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Fehmarn conference

The international business conference Fehmarn Link Business Conference ´20 (FLBC) will be held on Thursday 12th  March at Lalandia in Rodbyhavn. The conference is the launching pad for ... More Information

Metro Tunnel Melbourne

Five years after work began on the Metro Tunnel, the third and fourth TBMs are being assembled before starting work on Victoria’s biggest public transport project. TBMs Millie and Alice ... More Information

Five Groups qualify to compete to build the new E18 Langangen – Rugtvedt route

E18 Langangen - Rugtvedt is part of the E18 Langangen - Grimstad section. The project is 17 km long and has a contract value of about EUR516,47 million (NOK 5.2 billion), excluding VAT. The ... More Information

Five providers will compete to build E6 Storhove – Oyer

Five providers will compete to build E6 Storhove – Oyer

The following groups of contractors and consultants have qualified to supply offers and compete to build the new E6 Storhove - Oyer. AF Gruppen -  Norconsult Arbeidsfellesskap ... More Information

iPS Powerful People and T&M Specialists Hong Kong – Strategic Partnership

iPS Powerful People and T&M Specialists Hong Kong – Strategic Partnership

iPS Powerful People and T&M Specialists Hong Kong, are two companies that have entered into a strategic business partnership agreement for civil construction projects in the Far East. T&M ... More Information

TBM Grace completes Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling journey

On the 18/02/2020 TBM Grace broke through at Bayswater Station, marking the end of her 8 km journey from Forrestfield to Bayswater after 32 months. In late July 2017, TBM Grace set off from ... More Information

Bözberg tunnel update

Bözberg tunnel update

The Bözberg tunnel's slab track has been completed with the installation of the last sleeper. A great moment for all those involved and an important milestone for the largest single project ... More Information

Nykirke -Barkaker upgrade begins

Nykirke -Barkaker upgrade begins

On the 31st of January, the opening ceremony for construction of the new 13.6km section of a rail line between the towns of Nykirke and Barkaker, south of Oslo has was held. The project contractor ... More Information

France - Studies continue for the future Metro line E in Lyon

In June 2019, a preliminary consultation was carried out for the new Lyon metro line E project. Sytral chose the Alai - Bellecour route with the following 6 stations: Alai, Liberation, Menival, ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - 3 New TBMs for Lines 16 and 17

Grand Paris Express  - 3 New TBMs for Lines  16 and 17

On the 5th of February 3 new TBMs manufactured by Herrenknecht were christened at the Verden site in Le Bourget, France. The consortium led by Eiffage-Génie Civil will use them to carry out ... More Information

TBM Gaia completes first tunnel for RijnlandRoute

On the 27/01/2020 the TBM Gaia (diameter 11 m) re-emerged at the Stevenshof district of the A44 in Leiden, after 6 months tunnelling and  2,250 m from its starting point at the A4 motorway. ... More Information

Watch handover assurance for the Elizabeth line

Crossrail is undertaking testing and safety certification for each station, shaft, portal & railway system for the Elizabeth line. The engineering team explain why the handover & assurance ... More Information

Deer Creek Tunnel Breakthrough

The Deer Creek Tunnel will be approximately 3.9 miles long, extending from Clayton Road in the City of Clayton, to Interstate 44 in the City of Shrewsbury. The tunnel is bored into deep rock ... More Information

London’s new 1 Billion electricity cable tunnel

London’s new 1 Billion electricity cable tunnel

A new electricity cable tunnel south of the Thames National Grid is looking to renew and improve electricity infrastructure to ensure a continued safe and secure supply to London. Its London Power ... More Information

Tideway - TBM Ursula Half Way Through Her Journey

Tideway  - TBM Ursula Half Way Through Her Journey

Ursula, one of six TBMs being used to dig London's new super sewer, has completed half of her stretch of the main tunnel, passing Waterloo Bridge in the process. In March 2019, Ursula became the ... More Information

Selection process launched for Malta Gozo Tunnel

Selection process launched for Malta Gozo Tunnel

On January 09, 2020 Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg and Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, announced Infrastructure Malta is inviting interested companies or ... More Information

Drones to be used to inspect Dubai Metro Tunnels

On January 11th  2020 RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) revealed the intention to start a trial-run of drones to inspect the Dubai Metro tunnels which extend 14 km on both the Red and Green ... More Information

Samoter 31st edition in Verona in March

The 31st edition of SaMoTer, International Construction Equipment Trade Fair will be held from 21st to 25th  March 2020 in Verona, Italy.  The Exhibition is one of the international trade ... More Information

The world's longest and deepest road tunnel opens

On December 30th , 2019 the Ryfylke tunnel - providing a permanent road connection between Strand in Ryfylke and Stavanger on Nord-Jæren - was opened for traffic. It has taken 40 years since ... More Information

Harstad tunnel is now open!

Harstad tunnel is now open!

On January 4th , 2020 the Harstad tunnel (1406 m) was opened to traffic, the tunnel is part of the Harstad package, a EUR164.21 million (NOK 1620 million, value 2016) road package signed by ... More Information

Press release - Sydney Metro tunnelling finishes in city's north

Press release - Sydney Metro tunnelling finishes in city's north

A mega boring machine smashing through a wall of sandstone on the edge of Sydney Harbour has marked the end of tunnelling in the city’s north. Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Mabel has reached ... More Information

2nd TBM for Pune Metro launched

On January 5, 2020 the Minister Of Urban Development Shri Eknath Shinde named the second TBM, after the River Mula. The TBM has been launched from Agriculture College site and it will dig one of the ... More Information

Robbins unveils Largest Hard Rock TBM in the U.S. at Mill Creek

Robbins unveils Largest Hard Rock TBM in the U.S. at Mill Creek

In December 2019, the City of Dallas, Texas, USA unveiled the largest hard rock TBM ever to bore in the U.S. The 11.6 m (38.1 ft) diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM will excavate the 8 km (5 mi) Mill ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - TBM Allison

TBM Allison has reached Villejuif IGR station on Line 14 South after  six months excavation. The station will connect Line 14 South and Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express (Lot GC02) by ... More Information

Register today for VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Industry Forum

Register today for VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Industry Forum

Join VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Industry Forum to learn about opportunities to participate in building this mega-transit project. This informational forum, to be held on February ... More Information

New breakthroughs on China-Laos railway

Press release - At present, the construction of the tunnels of the China-Laos Railway has entered the dry season. There are continuous reports of tunnel breakthroughs. The companies involved in the ... More Information

WTC 2020 - Early Bird Registration extended

The Early Bird Registration for WTC 2020 is extended until 31st January 2020. The ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020 and 46th General Assembly will take place in Kuala lumpur, Malaysia from ... More Information

Italy/Lazio - Metro C TBMs will reach Piazza Venezia

The Cipe (Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning) at its meeting of 20/12/2019 approved the modification of the perimeter of the T3 section of line C of the Rome underground in order to ... More Information

India - Renames Tunnel under Rohtang Pass

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur revealed that the 8.8km Rohtang Tunnel, renamed Atal Tunnel, will be opened by the end of June 2020 and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra ... More Information

TERRATEC secures AMT-II hard rock TBM order

TERRATEC secures AMT-II hard rock TBM order

Patel Engineering will utilise a TERRATEC open hard rock TBM for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) AMT-II water transfer project, in India.  TERRATEC is pleased to ... More Information

HOCHTIEF Joint Venture to deliver GBP 400 million London Power Tunnels project

A HOCHTIEF joint venture has been awarded with a GBP 400 million contract to deliver the second phase of the London Power Tunnels (LPT2) project. Scheduled to start in March next year, this ... More Information

Coxwell Bypass Tunnel and the Don River and Central Waterfront project

Coxwell Bypass Tunnel and the Don River and Central Waterfront project

Toronto has embarked on the largest and most significant stormwater management program in the city’s history. Over the next 25 years, the City of Toronto’s Wet Weather Flow Master Plan ... More Information

Ceneri Base Tunnel update

On December 15th 2019 the go-ahead was given for the countdown to the opening of the 15.4 km long Ceneri base tunnel. The preview will be between December 12-13, 2020: where the first train will ... More Information

Bekaert takes full ownership of Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions

Bekaert takes full ownership of Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions

At the end of October 2019 Bekaert concluded the buy-out of Maccaferri's 50% share in Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions (BMUS). As a result, the Underground Solutions team will from January ... More Information

Press release - History made under Sydney Harbour

Press release - History made under Sydney Harbour

The first of two metro railway tunnels deep under Sydney Harbour has been completed in an historic milestone for public transport in Sydney. At their deepest point, the tunnels are 40 metres ... More Information

First stretch of super sewer complete as tunnel hits 10km

First stretch of super sewer complete as tunnel hits 10km

London’s new super sewer has reached 10km as the first section of the main tunnel has been completed. Four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are currently at work deep beneath the city to create ... More Information

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'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