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Save-the-Date: 2019 Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

The Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course, the longest-running and most-attended course of its kind, marks its 12th year in 2019. The 2019 course returns to the University of Denver in Denver, CO, ... More Information

Pre-Construction works started on Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor

At the beginning of April NCRTC -  a joint venture between the Government of India (50%) and State Governments of Haryana (12.5%), NCT Delhi (12.5%), Uttar Pradesh (12.5%) and Rajasthan ... More Information

CIFA at BAUMA - Press Release

CIFA at BAUMA - Press Release

CIFA SHOWCASES THE HYBRID TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE AT BAUMA.   The company patented its first hybrid concrete mixer in 2013, confirming its pole position in hybrid technology. At Bauma 2019 it ... More Information

TERRATEC TBMs delivering results in Thailand

TERRATEC TBMs delivering results in Thailand

With seven TBMs currently at work on major underground projects in Thailand, TERRATEC marks its latest milestone on Bangkok’s Orange Line metro project. Having delivered seven TBMs to Thai ... More Information

Tunnelling works begin for DTSS Phase 2

On  the 04.04.209 PUB, Singapore’s national water agency celebrated the launch ceremony of the first TBM for the EUR6.58 bn (SGD10 bn) Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 project ... More Information

Last TBM starts for DMRC at Najafgarh

The last Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) of DMRC’s current phase of construction started work today between Najafgarh and Dhansa Stand on the Dwarka – Najafgarh – Dhansa Stand ... More Information

Press release - Looking forward to Snowy 2.0

Press release - Looking forward to Snowy 2.0

Since the days of our pioneering past, we’ve grown and today we’re looking forward as we take on the energy challenges of tomorrow. Snowy Hydro operates the Snowy Mountains Scheme, ... More Information

Forrestfield Airport Link Update

Forrestfield Airport Link Update

A major milestone was celebrated at the beginning of April with all tunnel segments required for the 8km twin-bored tunnels produced. A total of 9098 rings - that's 54,588 segments - have been ... More Information

Come and meet Bekaert-Maccaferri at BAUMA 2019!

Come and meet Bekaert-Maccaferri at BAUMA 2019!

We love meeting you. So, come and visit our booth C3.241 and have a drink see this map for our location. We will be at the show from the 8th until the 14th of April 2019 in Munich, ... More Information

Major contractors appointed to build Cross River Rail

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the international consortia that have won the three major works packages for the Cross-River Rail Project in Brisbane. The Palaszczuk Government has ... More Information

Robbins at BAUMA

BAUMA is quickly approaching, we’re just a few days away from the world’s largest construction tradeshow. If you’ll be in Munich, Germany between April 8-14, visit Robbins at ... More Information

International Recruitment company iPS signed a personnel partnership with Jan de Nul

International Recruitment company iPS signed a personnel partnership with Jan de Nul

iPS Powerful People – a specialist in Recruitment & Cross- Border payroll services – has signed a new service contract for the provision of personnel services to Jan de Nul on April, ... More Information

Less than a month to WTC 2019!

Less than a month to WTC 2019!

It is less than a month before the beginning of the World Tunnel Congress 2019. This annual international event for the engineering sector is dedicated to underground construction. The congress ... More Information

Breakthrough on the South-Western section of the Big Ring Line

On April 4th 2019 in Moscow, the TBM Polina broke through at the Michurinsky Avenue Station in the south-western section of the Big Ring Line (BCL). The TBM had bored 1.5 km of tunnel from ... More Information

More funding to complete the Adelaide's North-South Corridor

More funding to complete the Adelaide's North-South Corridor

The Morrison and Marshall Governments have put EUR3.43 bn (AUD5.4 bn) on the table towards completion of the final 10.5 km section of the 78km North-South Corridor, between Darlington and the ... More Information

Filling and sealing the Battery Street Tunnel in Seattle

The SR 99 tunnel in Seattle opened to drivers on 04.02.2019. The tunnel and a new Alaskan Way street are designed to work together to replace the functionality of the viaduct. The tunnel provides ... More Information

Robbins – Why choose a crossover?

Robbins – Why choose a crossover?

Ground conditions don’t always fit into one category so why should your machine? Today’s TBMs must adapt to shifting geology from hard rock, to soft soil, to boulders, and everything ... More Information

PPS at BAUMA 2019

PPS at BAUMA 2019

Celebrating the third decade of PPS-Poltinger Precision Systems at BAUMA 2019. PPS have celebrated their 20th birthday in 2018 and we are starting the third decade with a series of product ... More Information

Femern A/S launches major construction works on the Fehmarn tunnel

The political parties behind the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link project have decided to initiate a number of large construction activities in Rødbyhavn on Lolland. Femern A/S have been requested ... More Information

Blue M4 Metro Line

Blue M4 Metro Line

On the 25th of March the second of two TBMs excavating the tunnels of the Western Section (from S.Cristoforo to Solari), which is part of the Blue M4 metro line in Milan reached the Tolstoj Station. ... More Information

Voting underway to decide on name for first tunnel boring machine

Voting underway to decide on name for first tunnel boring machine

Sirius Minerals - The public have been invited to decide on the winning name for the first of three 1,800 tonne tunnel boring machines (TBM) that will construct Sirius Minerals’ underground ... More Information

Press release – Autopista al Mar 1

STRABAG: Financial close of its project “Autopista al Mar 1” in Colombia completed. USD 713 million project financing Seven international and one national bank are ... More Information

ITACET training courses at WTC 2019

Two ITACET training sessions will be organized on 3rd-4th May during WTC2019. • Tunnelling 4.0 information technology for the design, construction and maintenance of underground ... More Information

More than 25 000 moulds produced all over the world by CBE Group

More than 25 000 moulds produced all over the world by CBE Group

The French company can be proud of very satisfying production results for 2018 : CBE Group exceeds now 25 000 moulds manufactured by its French and Chinese teams since 1987. More Information

CIFA will see you at BAUMA!

CIFA will see you at BAUMA!

CIFA will be showing at BAUMA this year, they will be exhibiting as part of Zoomlion Heavy Industry group (outdoor area 905/2) and CIFA by Euromecc. They will be showcasing their leading products ... More Information

VMT at BAUMA press release

VMT at BAUMA press release

VMT will be 25 years old on the opening day of Bauma2019  VMT is crowning this anniversary with a series of product innovations to be presented for the first time at Bauma. They are the ... More Information

From paving local roads to pioneering the world’s greenest reinforced concrete: how one engineer solidified her career in tunnels

From paving local roads to pioneering the world’s greenest reinforced concrete: how one engineer solidified her career in tunnels

Carola Edvardsen is one of the world’s leading concrete experts, specialised in major international bridge, tunnel and marine projects. But getting to this point was no easy feat and she had ... More Information

Robbins EPB and Conveyors complete complex Lot 5 at Emisor Oriente

Robbins EPB and Conveyors complete complex Lot 5 at Emisor Oriente

Powerful TBM proves itself in both soft ground and hard rock.  On February 28, 2019 a ceremony was held to mark the breakthrough of a machine proven in both soft ground and hard rock. The ... More Information

West Gate Tunnel Project Graduate Program

West Gate Tunnel Project Graduate Program

The 2020 Graduate Program is now open for the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved in Victoria’s Big Build in Melbourne ... More Information

Stockholm Metro extension

Stockholm is one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in Europe. The population is increasing by 35,000 a year. Stockholm needs more housing and better public transportation and as a result ... More Information

TELT – approves call for tenders for French side of the tunnel

On the 11th of March 2019 the board of TELT, the Italian-French company building the tunnel for the Turin-Lyon high-speed rail link, approved the call for tenders for the tunnel, on the French ... More Information

Cool Reflections for Overheating Metros!

Cool Reflections for Overheating Metros!

“Why paint trains with high-performance solar reflective paint ..... .....and fit low emissivity glass windows?” (N.B. The focus of this document is on mixed surface and sub-surface ... More Information

Bergen Point WWTP TBM ready to be shipped to New York

Bergen Point WWTP TBM ready to be shipped to New York

The existing outfall pipe at the Bergen Point Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Babylon, Suffolk County, NY, has to be replaced. A 4.33 km (14,200-foot) tunnel, with a 3.05 m (120-inch) inner ... More Information

Sanierungstunnel Belchen - Bi-Component Mixing Plant

Sanierungstunnel Belchen - Bi-Component Mixing Plant

The Belchen Tunnel, built in the 1970s, had to be rehabilitated due to damage to the tunnel support structure. In order to keep the traffic restrictions to a minimum, the Belchen rehabilitation ... More Information

Beyond Tunnelling - a manifesto for national action groups

Through the initiative of ITACUS, THINK DEEP groups have been established in recent years or are in the process of being established in several countries. These groups aim at raising awareness of ... More Information

Westgate update

Assembly is underway on the first of the two TBMs that will build the West Gate Tunnel, the Victoria’s alternative to the West Gate Bridge. It will take around 75,000 working hours to assemble ... 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