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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

Complimentary Robbins Webinar with Lok Home: To grout or not to grout?

Complimentary Robbins Webinar with Lok Home: To grout or not to grout?

An Emerging Alternative to Slurry TBM Tunneling in Rock under High Water Pressure  When you’re faced with a hard rock tunnel where there are expected significant sections under high ... More Information

Grand Paris Express updates

Line 15 South  - On 06/04/2021 TBM Ellen reached the Arcueil – Cachan station, after 700 m from the Robespierre pit at Bagneux as part of the Grand Paris Express ... More Information

MineARCs GuardIAN Node range

MineARCs GuardIAN Node range

Truly see your underground environment with a complete schematic of environmental conditions, personnel safety, and danger zones. The GuardIAN Node range supports safer practices and better hazard ... More Information


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

Tunnelling News

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

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information