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Australia - News on Sydney Metro West project

Australia - News on  Sydney Metro West project

Press release - The first service tunnel to connect the 24-km Metro West line to a new stabling and maintenance facility at Clyde has been completed, ticking off another significant milestone for ... More Information

Start of the Rekalde Bypass project in Bilbao, Spain

Start of the Rekalde Bypass project in Bilbao, Spain

The Department of Infrastructures and Territorial Development has awarded to the joint venture comprising Typsa, Fulcrum and Tekia the EUR 5,805,580.06 (VAT included) the contract for the design of ... More Information

TBM Wilma is ready for the Brenner Base Tunnel

TBM Wilma is ready for the Brenner Base Tunnel

On 8 march 2024 BBT SE and H53 Consortium consisting of Porr Bau GmbH, Marti GmbH Austria and Marti Tunnel AG Switzerland completed the factory acceptance of Wilma. This will be the first of the two ... More Information

Grand Paris Express – Excavation of Line 16 completed

Grand Paris Express – Excavation of Line 16 completed

After more than four years of work and the use of seven TBMs, the tunnel of Grand Paris Express Line 16 is now fully excavated.  On Monday, 26 February 2024, the TBM Houda reached the Mare au ... More Information

The last HS2 TBM in the West Midlands starts digging towards Birmingham

The last HS2 TBM in the West Midlands starts digging towards Birmingham

On 05 March 2024 HS2 launched the last TBM to dig tunnels for the new high speed railway in the West Midlands. The 1,600 t weight and 125 m long TBM has started on its journey to dig the second bore ... More Information

Excavation of tunnel for Mularroya dam in Spain complete

On March 1, the joint venture Mularroya, composed of Acciona and Sacyr, celebrated the final breakthrough for the 12.6km-long water transport tunnel in the Mularroya dam project in the province of ... More Information

Excavation completed of Oural railway tunnel

Excavation completed of Oural railway tunnel

On 28 February 2024, Ferrovial on behalf of Adif completed the excavation using the drill&blast method of the new 1.9 km Oural tunnel (average advance was 5 m/day). The tunnel was built parallel ... More Information

CRCHI Slurry Pipe Jacking Machine Sets Sail for Colombia

CRCHI Slurry Pipe Jacking Machine Sets Sail for Colombia

In February, CRCHI (China Railway Construction Heavy Industry) completed assembly of its slurry pipe jacking machine in Changsha, China, successfully passing the acceptance inspection. This ... More Information

Call for Papers: World Tunnel Congress 2025 Focuses on Sustainable Future in Tunnelling

The World Tunnel Congress 2025 is excited to announce the Call for Papers for its upcoming congress to be held in Stockholm. Themed 'Tunnelling into a Sustainable Future,' the congress will ... More Information

Norway - Priority list for stone from Stad ship tunnel completed

The dimensions of the Stad ship tunnel are massive with a height of 50 m and a width of 36 m, in a length of 1,700 m. In total, more than three million cubic meters of solid rock must be removed ... More Information

Norway - Breakthrough was marked in the Åstunnel

 Norway - Breakthrough was marked in the Åstunnel

On 29 February at exactly 3 p.m a further breakthrough happened in the twin tube Åstunnel in Levanger municipality, on the E6 between Kvithammar and Åsen. Nye Veier is the ... More Information

Geofluid 2026: an even more international edition

Geofluid 2026: an even more international edition

Piacenza Expo is already at work for the new edition of GEOFLUID, the international exhibition of technologies and equipment for the exploration, extraction and transport of underground fluids, a ... More Information

Turin/Lyon – TELT's fifth TBM has been delivered

On February 29th, 2024  the fifth of the seven TBMs for the new Lyon-Turin railway line was delivered to the French-Italian group of companies ELYOT, consisting of Eiffage Génie civil ... More Information

BBT - New milestone for the TBM Ida on the H41 Sill-Pfons Gorge construction site

The TBM Ida in the H41 Sill-Pfons Gorge lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel is continuing its journey through the westbound line tunnel in a southerly direction.  On Sunday, 25 February 2024, ... More Information

Historic breakthrough for HS2’s longest tunnel

Historic breakthrough for HS2’s longest tunnel

HS2’s first giant TBM – which launched almost 3 years ago – broke through on 27 February at the end of her 16 km (10-mile) journey under the Chilterns, excavating the longest ... More Information

Hinkley Point C tunnels ready for connection to Bristol Channel

Hinkley Point C’s tunnels are ready for the connection to the Bristol Channel to be completed - marking a major step in the construction of the power station’s cooling water system. Six ... More Information

HS2 launches third TBM under capital building the Northolt Tunnel

On 25th February HS2’s London tunnels programme passed a major milestone as the third TBM being used as part of the project was launched.  TBM Emily, named after Emily Sophia Taylor who ... More Information

WTC 2025 - Call for papers

The World Tunnel Congress 2025 will focus on sustainability, innovation, and Tunnelling into a sustainable future. Researchers, academics, and professionals are invited to contribute to the ... More Information

BBT - Take part in choosing the names of the two new TBMs for the Brenner Base Tunnel

Until 12 noon today, 22 February, you can participate in the choice of names for the two 160 m long TBMs that will come into operation in autumn 2024 for the excavation of the Austrian Pfons-Brenner ... More Information

India - Hard Rock Double Shield TBM is belting along with its Continuous Conveyor on the Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydropower project

India - Hard Rock Double Shield TBM is belting along with its Continuous Conveyor on the Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydropower project

TERRATEC is delighted to announce that the Ø9.86m Hard Rock Double Shield TBM has made significant progress for the Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydropower Project in India. The machine excavated an ... More Information

Italy/Umbria-Marche – Guinza tunnel E78 works begin

On 12 February 2024, Anas and the contractor CEC - Consorzio Stabile Europeo Costruttori from Perugia started the works for the opening to traffic of the Guinza tunnel. The tunnel is between the ... More Information

Extending the Docklands Light Railway to Beckton Riverside and Thamesmead

Extending the Docklands Light Railway to Beckton Riverside and Thamesmead

Transport for London has considered several options to find the right public transport solution to serve Thamesmead and Beckton Riverside. These options were reviewed and compared based on cost, how ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2024

The Swiss Tunnel Congress (STC) will be held from 5 to 6 June 2024 at the KKL in Lucerne. The excursions (Gotthard Road Tunnel, Gubrist Tunnel, Sihl-Lake Zurich Spillway Tunnel) will take place on 7 ... More Information

Small businesses win big with £millions more HS2 orders

Press release - Britain’s biggest construction project, HS2, is helping the UK’s small business community to thrive. New figures show HS2’s civils contractors doubled their total ... More Information

France - FAT passed for TBM Berthe de Puybusque for the Toulouse metro line C

A new milestone was reached on Thursday 25 January, with the factory acceptance of the Berthe de Puybusque TBM at Thieux. It will then be transported to the Line C worksite at La Vache during ... More Information

Chennai Metro - Launched TBM Pelican for Corridor 4, UG 02 at Panagal Park Station

Chennai Metro - Launched TBM Pelican for Corridor 4, UG 02 at Panagal Park Station

CMRL - Chennai Metro Rail Limited - in the presence of senior officials from CMRL, General Consultants, M/s AEON Consortium, and ITD Cementation - launched the TBM Pelican (S1075B)  that will ... More Information

TBM for new U2 metro line in Vienna is ready for delivery!

On January 31, 2024 Wiener Linien and the U2 17-21 consortium, consisting of Strabag and Porro Group, welcomed the news that a TBM  (120 m length and 1,200 t weight) to be used for the ... More Information

Intermat 2024 - The exhibition dedicated to durable construction solutions and technologies

Intermat 2024 - The exhibition dedicated to durable construction solutions and technologies

Intermat 2024 returns after a six-year hiatus due to the pandemic. It will take place in Paris from 24-27 April 2024, placing the themes of decarbonisation and digitisation at the heart of the ... More Information

TERRATEC Rock Slurry TBM excels in Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project

TERRATEC Rock Slurry TBM excels in Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the successful deployment of its 3.85m Diameter Rock Slurry TBM in the Mumbai Sewer Disposal Project (MSDP) Stage-II - PST1. Executed through J. Kumar-MEPL JV, the ... More Information

Strata Worldwide Announces Equity Partnership and Global Distribution Agreement with Vernetzen

Strata Worldwide Announces Equity Partnership and Global Distribution Agreement with Vernetzen

PRESS RELEASE JANUARY, 2024 – NEWCASTLE, NSW, AUSTRALIA - Strata Worldwide, provider of advanced safety and underground networking technologies, has signed an Equity Partnership Agreement and ... More Information

Australia - Sydney Metro West updates

Australia -  Sydney Metro West updates

The last two of six TBMs, 1.3t in weight,  for the 24-km Sydney Metro West project between Westmead and the Sydney CBD have successfully completed their Factory Acceptance Tests. These machines ... More Information

Press release - Completion of HS2 logistics tunnel paves the way for high-speed line to Euston

Press release - Completion of HS2 logistics tunnel paves the way for high-speed line to Euston

HS2 today (Tuesday 23rd January) celebrated the breakthrough of a tunnelling machine into its underground Old Oak Common station – marking a key milestone in plans to eventually carry the ... More Information

Scaleres tunnel’s TBM assembled

In the ongoing construction of the Scaleres tunnel's the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) on the Fortezza-Verona line in Italy, SELI Overseas, a specialized subcontractor for the Munich-Verona railway ... More Information

The TBM for the Taormina tunnel excavation reaches construction site

The TBM for the Taormina tunnel excavation reaches construction site

Between the nights of January 9th and 10th, 2024, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) assigned to excavate the dual-tube Taormina tunnel (6.2km) for the High Capacity Catania-Messina Rail Line, ... More Information

FAT passed for the second TBM to be involved in Palermo-Catania Railway Lot 4B

On January 19, 2024 the second TBM to be involved in the excavation of the new Palermo-Catania railway Lot 4B (Enna - Dittaino section) passed its FAT at the Changsha ... More Information

Early Bird Price for WTC2024 registration ends tomorrow!

It’s a three month countdown to the opening of the World Tunnel Congress 2024!  The early bird price for WTC2024 participation has been extended to January 20, 2024! With a discount ... 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