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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

Brenner Base Tunnel 50% complete

Brenner Base Tunnel 50% complete

On the 29th of November 2019 the Brenner Base tunnel reached a milestone and is now 50 % complete. So far they have tunnelled 150km of the 230km needed to finish the project. The Brenner Base Tunnel ... 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