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New cross-connection for Södertörn

New cross-connection for Södertörn

The Swedish government is implementing the investment in a new road connection for Södertörn between E4 / E20 and road 73 to enable safe, efficient and sustainable travel. The Swedish ... More Information

TBM assembly has started for Broadway Subway in Vancouver

TBM assembly has started for Broadway Subway in Vancouver

At the end of May the 2nd and final shipment of TBM parts for the Broadway Subway Project arrived! Now assembly of the first TBM is under way at the future GNW-Emily Carr Station site. On 14/06/2022 ... More Information

The first TBM of the Chengdu Metro Line 18 breaks through

The first TBM of the Chengdu Metro Line 18 breaks through

On 06/06/2022 China Railway 22nd Bureau’ completed the first tunnel of Chengdu Metro Line 18 project, Phase 3. The TBM Excellence broke through and completed 3 months ahead of schedule. The ... More Information

First Breakthrough - Semmering Base Tunnel SBT1.1

First Breakthrough - Semmering Base Tunnel SBT1.1

Göstritz (lot SBT1.1) - On June 8th, 2022, after 8 years of construction, the 1st breakthrough took place between contract lot SBT1.1-Tunnel Gloggnitz and contract lot SBT2.1-Tunnel ... More Information

Ceremony held for the 1st TBM to be used for 2nd Gotthard tube’s access tunnel

The inauguration ceremony of the first TBM to be used to drive the access tunnel of the Gotthard motorway tunnel’s second tube was held on the 09/06/2022. The Client is the Federal Roads ... More Information

New milestones on the Hangzhou-Wenzhou Railway

Fuyou tunnel - On June 10th , after 610 days of construction, the Fuyou tunnel part of the Hangzhou-Wenzhou Railway, was successfully completed. It was built by the No. 1 Company of China Railway ... More Information

CODEL – tunnel analysers

CODEL – tunnel analysers

CODEL were the first company in the industry to sell dedicated tunnel analysers in the market, releasing the TunnelMaster in 1999. Prior to this, adapted stack emissions analysers for CO and ... More Information

North East Link TBMs on the way

Two giant TBMs - 90m long, 15.6 m in diameter and 4000 tons in weight - have been ordered from the German supplier Herrenknecht to help build the North East Link’s 6.5km road tunnels that ... More Information

Construction starts on Suburban Rail Loop East

A massive program of early construction work has kicked off in Clayton today for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) with the laying a new 630m sewer pipe – dug by a remote-controlled ... More Information

8th Edition of the ITA Tunnelling awards

Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and ... More Information

NAT 2022

The North American Tunneling (NAT) Conference – will be held in Philadelphia from 19-22 June 2022 - is the premier biennial tunneling event for North American tunnelling. This four-day ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project – June Updates

Cross River Rail Project – June Updates

The final delivery of railway tracks arrived at the Northern Tunnel Portal site in May 2022. In total, 9,570 m of railway tracks have been delivered to site and will be installed in the northern ... More Information

New Submission Deadline: 20 June 2022

New Submission Deadline: 20 June 2022

In response to the overwhelming demand, the deadline for the World Tunnel Congress 2023 for Abstracts' Submission is now extended to the 20 June, 2022.  This is your last chance to show your ... More Information

A fleet of TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for action on Chennai Metro Phase-II Tunnelling

A fleet of TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for action on Chennai Metro Phase-II Tunnelling

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of the first of five 6.61m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machines (EPBMs) that will be used by Tata Projects Ltd. for its underground ... More Information

Algiers Metro Breakthrough

Kahina the TBM built by SELI Overseas, who were employed by Algiers Metro has broken through. The 1380 m tunnel is the longest of the 9.6km El-Harrach – Aeroport section ... More Information

TLT-Turbo GmbH a Single-Source Solution

TLT-Turbo GmbH a Single-Source Solution

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

Epiroc launches new digital solutions for tunnelling construction

Press release - Epiroc expands its digital solutions portfolio within the construction industry by launching Mobilaris Tunnelling Intelligence, a decision support system for tunnelling ... More Information

WTC2023 - Abstracts' Submission

WTC2023 - Abstracts' Submission

Don’t miss the chance to publish your research/best practices at WTC2023: the deadline of the WTC2023 Abstracts' Submission, is quickly approaching. We would like to thank those who have ... More Information

BBT – Breakthrough in the Brenner Base Tunnel

BBT – Breakthrough in the Brenner Base Tunnel

On the 19/05/2022 at 13h45 an excavator broke through between lot H71 Eisack undercrossing (built by Webuild) and Lot Mules 2-3 (built by Webuild and Ghella), on the Italian side of the East line ... More Information

The Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia Line

The Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia Line

The EUR3.84 bn (SEK40 bn) Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia line is a 270 km new coastal railway between Umea and Lulea for faster, safer and more environmentally friendly travel and transport, which ... More Information

Robbins TBM takes on Karstic Limestone below St. Louis

Robbins TBM takes on Karstic Limestone below St. Louis

In Spring 2022, a specialized Robbins 4.1 m (13.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM launched in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, to complete a critical infrastructure tunnel for contractor SAK Construction. The ... More Information

The UDLP on display for the North East Link Tunnels for comment ahead of major construction.

Before major construction of the North East Link Tunnels gets underway, North East Link Program (NELP) is asking the local community what they think of the look and feel of what’s planned for ... More Information

Construction begins on Fehmarnbelt Tunnel entrance

On the 5th  May works officially began on the Fehmarnbelt tunnel portal on the Danish side, where train and car traffic will in future run through the 18-km-long tunnel to Germany. A ceremony ... More Information

The Elizabeth line set to open on Tuesday 24 May 2022

The Elizabeth line in London will open on the 24th  May 2022, with full services across the entire route introduced by May 2023.  The new railway being delivered by Crossrail Ltd will run ... More Information

Statens Vegvesen will prioritize 20 Norwegian road projects, worth EUR15bn.

On the 10/05/2022 and for the first time, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration has made a list of prioritized 20 road and tunnel projects for the next 6 years at an estimated cost of ... More Information

ECRL Project in Malaysia update

ECRL Project in Malaysia update

The construction of the 665 km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project has recorded overall progress of 28.57 %. The percentage includes construction works in four states, namely Kelantan, Terengganu, ... More Information

Kuwait - Sea Outfall tunnel for Umm Al Hayman Wastewater Treatment Project Completed

On the 10/05/2022 the joint venture between Al Hassanain (AHC) and Joseph Gallagher Limited (JGL) completed the 1,960 m Sea Outfall tunnel with an internal diameter of 2.2m, part of the Umm Al ... More Information

BBT – Excavation has started at the H52-Hochstegen construction lot in Austria

On 04/05/2022 a ground breaking ceremony was held for Lot H52 Hochstegen in the presence of Maria Lorenzatto, godmother of the tunnel, along with the various authorities and companies involved. The ... More Information

Normet acquires Aliva Equipment assets to strengthen its sprayed concrete offering

Normet has entered into an agreement with Sika to acquire its Aliva Equipment business assets. With the acquisition, Normet supports its growth strategy by strengthening its offering in sprayed ... More Information

VTA Board Approves First Major Contract of BART Extension to Downtown San Jose/Santa Clara

Press release - At its May 5th regular board meeting, the Santa Clara Valley (VTA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to authorize the General Manager/CEO to execute the first in a series of ... More Information

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Bane NOR sign a cooperation agreement

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Bane NOR sign a cooperation agreement

Press Release - The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Bane NOR signed a cooperation agreement on the €4.5 bn Arna-Stanghelle Joint Project After six years of planning, the mega-project ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - First breakthrough on Line 18

Grand Paris Express - First breakthrough on Line 18

On 25/04/2022 the TBM Caroline reached the future Antonypole station in the Antony municipality for Line 18, of the Grand Paris Express project. The TBM - launched in December 2021 from the Marechal ... More Information

TBM Underway again! Dame Whina Cooper sets off on second tunnel dig

TBM Underway again! Dame Whina Cooper sets off on second tunnel dig

On 26/04/2022 the Dame Whina Cooper TBM - 130 m-long, 7.15 m-diameter and 910 t-weight – has been declared ready to bore and has been launched from 110 m within a mined tunnel at City Rail ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBM completes Bangkok Rama III Cable Tunnel Project

TERRATEC EPBM completes Bangkok Rama III Cable Tunnel Project

TERRATEC is proud to announce the completion of the Rama III Tunnel Project in Bangkok, Thailand. The tunnel was completed using a TERRATEC 4.27m diameter TBM EPB.  It successfully holed ... More Information

Tunlift, the perfect solution for tunnel maintenance

Tunlift, the perfect solution for tunnel maintenance

Tunlift is a variable geometry lifting platform that has been specially developed by professionals in the sector. The "tunnel inspection" platform is based on a patented principle that allows ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - 10.5 km of the Base Tunnel completed

On the 28/04/2022 at Saint-Martin-la-Porte, in Val Maurienne, France excavation of the first 10.5 km of the Turin-Lyon base tunnel has now been completed:- click here for a video. At around 11:00 ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information