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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

TERRATEC marks major milestone in Bangkok

TERRATEC marks major milestone in Bangkok

TERRATEC marks its latest milestone on the Orange Line metro project, in Bangkok, Thailand, with the breakthrough of the Westbound running tunnel on Contract E3 .   Recently, TERRATEC joined ... More Information

Save-the-Date: 2020 Breakthroughs in Tunnelling Short Course

The Breakthroughs in Tunnelling Short Course, the longest-running and most-attended course of its kind, marks its 13th year in 2020. The 2020 course returns to the University of Denver in Denver, ... More Information

Blog - On the Move: Robbins TBMs Around the World

Blog - On the Move: Robbins TBMs Around the World

At any given time Robbins TBMs are operating in dozens of countries around the world at all project stages. Thus far, 2020 has been no exception to the rule: From an icy visit to the world’s ... More Information

New dates for SaMoTer

New dates for the trade fairs SaMoTer and Asphaltica that are to be held in Verona Italy have been announced. The two shows are being held at Veronafiere are for the construction equipment and the ... More Information

WTC 2021 - Call for Abstracts

WTC 2021 - Call for Abstracts

The World Tunnel Conference 2021 and associated events will be held between the 14th and 20th of May 2021 at the Bella Congress Center Copenhagen. Denmark and Scandinavia will present some of the ... More Information

History made as metro tunnelling complete under Sydney Harbour

New twin metro railway tunnels deep under Sydney Harbour are complete in a historic milestone – with all tunnelling now finished on the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project. Mega boring ... More Information

A3 Kerenzerberg tunnel update

A3 Kerenzerberg tunnel update

The A3 motorway section at the Kerenzerberg tunnel in the direction of Sargans has been in operation for over 30 years. In order to ensure road safety for the coming years and long-term operation, ... More Information

RFQs Issued for Tunnelling Works on Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued two Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for advance tunnelling work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension ... More Information

Update - Kommunarskaya Line in Moscow

On the 16/03/2020 construction of the tunnel between the Mamyri and Slavic World stations began for the new Kommunarskaya metro line. Mosinzhproekt JSC is the general designer and general contractor ... More Information

Robbins webinar

If you missed the Robbins webinar, No need to worry, you can watch an on-demand recording of their event on Big Data: Technology for Efficient TBM Tunneling please click here for further ... More Information

MineArc - Custom Refuge Chamber Strengthens Safety on Small TBM

Designing a refuge chamber to fit a 4.4m diameter tunnel boring machine with limited gantry space. Learn about the custom engineering that went into building two 10-person, 24-hour TunnelSAFE refuge ... More Information

Moscow - Western Section, Big Circle Line (BCL) launches TBMs

Moscow - Western Section, Big Circle Line (BCL) launches TBMs

On 25/02/2020  two TBMs (10 m diameter)  were simultaneously launched on the western part of the Big Circle Line (BCL) in Moscow. The TBMs will be driving two double track tunnels, TBM ... More Information

First TBM reaches De Amicis Station in Milan

On the 04/03/2020 the first TBM, involved in the construction of the tunnel for the central section of the M4 line in Milan arrived at the De Amicis station. The TBM averaged 25m/day and has now ... More Information

Events postponed

The following events have been postponed -  1. The Fehmarn Link Business Conference, which should have been held at Lalandia in Rodbyhavn on March 12, has been postponed to a later date. ... More Information

LA Regional Connector Transit Project Updates

LA Regional Connector Transit Project Updates

When the Regional Connector project is completed, three Metro light rail lines — the A (Blue), E (Expo) and L (Gold) — will finally be joined together via two 1.9-mile twin tunnels ... More Information

Robbins Main Beam overcomes Obstacles in Guangxi Province

Robbins Main Beam overcomes Obstacles in Guangxi Province

Tough TBM breaks through after navigating Faults, Karst, and More - In January 2020, a Robbins 5.97 m (19.6 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM cleared its final hurdle when it broke through in Guangxi ... More Information

City Rail Link project - Tunnelling starts in 2021

The TBM for the City Rail Link project awarded to Link Alliance, a group of 7 companies ,  is due to arrive in Auckland next spring. It will bore twin tunnels under the city centre. The $13 ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for new Istanbul Metro line

TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for new Istanbul Metro line

Gulermak, Nurol & Makyol JV is currently completing TBM testing on-site for the new Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe line, the latest addition to Istanbul’s metro ... More Information

Breakthrough on Halkali-Istanbul Airport Metro Line

On the 29/02/2020 the TBM EPB S50 built by Terratec broke through at Arnavutkoy-1 station after excavating 1551 metres. The work is part of the new Halkali-Istanbul Airport Metro Line. The 31km-long ... More Information

Samoter 2020 Postponed until May

SaMoTer, the international construction equipment trade fair, scheduled for the  21-25 March will now be held between the 16-20 May 2020. Asphaltica, the road infrastructure event to be held ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

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