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Crosstown Tunnel Progress

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress! Recently, the project reached an important milestone. As part of a testing and commissioning phase, a light rail ... More Information

Montreal Mont-Royal Tunnel modernization on REM

Montreal Mont-Royal Tunnel modernization on REM

From the 11/05/20 the REM (Reseau Express Metropolitain) construction sites in Montreal will gradually resume their operations, after a stop time that started on the 24/03/20. This is following the ... More Information

Geofluid Postponed until 2021.

Geofluid Postponed until 2021.

The new GEOFLUID show will take place from the 19th  to 22nd  May 2021 at the Piacenza exhibition centre in Italy . The current pandemic has considerably influenced the decision to cancel, ... More Information

Railways 2021 - Extended deadline for short papers

The Fifth International Conference on Railway Technology has been postponed from 7-10 September 2020 to 30 August - 2 September 2021 at the same venue in Mallorca, Spain. Due to the rescheduling, ... More Information

Tideway Press Release - Meet the Engineer: Bianca Wheeler

At Tideway, our aim is to inspire the engineers of tomorrow by promoting the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. We also want to showcase some of the many talented people ... More Information

Poland - Zakopianka Tunnel

On Monday, April 27, 2020 the excavation of the second tube of the 2.06km Zakopianka tunnel under the Lubon Maly Mountain in the Beskid Wyspowy was completed. The teams boring the tunnel from both ... More Information

Paradigm Group Achieves World First Cross-Industry Dry-Deluge Testing on Australian Motorway Tunnelling Project.

Paradigm Group Achieves World First Cross-Industry Dry-Deluge Testing on Australian Motorway Tunnelling Project.

Paradigm Flow Services Ltd (PFS) has successfully applied their game changing digital dry deluge testing system, Dry-Flo® on a non-oilfield project on a major transport tunnel construction ... More Information

Russia/Tatarstan - Kazan metro

Russia/Tatarstan  - Kazan metro

On the 23.04.2020 the TBM named Aysylu was launched to start the construction of the first 5.37 section of  the second metro line in Kazan from Fuchik – Sakharov, the contractor is ... More Information

CIPA is Hiring

CIPA is Hiring

CIPA is hiring and looking for workers for its Italian and foreign sites: •             Mechanics and drivers (with license ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project Update

HRBT Expansion Project Update

In March 2020 Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP), the joint venture consisting of Dragados USA, Flatiron Constructors, Vinci Construction and Dodin Campenon Bernard,  commissioned ... More Information

TBM Millie launched at Anzac Station in Melbourne

TBM Millie launched at Anzac Station in Melbourne

On the 27/04/20 Metro Tunnel reached another major milestone with TBM Millie launching from the site of the new Anzac Station in Melbourne. Millie is digging the first tunnel between Anzac Station ... More Information

SWEDFAN - Complete Turnkey Ventilation Systems

SWEDFAN - Complete Turnkey Ventilation Systems

SWEDFAN - Complete Turnkey Ventilation Systems for underground construction since 1995. SWEDFAN has designed and manufactured ventilation systems for more than 2.000 tunnelling projects worldwide ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt tunnel update

Fehmarnbelt tunnel update

On the 26/04/2020 the Danish minister of transport reported that construction of the immersed tunnel Fehmarnbelt will start on January 1, 2021 on the Danish side.  Construction work will be ... More Information

Forrestfield April / May project update

It’s a wrap! A major milestone was achieved earlier this week with tunnelling now complete after tunnel boring machine (TBM) Sandy broke through at the Bayswater dive structure on Monday. ... More Information

The WestConnex update

The WestConnex update

When complete, Sydney’s AUD16.8 billion WestConnex project will provide drivers with 33km of motorway to link western and south-western Sydney with the city, Kingsford Smith Airport and Port ... More Information

Colombia - postponement of the opening of the La Linea tunnel

The inauguration of the la Linea tunnel and its emergency tunnel, scheduled by Invias for 29 May 2020, will be delayed due to the slowdown in work imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.  The La ... More Information

Government confirms Notice to proceed on High Speed 2

The Department for Transport  has given approval for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed to the four Main Works Civils Contractors working on the project. On the 15/04/20, following on from the ... More Information

First section of Melbourne Metro tunnel completed

First section of Melbourne Metro tunnel completed

Press release - The first section of the Metro Tunnel is now complete – with Joan and Meg the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) breaking through to complete the journey from Arden Station to the ... More Information

DC Water’s Potomac River Tunnel project approved

DC Water’s Potomac River Tunnel project approved

The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and approved DC Water’s proposal to move forward with construction of the Potomac River Tunnel project. A ... More Information

TBM Chris Breaks on Through North East Boundary Tunnel!

TBM Chris  Breaks on Through  North East Boundary Tunnel!

TBM Chris, launched in July 2018 has broken through on W Street as part of the Clean River Project in Washington DC.  The TBM was named Chris, in honour of Christopher Allen, the assistant ... More Information

Sydney Metro tunnelling to create thousands of jobs

On the 07/04/2020 Minister for Transport Andrew Constance announced the start of the tender process to build almost 50km of new metro railway tunnels between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD on ... More Information

First blast at Sodermalm

First blast at Sodermalm

On the 03/04/2010 the first blast took place to start the first tunnel for the Blue metro Line's extension under Saltsjon and Sodermalm  in Stockholm: click here to view the video.  The ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2020 to be held online

Due to the current worldwide conditions in regards to COVID-19, the Executive Committee of the STS has decided to cancel all events relating to the Swiss Tunnel Congress scheduled to take place in ... More Information

Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

The Purple Line Extension Transit Project will be welcoming the last two TBMs which will join the Section 1 TBMs Elsie and Soyeon and the Section 2 TBMs Harriet and Ruth in Los Angeles. The ... More Information

Stockholm Metro update

Stockholm Metro update

Stockholm Metro to Alvsjo - Planning for the Metro between Fridhmsplan and Alvsjo, via Liljeholmen, has begun this year after an agreement was reached between the Municipality of Stockholm and ... More Information

The ITA tunnelling awards 2020 - Call for entries

The 6th edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards will take place at the end of the year (exact place and date will be confirmed soon). For this edition, some changes are proposed in the categories with ... More Information

Normet Technologies for Sprayed Concrete Animation

Normet Technologies for Sprayed Concrete Animation

Normet Oy brings you an animation to show how to optimise the cost and quality of sprayed concrete, showing its delicate combination of different factors. See how Normet can help you improve your ... More Information

The GuardIAN Intelligence Network from MineArc

The GuardIAN Intelligence Network from MineArc

What is a GuardIAN? It is a protector. A defender. A guide. In response to industry requirements, the GuardIAN Intelligence Network has been designed to improve personnel safety, increase ... More Information

Liafjell- Olvikvatnet finished next year

Liafjell- Olvikvatnet finished next year

The Nordland County Council Bent-Joacim Bentzen assured the Liafjell - Olvikvatnet project will be completed  for autumn 2021. Construction of the new 5.5km-long stretch of the Liafjellet - ... More Information

Construction on Moscow Subways to continue

Construction on Moscow Subways to continue

Despite the set of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the pace and scope of work on the construction of the Moscow's subway will not decrease. Today, active tunnelling in Moscow involves ... More Information

Press release - Forrestfield Airport Link project update

In late July 2017, TBM Grace set off from Forrestfield to Bayswater, building the tunnel that will house the Forrestfield-bound trains. On February 18 tunnel boring machine (TBM) Grace arrived at ... More Information

4 tunnelling shows postponed

NASTT’s No-Dig Show - Postponed Due to the COVID-19 response situation going on throughout the United States and Canada, the 2020 NASTT’s No-Dig Show, originally scheduled for April 5-9 ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder turns 21!

Tunnelbuilder turns 21!

Today Tunnelbuilder celebrated 21 years of providing the tunnelling community with up to date, daily information on tenders, awards and news from throughout the world. 21 years ago tunnelling ... More Information

City Rail Link tunnels - Names Shortlisted for TBM

Georgina, Margaret and Whina: these are the 3 possible names of the TBMs that will burrow under Auckland to complete the dig of the City Rail Link tunnels. The names were shortlisted from thousands ... More Information

Government decides to re-tender the remainder of the Zuidasdok project

The administrative principals (the Ministery of Infrastructure & Water Management and the municipality of Amsterdam) have decided on a different approach for the further implementation of the ... More Information

A message from MineArc

A message from MineArc

Friends of MineARC - Health and safety is what we do. Each day, over 50,000 people around the world rely on us and our products to keep them safe.  We don’t take this responsibility ... 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