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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

WTC 2020 Malaysia date change

Due to the spreading Corona Virus in Asia-Pacific and  also in Europe, the organisers of the WTC 2020 in Malaysia have decided to change  the date of the  Congress as well as any and ... More Information

Australia - Farewell our mega borer friends

Australia - Farewell our mega borer friends

Press release - Four giant boring machines are leaving Sydney after finishing tunnelling under the city, delivering 30km of twin metro railway tunnels. Their massive cutterheads, each weighing 100 ... More Information

Finland to seek EU funding

The state of Finland will apply for funding from the European Commission for the planning process of the One-hour Turku-Helsinki Rail Link, of the Finland Railway, of the Espoo city rail link, to ... More Information

First TBM breakthrough for Melbourne metro

First TBM breakthrough for Melbourne metro

On the 23/02/2020 TBM  Joan, named after former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner, broke through in a 13-m-deep shaft at Childers Street, Kensington, completing  the first section of the Metro ... More Information

Fehmarn conference

The international business conference Fehmarn Link Business Conference ´20 (FLBC) will be held on Thursday 12th  March at Lalandia in Rodbyhavn. The conference is the launching pad for ... More Information

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

Works have started on line 2 of the Sao Paulo metro in Brazil

On 17/01/2020 the Sao Paulo Governor, Joao Doria, and the Secretary Oof Metropolitan Transport, Alexandre Baldy, signed the service order for the immediate start of construction of the metro Line ... 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

Tunnelling News

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information


A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

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