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STRATA Worldwide and TAC Ontario Chapter August Webinar

STRATA Worldwide and TAC Ontario Chapter August Webinar

TAC Ontario Chapter's next webinar will feature a presentation by Mike Rispin and Ian Cadieux of Strata Worldwide on Emerging Safety Technologies for North American Tunnelling. The webinar will ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Colloquium 2021

The Swiss Tunnel Colloquium 2021 «Tunnelling in densely populated areas» will take place in the Concert Hall of the KKL Luzern on September 13, 2021. The Concert Hall, which offers space ... More Information

STUVA Conference 2021 Planned as a Face-to-Face Event

Press release - The STUVA conference with accompanying trade exhibition (STUVA-Expo), to allow the public to attend the event in the usual manner from November 24 to 26, 2021 at the Karlsruhe Trade ... More Information

TBM Wyspiarka gets closer to Wolin Island!

TBM Wyspiarka has already bored 970 m under the Swina river for the Swinoujscie tunnel  on the S3 Swinoujscie-Troszyn expressway: in about 30 m the TBM will cover the entire riverbed of the ... More Information

Balfour Beatty Bachy Soletanche Singapore JV awarded S$644 million Ang Mo Kio Station and Tunnels contract in Singapore

Press release - Balfour Beatty today announces that its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, has been awarded a S$644 million (c. £345 million) contract for the design and construction of Ang Mo Kio ... More Information

FAMA 2021 Convention on “Women of Success”

FAMA 2021 Convention on “Women of Success”

FAMA’s 2021 Convention on “Women of Success” has been successfully concluded. After the presentation of the Company’s activities and update on the current world ... More Information

Robbins Crossover TBM Breaks World Records Twice Over

Robbins Crossover TBM Breaks World Records Twice Over

History has been made twice over at Turkey’s Eşme-Salihli Railway Tunnel where a 13.77 m (45.18 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover XRE TBM has set new world records for best day, week, and month ... More Information

Normet launches new technologies for concrete spraying

Normet brought their sprayed concrete layer thickness control system, the SmartScan, to the market in 2019. The SmartScan is aimed at all underground sprayed concrete applications to deliver ... More Information

Cross River Rail Construction updates

Cross River Rail Construction updates

Roma Street station -  The two Cross River Rail TBMs have left Albert Street station in Brisbane’s CBD,  where they both arrived between June and July  At the beginning of ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - New Breakthroughs in July

Grand Paris Express  - New Breakthroughs in July

Line 15 South - End of excavation for TBM Camille - TBM Camille, launched from the Creteil l’Echat station in October 2019 and after 4.2km - reached Salengro (Champigny-sur-Marne) on Line 15 ... More Information

TERRATEC TBM celebrates final breakthrough on Pune Metro package UG-01

TERRATEC TBM celebrates final breakthrough on Pune Metro package UG-01

Gulermak-TATA Projects JV celebrates TBM breakthrough on the underground works for the package UG-01 of Line 1 of the Pune Metro, in India. On July 22, 2021, TERRATEC joined officials from ... More Information

Snowy 2.0 Project – July Updates

Snowy 2.0 Project – July Updates

It's winter in the Snowy Mountains and activity is hotting up at the Snowy 2.0 construction sites!   There's already more than 1,000 people working on the massive pumped-hydro project ... More Information

New Terzo Valico dei Giovi breakthrough

The Fegino construction site has had a new breakthrough between the Voltri interconnection tunnel (the so-called “odd-numbered” track) and a large structure in the already completed ... More Information

Tideway Project Press Release - Connection tunnel breakthrough at Carnwath Road

A significant milestone for London’s super sewer has been achieved at the Carnwath Road Riverside site in Fulham with the breakthrough of the West main tunnel connection into the Central ... More Information

First functional section of M4 metro line in Milan approved

The M4, Milan's new blue metro line (Linate - Forlanini FS section) has passed all its tests and been approved. The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility has authorized the ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Week from 20-24 September 2021

ITA Tunnelling Week from 20-24 September 2021

ITA, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, organizes the first ever Tunnelling Week from 20 to 24 September 2021. These 5 days of online conferences and debates dedicated ... More Information

TBM for Cefalù railway tunnel arrives

TBM for Cefalù railway tunnel arrives

The TBM, which will be used to drive the Cefalù twin-tube tunnel (7 km), for the project to double and speed up the Palermo - Messina railway line, has arrived at the Termini Imerese port ... More Information

Lunchtime Lecture Series - #7 Tunnel Refurbishment

Event by ITACET Foundation for Continuous Education and Training on Tunnelling and Underground Space Use. Held online on Tue, Sep 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (your local time). This seventh episode ... More Information

Excavation begins for HS2’s first ‘barn design’ tunnel vent shaft

Excavation begins for HS2’s first ‘barn design’ tunnel vent shaft

Following the launch of HS2's first two giant TBMs, engineers working on Britain’s new high-speed railway have now begun excavating the first of five shafts that will provide ventilation ... More Information

TBM Sofia completes Metro Line 11 Extension in Paris

TBM Sofia completes Metro Line 11 Extension in Paris

On 16/7/2021 the TBM Sofia (length 106 m, weight 1450 t) arrived in the future Serge Gainsbourg station (Les Lilas). The machine has now completed the tunnel for the 6 km metro Line 11 extension, ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - Eight-week public consultation

The community impacts consultation – running from  July to 23:59 on Wednesday 8 September 2021 - gives Highways England communities the opportunity to have their say on ... More Information

Pair of Crossover TBMs completes Triple Tunnel Drives in Mumbai

Pair of Crossover TBMs completes Triple Tunnel Drives in Mumbai

In the Spring of 2021, the second of two 6.65 m (21.8 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover XRE TBMs made its third and final breakthrough for India’s Mumbai Metro Line 3. The first machine made its ... More Information

Italy - Breakthrough in the Marana tunnel on SS260

Italy - Breakthrough in the Marana tunnel on SS260

On the 16/07/21 there was a breakthrough in the 1148 m Marana tunnel (1,148 m), which is part of the construction works for the Amatrice - Montereale - L'Aquila section on the SS 260 Picente in ... More Information

Simplon railway tunnel: SBB is looking for volunteers for a rescue exercise

On Sunday 12 September 2021, SBB will carry out a rescue exercise to verify the intervention and evacuation procedures in an emergency event. This will take place in the over 100-year-old Simplon ... More Information

EXPO Ferroviaria opens at Fiera Milano Rho from 28th to 30th September 2021

The EXPO Ferroviaria 10th Edition will be the first Italian rail industry exhibition since the COVID pandemic started. The show covers all aspects of rail-related technology and services (including ... More Information

The First Tunnel of the Fuzhou Binhai Express Line Is Completed

The First Tunnel of the Fuzhou Binhai Express Line Is Completed

Recently, the jointly built by China Railway 17th Bureau and CRCHI, the earth pressure/TBM double-mode boring machine successfully completed the left line of Dailing Tunnel. This tunnel is part of ... More Information

TBM EPB Jinxiu ready to go into operation for the Chengdu - Zigong high speed railway

TBM EPB Jinxiu ready to go into operation for the Chengdu - Zigong high speed railway

On the 10/07/2021 China’s largest homemade EPB TBM rolled off the production line at Changsha N.2 Industrial Park where CRCHI (China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corporation Ltd) is ... More Information

BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Program announcement

The following protocols and instructions apply to the Pre-SOQ meeting that Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) intends to convene with private sector Participants who have downloaded ... More Information

Sydney Metro West enters the next planning stage

On the Sydney Metro West project, the planning process has started for the construction of 9 new metro stations between Westmead and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD – as well as the precincts ... More Information

€3 BILLION worth of Contracts awarded for TELT

Paris, 7 July 2021–The TELT board of directors, which met today online between Rome and Paris, has given  the  go-ahead  for  the  signing  of  contracts ... More Information

Press Release - Super sewer gets Royal visitor as project nears end of tunnelling phase

London’s new super sewer tunnel was visited today by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as she delved deep below the River Thames to witness the progress made during the ... More Information

Press Release - CEAR presents video of CTS Ex p Compact Distribution and Transformer substation

Press Release - CEAR presents video of CTS Ex p Compact Distribution and Transformer substation

CEAR (Costruzioni Elettrotecniche) introduces their CTS Ex p Compact Distribution and Transformer substation, as per ATEX Standard 2014/34/EU, with a YouTube video please click here to view. The ... More Information

Call for papers for 2nd PIARC Int’l Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety!

PIARC and the Spanish National Committee (ATC) will jointly organize the 2nd International Conference on Tunnels and the VIII Spanish Symposium in the new Granada Conference & Exhibition Centre ... More Information

2021 ITA Awards entries: Deadline extended

An extended deadline has been set for the global tunnelling industry to submit entries for the 2021 ITA Tunnelling Awards that seek to rewards the  most  ground-breaking innovations and ... More Information

Final breakthrough for the 3RPORT project in Fort Wayne city

Final breakthrough for the 3RPORT project in Fort Wayne city

On 30/06/2021- after 3 years - TBM MamaJo completed the 7.473,39 m (5 miles) length and 16-foot (4.88 m) diameter tunnel stretching from Glasgow Avenue to Foster Park and connecting 14 ... More Information

Press release - Momentum builds as HS2 launches second giant tunnelling machine

Press release - Momentum builds as HS2 launches second giant tunnelling machine

HS2 this week launched ‘Cecilia’ - the second of two enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machines that will excavate the ten mile long tunnels beneath the Chiltern hills just outside London. ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

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