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Final breakthrough for TBM Krishna 1 on metro line 3 in Mumbai

Final breakthrough for TBM Krishna 1 on metro line 3 in Mumbai

TBM Krishna 1 has reached the Dadar Metro Station: it’s the 35th breakthrough on metro line 3 in Mumbai, click here for the video. With this, MMRC has successfully completed the 10.96-km long ... More Information

TBMs Launched for Railway tunnels in Lodz

TBMs Launched for Railway tunnels in Lodz

At the end of 2020 two TBMs Katarzyna and Faustina began their tunnelling journey between the Lodz Fabryczna station and Lodz Kaliska e Lodz Zabieniec in Poland.    Katarzyna - the ... More Information

Press release - Implenia wins major order for A7 Altona Tunnel in Hamburg

Implenia, together with project partner HOCHTIEF, has been awarded the contract to build the 2.2-kilometre-long Altona noise protection tunnel on the A7 motorway in Hamburg. The net contract is ... More Information

Cross River Rail begins tunnelling

Cross River Rail begins tunnelling

TBM Else - the first of Cross River Rail’s two 1350 t TBMs in Brisbane - has been moved into position underground in the Woolloongabba site’s station cavern to commence tunnelling on the ... More Information

Unveiled – The East extension of the REM in Montreal

Unveiled – The East extension of the REM  in Montreal

On 15/12/2020  the CDPQ (Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec) unveiled the new Eastern extension project for the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) in Montreal, ... More Information

TBM Joan arrives at the State Library Station

In December TBM Joan broke through into the State Library station’s cavern 32 m under Franklin and Swanston streets in Melbourne, Australia. Thus  completing  the 1km stretch between ... More Information

BTS December Meeting : Tideway Update

During the London December`s BTS (British Tunnelling Society) evening Andy Alder, Tideway Programme Director, gave an update on the Tideway Projects current progress and the approaches being used. ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - New milestones

Grand Paris Express - New milestones

Line 15 South -  On the 08/12/20, after a 4 km drive between the Robespierre shaft (in Bagneux) and Fort d ' Issy - Vanves - Clamart, TBM Ellen began driving a further 700 m section of the ... More Information

Requests for Proposals Issued for Ontario Line

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for procurement packages for the Ontario Line subway project. Teams have been shortlisted and invited to bid ... More Information

Fort Wayne’s Deep Rock Tunnel 2021 completion date

Fort Wayne’s Deep Rock Tunnel 2021 completion date

At the beginning of December 2020 the TBM MamaJo, whose name is derived from the three rivers that flow through the Fort Wayne city, reached the 4.82km (3 mile) point of its journey for the ... More Information

RFQ S20221 BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Program / Tunnel / Trackwork Contract

1. Summary - VTA intends to award a Progressive Design-Build (PDB) contract for the design and construction of all tunnel and trackwork required for this Project. VTA’s intended PDB ... More Information

Work in progress on HRBT Expansion Project

Work in progress on HRBT Expansion Project

Crews continue to prepare for the arrival of the HRBT Expansion Project ‘s TBM and are working on expanding the existing North and South islands to accommodate the new twin tunnels. ... More Information

Peshawar DI-Khan Motorway Approved by KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Government

Peshawar DI-Khan Motorway Approved by KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Government

On the 21/12/2020 the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP)  approved the PC-I document and design of the 364-km motorway that will connect Peshawar with Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan and ... More Information

TERRATEC MTBM system breaks through in Ahmedabad, India

TERRATEC MTBM system breaks through in Ahmedabad, India

A TERRATEC Micro Tunnel Boring Machine (MTBM) achieved a major milestone on the city Ahmedabad’s new sewage tunnel system in India.  It is the first time, the city has used  the ... More Information

Press release - HS2 shortlists Track Systems and Tunnel and Lineside M&E suppliers

Press release - HS2 shortlists Track Systems and Tunnel and Lineside M&E suppliers

HS2 today shortlisted bidders for its Track Systems and for Tunnel and Lineside Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) systems. The winning organisations will go on to deliver around 280km of ... More Information

Pune Metro update

Pune Metro update

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation is implementing the Pune Metro Rail Project, which has two corridors: one from Vanaz to Ramwadi which is an elevated line and the other from PCMC to ... More Information

Here’s to the Groundbreakers: Cross River Rail honours iconic Queensland women

Minister for Transport and Main Roads - The Honourable Mark Bailey. Cross River Rail’s twin massive Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have been named after two groundbreaking Queensland ... More Information

Press release - New facility to train Victoria's future tunnelling experts

Press release - New facility to train Victoria's future tunnelling experts

Construction of the Victorian Tunnelling Centre (VTC) at Holmesglen Institute in Chadstone in Australia is now finished. The facility will cater for the next generation of construction and ... More Information

TunnelCraft - Tunnelling Specialist Supplier of the year at NCE Tunnelling Festival Awards 2020

TunnelCraft - Tunnelling Specialist Supplier of the year at NCE Tunnelling Festival Awards 2020

Tunnelcraft Ltd has won the award for Specialist Tunnelling Supplier of the Year at the NCE Tunnelling Festival Awards 2020. The judges felt that TunnelCraft showed clear innovation in management ... More Information

No Dig North 2021 - Call for abstracts open

The second annual No-Dig North Show will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The call for abstracts is now open and the deadline is March 1, 2021. Case ... More Information

Registration is now open for the NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show

The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show - the largest tradeshow and conference solely devoted to the trenchless technology industry -  will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention ... More Information

WeRail presents: Tunnel and metro Fire Protection Webinar Series 2021

WeRail presents: Tunnel and metro Fire Protection Webinar Series 2021

Catastrophic fires in tunnels have resulted in loss of life, significant asset damage and operational interruption. The ignition and spread of fire in rail applications remains one of the most ... More Information

Outline Features of Phase-II of the Chennai Metro Rail Project

The foundation stone for Phase II of Chennai Metro Rail Project – estimated at a cost of Rs.61,843 crores - was laid through video conferencing on 21-11-2020 at Kalaivanar Arangam. ... More Information

The Ceneri Base Tunnel opens

On the 13/12/2020, the 15.4km Ceneri Base Tunnel, between Camorino and Vezia started operating marking the completion of the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA)  after 28 years of ... More Information

New breakthroughs on Warsaw M2 line

New breakthroughs on Warsaw M2 line

Eastern Section - At the beginning of December TBM Anna after 1296 m and 858 rings installed as part of the left tunnel behind Kondratowicza C20 broke through to the C19 Zacisze ... More Information

Swinoujscie TBM assembly begins

Swinoujscie TBM assembly begins

The assembly process of the 98 piece Slurry-TBM (101 m long,  2740 t weight and 13.5 m diameter)  has begun. This TBM will bore the road tunnel under the Swina river, connecting the ... More Information

Press Release - HS2’s first giant tunnelling machines arrive in the UK

Press Release - HS2’s first giant tunnelling machines arrive in the UK

HS2’s first two giant Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have arrived in the UK and will be ready to start work on the UK’s largest infrastructure project early next year. The two ... More Information

MineArc New product - A tunnelling refuge chamber that can sit on an incline.

MineArc New product - A tunnelling refuge chamber  that can sit on an incline.

MineArc took their most popular TunnelSAFE Gantry Design Refuge Chamber and brought it to new heights.   What makes this refuge chamber unique is its ability to continue to operate on an ... More Information

Updates on the Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

At the end of November 2020 the tunnelling averages for the Purple Line (Line D) Extension were Section 1: 94.4% complete and Section 2: 2.9 % complete.  Section 1  The twin TBMs ... More Information

TBM Millie Relaunched in Melbourne

On St Barbara's day the 4th December a blessing ceremony was held at the Anzac Station site in Melbourne Australia for TBM Millie and all her personnel, to wish them a safe journey to the Town Hall ... More Information

Suburban Rail Loop Works EOI for Early Works

Suburban Rail Loop Works EOI for Early Works

The Andrews Labor Government has opened Expressions of Interest for the biggest ever Initial and Early Works package on an infrastructure project in Australian history.   Minister for ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - New breakthrough on Line 15 South

Grand Paris Express  - New breakthrough on Line 15 South

After 3.4 km of excavation, the Amandine TBM arrived at Villejuif Louis-Aragon. The TBM began tunnelling in April 2019, it broke through at the underground enclosure of the future railway station ... More Information

New Berlin U5-Bahn line opened

New Berlin U5-Bahn line opened

The new U5 underground railway line in Berlin has now been opened. The Lückenschluss U5 (U5 Gap Closure) has been successfully completed after approximately 8 years of construction ... More Information

TBM Annie begins tunnelling for Tideway

TBM Annie begins tunnelling for Tideway

ON 04/12/2020 the TBM Annie which is 6.4 m wide, 100m long and 960t in weight - began driving the 4.5km connection tunnel between Greenwich Pumping Station and the main super sewer at Chambers ... More Information

Winners of the ITA tunnelling awards 2020

The winners of the ITA tunnelling awards 2020 are :- MAJOR PROJECT OF THE YEAR (OVER €500M) John Holland CPB Ghella Joint Venture Tunnelling and Station Excavation Works for the Sydney ... More Information

Strata Worldwide announces the appointment of Mike Rispin to lead Strata Tunnelling

Strata Worldwide announces the appointment of  Mike Rispin to lead Strata Tunnelling

Strata Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Rispin to lead the launch of Strata’s new global division, Strata Tunneling. Mike brings over 36 years of ... 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