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Milan’s new M4 Metro Line: tunnel excavations completed

On 09/09/20 the final breakthrough ceremony was held in the presence of authorities for the first of two TBMs involved in the construction of M4 metro line (Blue line) central section in Milan. The ... More Information



Press release - True to its commitment to innovation while embracing the “new norm”, the World Tunnel Congress 2020 will now be held fully digital, paving the way for tunnelling ... More Information

Final TBM for Tideway

Final TBM for Tideway

On 04/09/20 the last giant TBM set to create the final 5.5km stretch of London’s new super sewer has been lowered below ground. The TBM, Selina, was delivered to Tideway’s Chambers Wharf ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers its 25th TBM to India

TERRATEC delivers its 25th TBM to India

The new 3.14m diameter TERRATEC EPB TBM will empower sewage infrastructure components on the Mumbai Sewer Disposal Project Stage II Priority Works, in Mumbai, India. TERRATEC is celebrating ... More Information

TBMs arrive to dig Cross River Rail tunnels

At the beginning of August two TBMs (weight 1350 t and 165 m length)  arrived in Queensland, ready to be fitted out before being deployed to dig the Cross River Rail twin tunnels in early 2021. ... More Information

The Sydney Metro West planning process

The environmental assessment process for Sydney Metro West is being done in stages in recognition of the size of the project. Stage 1 seeks approval for station excavation and tunnelling between ... More Information

Contract signed for Merano’s North-West Bypass in South Tyrol

On the 01/09/2020 the Province of Bolzano signed a contract with the consortium, led by Carron Bau Srl GmbH (group leader) and composed of companies Mair Josef & Co. KG di Mair Klaus and Di ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project – permit news

In August the Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP) received one  of the three components of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project Permit. The receiving of the final US Army Corps ... More Information

Grand Paris Express update

Grand Paris Express update

In July TBM Sarah was launched from its shaft at Aubervilliers for its journey towards the Saint-Denis Pleyel station. It will arrive at the Finot site at Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine and then it will drive ... More Information

Greek candidacy for the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress in 2023

Greek candidacy for the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress in 2023

On behalf of the Greek Tunnelling Society (GTS) it is our great pleasure to inform you that the we have applied to host in Athens the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in 2023. The Greek ... More Information

Robbins Single Shield breaks through Turkey’s Hardest Rock

Robbins Single Shield breaks through Turkey’s Hardest Rock

On July 24, 2020, a jubilant ceremony marked a milestone for southern Turkey’s arduous Bahçe-Nurdaği High-Speed Railway Tunnel.  The first TBM-driven portion of tunneling using an ... More Information

Mumbai Metro's Line 3 updates

Mumbai Metro's Line 3 updates

In August this year MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation) completed the 1.5-km long tunnel beneath Mithi River. The Terratec-made TBM Godavari-4 completed the upline stretch of 1.5-km from BKC to ... More Information

RFPs issued for Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West tunnelling projects

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued two Request for Proposals (RFPs) to teams who have recently been shortlisted to bid on the advance tunnelling work on the Scarborough Subway ... More Information

Chiltern tunnel project updates

Chiltern tunnel project updates

HS2 has revealed the design for the Amersham vent shaft headhouse which is a design for one of 5 structures that will be built to provide ventilation and emergency access to the high-speed rail ... More Information

Completion of East Link Bellevue tunnel in Seattle

On the 19th of August  Sound Transit announced that Atkinson Construction had completed the civil construction of the Bellevue tunnel. The tunnel will connect the East Main and Bellevue ... More Information

Verona-Fortezza access line part of the BBT

The new Brenner Base Tunnel, which is the responsibility of BBT, is being built to boost the capacity of the Verona-Fortezza access line from the south, which is being built by RFI. The line is ... More Information

China-Laos railway updates

On 13/08/20 the China State Railway Group Co Ltd (China Railway) completed the 14.5km Duoji tunnel on the Kunming-Vientiane Railway to link China with Laos. In drilling the Duoji Tunnel, located ... More Information

Two more tunnelling machines blessed ahead of underground journeys

Two more tunnelling machines blessed ahead of underground journeys

The final two Tunnel Boring Machines on the Tideway project have been blessed signalling that they will soon be ready to begin digging the final stretches of the super sewer. TBM Annie at Greenwich ... More Information

The HS2 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs)– Press release

The TBMs will excavate tunnels, reducing the environmental impacts in rural areas. What is HS2? HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high-speed line critical for the UK’s low-carbon transport ... More Information

BMRCL launched Phase-II of Bangalore metro project

On 30/07/20 BMRCL, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation has launched the 2.88 km tunnel work between Shivaji Nagar and Tannery Road stations on Namma Metro Phase 2 line project: the Chief ... More Information

Teams Shortlisted for Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West Tunnelling Projects

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted six teams for advance tunnelling work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension projects.  ... More Information

Samoter and Asphaltica Postponed to 2021

After noting the persistent scenario of international uncertainty linked with Covid-19, the 31st edition of SaMoTer and 9th edition of Asphaltica have been postponed to March 2021. ... More Information

Robbins Free Webinar on Himalayan Geology

Robbins Free Webinar on Himalayan Geology

On August 13, 2020 at time: 8 AM PDT / 11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT/5 PM GMT+2 Robbins will be hosting a free webinar discussing a project they were involved in in the Himalayas. The title of the ... More Information

Progress at Chiltern tunnel site as HS2 prepares for arrival of first TBMs

Progress at Chiltern tunnel site as HS2 prepares for arrival of first TBMs

Preparation for the arrival of HS2’s first giant TBMs has passed a major milestone with the completion of the 17m high headwall and ground reinforcement at what will become the south ... More Information

Étanchéité de Tunnels

Depuis 50 ans, Sotecnisol a dominé le marché de l’étanchéité au Portugal et a développé une forte présence dans d’autres ... More Information

Ashbridges Bay Wastewater outfall tunnel

New outfall tunnel for Ashbridges Bay Wastewater The construction of the new outfall tunnel for Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant in Toronto has been a work in progress since the ... More Information

Clearwater Project in Los Angeles

Clearwater Project  in Los Angeles

Last week the virtual Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) for  the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant Effluent Outfall TBM to be used for the Clearwater Project  in Los Angeles  was ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - Breakthrough for TBM Koumba

Grand Paris Express - Breakthrough for TBM Koumba

On 20/07/20 the TBM Koumba arrived at the future Europa service facility in Orly on the extension of line 14 south: click here for the video.  The TBM will resume excavation in about two ... More Information

Cross River Rail underground blasting tests begin

Cross River Rail underground blasting tests begin

Cross River Rail in Brisbane (Australia) will test underground blasting at the site of the new Albert Street underground station and the new Woolloongabba station site, in a move to speed up ... More Information

New product certificate for CEAR

New product certificate for CEAR

CEAR have finally completed the certification for their 7.2kV Ex-e MV Junction box in accordance with the Directive ATEX 2014/34/EU. This Ex-e Junction Box  is also in compliance with ... More Information

Italy/Piedmont - A Infra.To the design of Line 2 in Turin

Italy/Piedmont - A Infra.To the design of Line 2 in Turin

On 14/07/2020, the Turin City Council passed a resolution, which will then have to be approved by the City Council, which identifies Infra.To, the in-house company of the city of Turin, for the ... More Information

Seabridge Gold’s KSM Project starts geotechnical drilling

Seabridge Gold’s KSM Project starts geotechnical drilling

On the 9th of July 2020 geotechnical drilling began along the proposed route of the Mitchell Treaty Tunnels (MTT), a key infrastructure component of the KSM gold-copper project in north western ... More Information

Your new contractor for SCL Tunnelling & Mining in the UK.

Your new contractor for SCL Tunnelling & Mining in the UK.

T&M Specialists UK Ltd. A new company in the UK market but with an already extensive portfolio of previous projects. T&M Specialists started life based in Hong Kong from where they have ... More Information

New yellow metro line in Stockholm

The Stockholm metro will be expanded with the building of the new Yellow line from Odenplan in Stockholm to Arenastaden in Solna.  The new line will have three new stations (Hagastaden, Sodra ... More Information

IWMC 2021

IWMC 2021: Tabletop Booking has started - The 20th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in Warsaw (Poland) on 21st and 22nd April 2021 at the Regent Warsaw Hotel. The ... More Information

TBM Selina set to create final stretch of super sewer arrives by river in London

TBM Selina set to create final stretch of super sewer arrives by river in London

At the beginning of July TBM Selina, built to create the final 5.5km stretch of London’s new super sewer, arrived in the capital. It was delivered to Tideway’s Chambers Wharf site in ... 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