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TERRATEC EPBMs achieving good progress on Istanbul Metro

TERRATEC EPBMs achieving good progress on Istanbul Metro

A number of TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance TBMs are achieving great progress rates on new lines for Istanbul’s ongoing metro expansion despite the Covid-19 outbreak. TERRATEC is pleased to ... More Information

Penetron Crystalline Technology for new tunnel

Penetron Crystalline Technology  for new tunnel

The Penetron Italy team were approached to provide a waterproofing solution for an underground pedestrian tunnel, elevator shafts, and different concrete structures for the new San Martino ... More Information

EUROCK 2020 Postponed

The 2020 ISRM International Symposium will be held on 12-14 October 2020. The event will take place at the same venue in Trondheim, Norway. All associated ISRM meetings will also be moved to new ... More Information

Alice and Millie Tunnelling East

Alice and Millie Tunnelling East

Metro tunnel in Australia have reached another major milestone, with tunnel boring machines (TBM) Millie and Alice now both on their way to South Yarra. The green TBM Alice, named after wartime ... More Information

Metro Line 2 in Warsaw - update

Metro Line 2 in Warsaw - update

There are four TBMs Krystyna and Elisabetta, Maria and Anna that are being used to tunnel the central Targowek and Wola sections of the Warsaw metro line 2. TBMs Krystyna and Elisabetta will now ... More Information

First stone laid for SS 106 Ionian Highway

On the 19/05/20 in Francavilla Marittima in Cosenza province, the first stone was laid for the Mega Lot 3 of the SS 106 Ionian Highway. The EUR980 million project, was commissioned by state road ... More Information


 Strata Worldwide is excited to announce the global launch of its next generation emergency refuge chamber; the Strata ERCX. The Strata ERCX is a steel-sided, walk-in refuge chamber for use ... More Information

Brighter, lighter conditions for George Massey Tunnel

Work is underway to improve brightness and visibility in the George Massey Tunnel. Claire Trevena, Canadian Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, said the government continues to move ahead ... More Information

Press release - Swiss Tunnel Congress (STC) 2020 – Webinar

This year’s Swiss Tunnel Congress will be taking place in the form of a webinar due to the current worldwide pandemic (COVID-19). A video of the recorded congress will be published on the ... More Information

Normet Launch New Range of High Performance TBM Tail Sealants

Normet Launch New Range of High Performance TBM Tail Sealants

The next generation of high performance, eco-friendly tail sealants for shielded tunnel boring machines have been introduced into the Normet TBM product range.   The new range of ... More Information

Name chosen for NZ City Rail Links TBM

The winning name for City Rail Link’s TBM is Dame Whina Cooper. City Rail Link’s TBM will share the name of Dame Whina Cooper, a woman who spent most of an illustrious life leading the ... More Information

Tunnelling re-starts on super sewer as Tideway sets out comprehensive safety plan

London’s biggest infrastructure project has re-started tunnelling work on the super sewer urgently needed to clean up the River Thames. Tideway, the company building the 25km super sewer ... More Information

Second RijnlandRoute tunnel update

TBM Gaia has started drilling the second 2.25km  RijnlandRoute tunnel in the Netherlands. After Gaia was blessed on 07/05/2020, tunnelling began, the route will pass under the Vliet, the ... More Information

Crosstown Tunnel Progress

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress! Recently, the project reached an important milestone. As part of a testing and commissioning phase, a light rail ... More Information

Montreal Mont-Royal Tunnel modernization on REM

Montreal Mont-Royal Tunnel modernization on REM

From the 11/05/20 the REM (Reseau Express Metropolitain) construction sites in Montreal will gradually resume their operations, after a stop time that started on the 24/03/20. This is following the ... More Information

Geofluid Postponed until 2021.

Geofluid Postponed until 2021.

The new GEOFLUID show will take place from the 19th  to 22nd  May 2021 at the Piacenza exhibition centre in Italy . The current pandemic has considerably influenced the decision to cancel, ... More Information

Railways 2021 - Extended deadline for short papers

The Fifth International Conference on Railway Technology has been postponed from 7-10 September 2020 to 30 August - 2 September 2021 at the same venue in Mallorca, Spain. Due to the rescheduling, ... More Information

Tideway Press Release - Meet the Engineer: Bianca Wheeler

At Tideway, our aim is to inspire the engineers of tomorrow by promoting the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. We also want to showcase some of the many talented people ... More Information

Poland - Zakopianka Tunnel

On Monday, April 27, 2020 the excavation of the second tube of the 2.06km Zakopianka tunnel under the Lubon Maly Mountain in the Beskid Wyspowy was completed. The teams boring the tunnel from both ... More Information

Paradigm Group Achieves World First Cross-Industry Dry-Deluge Testing on Australian Motorway Tunnelling Project.

Paradigm Group Achieves World First Cross-Industry Dry-Deluge Testing on Australian Motorway Tunnelling Project.

Paradigm Flow Services Ltd (PFS) has successfully applied their game changing digital dry deluge testing system, Dry-Flo® on a non-oilfield project on a major transport tunnel construction ... More Information

Russia/Tatarstan - Kazan metro

Russia/Tatarstan  - Kazan metro

On the 23.04.2020 the TBM named Aysylu was launched to start the construction of the first 5.37 section of  the second metro line in Kazan from Fuchik – Sakharov, the contractor is ... More Information

CIPA is Hiring

CIPA is Hiring

CIPA is hiring and looking for workers for its Italian and foreign sites: •             Mechanics and drivers (with license ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project Update

HRBT Expansion Project Update

In March 2020 Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP), the joint venture consisting of Dragados USA, Flatiron Constructors, Vinci Construction and Dodin Campenon Bernard,  commissioned ... More Information

TBM Millie launched at Anzac Station in Melbourne

TBM Millie launched at Anzac Station in Melbourne

On the 27/04/20 Metro Tunnel reached another major milestone with TBM Millie launching from the site of the new Anzac Station in Melbourne. Millie is digging the first tunnel between Anzac Station ... More Information

SWEDFAN - Complete Turnkey Ventilation Systems

SWEDFAN - Complete Turnkey Ventilation Systems

SWEDFAN - Complete Turnkey Ventilation Systems for underground construction since 1995. SWEDFAN has designed and manufactured ventilation systems for more than 2.000 tunnelling projects worldwide ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt tunnel update

Fehmarnbelt tunnel update

On the 26/04/2020 the Danish minister of transport reported that construction of the immersed tunnel Fehmarnbelt will start on January 1, 2021 on the Danish side.  Construction work will be ... More Information

Forrestfield April / May project update

It’s a wrap! A major milestone was achieved earlier this week with tunnelling now complete after tunnel boring machine (TBM) Sandy broke through at the Bayswater dive structure on Monday. ... More Information

The WestConnex update

The WestConnex update

When complete, Sydney’s AUD16.8 billion WestConnex project will provide drivers with 33km of motorway to link western and south-western Sydney with the city, Kingsford Smith Airport and Port ... More Information

Colombia - postponement of the opening of the La Linea tunnel

The inauguration of the la Linea tunnel and its emergency tunnel, scheduled by Invias for 29 May 2020, will be delayed due to the slowdown in work imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.  The La ... More Information

Government confirms Notice to proceed on High Speed 2

The Department for Transport  has given approval for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed to the four Main Works Civils Contractors working on the project. On the 15/04/20, following on from the ... More Information

First section of Melbourne Metro tunnel completed

First section of Melbourne Metro tunnel completed

Press release - The first section of the Metro Tunnel is now complete – with Joan and Meg the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) breaking through to complete the journey from Arden Station to the ... More Information

DC Water’s Potomac River Tunnel project approved

DC Water’s Potomac River Tunnel project approved

The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and approved DC Water’s proposal to move forward with construction of the Potomac River Tunnel project. A ... More Information

TBM Chris Breaks on Through North East Boundary Tunnel!

TBM Chris  Breaks on Through  North East Boundary Tunnel!

TBM Chris, launched in July 2018 has broken through on W Street as part of the Clean River Project in Washington DC.  The TBM was named Chris, in honour of Christopher Allen, the assistant ... More Information

Sydney Metro tunnelling to create thousands of jobs

On the 07/04/2020 Minister for Transport Andrew Constance announced the start of the tender process to build almost 50km of new metro railway tunnels between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD on ... More Information

First blast at Sodermalm

First blast at Sodermalm

On the 03/04/2010 the first blast took place to start the first tunnel for the Blue metro Line's extension under Saltsjon and Sodermalm  in Stockholm: click here to view the video.  The ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2020 to be held online

Due to the current worldwide conditions in regards to COVID-19, the Executive Committee of the STS has decided to cancel all events relating to the Swiss Tunnel Congress scheduled to take place 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