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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

BCL - Breakthrough for TBM Olga

BCL - Breakthrough for TBM Olga

On 08/10/2021 the TBM Olga - diameter 6 m  - completed the right running  single-track tunnel – 500 m long - between the Kashirskaya station and the transition chamber at the Klenovy ... More Information

T & M Specialists now in Canada

T & M Specialists now in Canada

T&M Specialists Canada now offers a full range of tunnelling and mining specialist services throughout North America.   As Hong Kong based T&M Specialists nears 10 years ... More Information

CEAR introduces their pressurized and ventilated containerized substation – ATEX certified

CEAR introduces their pressurized and ventilated containerized substation – ATEX certified

Press release - Costruzioni Elettrotecniche CEAR is proud to introduce to the market the ATEX certified pressurized and ventilated containerized substation, that is suitable for Hazardous Area ... More Information

Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel - Canada

Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel - Canada

On the 04/10/2021 the joint venture  between Aecon (40%) /Traylor Bros Inc. (60%) completed for Metro Vancouver excavation of the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel, located in North Vancouver, ... More Information

West Connex - M4-M5 Link Tunnelling update

West Connex - M4-M5 Link Tunnelling update

Construction work on the M4-M5 Link Tunnels Project  - part of WestConnex - the Australia’s largest road infrastructure project - restarted from  31 July 2021, undertaken 24 hours a ... More Information

Epiroc - Collaboration to develop an electric trolley truck system for underground mining

Epiroc, Boliden and ABB recently entered a joint collaboration to develop an electric trolley truck system for underground mining. This development project will lower CO2 emissions, improve work ... More Information

Tunnel Skills - Tunnel Vision

TunnelSkills – the national specialist training forum for the UK tunnelling industry – specialises in the application of immersive learning and new technology to improve training, ... More Information

1000th ring completed on Tideways Greenwich Connection Tunnel

The 1000th ring has been installed on the Greenwich Connection Tunnel by TBM Annie. The TBM is now 1.5km into the journey to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey, where the Greenwich Connection ... More Information

Clearwater Project - TBM Rachel Launched

Clearwater Project - TBM Rachel Launched

On 28/09/2021  TBM Rachel started its journey towards Royal Palm Beach for the Clearwater Project: at first, she’ll go slowly while systems are tested, but soon she’ll pick up speed ... More Information

Snowy 2.0 Project Updates

Snowy 2.0 Project Updates

Following a brief pause in July to install the remaining gantries and connect the conveyor belt, Lady Eileen - the first TBM to start tunnelling - is now more than 160 m into the mountain. By ... More Information

The TBM in Swinoujscie reaches Wolin Island

The TBM in Swinoujscie reaches Wolin Island

On 19/09/2021 TBM Wyspiarka, which started the Swinoujscie tunnel construction in March this year, broke through the wall of the receiving chamber - 35 m long, 19 m wide and 18 m high - on ... More Information

Press release - Tunnel progress as HS2 completes first mile under the Chilterns

The first enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machine passed the one mile mark this week during the construction of the first tunnels for HS2 - Britain’s new high speed rail link between London, ... More Information

Mapei - Concrete restoration and waterproofing systems on existing tunnels

Mapei - Concrete restoration and waterproofing systems on existing tunnels

Maintenance of underground infrastructure is one of the most important issues for the construction market. Nowadays, maintenance includes priority activities, in order to maintain the value of ... More Information

Gotthard Road Tunnel update

On the 29/09/2021 in Goeschenen and Airolo the works for the second tube of the Gotthard motorway tunnel were officially opened. This was a symbolic ceremony, because the original celebration was ... More Information

hyperTunnel – tunnelling reimagined

hyperTunnel – tunnelling reimagined

Innovation born out of necessity: the launch of hyperTunnel will see tunnels built completely differently in future, for huge global societal benefit. hyperTunnel is a new British tunnelling ... More Information

Factory Acceptance Ceremony for STRABAG’s 12m EPB TBM

Factory Acceptance Ceremony for STRABAG’s 12m EPB TBM

The Factory Acceptance Ceremony for STRABAG’s 12m EPB TBM took place yesterday at the Herrenknecht AG workshop in Schwanau, Germany. The TBM will tunnel the Metrolinx & Infrastructure ... More Information

Tianxi Expressway - Weilan Tunnel Completed

On 17/09/2021 the Weilan Tunnel part of the Guangxi Tianxi Expressway project invested in and constructed by Energy China Gezhouba Group successfully achieved a full-scale break ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel - Update of Total Project Costs

On the 07/09/2021, after the approval of the updated construction programme, approval was also obtained for the total costs of the BBT project, which had been updated to take the following issues ... More Information

Third breakthrough for Suki Kinari hydropower project in Pakistan

Third breakthrough for Suki Kinari hydropower project in Pakistan

On the 25/09/2021 a ceremony was held to celebrate the third breakthrough of headrace tunnel for the 884 MW Suki Kinari Hydropower Project. The project  has been under construction since 2017 ... More Information

STRATA Worldwide launches new website

STRATA Worldwide launches new website

From their early beginnings in underground coal mining roof support, STRATA has evolved into a leading global provider of advanced products and technologies in multiple industries. “Our ... More Information

Namma Metro - TBM URJA Tunnel Breakthrough at Shivajinagar metro station

On 22/09/21 Urja, the first TBM for the Namma Metro's Reach 6 line made a breakthrough at Shivajinagar, after completing the north bound tunnel of 855 m from Cantonment to Shivajinagar stations: ... More Information

MineARCs - Chamber Commissioning & Everything You Need To Know About It

MineARCs - Chamber Commissioning & Everything You Need To Know About It

Purchasing a MineARC chamber is an investment in ensuring that your crew are safe in the event of a disaster, but simply purchasing a chamber is only the first step in this process. A big part of ... More Information


T&M Specialists Limited, established in Hong Kong in 2014, are delighted to announce they have been awarded a Permanent Sprayed Concrete Lining project.  Taking part in Hong Kong’s ... More Information

iPS Powerful People at British Tunnelling Society Conference and Exhibition

iPS Powerful People at British Tunnelling Society Conference and Exhibition

Our Business Development Manager Tunnelling Barrie Willis and our Manager Tunnelling Sam Merrick will be attending the British Tunnelling Society Conference on September 30th and October 1st in ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project Financial Plan and Record of Decision

At the end of August, the Gateway Program partners submitted an updated financial plan for the Hudson Tunnel Project to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that should improve the project's ... More Information

Boreas Tunnelling are hiring multiple TBM operators

Boreas Tunnelling are hiring multiple TBM operators

Boreas Tunnelling are recruiting multiple TBM Operators that have verifiable long term experience in operating a Herrenknecht EPB TBM (Diameter 10.0 and above) for a long term job in South East ... More Information

Slurry Treatment Plant (STP) Manager wanted

Slurry Treatment Plant (STP) Manager wanted

TunnelCraft are looking for a Slurry Treatment Plant (STP) Manager for a large UK based tunnelling project. The successful applicant will be working alongside the Tunnelling site team to ensure ... More Information

PPS and tacs join forces again

After more than 30 years of going their separate ways, Munich based guidance system suppliers PPS GmbH and tacs GmbH have announced their merger and future cooperation. "The combination of our ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project Updates

The HRBT Expansion Project reached several milestones in August. On the South Island, construction crews completed the underground concrete walls, also known as slurry walls, for the launch pit, ... More Information

Excavation of 9 km long tunnel connecting Kobi-Kvesheti starts

Excavation of 9 km long tunnel connecting Kobi-Kvesheti starts

On the 10/09/2021 a TBM began the construction of the longest tunnel on the  Kvesheti-Kobi road project in Kobi. The event was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili, ... More Information

TLT-Turbo Fans for Road, Railway & Metro Tunnels

TLT-Turbo Fans for Road, Railway & Metro Tunnels

For over fifty years, TLT-Turbo has developed first-of-their-kind, fine-tuned, and advanced ventilation systems for road, railway and metro tunnels. TLT-Turbo focuses on the system as a whole to ... More Information

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CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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