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Terratec - Argentina’s President kicks-off landmark Agua Sur tunnel

Terratec - Argentina’s President kicks-off landmark Agua Sur tunnel

CMC di Ravenna recently marked the commencement of the Río Subterráneo a Lomas tunnel, in Argentina, with a cutterhead lowering ceremony that was attended by the country’s President Alberto ... More Information

EU special infrastructures report: more speed needed in megaproject implementation

EU special infrastructures report: more speed needed in megaproject implementation

The ECA (European Court of Auditors) audited the Commission’s management of the following 8 cross-border transport megaprojects in thirteen Member States: 1) Rail Baltica: a rail line ... More Information

Feedback for Sydney Metro West EIS

The Sydney Metro West EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) went on exhibition 30th  April and the community has until 26/06/2020 to provide feedback. This is one of three EISs for the project ... More Information

Final Koralm tunnel breakthrough

Final Koralm tunnel breakthrough

On June 17th 20202 the final breakthrough in the north tube of the Koralm tunnel took place. Since 2014, tunnellers have dug through the mountain from Carinthian Lavanttal with the TBM Kora. After ... More Information

Warsaw metro Line 2 update

Warsaw metro Line 2 update

On the 12/06/2020 TBM Maria  broke through at the C20 Kondratowicza station. The TBM completed the first part of the right tunnel on the north-east section of metro Line 2 in Warsaw. The ... More Information

Tideway Sewer updates

Tideway Sewer updates

Tideway is building a new 25km super sewer,  deep beneath the Thames, where around two million tonnes of sewage overflowing from the pumping station and into the River every year, will be ... More Information

New images of 1ST Chiltern tunnels launch site

New images of 1ST Chiltern tunnels launch site

The excavation of the TBMs launch site and the construction of the concrete precast plant for the Chiltern tunnels on the London to Birmingham high speed rail line, HS2 First Phase project has now ... More Information

Zitron carries out successful test of axial fan

Zitron carries out successful test of axial fan

On the 04/06/2020 Zitron successfully carried out the most challenging high temperature test to date on a tunnel axial fan: 600 ºC for 120 minutes. These fans will be installed at the ... More Information

Successful passage of TBM Gaia under the Rhine-Schie canal

Successful passage of TBM Gaia under the Rhine-Schie canal

On the 16th of June comol5 celebrated a major milestone by successfully drilling under the Rhine-Schie Canal for the second time. It was the most difficult and exciting part of the drilling ... More Information

Green light from Michigan Court of Appeals for the Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel

On the  11/06/2020 the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that legislators did not violate the state constitution by allowing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two ... More Information

Geofluid 2021

Geofluid 2021

Piacenza Expo has decided to postpone the GEOFLUID exposition until 2021. The new date for your diaries will be the 15th  to the 18th of  September 2021 at the exhibition centre ... More Information

A1 Santa Lucia tunnel breakthrough

On the 08/06/2020 the TBM EPB S-900 Herrenknecht (diameter 15.87 m) completed the excavation of the 7551 m Santa Lucia tunnel on Barberino di Mugello - Calenzano section, A1 Motorway in Italy. ... More Information

Prior Information Notice for the Sucre III Water Conveyance System

ELAPAS (Empresa Local de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado Sanitario) from the city of Sucre, Bolivia, has published the Prior Information Notice for the Sucre III Water Conveyance System (Lot ... More Information

WTC 2021 - deadline for abstracts extended

ITA-AITES and the Danish Society for Tunnels and Underground Works (DFTU) call for abstracts for the World Tunnel Congress 2021 in Copenhagen 16-19 May 2021 has been extended to the 16 June 2020. ... More Information

The Big 5 in Dubai postponed

The Big 5, the annual trade event connecting the global construction community in Dubai, is moving dates from 23-26 November 2020 and will be held next on 12-15 September 2021, at the Dubai World ... More Information

A Virtual visit to the Robbins booth at NAT

Don't forget to stop by the Robbins booth at the North American Tunnelling (NAT) virtual trade show, where you can view a curated selection of Robbins latest news, white papers, videos and ... More Information

NAT week is almost here!

Are you ready for the North American Tunnelling (NAT) Virtual Conference? Register and get a week full of informative talks on intriguing topics from June 8-12. Visit  ... More Information

The ITA tunnelling awards 2020

The call for entries has been extended until the 23rd  June 2020 for the 6th edition of the international tunnelling and underground space awards. The ITA Awards  will take place at the ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information