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The Tel Aviv Metro Network Programme

NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems Ltd is a government company tasked with the development of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Mass Transit System, which includes a metro network, comprising ... More Information

Assembly started of TBM for metro Line 2 in Peru

Assembly started of TBM for metro Line 2 in Peru

The assembly of the first TBM EPB (S-972) for the Lima and Callao Metro Line 2 has begun at the future station of San Juan de Dios (n.19) in San Luis district. The machine which is 120 m long and ... More Information

Zoomlion Europe inaugurates new production plant in Italy

Zoomlion Europe inaugurates new production plant in Italy

CIFA Spa, part of the Zoomlion Group, pursues its development plans with the construction of a new plant to manufacture and assemble cranes, truck cranes, forklifts and AWPs.  CIFA ... More Information

UCA Scholarships

If you are interested in a career in underground engineering, we can help you get there. Scholarship opportunities exist to help further your career aspirations. Apply for conference ... More Information

Pune Metro completes underwater Mutha river tunnel

Pune Metro completes underwater Mutha river tunnel

Pune Metro has constructed Pune's first underwater metro tunnel below the Mutha river bed. On 21/04/21 the TBMs Mutha and Mula completed two tunnels of approximately 240m and 223m between the Civil ... More Information

JIMT/TERRATEC EPBM delivered for the Taoyuan MRT Green Line

JIMT/TERRATEC EPBM delivered for the Taoyuan MRT Green Line

On behalf of JIM Technology (JIMT), TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of the 6.24m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (EPBM) that will be used by BES-DAIHO-OKUMURA JV ... More Information

Finland and Estonia sign a MoU on cooperation in the transport sector

Finland's Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka and Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in ... More Information

TBM Olivia breaks through at Havneholmen for the M4 extension, Copenhagen

TBM Olivia breaks through at Havneholmen for the M4 extension, Copenhagen

On the 23/04/2021 - after more than a year - TBM Olivia completed the tunnel excavation of the M4 line extension to Sydhavn in Copenhagen. The machine broke into the chamber at Havneholmen, which ... More Information

Metro Line 3 Extension in Brussels

Project owner Beliris - a cooperative venture created jointly by the Federal Government of Belgium and the Brussels-Capital Region – has decided to extend line 3 of the Brussels Metro system. ... More Information

STRATA WORLDWIDE BECOMES RE-SYSTEMS’ EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR GEL-TECH POLYMER RUBBER GEL TECHNOLOGY

STRATA WORLDWIDE BECOMES RE-SYSTEMS’ EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR GEL-TECH POLYMER RUBBER GEL TECHNOLOGY

APRIL 27, 2021 – RE-Systems Group Americas and Strata Worldwide have signed a new distribution agreement naming Strata Worldwide the exclusive distributor of RE-Systems’ innovative ... More Information

Warwick Boring Finalists in Elon Musks “Not-A-Boring Tunnelling Competition 2021”

Warwick Boring are looking for financial support to fund their bid to win in a global competition organised by Elon Musks the Boring Company. They are already finalists so if you are wanting to ... More Information

WTC 2023 in Athens

WTC 2023 in Athens

Greece is the official host of the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2023 and 49th General Assembly. Greece will host WTC 2023 under the aegis of The Greek Tunnelling Society (GTS) with the theme ... More Information

NHSRCL signs MoU for Track works for Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor

National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited(NHSRCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS) for Training & Certification and Advisory Services ... More Information

WTC 2022 –Second Round of Abstract Submission Opened

Participants are invited to submit a short 200 word abstract, relating to the general topics of the conference. Please choose one of the main themes and one of the sub-topics.  The ... More Information

EIA required for the planned Bromford Tunnel extension on HS2 railway

HS2 is developing a more detailed design for Phase One of the HS2 railway, following the appointment of its main works contractors. The design process is helping HS2 plan and prepare for the ... More Information

BAUMA postponed to October 2022

BAUMA, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment , has been postponed  from ... More Information

Robbins Most Momentous: 2021 Global Project Updates

Robbins Most Momentous: 2021 Global Project Updates

From China’s largest Crossover TBM launch to an epic 13.77 m diameter XRE that began boring recently in Esme, Turkey, we’ve compiled the year’s most momentous events thus far. Read ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel: Breakthrough of first main tunnel below the Isarco river

Brenner Base Tunnel: Breakthrough of first main tunnel below the Isarco river

On 19/04/2021 - about one month after construction works started, they broke through. The works were below the riverbed of the Isarco river for the future Brenner Base Tunnel railway. Excavation ... More Information

LUNCHTIME LECTURE SERIES - #4

This fourth instalment of the Lunchtime Lecture series will be on “Modern Approaches to Tunnel Waterproofing  - Case studies from the major industry ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 3 has accomplished its 37th breakthrough!

On 22/04/2021 the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) achieved its 37th breakthrough at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Metro Station o the metro line 3 in Mumbai. The Robbins made ... More Information

Coxwell Bypass Tunnel - Breakthrough for TBM Donnie

On the 21/04/2021 the TBM Donnie - 115 m in length and 1,000 t weight -  broke through successfully  completing the first half  - 5,473 m (17,956 ft) - ... More Information

Israel - Final breakthrough of the tunnel Yefe Nof, Highway 16

Israel - Final breakthrough of the tunnel Yefe Nof, Highway 16

In March 2021 the JV Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd (50%) & Impresa Pizzarotti & C. SpA (50%) – had the final breakthrough of the tunnel Yefe Nof . This completed the ... More Information

EU Contribution for Lyon-Turin railway increases

The European Union is re-evaluating its contribution to the new Turin-Lyon railway line in order to increase it to 55%. At the end of March 2021, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of ... More Information

TBM MudHoney Ready to Get to Work in Seattle

TBM MudHoney Ready to Get to Work in Seattle

On 16/04/2021 the Ship Canal Water Quality Project unveiled the new name of their TBM and it was lowered into the ground in Seattle, Washington.    MudHoney had the highest number of ... More Information

Rachel TBM for Clearwater project

Rachel TBM for Clearwater project

On 15/04/2021 Clearwater project’s TBM was unveiled and the student finalists that named the TBM and took part in the art contest were recognized.  TBM Rachel will now drive a new 11km ... More Information

Breakthrough on North Bristol relief sewer

Breakthrough on North Bristol relief sewer

Last week, TBM Fionnuala broke through at MH09 - a 6m diameter shaft 30m deep, following a 2km long drive, as part of the North Bristol relief sewer project. Fionnuala will take a short break at ... More Information

Serravalle Tunnel Completed

On 16/04/2021 at the Libarna site, near the municipality of Arquata (AL) there was a breakthrough inside a chamber  of the Serravalle tunnel, the second longest tunnel for the Terzo Valico dei ... More Information

Early registration for RETC 2021

Early registration ends May 10 for the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC), June 13 - 16, 2021 in Las Vegas.  Every two years, industry leaders and practitioners from around the ... More Information

Launch Event for Clearwater TBM at Los Angeles

The Clearwater Project is being built to protect local waterways by addressing aging infrastructure. The project involves constructing a new 18-foot diameter tunnel using a state-of-the-art TBM. On ... More Information

Cipa in France

Cipa in France

Since 2018, the Paris metro has seen and continues to see Cipa working on the project. Cipa Italia, plays a leading role in the implementation of transport improvements and the strengthening of ... More Information

Let’s Talk Tunnelling Podcast with Dallas Adams

Let’s Talk Tunnelling is a Podcast featuring tunnel, mining and civil construction people sharing their experiences and knowledge of working in the underground construction industry. The host ... More Information

Epiroc launches the next generation multi-role face drill rig

Epiroc launches the next generation multi-role face drill rig

Boomer M20 – the world´s first face drill rig with internal hydraulics - With protected hydraulics, sensors and cables, Epiroc’s new Boomer M20 is designed and built to ... More Information

Surveillance plan introduced to improve safety of Italian tunnels

On the 09/04/2021 the Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, signed a Ministerial Circular which, updating the technical-regulatory framework defined by the ... More Information

TBMs Millie and Joan complete their tunneling journeys

TBMs Millie and Joan complete their tunneling journeys

Two of the four TBMs digging the Melbourne Metro Tunnel have reached their final destination in Melbourne’s CBD.   TBM Millie travelled from the Anzac Station site and under the ... More Information

Boreas Tunnelling a new division dedicated to providing staffing solutions to the tunnelling industry

Boreas Tunnelling a new division dedicated to providing staffing solutions to the tunnelling industry

Tunnelling towards success - Boreas Holding launched a new business division dedicated to providing solutions to the tunnelling industry. Boreas Tunnelling, operating as a division under ... More Information

The new Prague-Smíchov - Beroun railway line

The new Prague-Smíchov - Beroun railway line

The Czech Railway Administration is preparing the construction of a new double-track line on the 3rd transit corridor connecting the Prague-Smíchov and Beroun stations and including the ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information