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First two tenders for the Ontario Line

First two tenders for the Ontario Line

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued two Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for the Ontario Line project.  The Ontario Line is a 15.5-km stand-alone rapid transit line that ... More Information

TBMs for Bangalore Metro Line-4

On 28/05/20 Larsen & Toubro began lowering parts of TBM DZ669 (named Avni) and DZ671 (named Vindhya) into the Shivajinagar and Cantonment stations, respectively, for driving tunnels on the ... More Information

Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded HK$7.2 billion (c. £760 million) major tunnel project at Hong Kong International Airport

Balfour Beatty today announces that its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded a HK$7.2 billion (c. £760 million) contract to deliver tunnels and associated works for an ... More Information

Greenlight for E6 Ranheim-Vaernes highway

Greenlight for E6 Ranheim-Vaernes highway

Acciona and Nye Veier, the Norwegian state highway authority, have reached an agreement to proceed to the next stage of the design and construction of the E6 Ranheim-Værnes highway. Work is ... More Information

Deutsche Bahn milestone in Stuttgart.

Deutsche Bahn milestone in Stuttgart.

On the 06/05/2020 Deutsche Bahn reached another important milestone as part of the Stuttgart 21 project, by breaking through the east tube of the 9.5-km-long Filder tunnel: the last of four tunnels ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information