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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

TERRATEC secures contract for Pune Metro TBMs

TERRATEC secures contract for Pune Metro TBMs

TERRATEC Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are proving their worth in India with another contract secured for the underground works on Line 1 of the Pune Metro. Having delivered 22 TBMs to India ... More Information

COWI achieves Silver at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards

COWI achieves Silver at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards

COWI was recognised at an awards ceremony for their commitment to workplace wellbeing on Tuesday 30 April. Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, ... More Information

A new tunnel for the LEB between Prilly and Lausanne

A new tunnel for the LEB between Prilly and Lausanne

The Lausanne Echallens Bercher Railway (LEB) provides an essential link between the Gros-de-Vaud and the Lausanne urban area. The construction of a new tunnel between Union-Prilly and ... More Information

Forrestfield’s TBMs are running again

Both Forrestfield TBMs are now up and running again and on their way to Redcliffe Station, where they are expected to break through in the coming months. While at Redcliffe the TBMs Grace and ... More Information

Study into impact of TELT commissioned

France is firmly committed to the new Lyon-Turin line project, which should contribute to the shift from road to rail for freight traffic crossing the Franco-Italian Alps and thus reduce the ... More Information

TBM Stella Rose launched for Sirius Minerals’

TBM Stella Rose launched for Sirius Minerals’

The 1,800-t TBM Stella Rose, the first to be used to construct Sirius Minerals’ transportation tunnel from Teesside to Whitby, was officially launched on the 12.04.2019 at a ceremony in ... More Information

Blue Line extension begins in Stockholm

Construction of the largest expansion in Stockholm public transport since the Blue Line was built in the 70s began with a ceremonial starting blast in a rock cavern in Barkarby.  The ... More Information

Cotti & Marchi welcome to tunnelbuilder!

Cotti & Marchi welcome to tunnelbuilder!

For over 30 years Cotti & Marchi have been manufacturing products for construction and tunnelling companies worldwide. They have developed solutions that adapt to the needs of large tunnelling ... More Information

WTC 2019 & the 45th ITA General Assembly

WTC 2019 & the 45th ITA General Assembly

It’s just one month to go before the beginning of the annual international congress for the engineering sector dedicated to underground construction! The World Tunnel Congress and ITA 45th ... More Information

ISTSS 2020 - Call for papers and posters

The Call for Papers for the 9th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS 2019) is open. The symposium will be held in Munich, Germany, 11-13 March 2020. This event will bring ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information


A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

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