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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

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

Tunnelling News

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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