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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

TERRATEC 2nd Open TBM delivered for Mumbai’s Water Tunnel Project

TERRATEC 2nd Open TBM delivered for Mumbai’s Water Tunnel Project

TERRATEC delivers the new 3.2m dia. Open TBM that will be used by Contractor Soma Enterprise Limited to complete two drives for Amar Mahal I water transfer tunnel contract in Mumbai, India. ... More Information

Strata Tunnelling Head Mike Rispin Becomes Chair of the Underground Construction Association of SME

Strata Tunnelling Head Mike Rispin Becomes Chair of the Underground Construction Association of SME

Mike Rispin, who joined Strata Worldwide as Vice President of Tunnelling in December 2020, becomes chairman of the Underground Construction Association of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & ... More Information

Turkey - New high-speed railway line Halkali-Ispartakule-Cerkezkoy

Turkey - New high-speed railway line Halkali-Ispartakule-Cerkezkoy

Turkish Republic Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM) intends to construct a new high-speed railway line from Halkali to ... More Information

Completion of Melbourne's Metro Tunnel Project in 2025

Completion of Melbourne's Metro Tunnel Project in 2025

After the completion of TBM tunnelling, Arden Station is taking shape with the platforms being constructed and the Laurens Street station entrance ground floor slab poured. The twin tunnels are now ... More Information

Breaking ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension

Breaking ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension

On 23/06/2021 Metrolinx officially broke ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension, though work is already well underway. At the northeast corner of Sheppard and McCowan, crews are building the ... More Information

Press release - Getting on with the North East Link

A preferred bidder has been selected for the tunnelling package for the North East Link, which will fix the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network, slash travel times and free up local ... More Information

City Rail Link construction - June Progress

City Rail Link construction - June Progress

The 130 m long TBM Dame Whina Cooper  has reached 60 m on its journey towards the Karangahape station under construction,  830 m away from its Mt Eden starting point. The red ... More Information

Warwick Boring – Learn all about their bid to win Elon Musk’s “Not-A-Boring Tunnelling Competition 2021”

Warwick Boring – Learn all about their bid to win Elon Musk’s “Not-A-Boring Tunnelling Competition 2021”

We are a diverse and ambitious group of 30+ engineers from the University of Warwick, UK who qualified into the Finals of Elon Musk’s Competition as the top 3% worldwide (12 out of 400 ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on Terzo Valico dei Giovi

Tunnel breakthrough on Terzo Valico dei Giovi

On 17/06/2021 another milestone was reached on the Terzo Valico dei Giovi project. This project was commissioned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) (Gruppo FS Italiane) and had its first ... More Information

Swinoujscie Tunnel - Update

So far as part of the Swinoujscie tunnel construction project the TBM Wyspiarka has tunnelled 563 m, and has installed 170, 1.5-meter rings and 154 two-meter rings. Each ring consists of 8 ... More Information

Register for the Lunchtime Lecture Series - #6 "Into the future"

Event by ITACET Foundation for Continuous Education and Training on Tunnelling and Underground Space Use -  Online on Tue, Jul 13, 2021, from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (your local ... More Information

Press release - Secondary lining complete on Frogmore Connection Tunnel

Press release - Secondary lining complete on Frogmore Connection Tunnel

Secondary lining on a 1.1km connection tunnel linking Wandsworth to the main super sewer in West London is now complete, marking a major milestone for the Tideway project. The Frogmore ... More Information

TELT - First of 3 Webinars during the European Year of Rail

2021 marks a key year for the strengthening of the transport sector, a year in which the commitment to the future of new generations can have a tangible effect.    Environment, ... More Information

Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro line - 50% of tunnelling completed on Lianozovo - Fiztech section

The construction of the running tunnels between the future Lianozovo and Fiztech stations of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro line is more than 50% complete.  The TBMs Tatiana and Irina, ... More Information

Suburban Rail Loop Current Works

The Suburban Rail Loop Authority is undertaking geotechnical investigations as part of the early planning and design work that will help determine the rail alignment and station locations. These ... More Information

HS2 launches national vote to name Warwickshire TBM

On the 09/06/2021 HS2 launched a national vote to name their third TBM – weight 2,000 t and diameter 10 m - that will dig a one-mile twin bore tunnel under Long Itchington Wood in ... More Information

Canada - Annacis Water Supply Tunnel

Canada - Annacis Water Supply Tunnel

Project Overview - To meet the growing demand for drinking water in the region, Metro Vancouver is planning to construct a major water infrastructure project called the Annacis Water Supply ... More Information

India - Pune Nashik Semi-High Speed Railway Line

India - Pune Nashik Semi-High Speed Railway Line

The central government has approved the Nashik-Pune High-Speed Railway project involving an investment of Rs 16,039 crore. The line will be funded by the government of Maharashtra (20%) and Ministry ... More Information

Hagerbach NXT 50 Festival - fireworks of the future

Hagerbach NXT 50 Festival - fireworks of the future

Flums, May 25, 2021 - "It is about time for sustainable, future-oriented innovations." Felix Amberg (President Hagerbach Test Gallery and owner of Amberg Group) on receiving the 2019 STUVA Award. ... More Information

38th Breakthrough for Metro 3 line in Mumbai

38th Breakthrough for Metro 3 line in Mumbai

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), achieved its 38th breakthrough at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Metro Station: click here for the video. Robbins made TBM Surya-1 completed ... More Information

Press Conference today announcing €3 billion worth of tenders for the Lyon-Turin railway line

Today 07/07/2021 at 12h30 there is a live streaming press conference organized by APE (Association de la Presse Etrangère) in Paris, ’Associazione della Stampa Estera (Italy) and TELT - ... More Information

CEAR Srl appears “on air” for the first time in an Italian Broadcast

For the first time Costruzioni Elettrotecniche (CEAR Srl) has appeared on television. The company spoke to entrepreneurs and other businesses about the company and how it operates. The interview was ... More Information

Tideway Press Release

Stunning aerial images released as final shaft excavated on super sewer - To coincide with the completion of the final shaft dug as part of the super sewer project, Tideway has released stunning new ... More Information

HS2 launches webinar series to help Britain’s SMEs bid for work on the project

HS2 Ltd has announced a series of webinars, every Wednesday for 6 weeks until Wednesday 14th July, to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building ... More Information

Zitron at UGOL ROSSII & MINING 2021 Exposition

Zitron is participating in the UGOL ROSSII & MINING 2021, the trade fair trio for every aspect of Mining. The exhibition is taking place from Tuesday 1st  to Friday 4th , June 2021, in ... More Information

CIFA - update

CIFA - update

A total of three CSS3 EVOs, two of which delivered in April 2021, will be used by the international group of companies consisting of VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Dodin Campenon Bernard, ... More Information

TBM Dame Whina Cooper Launched for the City Rail Link

TBM Dame Whina Cooper Launched for the City Rail Link

The TBM Dame Whina Cooper, is slowly making its first steps. Progress over the first initial metres is cautious but steady while the crew bed down getting used to the machine and conditions ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project – request for project change April 2021

  Queensland's Coordinator-General seeks your views deadline 04/06/2021, on the eleventh proposed change to the Cross River Rail project, including the effectiveness of the ... More Information

Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section Evaluation for the Hudson Tunnel Project

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) jointly with NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Final Section 4(f) ... More Information

Mega-Sized Crossover Machine Ramps up in Turkey

Mega-Sized Crossover Machine Ramps up in Turkey

Robbins XRE TBM bores Eşme-Salihli Railway Tunnel - A Robbins 13.77 m (45.18 ft) diameter Crossover XRE TBM launched recently in spring 2021 in Eşme, Turkey. The large machine is boring the 3.05 km ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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