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Airport metro rail one step closer

Press release - Construction of the new Metro railway line, which will service Greater Western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, is one step ... More Information

TERRATEC gears up for Agua Sur tunnel

TERRATEC gears up for Agua Sur tunnel

Italian tunnel contractor CMC di Ravenna has completed TBM testing and initial drive on the Agua Sur tunnel. TERRATEC is pleased to announce that the 4.66m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel ... More Information

TELT's Board of Directors and Tunnel works awarded

The French and Italian governments, in accordance with the agreements between the two countries in their Articles of Association, have appointed the members of Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin - ... More Information

Long Itchington Wood tunnel HS2 update

Long Itchington Wood tunnel HS2  update

Collins Earthworks has completed excavating the north portal site of  the twin tube Long Itchington Wood tunnel (1.61 km/1mile length, 9-10 m diameter) , ready for the launch of the TBM that ... More Information

TBM Anna breaks through at Trocka station, for Warsaw metro Line 2

TBM Anna breaks through at Trocka  station, for Warsaw metro Line 2

On 23/02/2021 the construction of the last of the six tunnel sections, for the Eastern extension of the Warsaw metro Line 2 were completed. TBM Anna, began its journey at Zacisze station, and broke ... More Information

Rhino and Mantis: the Shotcrete Winning Duo

Rhino and Mantis: the Shotcrete Winning Duo

The range of CIFA machines for the world of underground works has recently been enhanced thanks to the addition of two new machines, RHINO and MANTIS.  RHINO is a stationary pump ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - Line 15 South - Aby, Marina and now Dieneba!

Grand Paris Express - Line 15 South - Aby, Marina and now Dieneba!

At the beginning of February the Grand Paris Express held an inauguration ceremony  for the last TBM for Line 15 South. The event was attended by everyone in the team from the Horizon joint ... More Information

The new HRBT’s twin tunnels will be driven by TBM Mary

  The name has been announced of the TBM that will bore the new twin tunnels at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, click here for the video. The TBM will be named Mary, in honor of Mary Jackson ... More Information

The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show Brings the Exhibitors to You

The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show will convene in Orlando, Florida, March 28-31 at the Orange County Convention Center — offering in-person and virtual offerings to bring the trenchless industry to ... More Information

BART Phase II Project First to Submit for Critical Federal Funding Program

BART Phase II Project First to Submit for Critical Federal Funding Program

VTA achieved two critical milestones for the BART Phase II Project being the first transit agency in the nation to submit an application for EUR1.43 bn (USD1.74 bn) through the Federal Transit ... More Information

Gomez International announces new partnerships

Press release - Gomez International Inc. would like to announce we have partnered with TJB, General Cable, Toshiba Motors, Tsurumi Pumps and Littlefuse to be their OEM representative in the ... More Information

Normet’s battery electric tunnelling sprayers leading the way to healthier, safer and more sustainable spraying operations

Normet’s battery electric SmartDrive product family provides high productivity with decreased operating cost and zero local emissions. Normet’s Spraymec 8100 VC SD tunnelling sprayer ... More Information

Coffs Harbour Bypass

Coffs Harbour Bypass

The Australian and NSW governments are funding the 14 km Coffs Harbour bypass project.  The bypass will boost the regional economy and improve connectivity, road transport efficiency and safety ... More Information

TBM Meg arrives

Digging of the western section of the Metro Tunnel between Kensington and the Central Business District is now complete, after TBM Meg broke through at the State Library Station, marking the  ... More Information

Geothermal Energy from the Base Tunnel to power the Susa Valley construction site

The hot water collected during excavation of the Chiomonte base tunnel will become a source of clean, sustainable energy for its construction site. This geothermal resource will then be made ... More Information

CrossRiverRail Webinar

An online webinar to hear first-hand from Cross River Rail’s experts about tunnelling works and how it may impact local residents and businesses.   Experts from the Cross River Rail ... More Information

Voting opens for TBM name for Swinoujscie tunnel

Voting has begun to name the new  Swina River TBM, which will soon begin to drive the Swinoujscie tunnel tunnel under the Swina River. The competition committee chose 5 of the 301 ... More Information

HS2 accelerates north as MPs give go-ahead to next phase to Crewe

HS2 accelerates north as MPs give go-ahead to next phase to Crewe

Parliament continues to show very strong support for HS2, as the Bill for the extension from the West Midlands to Crewe – Phase 2A – is given Royal ... More Information

Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 Corridor 36th Breakthrough at CSMIA T1 Metro Station

Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 Corridor 36th Breakthrough at CSMIA T1 Metro Station

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has achieved its 36th breakthrough at CSMIA T1 Metro Station.  With this 1.5-km long tunnel from Sahar Road Metro Station to CSMIA, T1 is now completed. The ... More Information

World Tunnelling Congress 2023

World Tunnelling Congress 2023

The winner to host the WTC2023 is Greece!  The final voting result: Greece 33 vs Turkey 14. The theme will be  EXPANDING UNDERGROUND - Knowledge & Passion to Make a Positive Impact on ... More Information

First cutter head arrives for TBM for Metro Manila Subway project

First cutter head arrives for TBM for Metro Manila Subway project

On 05/02/21 at the Manila North Centre Port Terminal an arrival ceremony  was held for the Cutter Head for of the first TBM Kaunlaran. It will be used for the 15-station Metro Manila Subway 's ... More Information

Construction work started on the Fehmarnbelt connection

Construction work started on the Fehmarnbelt connection

With final German approval of the Fehmarnbelt project obtained in November 2020, construction of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel between Denmark and Germany is now well underway.   During 2021, ... More Information

City Rail Link’s TBM will be launched in April 2021

City Rail Link’s TBM will be launched in April 2021

Most of the preparation works for the City Rail Link (CRL) has been completed and project momentum is shifting to the heavy infrastructure programme. 2021 will see the Dame Whina Cooper ... More Information

Robbins enters a New Chapter

Robbins Brand to continue under Global TBM Company - Global TBM Company, newly established by industry veteran Lok Home, is proud to announce the recent purchase of substantially all the assets of ... More Information

Grand Paris Express updates - Line 16

Grand Paris Express updates - Line 16

Line 16 (27.5 km) of the Grand Paris Express project will be entirely underground and three works lots are planned with the use of 8 TBMs. The works’ are scheduled to finish in 2030. Lot 2 - ... More Information

EGLE Permits: Michigan agency approves permits needed for Enbridge tunnel project

On 29/01/2021 the Enbridge Line 5 tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac got another step closer to being built. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced its approval of ... More Information

Cross River Rail Updates

Cross River Rail Updates

Roadheaders start tunnelling towards Boggo Road - Two 115t roadheaders  have started to mine the remainder of the 870 m Cross River Rail twin tunnels between Woolloongabba and Boggo ... More Information

FAMA and Sustainability

FAMA and Sustainability

Excellent results were achieved in 2020 by FAMA, a world leading provider of sealing, connection systems and precast tunnel lining. The company’s budget shows a positive finish after an ... More Information

Breakthrough on WestConnex tunnels

Breakthrough on WestConnex tunnels

A major milestone was reached on the M4-M5 Link Tunnels project  - 41 m underground at the St Peters Interchange - with roadheaders carving through to the M8, linking two WestConnex stages ... More Information

NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show

The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show will convene in Orlando, Florida, March 28-31 at the Orange County Convention Center — offering in-person and virtual offerings to bring the trenchless industry to ... More Information

EnigmaCG’s 6th Annual Webinar on Innovation in Tunnels: Construction, Maintenance, Safety & Fire Protection

With over 55 live tenders for construction/development of new tunnels in just Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium at the time of writing this, it is safe to say that tunnel construction/ ... More Information

TERRATEC TBM begins work for Delhi Metro Phase 4

  TERRATEC TBM begins work for Delhi Metro Phase 4

A refurbished 6.52m diameter TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machine has been delivered to a Joint Venture between Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. of India and Vensar ... More Information

VIRTUAL HRBT Expansion Project Construction Open House

VIRTUAL HRBT Expansion Project Construction Open House

With the start of the New Year, the HRBT Expansion Project begins new construction activities. You are invited to learn more during a Virtual Construction Open House to learn about upcoming ... More Information

SaMoTer: 31st edition postponed to 2023

SaMoTer, Veronafiere's triennial international construction machinery exhibition, will now take place in March 2023. In 2021 they will showcase a new in-quarry demo event:  the format will be ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

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