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The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show Brings the Exhibitors to You

The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show will convene in Orlando, Florida, March 28-31 at the Orange County Convention Center — offering in-person and virtual offerings to bring the trenchless industry to ... More Information

BART Phase II Project First to Submit for Critical Federal Funding Program

BART Phase II Project First to Submit for Critical Federal Funding Program

VTA achieved two critical milestones for the BART Phase II Project being the first transit agency in the nation to submit an application for EUR1.43 bn (USD1.74 bn) through the Federal Transit ... More Information

Gomez International announces new partnerships

Press release - Gomez International Inc. would like to announce we have partnered with TJB, General Cable, Toshiba Motors, Tsurumi Pumps and Littlefuse to be their OEM representative in the ... More Information

Normet’s battery electric tunnelling sprayers leading the way to healthier, safer and more sustainable spraying operations

Normet’s battery electric SmartDrive product family provides high productivity with decreased operating cost and zero local emissions. Normet’s Spraymec 8100 VC SD tunnelling sprayer ... More Information

Coffs Harbour Bypass

Coffs Harbour Bypass

The Australian and NSW governments are funding the 14 km Coffs Harbour bypass project.  The bypass will boost the regional economy and improve connectivity, road transport efficiency and safety ... More Information

TBM Meg arrives

Digging of the western section of the Metro Tunnel between Kensington and the Central Business District is now complete, after TBM Meg broke through at the State Library Station, marking the  ... More Information

Geothermal Energy from the Base Tunnel to power the Susa Valley construction site

The hot water collected during excavation of the Chiomonte base tunnel will become a source of clean, sustainable energy for its construction site. This geothermal resource will then be made ... More Information

CrossRiverRail Webinar

An online webinar to hear first-hand from Cross River Rail’s experts about tunnelling works and how it may impact local residents and businesses.   Experts from the Cross River Rail ... More Information

Voting opens for TBM name for Swinoujscie tunnel

Voting has begun to name the new  Swina River TBM, which will soon begin to drive the Swinoujscie tunnel tunnel under the Swina River. The competition committee chose 5 of the 301 ... More Information

HS2 accelerates north as MPs give go-ahead to next phase to Crewe

HS2 accelerates north as MPs give go-ahead to next phase to Crewe

Parliament continues to show very strong support for HS2, as the Bill for the extension from the West Midlands to Crewe – Phase 2A – is given Royal ... More Information

Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 Corridor 36th Breakthrough at CSMIA T1 Metro Station

Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 Corridor 36th Breakthrough at CSMIA T1 Metro Station

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has achieved its 36th breakthrough at CSMIA T1 Metro Station.  With this 1.5-km long tunnel from Sahar Road Metro Station to CSMIA, T1 is now completed. The ... More Information

World Tunnelling Congress 2023

World Tunnelling Congress 2023

The winner to host the WTC2023 is Greece!  The final voting result: Greece 33 vs Turkey 14. The theme will be  EXPANDING UNDERGROUND - Knowledge & Passion to Make a Positive Impact on ... More Information

First cutter head arrives for TBM for Metro Manila Subway project

First cutter head arrives for TBM for Metro Manila Subway project

On 05/02/21 at the Manila North Centre Port Terminal an arrival ceremony  was held for the Cutter Head for of the first TBM Kaunlaran. It will be used for the 15-station Metro Manila Subway 's ... More Information

Construction work started on the Fehmarnbelt connection

Construction work started on the Fehmarnbelt connection

With final German approval of the Fehmarnbelt project obtained in November 2020, construction of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel between Denmark and Germany is now well underway.   During 2021, ... More Information

City Rail Link’s TBM will be launched in April 2021

City Rail Link’s TBM will be launched in April 2021

Most of the preparation works for the City Rail Link (CRL) has been completed and project momentum is shifting to the heavy infrastructure programme. 2021 will see the Dame Whina Cooper ... More Information

Robbins enters a New Chapter

Robbins Brand to continue under Global TBM Company - Global TBM Company, newly established by industry veteran Lok Home, is proud to announce the recent purchase of substantially all the assets of ... More Information

Grand Paris Express updates - Line 16

Grand Paris Express updates - Line 16

Line 16 (27.5 km) of the Grand Paris Express project will be entirely underground and three works lots are planned with the use of 8 TBMs. The works’ are scheduled to finish in 2030. Lot 2 - ... More Information

EGLE Permits: Michigan agency approves permits needed for Enbridge tunnel project

On 29/01/2021 the Enbridge Line 5 tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac got another step closer to being built. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced its approval of ... More Information

Cross River Rail Updates

Cross River Rail Updates

Roadheaders start tunnelling towards Boggo Road - Two 115t roadheaders  have started to mine the remainder of the 870 m Cross River Rail twin tunnels between Woolloongabba and Boggo ... More Information

FAMA and Sustainability

FAMA and Sustainability

Excellent results were achieved in 2020 by FAMA, a world leading provider of sealing, connection systems and precast tunnel lining. The company’s budget shows a positive finish after an ... More Information

Breakthrough on WestConnex tunnels

Breakthrough on WestConnex tunnels

A major milestone was reached on the M4-M5 Link Tunnels project  - 41 m underground at the St Peters Interchange - with roadheaders carving through to the M8, linking two WestConnex stages ... More Information

NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show

The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show will convene in Orlando, Florida, March 28-31 at the Orange County Convention Center — offering in-person and virtual offerings to bring the trenchless industry to ... More Information

EnigmaCG’s 6th Annual Webinar on Innovation in Tunnels: Construction, Maintenance, Safety & Fire Protection

With over 55 live tenders for construction/development of new tunnels in just Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium at the time of writing this, it is safe to say that tunnel construction/ ... More Information

TERRATEC TBM begins work for Delhi Metro Phase 4

  TERRATEC TBM begins work for Delhi Metro Phase 4

A refurbished 6.52m diameter TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machine has been delivered to a Joint Venture between Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. of India and Vensar ... More Information

VIRTUAL HRBT Expansion Project Construction Open House

VIRTUAL HRBT Expansion Project Construction Open House

With the start of the New Year, the HRBT Expansion Project begins new construction activities. You are invited to learn more during a Virtual Construction Open House to learn about upcoming ... More Information

SaMoTer: 31st edition postponed to 2023

SaMoTer, Veronafiere's triennial international construction machinery exhibition, will now take place in March 2023. In 2021 they will showcase a new in-quarry demo event:  the format will be ... More Information

Western Harbour Tunnel & Warringah Freeway Upgrade gets approval

Western Harbour Tunnel & Warringah Freeway Upgrade gets approval

The Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade (the project) - proposed by Transport for NSW - has been approved by the NSW Government (the Minister for Planning and Public ... More Information

TBM Alice begins digging towards Central Business District

TBM Alice begins digging towards Central Business District

TBM Alice has begun its journey beneath St Kilda Road and the Yarra River, to connect the Metro Tunnel’s new Anzac and Town Hall stations in Melbourne, Australia. It follows the December ... More Information

Epiroc supports new world standard in sustainable underground mining with yet another battery-electric order

Epiroc supports new world standard in sustainable underground mining with yet another battery-electric order

In Kiruna, Sweden, tests are ongoing to set a new world standard for sustainable mining. In the process to achieve this, LKAB has ordered industry-leading battery-electric vehicles from Epiroc to be ... More Information

Breakthrough on DTSS Phase 2 for Penta-Ocean Koh Brothers JV

Breakthrough on DTSS Phase 2 for Penta-Ocean Koh Brothers JV

In December TBM Buroh (diameter 4.6 m) completed the 1.3 km first tunnel drive of the DTSS Phase 2 in Singapore (Contract T-08).  As part of DTSS Phase 2, the existing tunnel system will be ... More Information

Harding Prize Entry

Harding Prize Entry

Press release - Applications are now sought for this year’s BTS Harding Prize. The competition is open to all tunnelling engineers of the age of 33 or below at the end of the previous year. ... More Information

Updates for the metro line 11 extension in Paris

Updates for the metro line 11 extension in Paris

Since the launch of TBM Sofia at the beginning of 2020, all construction sites for the future stations of the line 11 extension have been focused on the passage of Sofia through the station ... More Information

BTS January Meeting : Three Great Challenges - Experiences from TBM Tunnelling in Difficult Ground

On Thursday 21st January 2021 at 18:00 hrs [GMT] Online at : https://youtu.be/SN3htCiU3FA  Lok Home – President, The Robbins Company will be hosting a webinar on youtube called Three ... More Information

Pawtucket Tunnel Project

As part of the program to improve water quality in Narragansett Bay, the Narragansett Bay Commission has issued to CB3A joint-venture notice to proceed with the work on the Pawtucket Tunnel Project. ... More Information

Mumbai coastal road - TBM Mavala Launched

On the 11/01/2021 the official launching ceremony for the TBM named Mavala was held, to see the ceremony please click here for the video. The TBM will dig the 3.45 km twin tunnel from Princess ... More Information

Last Tideway TBM begins journey

Last Tideway TBM begins journey

The team on TBM Selina at Chambers Wharf has broken ground on the final 5.5km stretch of the super sewer.   The machine is the last on the project to get underway journeying from Bermondsey to ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information