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TERRATEC’s EPBM completes Bangkok Orange Line Metro tunnel

TERRATEC’s EPBM completes Bangkok Orange Line Metro tunnel

TERRATEC has celebrated  the completion of the Orange Line metro project in Bangkok, Thailand, with the final breakthrough of the Eastbound tunnel on Contract E3. Earlier in March, TERRATEC ... More Information

Project Manager required

Boreas Tunnelling based in the Netherlands are recruiting for one of their valuable clients based in South Asia; Experienced Project Manager with at least the below credentials: They should be a ... More Information

Tunnelling works continue for Hinkley Point C

Tunnelling works continue for Hinkley Point C

TBM Emmeline has started her tunnel drive for the 7m-diameter and 1.8km long outfall tunnel and it is now in full-bore mode 33m beneath the seabed of the Bristol Channel with a 19 m per day average ... More Information

50% of the Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri/Toyo tunnel completed

In March, three months earlier than expected, 50% of the Toyo/Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri tunnel’s excavation was exceeded, reaching 5.03 km (51.7%). Once complete the tunnel will connect ... More Information

The HL-LHC underground and surface works continue at Point 1 and Point 5

The HL-LHC underground and surface works continue at Point 1 and Point 5

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most recent and powerful accelerator constructed on the CERN site. The LHC consists of a 27 km circular tunnel, about 100 m underground, with eight sites ... More Information

HS2 casts first of 112,000 Chiltern tunnel wall segments ahead of TBM launch

HS2 casts first of 112,000 Chiltern tunnel wall segments ahead of TBM launch

Preparations for the launch of HS2’s first giant TBM ramped up last week. The first of 112,000 segments for the Chiltern tunnel lining rolled off a purpose-built production line. The temporary ... More Information

Cear manufacturers MV/LV substations for an Australian project in renewable energies

Cear manufacturers MV/LV substations for an Australian project in renewable energies

Cear has been awarded a prestigious contract for the construction phase of an Australian renewable energy project, that will provide on-demand energy for large scale storage. The supply consists of ... More Information

Poland - Warsaw will have a third metro line

Poland - Warsaw will have a third metro line

On 15/03/2021 Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw, announced that Warsaw, despite the considerable budget problems, will have a third metro line to be built in 3 phases. The M3 will connect the ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing Community Update - March 2021

In the March 2021 edition of the Lower Thames crossing video newsletter, an update  was given on the planning application, the ongoing survey works, the plans to build the team who will deliver ... More Information

La Sega-Rindola section of the Vittorio Veneto SS51 Bypass opens

Today Lot 1 La Sega-Rindola of the Vittorio Veneto bypass on the SS51 di Alemagna in Treviso province was opened to traffic. The new 2 km road will bypass Serravalle in Vittorio Veneto, the road ... More Information

Poland - Swinoujscie tunnel excavation

On the 5th March 2021 the baptism and launch ceremony took place for the TBM that will dig the road tunnel under the Swina River. The machine, named Wyspiarka, will start from the launch shaft on ... More Information

Snowy 2.0: TBM ready for work at Hydropower Project in Australia

Snowy 2.0: TBM ready for work at  Hydropower Project in Australia

On 19/03/2021 the Future Generation joint-venture, composed of the Italian company Webuild (leader), the Australian-based Clough and US-based Lane Construction- celebrated with Snowy Hydro Ltd the ... More Information

Feasibility Study for a New Line from Prague to Dresden is Approved

Feasibility Study for a New Line from Prague to Dresden is Approved

The Central Commission of the Ministry of Transport approved the Feasibility Study for the New railway connection between Prague and Dresden. Based on this concept document, the preparation of ... More Information

Sydney Metro West received two major planning approvals

The Sydney Metro West project has received two major planning approvals, paving the way for mega TBMs to be in the ground by the end of 2022.   Planning approval has been granted for the ... More Information

Ground freezing begins for the first main tunnel for the BBT Isarco River Underpass

In the town of Fortezza works on the Isarco River Underpass construction site, which is the southernmost construction lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel, are proceeding at full speed. Two 25 m deep ... More Information

Geofluid 2021 - international trade fair for the drilling & foundations sector

Geofluid 2021 - international trade fair for the drilling & foundations sector

Piacenza Expo is preparing for the next edition of Geofluid, which will take place from 15th to 18th September at the Piacenza exhibition centre in Italy. It will be the most important international ... More Information

Metro seeking proposals to fast-track Yellow Line Bridge and tunnel rehabilitation project

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), known locally as Metro, has  issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a major capital project that involves rehabilitating the Yellow ... More Information

Refurbishment of the Mont Blanc tunnel ‘s road deck begins

Refurbishment of the Mont Blanc tunnel ‘s road deck begins

A plan for the refurbishment of the two Mont Blanc Tunnel road decks is now underway. The original works for the first 555m deck section were carried out from March to June 2018 the next works on ... More Information

Launch Event for Clearwater TBM

Launch Event for Clearwater TBM

The Clearwater Project is being built to protect local waterways by addressing an aging infrastructure. The project involves the construction by TBM of a new 5.5 m (18-foot) diameter tunnel to ... More Information

Automated metro network proposed for Graz, Austria

Automated metro network proposed for Graz, Austria

In February 2021 the project company "Modern Urban Mobility 2030+" (MUM 2030) - established in 2019 by Holding Graz revealed a new feasibility study on the urban mobility systems for the provincial ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - Line 15 South - TBM Aby reaches Vitry Centre station

Grand Paris Express - Line 15 South - TBM Aby reaches Vitry Centre station

Last week TBM Aby broke through at the Vitry Center station on Line 15 South, on the Grand Paris Express. The TBM was first assembled and then launched in  June 2019 by the  Consortium ... More Information

Early Finish For Metro Tunnel’s Eastern Entrance

Press release - The Metro Tunnel Project’s eastern entrance at South Yarra has been completed more than five months ahead of schedule with work now underway to connect the new structure with ... More Information

TBM Elsie reaches future Wilshire/La Cienega subway station for the Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

On 25/02/21 the TBM Elsie, 1,000-t, 122 m (400-feet) long, broke through to the future Wilshire/La Cienega station site in Beverly Hills. It is the first of two TBMs, manufactured in Germany by ... More Information

Singapore’s Cross Island Line (CRL) Update

Singapore’s  Cross Island Line (CRL)  Update

The CRL, Singapore’s eighth MRT line, is a 50km long project and fully underground. It will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors. It will ... More Information

Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway given green light

Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway given green light

The Norwegian Coastal Administration has received the assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which gives a green light to start preparations for the construction of the ... More Information

Corbulo Tunnel Press Release

Corbulo Tunnel Press Release

Before they can build cross connections in the Corbulo tunnel 2.5 km of poles have been installed in the walls. They will then be used to freeze the ground between the two tunnels before ... More Information

FNPs Identified for Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West Advance Tunnel Projects

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have identified Strabag and West End Connectors as the First Negotiations Proponents (FNPs) to design, build and finance the tunnels for the Scarborough ... More Information

ITA-CET - Education and training in the tunnelling industry

ITA-CET - Education and training in the tunnelling industry

The ITA-CET is launching a series of lectures on Tuesday 9th March / 13 :00-14 :30 CET TIME In these times of uncertainty, ITA-CET, the ITA committee dedicated to education and training, had to ... More Information

The Long Itchington TBM naming competition has been launched

At the beginning of March HS2 Ltd launched a competition for residents of the Warwickshire area and for schools to help find a name for the TBM that will start excavating under Long Itchington Wood ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - TBM Mireille

The 8th TBM for the Line 6 of Grand Paris Express has been named Mireille, in honor of Mireille Agletiner, a retired professor  involved in the city’s community life.   The ceremony ... More Information

Introduction to T&M Specialists UK Ltd.

Introduction to T&M Specialists UK Ltd.

Established in the UK in 2020, to undertake work on both UK and European infrastructure projects, T&M Specialists UK Ltd intends to build upon the already significant project portfolio of ... More Information



Strata Worldwide, with 29 years of experience primarily focused on the underground coal mining industry, has simultaneously been involved over its history with hard rock mining, tunnelling and ... More Information

Airport metro rail one step closer

Press release - Construction of the new Metro railway line, which will service Greater Western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, is one step ... More Information

TERRATEC gears up for Agua Sur tunnel

TERRATEC gears up for Agua Sur tunnel

Italian tunnel contractor CMC di Ravenna has completed TBM testing and initial drive on the Agua Sur tunnel. TERRATEC is pleased to announce that the 4.66m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel ... More Information

TELT's Board of Directors and Tunnel works awarded

The French and Italian governments, in accordance with the agreements between the two countries in their Articles of Association, have appointed the members of Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin - ... More Information

Long Itchington Wood tunnel HS2 update

Long Itchington Wood tunnel HS2  update

Collins Earthworks has completed excavating the north portal site of  the twin tube Long Itchington Wood tunnel (1.61 km/1mile length, 9-10 m diameter) , ready for the launch of the TBM that ... 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