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Bahrain Rail Congress 2019

Bahrain Rail Congress 2019

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 going to ... More Information

WTC 2019

WTC 2019

Watch a video round up of all that happened at the world tunnel congress in Naples, Italy -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lvvn3b4kn8&app=desktop More Information

Robbins EPB caps 62 km of Tunneling with Final Breakthrough at Emisor Oriente Line

Robbins EPB caps 62 km of Tunneling with Final Breakthrough at Emisor Oriente Line

On May 23, 2019, a celebration was in order: The last of six 8.93 m (29.3 ft) diameter EPBs had completed excavation at Lot 4 of Mexico City’s Tύnel Emisor Oriente (TEO), a feat marking the ... More Information

RETC - Exciting Things are Happening on the 16th June in Chicago

RETC - Exciting Things are Happening on the 16th June in Chicago

RETC is the only conference with a dedicated focus on the developments, technology, trends, and innovations that directly affect the tunneling and underground construction industry. Featuring a ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2019

The Swiss Tunnelling Society (STS) is hosting the annual Swiss Tunnel Congress (STC) in the Lucerne Culture and Congress Center (KKL) between the 04-06 June 2019. The STC 2019 is organised by the ... More Information

North East Link now fully funded by Victorian government

North East Link now fully funded by Victorian government

The Andrews Labour Government has fully funded the biggest road project ever built in Victoria as part of a Suburban Transport Blitz that will get Victorians home sooner. The Victorian Budget ... More Information

Robbins - Thuong Kon Tum hydroelectric project

Robbins - Thuong Kon Tum hydroelectric project

In our latest video, take a trip with Robbins to the scenic Thuong Kon Tum project in Vietnam where a 4.5 m (14.7 ft) Main Beam TBM has recently completed boring. After being left in high humidity ... More Information

Riverlinux consortium wins Silvertown tunnel contract

An international consortium of contractors and financiers has won one of the U.K.'s last privately financed infrastructure projects, covering the $1.3-billion Silvertown highway tunnel under the ... More Information

Tunnelling milestone at Sydney Metro

Tunnelling milestone at Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro’s second mega boring machine has made history, breaking through a wall of rock at the new Waterloo Station. TBM Mum Shirl started digging from Marrickville on 5 November 2018 and ... More Information

Grand Paris Express – Ten new TBMs by 2019

Grand Paris Express – Ten new TBMs by 2019

During 2019 ten new TBMs will be launched to be used as part of the Grand Paris Express tunnel construction. Currently  two TBMs are being assembled for line 16 in Schwanau, at the Herrenknecht ... More Information

Tunnel Revolution Conference

Tunnel Revolution Conference

Tunnel revolution press release - Be a part of our exciting and interactive international conference and learn about the regulations, latest technologies, standards and procedures that impact ... More Information

Breakthroughs in Tunnelling Short Course

The 12th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunnelling Short Course will be held at the University of Denver between September 9th and 11th. The Breakthroughs in Tunnelling Short Course is the ... More Information

Improving the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down

On the 20th of May the NAO (National Audit Office) published a report on risks and uncertainties surrounding the UK government’s plan to build the tunnel project beneath the Stonehenge ... More Information

Refuge Chamber Quality without Compromise

Refuge Chamber Quality without Compromise

Evacuation will always be the primary course of action during a hazardous event. However, in mining operations, it is not always possible. Working hundreds of meters underground can make immediate ... More Information

Construction of the Lubuk Linggau-Curup-Bengkulu Toll Road

The Indonesian government continues to improve connectivity between the centres of economic growth on the island of Sumatra. Besides the construction and maintenance of national arterial roads, ... More Information

Doha residents welcome new metro connections

Doha residents welcome new metro connections

A remarkable addition to the city’s public transport infrastructure, the first part of Doha Metro’s Red Line, started its service for the public on May 8th running from Al Qassar in ... More Information

The only way is down - International NGO and industry take on the challenge

The ITA Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS) has launched a new initiative to tackle the challenge of food security the world is facing. As part of their Next Level Program they have joined ... More Information

Press release from the ITA

THE WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS 2019 SHOWCASES THE POTENTIAL OF UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURES The World Tunnel Congress and the 45th ITA General Assembly, organized by the International Tunnelling and ... More Information

MineARC releases step by step operator training video

MineARC releases step by step operator training video

The video shows you how to use a MineARC Refuge Chamber with an ELV/ELVP Scrubbing System.  The video is a step-by-step guide on how to operate a refuge chamber with an Extra Low Voltage ... More Information

ATS Tunnel Design and Construction Short Course – Perth, 16th – 18th June 2019

ATS Tunnel Design and Construction Short Course – Perth, 16th – 18th June 2019

This two and a half day interactive course program features a series of technical presentations and project visit. The course aim is to take the delegates through common components of a project ... More Information

The ITA tunnelling awards 2019 - Call for entries

The ITA tunnelling awards 2019 - Call for entries

This 5th edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards is organised by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, and will take place from the 18th to the 20th of November 2019 , in ... More Information

Penetron Italia - ReSHEALience

Penetron Italia - ReSHEALience

Penetron Italia, which was a Silver Sponsor at the recent world tunnelling congress in Naples is now, an industrial partner of the European project ReSHEALience.  ReSHEALience is ... More Information

ITA-AITES – announcement

ITA-AITES – announcement

The 48th General Assembly of ITA-AITES & World Tunnel Congress in 2022 will be held in Cancun, Mexico. For further information please visit https://about.ita-aites.org/news More Information

RETC 2019 - The USA’s Leading Tunneling Conference

RETC 2019 - The USA’s Leading Tunneling Conference

For over 20 years, RETC has proven to be the leading conference for tunneling innovation. Discover why RETC is like no other tunneling conference you've attended before.  Every two years, ... More Information

Sydney Metro celebrates its first tunnelling breakthrough

Work on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project in Australia has reached a key milestone with its first tunnel boring machine (TBM) breakthrough. A TBM named Nancy – one of five working on ... More Information

Forrestfield-Airport Link project updates

Forrestfield-Airport Link project updates

On the 9th of May 2019 the TBM Grace broke through at Redcliffe Station (click here for the video), after tunnelling 4.6km and building more than 2700 rings since starting her underground journey ... More Information

FIDIC teams up with the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association to launch new tunnelling and underground works contract

 International engineering federation FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers) and ITA-AITES (the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) have teamed up to ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2019

You can now register for the 14th International Conference entitled “Underground Construction Prague 2019”, which will be held in  the Czech Republic, from June 3rd – 5th , ... More Information

Robbins TBM overcomes Multiple Caverns to Make Breakthrough

Robbins TBM overcomes Multiple Caverns to Make Breakthrough

Galerie des Janots Main Beam completes Arduous French Drive - In April 2019, a Robbins 3.5 m (11.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM broke through into open space, completing its 2.8 km (1.7 mi) long ... More Information



Mapei is Platinum Sponsor at WTC 2019, the Annual Congress dedicated to Tunnelling and Underground Construction, which this year will be held in Naples at the Mostra d’Oltremare exhibition and ... More Information

TERRATEC secures contract for Pune Metro TBMs

TERRATEC secures contract for Pune Metro TBMs

TERRATEC Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are proving their worth in India with another contract secured for the underground works on Line 1 of the Pune Metro. Having delivered 22 TBMs to India ... More Information

COWI achieves Silver at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards

COWI achieves Silver at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards

COWI was recognised at an awards ceremony for their commitment to workplace wellbeing on Tuesday 30 April. Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, ... More Information

A new tunnel for the LEB between Prilly and Lausanne

A new tunnel for the LEB between Prilly and Lausanne

The Lausanne Echallens Bercher Railway (LEB) provides an essential link between the Gros-de-Vaud and the Lausanne urban area. The construction of a new tunnel between Union-Prilly and ... More Information

Forrestfield’s TBMs are running again

Both Forrestfield TBMs are now up and running again and on their way to Redcliffe Station, where they are expected to break through in the coming months. While at Redcliffe the TBMs Grace and ... More Information

Study into impact of TELT commissioned

France is firmly committed to the new Lyon-Turin line project, which should contribute to the shift from road to rail for freight traffic crossing the Franco-Italian Alps and thus reduce the ... More Information

TBM Stella Rose launched for Sirius Minerals’

TBM Stella Rose launched for Sirius Minerals’

The 1,800-t TBM Stella Rose, the first to be used to construct Sirius Minerals’ transportation tunnel from Teesside to Whitby, was officially launched on the 12.04.2019 at a ceremony in ... 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