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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

Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

The Purple Line Extension Transit Project will be welcoming the last two TBMs which will join the Section 1 TBMs Elsie and Soyeon and the Section 2 TBMs Harriet and Ruth in Los Angeles. The ... More Information

Stockholm Metro update

Stockholm Metro update

Stockholm Metro to Alvsjo - Planning for the Metro between Fridhmsplan and Alvsjo, via Liljeholmen, has begun this year after an agreement was reached between the Municipality of Stockholm and ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information