East-West Metro Corridor

TBM Urvi completes Tunnelling work on the Kolkata/Calcutta East-West Metro Corridor

On the 15/05/2021 the Joint Venture ITD-ITD Cementation India Ltd celebrated the TBM Urvi breakthrough at a retrieval shaft in Bowbazar (click here for the video), completing the entire TBM ... More Information

Cross River Rail updates

Cross River Rail updates

The 165 m long TBMs Else and Merle, both weighting 1350-t,  are excavating the Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels from the launch site at Woolloongabba north towards Albert Street beneath ... More Information

HS2 launches TBM Florence the first of 10 TBMs to dig underneath the Chilterns

HS2 launches TBM Florence the first of 10 TBMs to dig underneath the Chilterns

On 13/05/2021 HS2 Ltd launched the 2,000 t TBM Florence from HS2’s South Portal site next to the M25 in Buckinghamshire. It’s the first of 10  TBMs that will collectively dig ... More Information

NEBT tunnel completed in Washington D.C.

NEBT tunnel completed in Washington D.C.

In April the Joint Venture Webuild Group /Lane Construction  completed excavation of the EUR 477.53 million (USD580 million) Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project in Washington, ... More Information

Second Sydney Harbour tunnel added to the Priority List

Infrastructure Australia added the New South Wales Government’s proposal for a second Sydney Harbour tunnel as a Priority Project on the Infrastructure Priority List. This proposal for a ... More Information

Australia's longest road tunnel proposed for Great Western Highway upgrade

The Great Western Highway is a critical road link between Sydney and the Central West and traverses the sensitive Blue Mountains environment through several towns and villages. The NSW ... More Information

The Forrestfield Airport Link - May project update

Last week Transport Minister Rita Saffioti MLA announced that the first operational trains for the Airport Line are expected to run in the first half of 2022. While this is later than anticipated, ... More Information

Dame Whina Cooper TBM - official launch in Auckland

Final checks are now underway before the TBM Dame Whina Cooper for the Auckland’s City Rail Link starts cutting into Auckland soil in mid-May. When it will be excavating the first of the two ... More Information

Environmental approval for the Fehmarnbelt project

The construction of the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt is taking shape, and a new milestone has just been passed. On 3rd May, the Fehmarn Link Contractors (FLC) received the final environmental ... More Information

Tideway - TBM Ursula leaves London

Tideway - TBM Ursula leaves London

On the 07/05/2021 a 1800 t Matador 3 floating crane lifted TBM Ursula off site at Chambers Wharf for her onward journey by sea to Rotterdam. Please click the link to view the lifting of the TBM ... More Information

Focus Turns To Stations As Melbourne Metro Tunnels Towards Completion

Focus Turns To Stations As Melbourne Metro Tunnels Towards Completion

On the May's first week-end Alice, the third TBM to finish work on the Melbourne Metro’s twin tunnels, broke through at Town Hall Station after successfully digging under the Yarra. It leaves ... More Information



Strata Worldwide has signed a new Premium Partnership Agreement with Future Fibre Technologies to distribute the company’s FFT Aura IQ™ Conveyor Health Monitoring System into ... More Information

Hagerbach NXT 50 Festival 18.6.2021

On June 18, 2021, Hagerbach Test Gallery celebrates its 50th birthday in the form of a hybrid event. You can expect a varied programme consisting of exciting presentations and discussion rounds as ... More Information

Innovation and digital transformation, main challenges and goals for Zitrón

Innovation and digital transformation, main challenges and goals for Zitrón

This year Zitrón takes part in the IV Edition of Open Innovation 4.0 Asturias, a public-private collaboration initiative between IDEPA, CEEI and companies that, like ... More Information

Red Gate is the star of the new PPS TBM guidance system generation

Red Gate is the star of the new PPS TBM guidance system generation

Not only does Red Gate steer the PPS motor prism or laser targets it also provides dual-inclination values to PPS completely new software. Highly flexible it can also connect additional sensors like ... More Information

The Tel Aviv Metro Network Programme

NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems Ltd is a government company tasked with the development of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Mass Transit System, which includes a metro network, comprising ... More Information

Assembly started of TBM for metro Line 2 in Peru

Assembly started of TBM for metro Line 2 in Peru

The assembly of the first TBM EPB (S-972) for the Lima and Callao Metro Line 2 has begun at the future station of San Juan de Dios (n.19) in San Luis district. The machine which is 120 m long and ... More Information

Zoomlion Europe inaugurates new production plant in Italy

Zoomlion Europe inaugurates new production plant in Italy

CIFA Spa, part of the Zoomlion Group, pursues its development plans with the construction of a new plant to manufacture and assemble cranes, truck cranes, forklifts and AWPs.  CIFA ... More Information

UCA Scholarships

If you are interested in a career in underground engineering, we can help you get there. Scholarship opportunities exist to help further your career aspirations. Apply for conference ... More Information

Pune Metro completes underwater Mutha river tunnel

Pune Metro completes underwater Mutha river tunnel

Pune Metro has constructed Pune's first underwater metro tunnel below the Mutha river bed. On 21/04/21 the TBMs Mutha and Mula completed two tunnels of approximately 240m and 223m between the Civil ... More Information

JIMT/TERRATEC EPBM delivered for the Taoyuan MRT Green Line

JIMT/TERRATEC EPBM delivered for the Taoyuan MRT Green Line

On behalf of JIM Technology (JIMT), TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of the 6.24m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (EPBM) that will be used by BES-DAIHO-OKUMURA JV ... More Information

Finland and Estonia sign a MoU on cooperation in the transport sector

Finland's Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka and Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in ... More Information

TBM Olivia breaks through at Havneholmen for the M4 extension, Copenhagen

TBM Olivia breaks through at Havneholmen for the M4 extension, Copenhagen

On the 23/04/2021 - after more than a year - TBM Olivia completed the tunnel excavation of the M4 line extension to Sydhavn in Copenhagen. The machine broke into the chamber at Havneholmen, which ... 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