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TBM Coline starts work for the Lyon Metro B extension

TBM Coline starts work for the  Lyon Metro B extension

TBM Coline has now begun tunnelling for the Lyon Metro B extension. It has taken over two months to assemble this variable density TBM. The TBM type was chosen by Sytral due to the geological ... More Information

Two Robbins Crossover TBMs to Bore Second Severomuysky Tunnel

Two Robbins Crossover TBMs to Bore Second Severomuysky Tunnel

In 1979, a 4.56 m diameter Robbins Double Shield TBM was delivered to bore the Severomuysky Service Tunnel, a 15.3 km long railway through the remote mountains of Siberia. Now, 40 years after the ... More Information

Rijnlandroute tunnel halfway complete

Rijnlandroute tunnel halfway complete

The TBM Mixshield Gaia, involved in the construction of the N434 Rijnlandroute tunnel, between the A4 at Leiden and the A44 at Wassenaar has now completed 50% of its tunnelling. The two tubes, 2 ... More Information

Works for Erjos Tunnel in Tenerife begin

Works for Erjos Tunnel in Tenerife begin

The works to complete Tenerife’s motorway ring road started on the 25th November 2019. The project, which has an investment of EUR 240.4 million and has to be completed within 48 months, is a ... More Information

Schoema at STUVA 2019

Schoema at STUVA 2019

German specialist locomotive and rolling stock manufacturer Schoema will be exhibiting at STUVA 2019 in Frankfurt between November 26th -27th . Schoema manufactures the most robust and durable ... More Information

Press release - Las Vegas Convention Center Makes History as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company Begins Tunneling

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) today began tunnelling the future of transportation in Las Vegas as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) began work on ... More Information

The ITA Tunnelling awards - The winners for 2019

Since 2015, the international competition ITA Tunnelling Awards seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and underground space use. This year the ... More Information

The Riachuelo environmental restoration update

The Riachuelo environmental restoration project is the excavation of a nearly 12 km long outfall tunnel, under the River Plate in Argentina. Lot 3 of the megaproject was devised by the government to ... More Information

Introducing The mini-HELI Antenna Range From Poynting Antennas

Poynting have an established history of providing circular polarised antennas for mine tunnels internationally. The MinePoynt (HELI) range of antennas are well established for several years ... More Information

Central Interceptor Project New Zealand

Central Interceptor Project New Zealand

The TBM that will be used for the excavation of the Central Interceptor Project has officially been ordered. The Central Interceptor is New Zealand’s largest ever wastewater tunnel, that will ... More Information

Gateway Hudson Tunnel Project - Update

The Gateway Program partners continue to advance with the engineering and design of the Hudson Tunnel Project with dozens of “geotechnical borings” to be conducted along the proposed ... More Information

TBM Coline named for Metro B extension in Lyon

TBM Coline named for Metro B extension in Lyon

The TBM, that will excavate the2.4 km extension of the metro line B of Lyon from Saint-Genis-Laval to Oullins, has been christened Coline. The machine will drive a single tube tunnel with a 8.5 m ... More Information

Systemair - Oddernes and Banehei road tunnels ventilation complete

Systemair has supplied 122 jet fans - with a 630 to 1250 mm diameter – for the Oddernes and Banehei E18 road tunnels in Norway. Due to the presence of entrance and exit ramps and to the ... More Information

Robbins and iPS Webinar postponed

The date of the Robbins and iPS Webinar on Rescuing & Refurbishing TBMs has been postponed until November 21st , 2019. For further information please visit ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for tunnelling on Pune Metro

TERRATEC delivers the first two of three TBMs that will be used by Gulermak-Tata Projects JV for the underground works on Line 1 of the Pune Metro, in India. TERRATEC is pleased to announce the ... More Information

Melbourne Metro update - Joan and Meg start tunnelling

Melbourne Metro have reached a major milestone with tunnelling starting on the North Melbourne to Kensington section of the Tunnel Project. Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Joan was the first to break ... More Information

Second mega borer breaks through for Sydney Metro at Martin Place

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Mum Shirl has broken through a wall of rock into the new Martin Place Station in the heart of Sydney. Mum Shirl has excavated about 650,000 tonnes of rock – enough ... More Information

Zheleznitsa tunnel update

The Joint Venture working on the Struma motorway (Bulgaria) which consists of GP Group (48%), Global Construction (48%) and Via Plan (2%) has now started construction of the 2km Zheleznitsa tunnel ... More Information

Grand Paris Express – Update

Grand Paris Express – Update

Line 14 - On the 12th October 2019 during the KM7 event at the Saint-Denis Site, the name of the third TBM to be used for the  line 14 construction on the Grand Paris Express was announced. The ... More Information

New Fornebu Line from Oslo to Baerum

The  new Fornebu Railway/Fornebu line/Fornebubanen will be an 8 km extension of the Oslo Metro. This will connect the Fornebu peninsula in Baerum to the existing Majorstuen T-rail ... More Information

Press release - First tunnelling machine breaks ground on super sewer

Balfour Beatty, alongside its joint venture partners Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall has seen one of their two tunnelling boring machines (TBM) become the first to break through the ground to ... More Information

TfL unlocks Silvertown contract while legal battles continue

Transport for London (TfL) has unlocked the award of the GBP1bn Silvertown Tunnel contract, despite the ongoing legal action over its procurement. TfL now hopes to sign a contract with the ... More Information

10th International Conference Tunnel Safety and Ventilation

Between the 21st and 22nd of April 2020  the 10th International Conference of Tunnel Safety and Ventilation will be held in Graz, Austria. Technical visits will be organized on April 20th, ... More Information

TERRATEC RBM completes first shaft at Buriticá gold mine

TERRATEC RBM completes first shaft at Buriticá gold mine

TERRATEC recently celebrated the successful completion of a 300m deep, 4.1m diameter, ventilation shaft at the Buriticá mine development project, in Colombia. Peruvian mining contractor ... More Information

CIFA and Zoomlion Capital launch financial services for Europe

CIFA with Zoomlion Capital, its captive finance company, have launched a new range of financial services aimed at increasing its market presence in Europe.  This new offering, developed in ... More Information

New milestone on Mumbai Metro's Line 3.

On October 22nd the L&T-STEC JV and MMRC achieved the 21st Breakthrough for Mumbai Metro's Line 3 at Churchgate Station part of Package 1. The breakthrough of Robbins Crossover XRE TBM Surya-II ... More Information

Major Milestone for Albvorland Tunnel project

On the 29th of October 2019 TBM Wanda broke through at Wendlingen am Neck for the Albvorland southern tube. The construction of the 8,176 m Albvorland tunnel, a key section of the new 60-km-long ... More Information

CP Technology – Precast Solutions

Press release - Know Your Precast, the innovative Italian solution for the prefabrication world.  CP Technology Srl, is a company that is growing rapidly with its innovative carousel ... More Information

Construction of Sydney's Metro West to start next year

Construction of Sydney's Metro West to start next year

Construction will soon begin in Sydney on Metro West, with 7 station locations confirmed  at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and the Bays ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Awards

"Tunnels: a resilient link between past and future" was at the centre of the debates of the World Tunnel Congress 2019, held in Naples. Focusing on repair and maintenance anticipation for ... More Information

Visit TERRATEC at the following exhibitions before the end of 2019

TERRATEC are a silver sponsor the Tunnel Association Canadas Technical Workshop - which will be held at the  Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada from the 21st until the 22nd of October. The ... More Information

Systemair supply jet fans for Klimkovice Tunnel

Systemair supply jet fans for Klimkovice Tunnel

Systemair have manufactured jet fans for the 1km twin tube  Klimkovice tunnel on the D1 motorway in the Czech Republic.  There are 16 jet fans in total each one is 1120 mm in diameter, has ... More Information

Robbins and iPS Webinar – 30th October 2019 - Rescuing and Refurbishing TBMs - register for free today!

Robbins and iPS Webinar – 30th October 2019 - Rescuing and Refurbishing TBMs - register for free today!

Webinar Summary - Detlef Jordan, Robbins and Barrie Willis, iPS –  TBM maintenance: it’s one of the most important factors predicting project success, but it is often treated with ... More Information

Press release - New microtunneling and pipejacking solution from PPS

Press release - New microtunneling and pipejacking solution from PPS

PPS has more than 40 years of experience in the field of underground survey and guidance systems.  With our microtunneling and pipejacking solution PPS-PJ, we created an outstanding ... More Information

Sydney Metro tunnels reach Martin Place

Sydney Metro tunnels reach Martin Place

Sydney’s new twin metro railway tunnels are now 70% complete as tunnelling reaches the heart of the city deep under Martin Place. TBM Nancy has arrived at the new Martin Place Station, 28 m ... More Information

BaneNOR Railway Tender Conference 2019

Bane NOR invites suppliers to its Tender Conference where it will present upcoming plans about railway systems. The conference will be held on Wednesday, November 27th 2019, from 11.00 until 16.00, ... 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