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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

Femern A / S receives German approval.

On 06.02.2019  Femern A / S received the signed German regulatory approval for the Fehmarn tunnel in Kiel. The German approval concerns only the construction on the German side. Activities on ... More Information

Sydney Metro tunnel

Sydney Metro tunnel

On the 16.01.2019 Sydney Metro’s third mega TBM started digging the 6.2 km of tunnel from Chatswood to the edge of Sydney Harbour at Blues Point. This marks the next stage in delivering the ... More Information


The cutter head of the more than 400-foot long TBM MaMaJo was lowered nearly 200 feet down Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The machine will drill a 5-mile tunnel designed to protect rivers from sewer overflow ... More Information

Twin Breakthrough on the Tel Aviv Light Rail

Twin Breakthrough on the Tel Aviv Light Rail

The TBMs Wonder Woman and Niki Haley breakthrough into the Ben Gurion station shaft. This completes 18.5 km of the 20km of tunnelling on the eastern section of the redline project in Tel Aviv. The ... More Information

West Link update

West Link update

On the 01.02.2019 the Supreme Court decided not to grant ‘leave to appeal’ in the case of awards for construction of the West Link (Vastlanken) railway project in Gothenburg. The ... More Information

AFD signed EUR245million funding for Pune Metro

On the 28.01.2019 AFD (French Development Bank) and DEA (Department of Economic Affairs) on behalf of the Government of India signed a Credit Facility Framework agreement in New Delhi for extending ... More Information

Twin Tunnel Breakthrough in India

Twin Tunnel Breakthrough in India

On 31.01.2019 Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) witnessed a twin tunnel breakthrough of the third and fourth TBM of Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro3 corridor at Dadar Metro Station. Krishna 1, the ... More Information

Robbins Blog

Robbins Blog

A Brief History of Rapid Excavation in 7 Key Points Posted by Brad Grothen | Jan 29, 2019 Rapid Excavation: It’s a term bandied about throughout our industry, but what does it mean? ... More Information

Waterproofing system for Buenavista 2 Tunnel

 Waterproofing system for Buenavista 2 Tunnel

The new Chirajara-Villavicencio roadway represents the final third of the Bogotá-Villavicencio corridor, between the departments of Cundinamarca and Meta, with a total length of 22.60 ... More Information

Northgate Link construction reaches 70% completion

The Northgate Link light rail extension in Seattle is about 70% complete and on track to open in 2021. Progress on Sound Transit's Northgate Link construction includes track installation, which ... More Information

Breakthrough on Metro Line 1 in Milan

Breakthrough on Metro Line 1 in Milan

The 22nd of January 2019 saw the breakthrough of the tunnel for the future Sesto Restellone and Monza Bettola stops on the Metro Line 1 in Milan, Italy. The Sesto Restellone station construction ... More Information

A fleet of TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for action in Istanbul

A fleet of TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for action in Istanbul

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of a further two new 6.56m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machines (EPBMs) for the ongoing expansion of Istanbul’s Metro system, ... More Information

Press Release - The British Tunnelling Society Hyperloop Challenge

Press Release - The British Tunnelling Society Hyperloop Challenge

Elon Musk has promoted the concept of Hyperloop in tunnels but considers this viable only if the cost of tunnelling can be reduced by a factor of ten or more. His suggestion is that this could be ... More Information

New TBM launched for the Big Circle Line in Moscow

New TBM launched for the Big Circle Line in Moscow

On the 26th of January the fifth TBM, made by China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Group, for Moscow’s Big Circle Line was launched in the south-western section. The TBM Mary (6 m ... More Information

Second TBM reaches Gelsomini station in Milan

Second TBM reaches Gelsomini station in Milan

On the 23rd of January 2019 a second TBM broke through in to what will be the future Gelsomini station. This is one of the TBMs driving tunnels in the West section from San Cristoforo to Solari ... More Information

Harding Prize – deadline extended

Harding Prize – deadline extended

The deadline for submission of entries for the Harding Prize is usually 31 January, but for 2019 only it has been extended to 14 February. The Harding Prize is awarded each year in April. Entry is ... More Information

iPS form strategic partnership with T&M specialists

iPS form strategic partnership with T&M specialists

Following negotiations in Dubai during January 2019 the Tunnelling and Civil Construction division of iPS have decided to enter into a partnership with the Hong Kong based Tunnelling company ... More Information

Innovation in Tunnels: Construction, Maintenance, Safety and Fire Protection

This conference will be held between the 11th and 12th April 2019  in  Amsterdam, Netherlands Partial Topics Covered ... More Information

ATS QLD – Austroads Taskforce Update – 14 February 2019

The Austroads Road Tunnels Task Force coordinates updates to the Austroads Guide to Road Tunnels, and coordinates the development of technical research projects considering all aspects of road ... More Information

Purple Line Extension (USA) announces TBM naming and are contest

The Purple Line Extension Transit Project in Los Angeles is adding two more TBMs to its fleet. These TBMs will be part of section 2 and will join Elsie and Soyeon which are currently digging the ... More Information

WTC 2019 - Early registration

WTC 2019 - Early registration

Don't miss out the next WTC2019, submit your registration before 31.01.2019 and take advantage of substantial discounts! You will be able to attend conferences and workshops, discover the latest ... More Information

Norway's $47BN Coastal Highway with Undersea Tunnels | Europe's Largest MegaProject

Information provided by Skyscrapers & MegaProjects  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWr5I-hClQU The infrastructure plans will cost Norway no less than $47 billion and would ... More Information

The legend in ventilation systems

The legend in ventilation systems

Zitron is a leader in the manufacture of ventilation systems for mining, public works and the naval sector; transport, drilling and lifting equipment. Zitron, located in large manufacturing ... More Information

Cooling the Tube – on Ice till 2030?

This article has been submitted by Calvin R Barrows it is a different way of looking at the causes of the heat build up in the summer on the London underground. Please read through the article and ... More Information

All Around Issue #10 — Together in every dimension

All Around Issue #10 — Together in every dimension

Find out how mechanized tunnelling from Herrenknecht shapes the world of tomorrow. Has the future at Herrenknecht ever been as exciting as it is today? I’m sure we will not run out of stuff ... More Information

First Melbourne Metro Tunnel TBM is due to arrive shortly

First Melbourne Metro Tunnel TBM is due to arrive shortly

The first of 4 TBMs that will build the Melbourne Metro Tunnel is on its way to its launch site in North Melbourne. The TBMs are being engineered in Germany and built in China, before they are ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information