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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

Swiss Tunnel Database

Are you interested in finding out comprehensive information about all the tunnels that have been built in Switzerland? Use this link ... More Information

EnigmaCG’s Tunnels 10x10x10

EnigmaCG’s Tunnels 10x10x10

EnigmaCG’s Tunnels 10x10x10 The number 10, for EnigmaCG symbolises us being10 years old. For you it means the first 10 Delegates get a 10% discount for the 4th Annual Innovation in ... More Information

TELT - February

TELT - February

The excavation of the French Saint-Martin-la-Porte construction site (SMP4) with the Fedrica TBM exceeded 77% of the 9 km planned by the end of February. Also in February, the target of 30 m/day ... More Information

Crossrail update

Crossrail update

Dynamic Testing has now commenced for the Crossrail Project. Testing is being carried out through the 21 km of new tunnels under central London. Over the next 6 months all the railway’s ... More Information

EUROCK 2020 – Call for papers

EUROCK 2020, is the international symposium of the ISRM, and will be taking place at the Clarion Hotel & Congress in Trondheim from June 15th to 19th 2020. The EUROCK 2020 Program Committee ... More Information

Breakthrough for Sofia Metro Extension Project

On the 27.02.2019 the Dogus Construction-Via Group Construct-Ultrastroy Joint Venture, completed the 5978 m tunnel using a TBM for the Sofia Metro Extension Project Line3, Lot 4 in Bulgaria. The ... More Information

iPS opens offices in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

iPS opens offices in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

iPS – Powerful people has opened a local office in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia and in Manama, Bahrain. iPS is constantly looking for new opportunities to grow and expand our current business ... More Information

ACCIONA Press Release

ACCIONA Press Release

The high-speed rail project will connect the city of Oslo with the town of Ski via twin 19.5 km tunnels, the longest in Scandinavia. 28 February 2019- ACCIONA and Ghella have completed ... More Information

First TERRATEC TBM breaks through on Mumbai Metro

First TERRATEC TBM breaks through on Mumbai Metro

The first of seven TERRATEC TBMs being used on Mumbai Metro’s highly anticipated 33.5km underground Line 3 corridor, in India, breaks through on its inaugural drive. In mid-February, TERRATEC ... More Information

"Victory Boogie Woogie” tunnel completed

"Victory Boogie Woogie” tunnel completed

TBM Catherina-Amalia broke through on the 10th of January 2019 to complete the Victory Boogie Woogie tunnel in the Hague. The TBM was 80 metres long and 11 meters in diameter and bored a tunnel ... More Information

Bucharest M6 metro line

In February 2019 the European Commission (EC) endorsed the EUR 517 million funding dedicated to a section of  the M6 metro line planned to link the Bucharest airport  ( Henri Coanda in ... More Information

Double breakthrough for the Follo Line

On 26.02.2019 at 14h00 Bane NOR reached an important milestone with the final double breakthrough on the Follo Line project. Anna and Magda, the last two of the 4 Follo Line TBMs broke through at ... More Information

Robbins Webinar - Rapid Excavation: How to Speed up Your TBM Tunnel

Robbins Webinar - Rapid Excavation: How to Speed up Your TBM Tunnel

In this complimentary 40-minute webinar, Robbins Engineering Director Brad Grothen and Elisa Comis, Associate at McMillen Jacobs, will discuss what rapid excavation really looks like in the field. ... More Information

M4 Metro Line breakthrough

M4 Metro Line breakthrough

On the 25.02.2019 the second of the two TBMs that are excavating the tunnels of the Western Section of the M4 in Milan reached Frattini Station. In only 22 days the TBM excavated approximately 570 ... More Information

Thames Tideway Super Sewer

Thames Tideway Super Sewer

Rachel, the TBM digging the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, has been lowered 35 m down the shaft at Tideway's Carnwath Road site in Fulham. Over the coming months, she will begin her ... More Information

WTC 2019

WTC 2019

THE WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS 2019 IN NAPLES, ITALY FROM MAY 3RD TO MAY 9TH 2019. The whole underground industry will meet in Naples to study and discuss the state of art of tunnelling in connection ... More Information

6th Breakthrough on Mumbai Metro 3

6th Breakthrough on Mumbai Metro 3

On the 20.02.2019 Mumbai Metro 3 Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ corridor achieved a 6th TBM breakthrough at Sahar Road Metro station, which is being built under Mumbai’s crucial Tansa water ... More Information

STUVA Expo 2019 - 150 exhibitors already registered!

STUVA Expo 2019 - 150 exhibitors already registered!

STUVA Expo 2019 - one of the world's leading and largest events in the tunnel. The current demand to exhibit at STUVA Expo 2019 in Frankfurt am Main again indicates a strong participation. Already ... More Information

4th TBM for the Grand Paris Express

4th TBM for the Grand Paris Express

On the 7th of February the shield for the fourth TBM, which will drive 3.4 km of the Line 15 South for the Grand Paris Express was lowered into place. The TBM will begin its journey at what will ... More Information

Press release for BBT

Press release for BBT

Breakthrough in the Tulfes–Pfons section - On February 12th, 2019, the last breakthrough by blasting took place in the Tulfes-Pfons section. On that occasion, a small ceremony was held for ... More Information

TELT update

Paris, 19 February 2019 - The Board of Directors of TELT (the public promoter entrusted by Italy and France with the construction of the cross-border section of the Lyon-Turin railway line), ... More Information

Undersea tunnel planned for Cua Luc Bay in Vietnam

Undersea tunnel planned for Cua Luc Bay in Vietnam

The People’s Committee in the northern province of Quang Ninh want to build an undersea tunnel at Cua Luc Bay. They have submitted the pre-feasibility report to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan ... More Information

Robbins Crossover TBM completes Turkey’s Longest Water Tunnel

Robbins Crossover TBM completes Turkey’s Longest Water Tunnel

Excavation of Turkey’s longest water tunnel came to an end on December 18, 2018. To get there, a 5.56 m (18.2 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM and the contractor JV of Kolin/Limak had ... More Information

ITACET Training Courses during WTC2019

ITACET Training Courses during WTC2019

Two ITACET training sessions will be organized on the 3rd and 4th of May during WTC2019. •             Tunnelling 4.0 information ... More Information

Struma Motorway - Lot 3.2.1 update

There have been ten offers for the design and construction of the 13.2 km Struma motorway in the 23.6 km section between Kresna and Krupnik, through the Kresna Gorge (Lot 3.2.1). The Lot 3.2.1 ... More Information

News from Australia’s longest road tunnel project

News from Australia’s longest road tunnel project

The last truck of spoil excavated from the NorthConnex tunnel was delivered to Hornsby Quarry on 25.01.2019. More than one million cubic metres of spoil was placed to partially fill the quarry, ... More Information

Bahrain Metro Project

Bahrain Metro Project

Press release-Bahrain announces consultancy tenders for phase one of its metro project. Bahrain's Ministry of Transportation has launched tenders for the appointment of a transaction advisor and ... More Information

Press release - Fourth mega borer starts work on metro tunnels

The fourth of five mega tunnel boring machines (TBMs) has started tunnelling under Sydney. TBM Mabel has been launched at Chatswood to help deliver 31km of tunnels between Marrickville and ... More Information

5th TBM Breakthrough for Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ

5th TBM Breakthrough for Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ

On the 13th of February 2019 a fifth TBM breakthrough was reached for Mumbai Metro 3 corridor at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) - T2 metro station. The TBM Wainganga 3, ... More Information

First TBM setting sail for Teesside (UK)

First TBM setting sail for Teesside (UK)

First TBM (length 225 m, weight 1,800 t), after final checks in Germany, is ready to be shipped to Wilton International, Redcar. The TBM will be reassembled and start tunnelling in the second ... More Information

Foundation stone laid for Sela tunnel project

On the 09.02.2019 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Sela Tunnel Project in Arunachal Pradesh. The Project (BRO) will be completed in the next three years. The ... More Information

First TBM breakthrough on MRT SSP line

First TBM breakthrough on MRT SSP line

The first tunnel boring machine (TBM) breakthrough for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line took place on 29 January 2019 at the Chan Sow Lin MRT Station construction site, marking a ... More Information

Forrestfield TBMs stopped due to mechanical issue

On Friday January 18, workers operating TBM Grace reported a potential mechanical issue with the machine. Since then tunnelling experts from SI-NRW and German TBM manufacturer Herrenknecht have been ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information