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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

ITA TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE AWARDS - FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE MAJOR PROJECT OF THE YEAR

ITA TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE AWARDS -  FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE MAJOR PROJECT OF THE YEAR

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

ExpoFerroviaria 2019

ExpoFerroviaria 2019

Its less than a month to go before the next edition of EXPO Ferroviaria in Italy. The EXPO will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of October at Rho Fiera in Milan.  The event is for the ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information