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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

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

Tunnelling News

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

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

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