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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

CIFA at the 2nd Conpaviper National Forum in Rimini

CIFA at the 2nd Conpaviper National Forum in Rimini

Press Release - CIFA and Blend are showing at the 2nd Conpaviper National Forum with EasyFloor A70 CIFA. They are at the forum with their full line of machines and solutions for the concrete sector. ... More Information

8-lane tunnel Recommended for new Massey crossing

8-lane tunnel Recommended for new Massey crossing

On October 2nd , a Metro Vancouver committee, created to provide input to the British Colombia provincial government on a new Massey crossing, has recommended that the existing 629 m George Massey ... More Information

Zitron at World Road Congress 2019

Zitron at World Road Congress 2019

The 26th World Road Congress is taking place in the city of Abu Dhabi from October 6th  to 10th  2019, where professionals from all over the world will meet to discuss their ... More Information

North East Link Project October update

EES public hearing wrap-up - The Public Hearing for the North East Link Environment Effects Statement (EES) wrapped up on Monday 16th  September.   The independent Inquiry and ... More Information

Marine borings begin for HRBT Expansion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a permit to HRCP - Hampton Roads Connector Partners to perform borings in the waters between the Hampton and Norfolk shorelines for the HRBT expansion ... More Information

ATS Queensland invites members and guests to celebrate National Tunnelling Day.

The aim of this networking event is to celebrate the great achievements of tunnelling projects and tunnelling engineers in Australia and to promote the industry and its many professions to students, ... More Information

Survey work for A303 Stonehenge scheme enters next phase

Survey work for A303 Stonehenge scheme enters next phase

Press release from Highways England  - The next phase of investigation work for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme near Stonehenge will focus on Countess roundabout over the coming ... More Information

Two new breakthroughs for Mumbai Metro Line 3

Two new breakthroughs for Mumbai Metro Line 3

There have been two new breakthroughs as part of the ongoing Mumbai Metro Line 3 in India.  The 18th breakthrough was TBM Wainganga-1 who broke through at the SEEPZ station after completing ... More Information

16th Australian Tunnelling Conference

16th Australian Tunnelling Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 16th Australian Tunnelling Conference will be held on 14-15 October 2019 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney. With a comprehensive, two-day ... More Information

iPS Powerful People acquires a controlling interest in the survey specialized personnel services company Nautech Services

iPS Powerful People acquires a controlling interest in the survey specialized personnel services company Nautech Services

iPS Powerful People and Nautech Services have agreed to intensively collaborate. With this agreement iPS Powerful People will strengthen their position in the Survey and Marine markets, and Nautech ... More Information

EXPO Ferrovia update

EXPO Ferrovia update

If you are attending this show EXPO Ferrovia in Italy today make sure you visit the stands of the companies that were chosen as the winners of the “DITECFER Railway Innovation Leaders ... More Information

Press release - Another milestone as TBM Mabel reaches Sydney

Press release - Another milestone as TBM Mabel reaches Sydney

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Mabel has broken through a wall of rock into the new Victoria Cross Station in North Sydney. Mabel has excavated about 450,000 tonnes of sandstone and shale – ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Update - Joan starts tunnelling!

Melbourne Metro Update - Joan starts tunnelling!

Tunnelling has started this week, with Joan now digging from the North Melbourne Station site towards Kensington as part of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project. TBM Joan is the first to break ... More Information

Cityringen metro line in Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s new metro will be inaugurated on Sunday, September 29th  by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, accompanied by members of the royal family, Danish Prime Minister Mette ... More Information

The Robbins Company Blog

The Robbins Company Blog

3 Ways to Bore More Efficiently in Extremely Hard Rock: Maximize your TBM Advance through Minimized Downtime When the rock seems unbreakable, stresses are multiplied: The cutters must be stronger, ... More Information

Lyon-Turin base tunnel first 9km complete

On September 23rd , 2019 the TBM Federica (diameter 11.26 m, length 125 m, weight 2400 t) built by the French company NFM Technologie , completed the excavation of the first 9 km section between ... More Information

The Brenner Base Tunnel company has new leadership

The Brenner Base Tunnel company has new leadership

Starting on September 18th, 2019 Martin Gradnitzer and Gilberto Cardola will take the helm of the Brenner Base Tunnel cross-border project company  in Austria and Italy, replacing  the ... More Information

Narragansett Bay Commission Receives Federal Loan for Clean Water Project

The Narragansett Bay Commission has received a loan from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s WIFIA (Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) Program to the amount of $268.7 ... More Information

Robbins and iPS Webinar – 30th October 2019 - Rescuing and Refurbishing TBMs

Robbins and iPS Webinar  – 30th October 2019 - Rescuing and Refurbishing TBMs

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 ... More Information

Strata Worldwide launches DigitalBRIDGE Plus+

Strata Worldwide launches DigitalBRIDGE Plus+

Strata Worldwide has launched a new leaky feeder solution for underground construction. The DigitalBRIDGE Plus+ delivers powerful, high-speed Ethernet and a full spectrum of VHF radio frequencies ... More Information

And they’re off: Hinkley Point C reaches another key milestone

The Hinkley Point C project has reached another key milestone with the start of tunnelling at the UKs first new nuclear power station in a generation. Work has started to install the 38,000 ... More Information

Grand Paris Express update

Grand Paris Express update

On Saturday 14th September, 2019 at the Braque pit site in Aulnay-sous-Bois the first TBM for the Grand Paris express was christened. The TBM was named Armelle after Armelle Martin who saved a ... More Information



Four finalists have been announced for the major project of the year category which focusses on ‘Managing Urban Expansion’. The awards will be held in Miami, USA from the 18th to the ... More Information

Penang Undersea Tunnel updates

Penang is planning a massive transportation network that includes four highways, an eight-lane highway in the Persiaran Gurney, a light-rail transit (LRT) and an undersea tunnel. The ... More Information

Mapei Underground Technology Team

Mapei Underground Technology Team

Mapei's response to the growing demand from the construction market was to create their Underground Technology Team and product line. The Underground Technology Team (UTT), is dedicated ... More Information

The UK’s newest skills academy finally opens its doors

The UK’s newest skills academy finally opens its doors

 A pioneering civil engineering skills academy unlike anything else in the North East has been officially opened in Hartlepool.   The new skills academy from Seymour Civil ... More Information

Heung Yuen Wai Highway - Hong Kong

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is proud to have contributed engineering excellence to the Heung Yuen Wai Highway in Hong Kong. The major transport infrastructure project will promote ... More Information

Federal Funding Allocation for BART Silicon Valley Phase II project

Federal Funding Allocation for BART Silicon Valley Phase II project

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) allocated EUR113.15 million (USD125 million) to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) for the Bay ... More Information

Victorian Tunnelling Centre

Victorian Tunnelling Centre

An Australian-first tunnelling training centre will open next year in Oakleigh. The centre will train thousands of local workers to deliver tunnel projects in Victoria - including the Metro ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information