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Underground Construction Prague 2019 – call for abstracts

Underground Construction Prague 2019 – call for abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline - September 30, 2018 Method of Submission - please click here On-line Abstract Submission Form Guidelines for submission of abstracts All abstracts must ... More Information

Quito Metro update

On the 27.08.2018 the TBM ‘Luz de America’ reached the La Alameda Station, Line 1 of the Quito Metro. The TBM, started excavating from the Solanda Station in April 2017, and has driven ... More Information

Colombia - Toyo Tunnel project

Colombia - Toyo Tunnel project

The Toyo tunnel project includes 18 tunnels divided into two sections. On the 26.01.2018 FCC Construccion began building section one, this section will improve connectivity between Medellin and ... More Information

Colombia - Tesalia Tunnel

Colombia - Tesalia Tunnel

To date more than 1000m of the main Tesalia tunnel (length 3.4km), which is part of the Pacifico 3 highway in Colombia has been excavated. The tunnel project will connect Antioquia, the Coffee ... More Information

Looking for the “Water Mist “Researcher 2019

Looking for the “Water Mist “Researcher 2019

Since 2016, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has honoured young researchers who dedicate their masters and/or Ph.D. theses to water mist technology. The call for submissions for ... More Information

IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo

Only a Few Exhibit Booths are still available at the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo. The IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo will be held from Nov 7-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, USA. It is your ... More Information

Rosie completes her journey!

Rosie completes her journey!

On the 29th of August 2018 Rosie, the Robbins Crossover TBM, broke through on the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel. This tunnel is the largest part of the Akron Waterways Renewel project. The TBM, ... More Information

Koralm Tunnel achieves tunnel breakthrough

Koralm Tunnel achieves tunnel breakthrough

At the heart of the Koralm railway project between Graz and Klagenfurt in Austria is the 33km-long Koralm Tunnel. The new 130 km high-performance line consists of 12 new stations, over 100 bridges ... More Information

TERRATEC TBMs get up to speed on Mumbai Metro

TERRATEC TBMs get up to speed on Mumbai Metro

The first four of seven TERRATEC TBMs to be used on Mumbai Metro ’s highly anticipated 33.5km Line 3 underground corridor , in India , are making good progress .   In early August, ... More Information

Thimble Shoal Tunnel

The TBM Chessie, that was custom-made by Herrenknecht for Dragados USA Inc and Schiavone Construction Co. LLC, is now ready to begin construction of the New Tunnel under the Thimble Shoal Canal in ... More Information

Castelbello/Colsano works underway in Autumn

In September 2018, work will begin on the new 3,360 m Castelbello and Colsano bypass, which will lighten transit traffic within the two towns and improve the traffic movement on the road to the ... More Information

Filder Tunnel

Filder Tunnel

At the end of July, the ATCOST 21 Consortium (Porr Bau GmbH Tunnelbau, G. Hinteregger & Soehne Baugesellschaft mbH, Oestu - Stettin Hoch - und Tiefbau GmbH, Swietelsky Baugesellschaft mbH) and ... More Information

MMRC - Metro 3 Corridor

On August 10, 2018 Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) started the tunnelling for package 01, which comprises of Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate and Hutatma Chowk stations. The TBM Surya 1, ... More Information

Forrestfield-Airport Link update

The TBMs Grace and Sandy, after a detailed maintenance program, have started tunnelling from the Airport Central Station and will install 3291 rings between them before breaking through into the ... More Information

First mega borer arrives for big dig under city centre

The first of five mega TBMs has arrived to extend Sydney’s new metro railway deep under the city centre. The TBM arrived at the Marrickville launch site in eight shipping containers and 23 ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel update

FLAVIA” joins “VIRGINIA” The last large component of the TBM “Flavia” has arrived at the Mules construction site. A short video shows the long journey that began ... More Information

Metro Line B extension in Lyon

Metro Line B extension in Lyon

In July SYTRAL, the transport association for Rhone Department and Lyon, awarded to the Consortium Implenia (50%)/Demathieu Bard (50%) the EUR138 million contract to build Lot GC 01 of the Metro ... More Information

Mamajo, the TBM for 3RPORT

On 07.08.2018 City Utilities unveiled the name for the 121.92 m (400-feet) long TBM – MamaJo! The TBM will dig the 8km (five-mile) Fort Wayne’s Deep Rock Tunnel at 61 m (200 feet) ... More Information

Public invited to submit comments for EIA report on Malta-Gozo tunnel

Public invited to submit comments for EIA report on Malta-Gozo tunnel

An open consultation for the public to talk about the preparation of an EIA report on the Malta- Gozo tunnel, has been launched by the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and ... More Information

PIARC international conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety.

If you would like to know about the PIARC conference in Lyon starting on October 3rd 2018 please click on this link to their brochure.  A representative from the tunnelbuilder team will be ... More Information

Balfour Beatty VINCI announces appointment of new Managing Director for HS2 Joint Venture

Balfour Beatty VINCI today announces the appointment of Mark Davies as Managing Director for its HS2 Joint Venture.   Mark Davies will take on the role from Mark Cutler who leaves after a ... More Information

11th Annual breakthroughs in tunneling short course

Learn from the case studies below at the 11th annual breakthroughs in tunnelling short course. This course will be held from the 10th to the 12th of September 2018 at the University of Denver, ... More Information

EBRD finances upgrading of Cairo Metro Line 1

Millions of commuters will benefit from a EUR205 million loan provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to support the Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) ... More Information

South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel update

South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel update

The Metropolitan District (MDC) announced that TBM Iris will be lowered into place this week. The parts will be lowered in separate segments approximately 61 m (200 feet) down into the South ... More Information

HRBT project

The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project will move forward with the bored-tunnel construction method to deliver the next connection across the Hampton Roads harbour, the Virginia ... More Information

HS2 contract opportunities

HS2 contract opportunities

Do you want to see the latest information on HS2?  Also find information about contracts awarded directly by HS2 Ltd, including the status of current and future opportunities. Just click ... More Information

Take A Virtual Drive Through The West Gate Tunnel

Visitors to the West Gate Tunnel’s new information centre will be able to take a virtual drive through the tunnel via a high tech interactive model and learn more about the congestion busting ... More Information

The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer documentary series commissioned by BBC Two

BBC Two has commissioned Raw to produce a three-part documentary series following the £5bn project to build London’s 20 mile-long ‘super sewer’, cutting through the heart ... More Information

TELT update

Turin/Lyon - Before the end of the Summer 2018 the tenders for the French section of the base tunnel TELT will be released. The bi-national co-operation program agreed by the two European Union ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBM delivered for Bangkok’s Orange Metro Line

TERRATEC EPBM delivered for Bangkok’s Orange Metro Line

 The new 6.39 m diameter Earth Pressure Balance TBM will complete a series of complex tunnel drives for  Phase 1 of  Bangkok’s new Orange metro line , in Thailand . ... More Information

New iPS office opens in Houston

New iPS office opens in Houston

iPS – Powerful people is opening a new office in the “Energy Capital of the World”, Houston, Texas. The move is in line with the iPS goals to serve their clients all over the ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Tunnel’s Jobs Hub Drives Employment Opportunities

Thousands of Victorian jobs seekers can train and upskill as part of the state’s biggest-ever public transport project thanks to the launch of MetroHub – a one-stop-shop for jobs and ... More Information

Melbourne Metro July update

Melbourne Metro July update

Preferred contractor selected to build tunnel entrances - A consortium comprising John Holland, CPB Contractors and AECOM has been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver the $1 billion Rail ... More Information

Robbins Double Shield is conquering the Himalayas

Robbins Double Shield is conquering the Himalayas

Nepal’s First TBM bores 1,000 Meters in One Month Nepal’s first tunnel boring machine, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Robbins Double Shield, is living up to the nation’s high ... More Information

4th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition

4th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition

4th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition is organized by the Chamber of Mining Engineers Istanbul Branch and Turkish Tunneling Society. The exhibition will be held on ... More Information

Frome Valley relief sewer

Frome Valley relief sewer

Wessex water are investing around £15 million in building a new sewer which will ensure their system copes with ongoing and future development in North Bristol and South ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information