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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

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

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