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InnoTrans postponed until 2022

Due to the constantly changing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lack of planning certainty, InnoTrans is to be postponed until 2022. After consulting with international ... More Information

Cross River Rail Update

Work is progressing well, across Cross River Rail’s eight worksites in Brisbane. The project will help transform South East Queensland by unlocking the bottleneck at the core of ... More Information

Sydney’s newest motorway, NorthConnex, will be open to traffic on Saturday 31st October

Sydney’s newest motorway, NorthConnex, will be open to traffic on Saturday 31st October

NorthConnex, the dual 9 km tunnel which will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, will open to traffic on the 31/10/2020,  taking ... More Information

MMRC completes 33rd breakthrough from Churchgate to Hutatma Chowk

MMRC completes 33rd breakthrough from Churchgate to Hutatma Chowk

On 16/10/2020 MMRC  achieved a 33rd breakthrough with the 653-m long tunnel from Churchgate to Hutatma Chowk station for the metro Line 3 in Mumbai.  It is the first TBM breakthrough ... More Information

Agreement reached on the Somport railway tunnel

Mitma  (Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana) and Nueva Aquitania signed an agreement  for the contracting and execution of a study to look at the re-opening of the Somport ... More Information

Robbins Main Beam carves out a win in Louisville

Robbins Main Beam carves out a win in Louisville

Tried and Tested TBM and conveyor complete Ohio River Tunnel  - A 6.5 km (4 mi) long tunnel for wastewater storage below Louisville, Kentucky, USA has more to it than meets the eye.  ... More Information

Press release - HS2 awards contract for first two London tunnelling machines

Press release - HS2 awards contract for first two London tunnelling machines

Press release - HS2 awards contract for first two London tunnelling machines This month the contract for the first two giant tunnel boring machines for London’s HS2 tunnels was signed with ... More Information

Atal Tunnel Inaugurated in Rohtang, Himachal Pradesh

On 03/10/2020 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 9.02 km Atal tunnel in Rohtang, in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas at an altitude of 3000 m (10,000 Feet) from the Mean Sea ... More Information

Sarwat Mountain tunnel completed

On 16/09/2020 the Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) completed the longest water pipeline tunnel project in the world. Its length is 12.445 km driven with a TBM, ... More Information

Light at the end of the tunnel: Balfour Beatty breaks through its final onshore tunnel at Hinkley Point C

Light at the end of the tunnel: Balfour Beatty breaks through its final onshore tunnel at Hinkley Point C

Balfour Beatty, alongside EDF, has celebrated a major milestone on its Hinkley Point C tunnelling and marine project, as the team successfully completed the breakthrough of the longest and final ... More Information

TBM Rachel breaks through after 7km journey from Fulham to Acton

TBM Rachel breaks through after 7km journey from Fulham to Acton

Press release - A giant tunnel boring machine (TBM) building part of London’s new super sewer has today completed its journey, marking another crucial step toward a cleaner, healthier River ... More Information

Martina TBM launched for the HS/HC railway line Brescia Est - Verona

Martina TBM launched for the HS/HC railway line Brescia Est - Verona

On the 05/10/2020 at the Lonato del Garda (BS) shipyard, the Cepav Due consortium, made up of Saipem (59%), Pizzarotti (27.27%) and Icm, the former Maltauro (13.64%), started work on the HS/HC ... More Information

Warsaw metro Line 2 progress report

Warsaw metro Line 2 progress report

By the 9th October 2020 TBM shield work for the construction tunnels for the second line of the Warsaw metro reached 2239/ 2908m for TBM Maria and 921/2,878m for TBM Anna in the East section; ... More Information

GEOFLUID 2021

Geofluid will take place from the 15th to the 18th of September 2021 in the Piacenza exhibition center in Italy.  This international trade fair is for the drilling & ... More Information

Eurock2021 – Call for abstracts

The Organizing Committee of the Eurock 2021 invites all interested geotechnical professionals and academics to submit abstracts for the conference, deadline: October 31st 2020. Abstracts must be ... More Information

Italy - Castelbello-Colsano Ring Road

The construction of the new 3.36 km ring road between Castelbello and Colsano is ongoing. So far 1260 m of the 2494 m long Castelbello tunnel has been completed. The excavation has been carried out ... More Information

Aucklands City Link Update

Aucklands City Link Update

The first cuts have been made underground to build the Karangahape Station on the City Rail Link.  At 32 m below street level the Karangahape Station will be New Zealand’s deepest ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress in Copenhagen Postponed to 2022

The World Tunnel Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, originally scheduled for May 2021, has been postponed to April 2022, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The decision was taken by a vote of the 78 member ... More Information

TERRATEC Open TBM delivered for Mumbai’s Water Tunnel Project

TERRATEC Open TBM delivered for Mumbai’s Water Tunnel Project

TERRATEC’s Open TBM for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) Amar  Mahal II Tunnel Project in Maharashtra, has passed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT),making it ... More Information

Systemair fans used in European infrastructure works

Systemair fans used in European infrastructure works

The European TEN-R (Trans Europe Netwok-Rail) programme also provides for a corridor between Amsterdam (NL) and Genoa (IT), which involves crossing Switzerland. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas ... More Information

Milestone for Watercare’s Central Interceptor project

Milestone for Watercare’s Central Interceptor project

After ten months, the Central Interceptor TBM has passed its official Factory Acceptance Test (FAT). The TBM, which has been named ‘Hiwa-i-te-Rangi’ after a Mataariki star, has been ... More Information

Ontario Line

Ontario Line

Metrolinx has been  sharing improved plans for the Ontario Line in Toronto, as teams learn more about the geography and infrastructure, both above ground and below the surface as well as ... More Information

Grand Paris Express Line 14 South updates

Grand Paris Express Line 14 South updates

TBM Koumba breakthrough at the Pont de Rungis station   On 17/09/2020 the GIE NGE GC / Impregilo Joint Venture with the TBM Koumba achieved another milestone for the Grand Paris Express ... More Information

Tunnel cross passages near completion

Tunnel cross passages near completion

Work is nearing completion on the cross passages which connect the new metro railway tunnels between Chatswood and Sydenham. Cross passages are an important safety feature of the Sydney ... More Information

Tunnelling hits halfway mark

Tunnelling hits halfway mark

Press release - The Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project’s twin rail tunnels are now halfway to completion, with the state’s biggest ever public transport project forging ahead over the past ... More Information

In depth WHITE PAPERS from the Robbins Company

In depth WHITE PAPERS from the Robbins Company

If you need more in-depth explanations of Robbins products, browse through their white papers. These downloadable and printable papers, written by Robbins employees, cover everything from disc ... More Information

HAGERBACH NXT 50 Webinar

Celebrating 50 years of underground space development and research, and looking forward to the NXT 50 years. Take part in the HAGERBACH NXT 50 series of webinars and broaden your understanding on ... More Information

The WTC2020 Digital Platform

The WTC2020 Digital Platform is accessible until 23rd September 2020 at https://wtdc2020.mego.events/.  The Opening Ceremony, Landmark & Keynote Lectures, Closing of WTC2020, ... More Information

Construction momentum building on Cross River Rail Project

Construction momentum building on Cross River Rail Project

Cross River Rail is boosting the Queensland Economy by $4.1 million per day, supporting a workforce of over 2,400 and providing work for more than 400 suppliers and subcontractor companies, 90% of ... More Information

VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project: Contractor Engagement Begins

The stretch of BART Silicon Valley into Downtown San Jose and Santa Clara is entering the procurement stage of the project.  The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is reaching ... More Information

Robbins announces new webinar

On Oct 15, 2020 08:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Robbins are hosting a new webinar called “48 Fault Zones and 26 Bar Pressure: Tunneling Turkey's Gerede Water ... More Information

E4 Bypass Stockholm update

E4 Bypass Stockholm  update

So far this year about 63% of the length of the E4 tunnel which is part of the Forbifart Stockholm project has been completed. The team working on the project have averaged about 680 meters per ... More Information

Breakthrough for the TBM Armelle on Line 16

Breakthrough for the TBM Armelle on Line 16

TBM Armelle, a TBM on the Grand Paris Express Line 16 has broken through. The TBM was originally launched from the Georges Braque shaft in October 2019 and broke through in Aulnay-sous-Bois after ... More Information

Robbins Company at WTC 2020

This year's WTC 2020 will be held virtually from September 11-17, but Robbins history in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is very real. Robbins is looking forward to your online visit to the country where it ... More Information

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

WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS 2020 HAS NOW MOVED TO A DIGITAL PLATFORM!

WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS 2020 HAS NOW MOVED TO A DIGITAL PLATFORM!

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

Tunnelling News

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

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information