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Update on Robbins Main Beam TBM for the Lower Meramec Phase 2 tunnel

The Robbins Main Beam TBM for the Lower Meramec Phase 2 tunnel packs a lot into a small 3.35 m diameter: 360-degree probe drilling, high-performance drive motors, 192 tons of machine.  See the ... More Information

Eurock 2024 - Call for Abstracts

Press Release - The call for abstracts for Eurock 2024 has opened! The European Rock Mechanics Symposium will be held in Alicante (Spain)  on July 15-19, 2024. Click here to submit your ... More Information

NASTT 2024 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is accepting abstracts for its 2024 No-Dig Show to be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence (Rhode Island, USA)  ... More Information

India/Agra Metro - TBM Yamuna breaks through at Agra Fort station

India/Agra Metro - TBM Yamuna breaks through at Agra Fort station

Back in February the Robbins crew and contractor Afcons Infrastructure Ltd (Mumbai)/ Sam India Builtwell Pvt Ltd (Delhi) celebrated the site acceptance test for the first of two 6.65 m diameter and ... More Information

USA/Texas - Arrived on site the TBM EPB for the PL19TUN integrated pipeline project

Traylor-Sundt Construction Joint Venture continues to make progress on the Section 19 Long Tunnel Crossings (PL19TUN) integrated pipeline project in Henderson County, Texas. The project is spread ... More Information

TERRATEC EPB TBM is rocking at Mithi River

Press release - TERRATEC 3.14m diameter EPB TBM is making excellent progress for Mithi River Water Quality Improvement Project in Mumbai, India. TERRATEC 3.14m diameter Earth Pressure Balance ... More Information

CIFA takes its ninety-five years of history to Samoter

CIFA takes its ninety-five years of history to Samoter

Press release - CIFA will be at Samoter 2023 (area F stands 21-24) while celebrating its 95th anniversary. Since its foundation, CIFA has grown alongside the changes all around the world, ... More Information

The World's Largest - 52 TBMs Group in Guangzhou Metro Construction

The construction project of Guangzhou Metro Line 18/22, as the largest metro investment in China, has attracted much attention. CRCHI has tailored 52 φ8.8m EPB/Slurry TBMs for the project, ... More Information

WTC 2023 - Digital presentation information

WTC 2023 - Digital presentation information

On 25/04/2023 the digital presentation to showcase the World Tunnel Congress 2023 was held online. The actual congress will be between the 12-18 May at the Megaron Athens International Conference ... More Information

STUVA-Expo 2023 - More than 150 exhibitors already registered

STUVA Expo will take place in Munich on the 8th  and 9th of November 2023 alongside the  STUVA Conference. Already more than 150 companies have already booked their trade fair ... More Information

HS2’s multi-billion-pound boost for UK businesses

HS2’s construction is helping to keep over 2,000 UK businesses afloat as they continue to tackle difficult economic conditions. Latest figures from HS2 show that tier two subcontracts ... More Information

€3 Billion in news tenders on the way for the new stage of the Lyon-Turin project

€3 Billion in news tenders on the way for the new stage of the Lyon-Turin project

PRESS RELEASE - New tenders, with an estimated value of EUR3 billion, are on the way to build the Mont Cenis base tunnel which is under construction beneath the Alps between France and Italy. More ... More Information

First Tunnel Breakthrough achieved in Delhi

First Tunnel Breakthrough achieved in Delhi

At the beginning of April NCRTC achieved its first tunnel breakthrough for the Delhi section of the Delhi - Ghaziabad - Meerut RRTS corridor. The TBM Sudarshan 4.1 made the breakthrough from the ... More Information

Green Light from Bolzano Municipality for the new Virgolo railway tunnel

On the 17/04/2023 the Bolzano City Council gave the go ahead for RFI to construct the new Virgolo railway tunnel with three tracks and the moving of the Merano line junction. The new Virgolo tunnel ... More Information

First TBM arrives at Broadway City Hall

First TBM arrives at Broadway City Hall

On April 14, 2023 Elsie, one of two TBMs constructing the twin tunnels for the Broadway Subway, brokethrough to the future Broadway-City Hall Station, that will be the busiest and largest station on ... More Information

Snowy 2.0 Project Update

Snowy 2.0 Project Update

Construction of Snowy 2.0 - a critically important, pumped-hydro expansion of the Snowy Scheme in Australia, continues to make progress across multiple worksites. The project involves linking two ... More Information

HS2 launches third tunnelling machine in London

HS2 launches third tunnelling machine in London

HS2 has once again begun tunnelling under the capital, launching its third giant Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in London. The tunnel won’t be used by HS2 trains, but instead will be used to ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2023: “The underground space is often undervalued as an asset”

A conversation between Arnold Dix, President of ITA and Nikolaos Roussos, President of GTS As the new edition of the WTC in Athens from 12 to 18 May approaches, Arnold Dix, President of the ... More Information

Chennai Metro Update

Chennai Metro Update

Marina Beach to Kodambakkam Flyover - The underground section of this corridor is split into two packages (UG-01 & UG-02) each of which contains 4 km of twin tunnels. In order to complete ... More Information

TERRATEC TBMs launched for Surat Metro

TERRATEC TBMs launched for Surat Metro

TERRATEC Tunnel Boring Machines keep on advancing on Surat Metro Rail project in India. TERRATEC is pleased to announce the launch of another EPB TBM for Surat Metro in India. This unit is a ... More Information

BBT - TBM Virginia has reached the border with Austria

On 28/03/2023 an important milestone was reached for the Brenner Base Tunnel, on the Italian side, at the Mules (BZ) construction site.  After 14 km of excavation and almost 4 years of ... More Information

HS2 tunnelling team celebrate milestone TBM breakthrough in Warwickshire

HS2 tunnelling team celebrate milestone TBM breakthrough in Warwickshire

Press release - Today [Thursday 30 March] HS2’s tunnelling team in Warwickshire celebrated the milestone breakthrough of tunnel boring machine ‘Dorothy’ as the giant cutterhead ... More Information

Robbins TBM Miss Briella will drive the Lower Meramec Tunnel Phase 2 project

AFFHOLDER (formerly known as SAK Construction, LLC tunneling) will use the TBM named Miss Briella for the Lower Meramec Tunnel Phase 2 project, part of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. ... More Information

Tunnel segments arrive for HRBT Expansion Project

Tunnel segments arrive for HRBT Expansion Project

Last week the HRBT Expansion Project hit a major milestone as the first set of tunnel segments arrived by barge to the South Island from the precast plant in Cape Charles, VA. Nine (9) tunnel ... More Information

High Speed Two: Euston

Press release - The government should use the two-year pause on new construction work at HS2 Euston to develop a design that is affordable, deliverable and value for money, according to a new ... More Information

Two 15.01m Slurry TBMs for CRCHI Break through on Two Projects

Two 15.01m Slurry TBMs for CRCHI Break through on Two Projects

Press Release - Xiangya Road river-crossing tunnel in Changsha City - On March 12th 2023, the largest slurry TBM in China’s Hunan Province broke through, which marks the completion ... More Information

Market dialogue is ongoing about how a fixed €5bn HH connection can be implemented - Denmark - Sweden

Market dialogue is ongoing about how a fixed €5bn HH connection can be implemented - Denmark - Sweden

Press Release - In autumn 2022, the city of Helsingborg went out to the market with an international RFI (Request for Information) to collect proposals on how a fixed connection between Helsingborg ... More Information

WTC2024 - Call for abstracts

The 2024 World Tunnel Congress (WTC2024), the world's major tunnel and underground engineering industry congress, will be held in Shenzhen, China from 19th  to 25th  April 2024 with the ... More Information

Press Release - HS2 reveals final design for last of seven key Chiltern Tunnel structures

Press Release - HS2 reveals final design for last of seven key Chiltern Tunnel structures

HS2 have revealed the final designs for the North Portal of the Chiltern Tunnel – the last of seven key structures for the high speed rail project’s longest tunnels. Once construction ... More Information

Second tunnel-boring machine arrives at Mount Pleasant

Press Release - Phyllis, the second of two tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) that are constructing twin tunnels for the Broadway Subway Project, broke through to the future Mount Pleasant Station early ... More Information

TELT on track for next tender phase!

On April 20 in Brussels , TELT will outline what it needs for the last operational phase (rail and technological equipment) for the Mont Cenis base tunnel, which is an essential part of the ... More Information

4th Tunnel Breakthrough in Meerut

4th Tunnel Breakthrough in Meerut

4th Tunnel Breakthrough in Meerut  The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor witnessed its fourth successful tunnel breakthrough in Meerut. On the 17th  March 2023 the TBM Sudarshan 8.3 ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2023: Tunnelling in Greece, a culture of underground activities across history

World Tunnel Congress 2023: Tunnelling in Greece, a culture of underground activities across history

Tunnelling illustrates the progress of a society and, in particular, the great technical and economic power of certain civilisations. The host country of the WTC, Greece, is a prime example with ... More Information

What's new at Geofluid 2023?

What's new at Geofluid 2023?

Press release - The latest Geofluid show is scheduled for Sept. 13-16, 2023 in Piacenza Italy and will be relaunching an exhibition area dedicated to contaminated site remediation activities and ... More Information

HS2 update

The UK government has announced a two-year delay to the construction of sections of HS2, the high-speed railway connecting London and the West Midlands, citing increased project costs and ... More Information

Switzerland - 2km tunnel for a new train-tram line from Lugano

The Federal Office of Transport (FOT) has issued the building permit for the new tram-train line that will connect Lugano to Ponte Tresa and Manno. This project is the first stage for a modern ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'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