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Metro Line 3 Extension in Brussels

Project owner Beliris - a cooperative venture created jointly by the Federal Government of Belgium and the Brussels-Capital Region – has decided to extend line 3 of the Brussels Metro system. ... More Information



APRIL 27, 2021 – RE-Systems Group Americas and Strata Worldwide have signed a new distribution agreement naming Strata Worldwide the exclusive distributor of RE-Systems’ innovative ... More Information

Warwick Boring Finalists in Elon Musks “Not-A-Boring Tunnelling Competition 2021”

Warwick Boring are looking for financial support to fund their bid to win in a global competition organised by Elon Musks the Boring Company. They are already finalists so if you are wanting to ... More Information

WTC 2023 in Athens

WTC 2023 in Athens

Greece is the official host of the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2023 and 49th General Assembly. Greece will host WTC 2023 under the aegis of The Greek Tunnelling Society (GTS) with the theme ... More Information

NHSRCL signs MoU for Track works for Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor

National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited(NHSRCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS) for Training & Certification and Advisory Services ... More Information

WTC 2022 –Second Round of Abstract Submission Opened

Participants are invited to submit a short 200 word abstract, relating to the general topics of the conference. Please choose one of the main themes and one of the sub-topics.  The ... More Information

EIA required for the planned Bromford Tunnel extension on HS2 railway

HS2 is developing a more detailed design for Phase One of the HS2 railway, following the appointment of its main works contractors. The design process is helping HS2 plan and prepare for the ... More Information

BAUMA postponed to October 2022

BAUMA, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment , has been postponed  from ... More Information

Robbins Most Momentous: 2021 Global Project Updates

Robbins Most Momentous: 2021 Global Project Updates

From China’s largest Crossover TBM launch to an epic 13.77 m diameter XRE that began boring recently in Esme, Turkey, we’ve compiled the year’s most momentous events thus far. Read ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel: Breakthrough of first main tunnel below the Isarco river

Brenner Base Tunnel: Breakthrough of first main tunnel below the Isarco river

On 19/04/2021 - about one month after construction works started, they broke through. The works were below the riverbed of the Isarco river for the future Brenner Base Tunnel railway. Excavation ... More Information


This fourth instalment of the Lunchtime Lecture series will be on “Modern Approaches to Tunnel Waterproofing  - Case studies from the major industry ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 3 has accomplished its 37th breakthrough!

On 22/04/2021 the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) achieved its 37th breakthrough at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Metro Station o the metro line 3 in Mumbai. The Robbins made ... More Information

Coxwell Bypass Tunnel - Breakthrough for TBM Donnie

On the 21/04/2021 the TBM Donnie - 115 m in length and 1,000 t weight -  broke through successfully  completing the first half  - 5,473 m (17,956 ft) - ... More Information

Israel - Final breakthrough of the tunnel Yefe Nof, Highway 16

Israel - Final breakthrough of the tunnel Yefe Nof, Highway 16

In March 2021 the JV Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd (50%) & Impresa Pizzarotti & C. SpA (50%) – had the final breakthrough of the tunnel Yefe Nof . This completed the ... More Information

EU Contribution for Lyon-Turin railway increases

The European Union is re-evaluating its contribution to the new Turin-Lyon railway line in order to increase it to 55%. At the end of March 2021, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of ... More Information

TBM MudHoney Ready to Get to Work in Seattle

TBM MudHoney Ready to Get to Work in Seattle

On 16/04/2021 the Ship Canal Water Quality Project unveiled the new name of their TBM and it was lowered into the ground in Seattle, Washington.    MudHoney had the highest number of ... More Information

Rachel TBM for Clearwater project

Rachel TBM for Clearwater project

On 15/04/2021 Clearwater project’s TBM was unveiled and the student finalists that named the TBM and took part in the art contest were recognized.  TBM Rachel will now drive a new 11km ... More Information

Breakthrough on North Bristol relief sewer

Breakthrough on North Bristol relief sewer

Last week, TBM Fionnuala broke through at MH09 - a 6m diameter shaft 30m deep, following a 2km long drive, as part of the North Bristol relief sewer project. Fionnuala will take a short break at ... More Information

Serravalle Tunnel Completed

On 16/04/2021 at the Libarna site, near the municipality of Arquata (AL) there was a breakthrough inside a chamber  of the Serravalle tunnel, the second longest tunnel for the Terzo Valico dei ... More Information

Early registration for RETC 2021

Early registration ends May 10 for the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC), June 13 - 16, 2021 in Las Vegas.  Every two years, industry leaders and practitioners from around the ... More Information

Launch Event for Clearwater TBM at Los Angeles

The Clearwater Project is being built to protect local waterways by addressing aging infrastructure. The project involves constructing a new 18-foot diameter tunnel using a state-of-the-art TBM. On ... More Information

Cipa in France

Cipa in France

Since 2018, the Paris metro has seen and continues to see Cipa working on the project. Cipa Italia, plays a leading role in the implementation of transport improvements and the strengthening of ... More Information

Let’s Talk Tunnelling Podcast with Dallas Adams

Let’s Talk Tunnelling is a Podcast featuring tunnel, mining and civil construction people sharing their experiences and knowledge of working in the underground construction industry. The host ... More Information

Epiroc launches the next generation multi-role face drill rig

Epiroc launches the next generation multi-role face drill rig

Boomer M20 – the world´s first face drill rig with internal hydraulics - With protected hydraulics, sensors and cables, Epiroc’s new Boomer M20 is designed and built to ... More Information

Surveillance plan introduced to improve safety of Italian tunnels

On the 09/04/2021 the Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, signed a Ministerial Circular which, updating the technical-regulatory framework defined by the ... More Information

TBMs Millie and Joan complete their tunneling journeys

TBMs Millie and Joan complete their tunneling journeys

Two of the four TBMs digging the Melbourne Metro Tunnel have reached their final destination in Melbourne’s CBD.   TBM Millie travelled from the Anzac Station site and under the ... More Information

Boreas Tunnelling a new division dedicated to providing staffing solutions to the tunnelling industry

Boreas Tunnelling a new division dedicated to providing staffing solutions to the tunnelling industry

Tunnelling towards success - Boreas Holding launched a new business division dedicated to providing solutions to the tunnelling industry. Boreas Tunnelling, operating as a division under ... More Information

The new Prague-Smíchov - Beroun railway line

The new Prague-Smíchov - Beroun railway line

The Czech Railway Administration is preparing the construction of a new double-track line on the 3rd transit corridor connecting the Prague-Smíchov and Beroun stations and including the ... More Information

Complimentary Robbins Webinar with Lok Home: To grout or not to grout?

Complimentary Robbins Webinar with Lok Home: To grout or not to grout?

An Emerging Alternative to Slurry TBM Tunneling in Rock under High Water Pressure  When you’re faced with a hard rock tunnel where there are expected significant sections under high ... More Information

Grand Paris Express updates

Line 15 South  - On 06/04/2021 TBM Ellen reached the Arcueil – Cachan station, after 700 m from the Robespierre pit at Bagneux as part of the Grand Paris Express ... More Information

MineARCs GuardIAN Node range

MineARCs GuardIAN Node range

Truly see your underground environment with a complete schematic of environmental conditions, personnel safety, and danger zones. The GuardIAN Node range supports safer practices and better hazard ... More Information


This training session is being co-organised with AMITOS, the Mexican Association of tunnel and underground space engineers. It will be held online over 4 half-days. The objective of this training ... More Information

Bangladesh - The Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 5 - Southern Route

Bangladesh - The Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 5 - Southern Route

The 17.4km Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 5 - Southern Route will be constructed between Gabtoli (not included) and Dasherkandi stations in Bangladesh. The congested central area of Dhaka ... More Information

TBM Coline breaks through

TBM Coline breaks through

TBM Coline has broken through at the future Oullins Centre station on the metro Line B extension in Saint-Genis-Laval in Lyon. The machine, launched in November 2019, has driven 1,955 m and ... More Information

Breakthrough at Poggioreale for the Naples metro Line 1

Breakthrough at Poggioreale for the Naples metro Line 1

At the end of March 2021 the TBM Adriana (diameter  7 m) reached the future  Poggioreale station on the Naples metro Line 1. The TBM will be disassembled and returned to Capodichino, where ... More Information

Shortlisted bidders for Britain’s longest road tunnel

Today Highways England announced the three companies shortlisted to build the longest road tunnel in Britain that sits at the heart of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.   The following ... 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