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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. AND STRATA WORLDWIDE BRING THE BORAID LINE TO TUNNELLERS

TRAYLOR BROS. AND STRATA WORLDWIDE BRING THE BORAID LINE TO TUNNELLERS

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

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

Tunnelling News

Amtrak awards construction contract for East River Tunnel rehabilitation

The $1.6 billion project calls for demolishing all existing tunnel systems down to the liner, then restoring both tubes. During the project, one tube ... More Information

Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia... More Information

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information