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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

CALCULATION METHODS IN TUNNEL DESIGN

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

Feasibility Study for a New Line from Prague to Dresden is Approved

Feasibility Study for a New Line from Prague to Dresden is Approved

The Central Commission of the Ministry of Transport approved the Feasibility Study for the New railway connection between Prague and Dresden. Based on this concept document, the preparation of ... More Information

Sydney Metro West received two major planning approvals

The Sydney Metro West project has received two major planning approvals, paving the way for mega TBMs to be in the ground by the end of 2022.   Planning approval has been granted for the ... More Information

Ground freezing begins for the first main tunnel for the BBT Isarco River Underpass

In the town of Fortezza works on the Isarco River Underpass construction site, which is the southernmost construction lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel, are proceeding at full speed. Two 25 m deep ... More Information

Geofluid 2021 - international trade fair for the drilling & foundations sector

Geofluid 2021 - international trade fair for the drilling & foundations sector

Piacenza Expo is preparing for the next edition of Geofluid, which will take place from 15th to 18th September at the Piacenza exhibition centre in Italy. It will be the most important international ... More Information

Metro seeking proposals to fast-track Yellow Line Bridge and tunnel rehabilitation project

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), known locally as Metro, has  issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a major capital project that involves rehabilitating the Yellow ... More Information

Refurbishment of the Mont Blanc tunnel ‘s road deck begins

Refurbishment of the Mont Blanc tunnel ‘s road deck begins

A plan for the refurbishment of the two Mont Blanc Tunnel road decks is now underway. The original works for the first 555m deck section were carried out from March to June 2018 the next works on ... More Information

Launch Event for Clearwater TBM

Launch Event for Clearwater TBM

The Clearwater Project is being built to protect local waterways by addressing an aging infrastructure. The project involves the construction by TBM of a new 5.5 m (18-foot) diameter tunnel to ... More Information

Automated metro network proposed for Graz, Austria

Automated metro network proposed for Graz, Austria

In February 2021 the project company "Modern Urban Mobility 2030+" (MUM 2030) - established in 2019 by Holding Graz revealed a new feasibility study on the urban mobility systems for the provincial ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - Line 15 South - TBM Aby reaches Vitry Centre station

Grand Paris Express - Line 15 South - TBM Aby reaches Vitry Centre station

Last week TBM Aby broke through at the Vitry Center station on Line 15 South, on the Grand Paris Express. The TBM was first assembled and then launched in  June 2019 by the  Consortium ... More Information

Early Finish For Metro Tunnel’s Eastern Entrance

Press release - The Metro Tunnel Project’s eastern entrance at South Yarra has been completed more than five months ahead of schedule with work now underway to connect the new structure with ... More Information

TBM Elsie reaches future Wilshire/La Cienega subway station for the Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

On 25/02/21 the TBM Elsie, 1,000-t, 122 m (400-feet) long, broke through to the future Wilshire/La Cienega station site in Beverly Hills. It is the first of two TBMs, manufactured in Germany by ... More Information

Singapore’s Cross Island Line (CRL) Update

Singapore’s  Cross Island Line (CRL)  Update

The CRL, Singapore’s eighth MRT line, is a 50km long project and fully underground. It will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors. It will ... More Information

Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway given green light

Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway given green light

The Norwegian Coastal Administration has received the assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which gives a green light to start preparations for the construction of the ... More Information

Corbulo Tunnel Press Release

Corbulo Tunnel Press Release

Before they can build cross connections in the Corbulo tunnel 2.5 km of poles have been installed in the walls. They will then be used to freeze the ground between the two tunnels before ... More Information

FNPs Identified for Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West Advance Tunnel Projects

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have identified Strabag and West End Connectors as the First Negotiations Proponents (FNPs) to design, build and finance the tunnels for the Scarborough ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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