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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

Major tunnelling works complete as all four TBMs reach final stop in Melbourne

Major tunnelling works complete as all four TBMs reach final stop in Melbourne

All four TBMs digging the Metro Tunnel’s 6.3 m-high, twin 9km tunnels have now completed their works after 20 months.  The last TBM to hit the finish line was Meg, which arrived at the ... More Information

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel - Factory Acceptance Ceremony of TBM Mary

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel  - Factory Acceptance Ceremony of TBM Mary

The Factory Acceptance Test ceremony for the 14m diameter TBM Variable Density, named Mary, happened on thr 06/05/2021 in Germany at the Herrenknecht Deutschland facility: click here and here for ... More Information

Work Progresses in the Corbulo tunnel

Work Progresses in the Corbulo tunnel

This week, Comol5 installed the first tunnel technical installations (TTI) in the service building of the Corbulo  tunnel in Leiden. It affects 54 different installations that ensure a safe ... More Information

Breakthrough on DTSS Phase 2 for Leighton Asia

Breakthrough on DTSS Phase 2 for Leighton Asia

On 17/05/2021 Leighton Asia's Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2 - Contract T-09 in Singapore marked a major milestone, with the first 7.56m diameter TBM Teban breaking through at the South Tunnel. ... More Information

7th Edition of the ITA Tunnelling awards

The international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and underground space ... More Information

Micro Tunnel Boring Machine lowers into shaft to begin first tunnelling for Watercare’s groundbreaking Central Interceptor project

Micro Tunnel Boring Machine lowers into shaft to begin first tunnelling for Watercare’s groundbreaking Central Interceptor project

A micro Tunnelling Boring Machine (MTBM) called ‘Domenica’ has been successfully lifted into a shaft at the May Rd, Mount Roskill site for Watercare’s Central Interceptor ... More Information

TBM Urvi completes Tunnelling work on the Kolkata/Calcutta East-West Metro Corridor

TBM Urvi completes Tunnelling work on the Kolkata/Calcutta East-West Metro Corridor

On the 15/05/2021 the Joint Venture ITD-ITD Cementation India Ltd celebrated the TBM Urvi breakthrough at a retrieval shaft in Bowbazar (click here for the video), completing the entire TBM ... More Information

Tunnelling News

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

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