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Modified TBM to construct the diversion tunnel for the Mularroya dam

In March 2008 the ACCIONA and Sacyr consortium were awarded the contract to design and construct the Mularroya dam in La Almunia de Doña Godina, Chodes and Ricla (Zaragoza). The contract ... More Information

Factory Acceptance Testing for the Ship Canal Water Quality Tunnel Storage Project’s TBM

Factory Acceptance Testing for the Ship Canal Water Quality Tunnel Storage Project’s TBM

A TBM EPB-Shield (diameter 6.57 m) has been assembled for the Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division's Ship Canal Water Quality Tunnel Storage Project. The TBM is ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Awards 6th edition - List of finalists

ITA Tunnelling Awards 6th edition - List of finalists

Online Conference and Ceremony - The international competition launched in 2015 by International Tunnelling and Underground Association (ITA) returns in 2020 for a promising 6th edition. For 5 ... More Information

HAGERBACH NXT 50 WEBINAR – Moving beyond the obvious

HAGERBACH NXT 50 WEBINAR – Moving beyond the obvious

Taking part in the HAGERBACH NXT 50 series of webinars will broaden your understanding on the role of underground spaces in helping humankind sustainably develop on this planet and eventually future ... More Information

Clearwater Project’s TBM arrives

On the 22/10/2020 the Mixshield TBM (diameter 6.54 m)  for the Los Angeles Outfall Tunnel project arrived at its destination.   The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts invited Los ... More Information

City Rail Link’s TBM arrives in Auckland

 City Rail Link’s TBM  arrives in Auckland

Last week a TBM, named Dame Whina Cooper in honour of the Maori rights champion, arrived in Auckland after a voyage of more than 9000 km  from its factory in southern China.   The ... More Information

InnoTrans postponed until 2022

Due to the constantly changing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lack of planning certainty, InnoTrans is to be postponed until 2022. After consulting with international ... More Information

Cross River Rail Update

Work is progressing well, across Cross River Rail’s eight worksites in Brisbane. The project will help transform South East Queensland by unlocking the bottleneck at the core of ... More Information

Sydney’s newest motorway, NorthConnex, will be open to traffic on Saturday 31st October

Sydney’s newest motorway, NorthConnex, will be open to traffic on Saturday 31st October

NorthConnex, the dual 9 km tunnel which will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, will open to traffic on the 31/10/2020,  taking ... More Information

MMRC completes 33rd breakthrough from Churchgate to Hutatma Chowk

MMRC completes 33rd breakthrough from Churchgate to Hutatma Chowk

On 16/10/2020 MMRC  achieved a 33rd breakthrough with the 653-m long tunnel from Churchgate to Hutatma Chowk station for the metro Line 3 in Mumbai.  It is the first TBM breakthrough ... More Information

Agreement reached on the Somport railway tunnel

Mitma  (Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana) and Nueva Aquitania signed an agreement  for the contracting and execution of a study to look at the re-opening of the Somport ... More Information

Robbins Main Beam carves out a win in Louisville

Robbins Main Beam carves out a win in Louisville

Tried and Tested TBM and conveyor complete Ohio River Tunnel  - A 6.5 km (4 mi) long tunnel for wastewater storage below Louisville, Kentucky, USA has more to it than meets the eye.  ... More Information

Press release - HS2 awards contract for first two London tunnelling machines

Press release - HS2 awards contract for first two London tunnelling machines

Press release - HS2 awards contract for first two London tunnelling machines This month the contract for the first two giant tunnel boring machines for London’s HS2 tunnels was signed with ... More Information

Atal Tunnel Inaugurated in Rohtang, Himachal Pradesh

On 03/10/2020 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 9.02 km Atal tunnel in Rohtang, in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas at an altitude of 3000 m (10,000 Feet) from the Mean Sea ... More Information

Sarwat Mountain tunnel completed

On 16/09/2020 the Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) completed the longest water pipeline tunnel project in the world. Its length is 12.445 km driven with a TBM, ... More Information

Light at the end of the tunnel: Balfour Beatty breaks through its final onshore tunnel at Hinkley Point C

Light at the end of the tunnel: Balfour Beatty breaks through its final onshore tunnel at Hinkley Point C

Balfour Beatty, alongside EDF, has celebrated a major milestone on its Hinkley Point C tunnelling and marine project, as the team successfully completed the breakthrough of the longest and final ... More Information

TBM Rachel breaks through after 7km journey from Fulham to Acton

TBM Rachel breaks through after 7km journey from Fulham to Acton

Press release - A giant tunnel boring machine (TBM) building part of London’s new super sewer has today completed its journey, marking another crucial step toward a cleaner, healthier River ... More Information

Martina TBM launched for the HS/HC railway line Brescia Est - Verona

Martina TBM launched for the HS/HC railway line Brescia Est - Verona

On the 05/10/2020 at the Lonato del Garda (BS) shipyard, the Cepav Due consortium, made up of Saipem (59%), Pizzarotti (27.27%) and Icm, the former Maltauro (13.64%), started work on the HS/HC ... More Information

Warsaw metro Line 2 progress report

Warsaw metro Line 2 progress report

By the 9th October 2020 TBM shield work for the construction tunnels for the second line of the Warsaw metro reached 2239/ 2908m for TBM Maria and 921/2,878m for TBM Anna in the East section; ... More Information


Geofluid will take place from the 15th to the 18th of September 2021 in the Piacenza exhibition center in Italy.  This international trade fair is for the drilling & ... More Information

Eurock2021 – Call for abstracts

The Organizing Committee of the Eurock 2021 invites all interested geotechnical professionals and academics to submit abstracts for the conference, deadline: October 31st 2020. Abstracts must be ... More Information

Italy - Castelbello-Colsano Ring Road

The construction of the new 3.36 km ring road between Castelbello and Colsano is ongoing. So far 1260 m of the 2494 m long Castelbello tunnel has been completed. The excavation has been carried out ... More Information

Aucklands City Link Update

Aucklands City Link Update

The first cuts have been made underground to build the Karangahape Station on the City Rail Link.  At 32 m below street level the Karangahape Station will be New Zealand’s deepest ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress in Copenhagen Postponed to 2022

The World Tunnel Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, originally scheduled for May 2021, has been postponed to April 2022, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The decision was taken by a vote of the 78 member ... More Information

TERRATEC Open TBM delivered for Mumbai’s Water Tunnel Project

TERRATEC Open TBM delivered for Mumbai’s Water Tunnel Project

TERRATEC’s Open TBM for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) Amar  Mahal II Tunnel Project in Maharashtra, has passed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT),making it ... More Information

Systemair fans used in European infrastructure works

Systemair fans used in European infrastructure works

The European TEN-R (Trans Europe Netwok-Rail) programme also provides for a corridor between Amsterdam (NL) and Genoa (IT), which involves crossing Switzerland. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas ... More Information

Milestone for Watercare’s Central Interceptor project

Milestone for Watercare’s Central Interceptor project

After ten months, the Central Interceptor TBM has passed its official Factory Acceptance Test (FAT). The TBM, which has been named ‘Hiwa-i-te-Rangi’ after a Mataariki star, has been ... More Information

Ontario Line

Ontario Line

Metrolinx has been  sharing improved plans for the Ontario Line in Toronto, as teams learn more about the geography and infrastructure, both above ground and below the surface as well as ... More Information

Grand Paris Express Line 14 South updates

Grand Paris Express Line 14 South updates

TBM Koumba breakthrough at the Pont de Rungis station   On 17/09/2020 the GIE NGE GC / Impregilo Joint Venture with the TBM Koumba achieved another milestone for the Grand Paris Express ... More Information

Tunnel cross passages near completion

Tunnel cross passages near completion

Work is nearing completion on the cross passages which connect the new metro railway tunnels between Chatswood and Sydenham. Cross passages are an important safety feature of the Sydney ... More Information

Tunnelling hits halfway mark

Tunnelling hits halfway mark

Press release - The Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project’s twin rail tunnels are now halfway to completion, with the state’s biggest ever public transport project forging ahead over the past ... More Information

In depth WHITE PAPERS from the Robbins Company

In depth WHITE PAPERS from the Robbins Company

If you need more in-depth explanations of Robbins products, browse through their white papers. These downloadable and printable papers, written by Robbins employees, cover everything from disc ... More Information


Celebrating 50 years of underground space development and research, and looking forward to the NXT 50 years. Take part in the HAGERBACH NXT 50 series of webinars and broaden your understanding on ... More Information

The WTC2020 Digital Platform

The WTC2020 Digital Platform is accessible until 23rd September 2020 at https://wtdc2020.mego.events/.  The Opening Ceremony, Landmark & Keynote Lectures, Closing of WTC2020, ... More Information

Construction momentum building on Cross River Rail Project

Construction momentum building on Cross River Rail Project

Cross River Rail is boosting the Queensland Economy by $4.1 million per day, supporting a workforce of over 2,400 and providing work for more than 400 suppliers and subcontractor companies, 90% of ... More Information

VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project: Contractor Engagement Begins

The stretch of BART Silicon Valley into Downtown San Jose and Santa Clara is entering the procurement stage of the project.  The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is reaching ... 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