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Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel memorandum of understanding signed

Finest Bay Area Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with three Chinese companies, as part of plans to build the 100 km (60 mile) double undersea train tunnel from Tallinn in ... More Information

Melbourne Metro - Breakthrough at State Library Station

Melbourne Metro - Breakthrough at State Library Station

Three roadheaders have met 30 metres underground in the first major breakthrough, connecting two excavated caverns that will become State Library Station. The road headers have dug out more ... More Information

Bahrain Rail Congress 2019 – Press release

The Bahrain Rail Congress 2019 will be held under the theme “Designing & Developing a Well Connected, World Class, National Rail Network in the Kingdom of Bahrain” which is ... More Information

Excavation of the western section of the M4 completed

On  the 10th of July 2019 a second TBM arrived at Parco Solari station in Milan. Thus completing the excavation of the tunnels from San Cristoforo to Solari, part of the western section of ... More Information

Joint venture for tunnel project

Element Construction are looking for a tunnel construction company to be part of a joint venture on a tunnelling project. The tunnelling project is to build two parallel tunnels for a highway, ... More Information

West Gate tunnel update

Before tunnelling for the West Gate Tunnel Project begins in 2019, they need to divert a 600 metre section of the North Yarra Main Sewer. Diverting a sewer is a massive job that involves ... More Information

Thames Tideway Tunnel: Aerial Photos Reveal £4.2 Billion Project's Progress

London’s £4.2 billion super sewer is seen from the air as new pictures reveal deep shafts carved into the banks of the River Thames. The Thames Tideway tunnel snakes alongside the ... More Information

TBM Sandy arrives at Redcliffe

TBM Sandy arrives at Redcliffe

On Saturday, July 6th , the second 130m-long TBM arrived at Redcliffe Station for the Forrestfield Airport Link project. TBM Sandy broke through into Redcliffe Station, emerging from her most ... More Information

Ghella wins Cross River Rail Tunnel, Stations and Development Package

Ghella, as part of the Pulse consortium, which is led by CIMIC Group, has reached contractual and financial close with the State of Queensland to deliver the Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) ... More Information

Purple Line - TBMs Harriet and Ruth named and unveiled

Purple Line - TBMs Harriet and Ruth named and unveiled

Metro NET celebrated the ceremonial naming and unveiling of its second set of tunnel boring machines that will dig twin subway tunnels between Beverly Hills and Century City. Subway tunnelling is ... More Information


The International Seminar on Roads, Bridges and Tunnels, the ISRBT2019 will take place in Thessaloniki, 7-9 November. It will consist of three daily Sessions, 7th November: Roads, 8th November: ... More Information

TERRATEC TBM breaks through on Bangkok tight radius curve

TERRATEC TBM breaks through on Bangkok tight radius curve

TERRATEC’s tight radius TBMs are enabling a highly challenging project alignment for Bangkok’s Metropolitan Electricity Authority in one of the city’s busiest downtown areas. In ... More Information

TBM Kathleen prepares for historic dig under the Harbour

TBM Kathleen prepares for historic dig under the Harbour

Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Kathleen has passed its final inspection and is now ready to launch from Barangaroo next month to dig the historic rail crossing deep under Sydney Harbour. The 975 ... More Information

EXPO Ferroviaria 2019

EXPO Ferroviaria 2019

EXPO Ferroviaria 2019, the 9th International Railway Exhibition, will take place from Tuesday 1st  to Thursday 3rd of October 2019 at the Rho Fiera exhibition centre, ... More Information

VMT - Combining Guidance Technologies Provides Accurate Solution for Cable Installation

VMT - Combining Guidance Technologies Provides Accurate Solution for Cable Installation

The Award-winning E-Power Pipe® system, which was developed by Herrenknecht AG as a new method for the quick and secure installation of small-diameter cable protection pipes underground for ... More Information

First TBM arrives at the Colosseum

On the 24th of June TBM 1 which is excavating the Rome Line C arrived near the Colosseum, while TBM 2 has passed the Piazza Celimontana shaft. After arriving at Fori Imperiali the TBMs, cannot ... More Information

Penetron waterproofs the Xi’an underground utility tunnel

Penetron waterproofs the Xi’an underground utility tunnel

Construction on the Xi’an utility tunnel project is ongoing. With estimated total costs of US$2.6 billion, it is currently China’s single largest infrastructure project. The planned ... More Information

News for Z-Morh and Zojila tunnels on NH1 in Jammu & Kashmir

The government of India, following the IL&Fs financial crisis, cancelled the contracts with first contractors for the construction of the 14-km-long Zojila and 6.5-km-long Z-Morh tunnels on the ... More Information

World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019

World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019

Early bird registration for the 26th World Road Congress has now been extended until the 30th of June. For further information about the congress please click here. To register for the event ... More Information

Normet making history by doing underground explosives charging on batteries

Normet making history by doing underground explosives charging on batteries

Iisalmi, Finland, June 12, 2019. Normet made history by demonstrating battery electric emulsion charging in production environment underground on June 4th in Pyhäsalmi mine, Finland, with ... More Information

WTC2020 - Submit your abstract!

WTC2020 - Submit your abstract!

The World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020 will be held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Growing numbers of underground innovations claimed to hold the key to unlock the door to ... More Information

Sydney Metro Project: tunnelling edges closer to the Harbour

Sydney Metro’s third mega TBM has broken through a wall of rock at the new Crows Nest Station, marking a major milestone in the project which will link the North West Metro to the CBD and ... More Information

Fehmarn Belt - EU Probing €8.7billion Tunnel Project's Financing

After appeal Europe's competition enforcer launched an in-depth investigation on the 14.06.2019  into public financing for a planned €8.7 billion ($9.8 billion) rail and road tunnel ... More Information

Forrestfield's TBM Grace at Bayswater

After relaunching, TBM Grace has now successfully tunnelled through the station box d-wall (western end). After spending five weeks at Redcliffe Station, where she underwent scheduled ... More Information

Cipa and Rome Metro C

Cipa and Rome Metro C

CIPA S.p.A.  is carrying out the widening excavations of the odd and even tracks on the section of the Rome Metro C between the well 3.3 and the San Giovanni station. On the left side of the ... More Information

Remembering Dick Robbins 1933-2019

Remembering Dick Robbins 1933-2019

It is with deep sadness that The Robbins Company announces the passing of Richard James Robbins, President and CEO from 1958 to 1993. Dick passed away surrounded by family on Thursday May 30, 2019 ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2019 in Miami - Florida - New Extended Deadline June 22nd, 2019

THE ITA TUNNELLING  and UNDERGROUND SPACE AWARDS 2019- 5th EDITION. The 5th edition of the international tunnelling and underground space awards welcomes new applications, ITA is now calling ... More Information

Boryeong undersea tunnel opens

Boryeong undersea tunnel opens

The Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport announced that on June 6th, the South bound of the 6,927 m Boryeong Undersea tunnel, Korea’s longest undersea tunnel, had broken ... More Information

Heung Yuen Wai Highway and tunnels opens to the public

Heung Yuen Wai Highway and tunnels opens to the public

On the 26th  May 2019 the 11-km dual two-lane carriageway Heung Yuen Wai Highway opened to public. The highway includes the 4.8km Lung Shan Tunnel, 0.7km Cheung Shan Tunnel,  4.5km of ... More Information

Register by July 30th and Save at the 12th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

The early registration discount for ‘The 2019 Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course’ ends July 30th.  Early registrants will save $100 off the price of full conference ... More Information

Press Release - Milan’s M4: end of excavation work nears as TBM reaches Foppa station box

The excavation work along Milan’s new M4 metro line came a step closer to completion as the consortium responsible for the project led by Salini Impregilo celebrated the latest breakthrough ... More Information

Forrestfield – airport link June update

Forrestfield – airport link June update

TBM Grace Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Grace arrived at Redcliffe Station last month, breaking through the one-metre-thick eastern station box wall to a cheering crowd of excited team ... More Information

Press release -Timeco Srl - an Italian dealer and agent in the world of tunnelling

Press release -Timeco Srl - an Italian dealer and agent in the world of tunnelling

Timeco Srl has been operating since 1976 as an Italian dealer and agent in the world of tunnelling, piling and special foundations. Distinguishing itself for its professionalism, speed and problem ... More Information

MineArc Refuge Chamber Remanufacture & Extension Adds Value

MineArc Refuge Chamber Remanufacture & Extension Adds Value

Refuge chambers are a significant but much-needed investment. With the growth of safety requirements, refuge chambers have become commonplace for the safe retreat of personnel engaged in ... More Information

Melbourne Metro update

Melbourne Metro update

The Metro Tunnel Project in Melbourne has reached a major milestone with assembly of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) underway. Over the coming months, TBM pieces will be lowered into ... More Information

Chance Ceneri 2020

On 05 June 2019 In a joint statement of intent entitled “Chance Ceneri 2020”, the three railway CEOs from DB (Deutsche Bahn), SBB (Swiss Federal Railways)  and FS Italiane agreed ... 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