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CALCULATION METHODS IN TUNNEL DESIGN

This training session is being co-organised with AMITOS, the Mexican Association of tunnel and underground space engineers. It will be held online over 4 half-days. The objective of this training ... More Information

Bangladesh - The Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 5 - Southern Route

Bangladesh - The Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 5 - Southern Route

The 17.4km Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 5 - Southern Route will be constructed between Gabtoli (not included) and Dasherkandi stations in Bangladesh. The congested central area of Dhaka ... More Information

TBM Coline breaks through

TBM Coline breaks through

TBM Coline has broken through at the future Oullins Centre station on the metro Line B extension in Saint-Genis-Laval in Lyon. The machine, launched in November 2019, has driven 1,955 m and ... More Information

Breakthrough at Poggioreale for the Naples metro Line 1

Breakthrough at Poggioreale for the Naples metro Line 1

At the end of March 2021 the TBM Adriana (diameter  7 m) reached the future  Poggioreale station on the Naples metro Line 1. The TBM will be disassembled and returned to Capodichino, where ... More Information

Shortlisted bidders for Britain’s longest road tunnel

Today Highways England announced the three companies shortlisted to build the longest road tunnel in Britain that sits at the heart of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.   The following ... More Information

China’s Largest Robbins Crossover TBM launches on Intercity Railway

China’s Largest Robbins Crossover TBM launches on Intercity Railway

Machine will encounter Rivers, Weathered Ground and More in Guangzhou Bore - The largest ever Crossover (XRE) TBM in China launched in late March 2021 in Guangzhou for contractors Sichuan Jinshi ... More Information

TERRATEC’s EPBM completes Bangkok Orange Line Metro tunnel

TERRATEC’s EPBM completes Bangkok Orange Line Metro tunnel

TERRATEC has celebrated  the completion of the Orange Line metro project in Bangkok, Thailand, with the final breakthrough of the Eastbound tunnel on Contract E3. Earlier in March, TERRATEC ... More Information

Project Manager required

Boreas Tunnelling based in the Netherlands are recruiting for one of their valuable clients based in South Asia; Experienced Project Manager with at least the below credentials: They should be a ... More Information

Tunnelling works continue for Hinkley Point C

Tunnelling works continue for Hinkley Point C

TBM Emmeline has started her tunnel drive for the 7m-diameter and 1.8km long outfall tunnel and it is now in full-bore mode 33m beneath the seabed of the Bristol Channel with a 19 m per day average ... More Information

50% of the Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri/Toyo tunnel completed

In March, three months earlier than expected, 50% of the Toyo/Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri tunnel’s excavation was exceeded, reaching 5.03 km (51.7%). Once complete the tunnel will connect ... More Information

The HL-LHC underground and surface works continue at Point 1 and Point 5

The HL-LHC underground and surface works continue at Point 1 and Point 5

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most recent and powerful accelerator constructed on the CERN site. The LHC consists of a 27 km circular tunnel, about 100 m underground, with eight sites ... More Information

HS2 casts first of 112,000 Chiltern tunnel wall segments ahead of TBM launch

HS2 casts first of 112,000 Chiltern tunnel wall segments ahead of TBM launch

Preparations for the launch of HS2’s first giant TBM ramped up last week. The first of 112,000 segments for the Chiltern tunnel lining rolled off a purpose-built production line. The temporary ... More Information

Cear manufacturers MV/LV substations for an Australian project in renewable energies

Cear manufacturers MV/LV substations for an Australian project in renewable energies

Cear has been awarded a prestigious contract for the construction phase of an Australian renewable energy project, that will provide on-demand energy for large scale storage. The supply consists of ... More Information

Poland - Warsaw will have a third metro line

Poland - Warsaw will have a third metro line

On 15/03/2021 Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw, announced that Warsaw, despite the considerable budget problems, will have a third metro line to be built in 3 phases. The M3 will connect the ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing Community Update - March 2021

In the March 2021 edition of the Lower Thames crossing video newsletter, an update  was given on the planning application, the ongoing survey works, the plans to build the team who will deliver ... More Information

La Sega-Rindola section of the Vittorio Veneto SS51 Bypass opens

Today Lot 1 La Sega-Rindola of the Vittorio Veneto bypass on the SS51 di Alemagna in Treviso province was opened to traffic. The new 2 km road will bypass Serravalle in Vittorio Veneto, the road ... More Information

Poland - Swinoujscie tunnel excavation

On the 5th March 2021 the baptism and launch ceremony took place for the TBM that will dig the road tunnel under the Swina River. The machine, named Wyspiarka, will start from the launch shaft on ... More Information

Snowy 2.0: TBM ready for work at Hydropower Project in Australia

Snowy 2.0: TBM ready for work at  Hydropower Project in Australia

On 19/03/2021 the Future Generation joint-venture, composed of the Italian company Webuild (leader), the Australian-based Clough and US-based Lane Construction- celebrated with Snowy Hydro Ltd the ... More Information

Feasibility Study for a New Line from Prague to Dresden is Approved

Feasibility Study for a New Line from Prague to Dresden is Approved

The Central Commission of the Ministry of Transport approved the Feasibility Study for the New railway connection between Prague and Dresden. Based on this concept document, the preparation of ... More Information

Sydney Metro West received two major planning approvals

The Sydney Metro West project has received two major planning approvals, paving the way for mega TBMs to be in the ground by the end of 2022.   Planning approval has been granted for the ... More Information

Ground freezing begins for the first main tunnel for the BBT Isarco River Underpass

In the town of Fortezza works on the Isarco River Underpass construction site, which is the southernmost construction lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel, are proceeding at full speed. Two 25 m deep ... More Information

Geofluid 2021 - international trade fair for the drilling & foundations sector

Geofluid 2021 - international trade fair for the drilling & foundations sector

Piacenza Expo is preparing for the next edition of Geofluid, which will take place from 15th to 18th September at the Piacenza exhibition centre in Italy. It will be the most important international ... More Information

Metro seeking proposals to fast-track Yellow Line Bridge and tunnel rehabilitation project

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), known locally as Metro, has  issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a major capital project that involves rehabilitating the Yellow ... More Information

Refurbishment of the Mont Blanc tunnel ‘s road deck begins

Refurbishment of the Mont Blanc tunnel ‘s road deck begins

A plan for the refurbishment of the two Mont Blanc Tunnel road decks is now underway. The original works for the first 555m deck section were carried out from March to June 2018 the next works on ... More Information

Launch Event for Clearwater TBM

Launch Event for Clearwater TBM

The Clearwater Project is being built to protect local waterways by addressing an aging infrastructure. The project involves the construction by TBM of a new 5.5 m (18-foot) diameter tunnel to ... More Information

Automated metro network proposed for Graz, Austria

Automated metro network proposed for Graz, Austria

In February 2021 the project company "Modern Urban Mobility 2030+" (MUM 2030) - established in 2019 by Holding Graz revealed a new feasibility study on the urban mobility systems for the provincial ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - Line 15 South - TBM Aby reaches Vitry Centre station

Grand Paris Express - Line 15 South - TBM Aby reaches Vitry Centre station

Last week TBM Aby broke through at the Vitry Center station on Line 15 South, on the Grand Paris Express. The TBM was first assembled and then launched in  June 2019 by the  Consortium ... More Information

Early Finish For Metro Tunnel’s Eastern Entrance

Press release - The Metro Tunnel Project’s eastern entrance at South Yarra has been completed more than five months ahead of schedule with work now underway to connect the new structure with ... More Information

TBM Elsie reaches future Wilshire/La Cienega subway station for the Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

On 25/02/21 the TBM Elsie, 1,000-t, 122 m (400-feet) long, broke through to the future Wilshire/La Cienega station site in Beverly Hills. It is the first of two TBMs, manufactured in Germany by ... More Information

Singapore’s Cross Island Line (CRL) Update

Singapore’s  Cross Island Line (CRL)  Update

The CRL, Singapore’s eighth MRT line, is a 50km long project and fully underground. It will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors. It will ... More Information

Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway given green light

Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway given green light

The Norwegian Coastal Administration has received the assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which gives a green light to start preparations for the construction of the ... More Information

Corbulo Tunnel Press Release

Corbulo Tunnel Press Release

Before they can build cross connections in the Corbulo tunnel 2.5 km of poles have been installed in the walls. They will then be used to freeze the ground between the two tunnels before ... More Information

FNPs Identified for Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West Advance Tunnel Projects

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have identified Strabag and West End Connectors as the First Negotiations Proponents (FNPs) to design, build and finance the tunnels for the Scarborough ... More Information

ITA-CET - Education and training in the tunnelling industry

ITA-CET - Education and training in the tunnelling industry

The ITA-CET is launching a series of lectures on Tuesday 9th March / 13 :00-14 :30 CET TIME In these times of uncertainty, ITA-CET, the ITA committee dedicated to education and training, had to ... More Information

The Long Itchington TBM naming competition has been launched

At the beginning of March HS2 Ltd launched a competition for residents of the Warwickshire area and for schools to help find a name for the TBM that will start excavating under Long Itchington Wood ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - TBM Mireille

The 8th TBM for the Line 6 of Grand Paris Express has been named Mireille, in honor of Mireille Agletiner, a retired professor  involved in the city’s community life.   The ceremony ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information