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Draka extends its Firetuf cable series with Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA loose tube cable

Draka extends its Firetuf cable series with Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA loose tube cable

Press Release - Draka’s Firetuf cable series has grown! The new Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA fire resistant loose tube cable with steel wire armour, is designed for harsh environments and to ... More Information

BART is planning for a second Transbay Tube

BART is planning for a second Transbay Tube

BART is taking early steps to build a second Transbay rail crossing, perhaps a second Transbay Tube. Despite BART’s plan to increase capacity through the existing San Francisco’s ... More Information

Preferred Bidder Selected For Central Interceptor Tunnel

Preferred Bidder Selected For Central Interceptor Tunnel

Auckland’s Watercare have selected Ghella-Abergeldie Harker Joint Venture as the preferred bidder for the construction of the Central Interceptor wastewater tunnel. The Central Interceptor ... More Information

Read the latest Robbins blog here!

Read the latest Robbins blog here!

Robbins PR Manager Desiree Willis writes about her adventures visiting the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in Nepal. To read the blog  “Namaste Nepal: How I Learned to Live ... More Information

LIVE Press Conference on Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel and Rail Baltica

This morning (30/11/2018) the Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland Anne Berner and Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of Estonia Kadri Simson are in a meeting in Helsinki ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Press Release

Melbourne Metro Press Release

HUGE DIGGER AT WORK BENEATH CBD The Metro Tunnel Project has reached another significant construction milestone, with the launch of a massive roadheader machine that has begun creating the huge ... More Information

CIPA Breakthrough for RT 3010 tunnel

CIPA Breakthrough for RT 3010 tunnel

CIPA press release - On the 25.11.2018 the last diaphragm of the RT 3010 Tunnel was demolished: the first tunnel in the rail link between the cities of Relizane and Tiaret, which is part of the new ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2019 – Registration now open!

The 14th International Conference entitled “Underground Construction Prague 2019” will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from the  3rd to the 5th of June 2019. On-line ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBM to steer for success in Bangkok

TERRATEC EPBM to steer for success in Bangkok

TERRATEC Press release - A new 4.27 m diameter TERRATEC tight radius TBM will enable a challenging alignment on the Bangkok Metropolitan Electricity Authority’s Klong Daan Cable Tunnel , in ... More Information

North East Link Tender Announced

The North East Link has gone out to market, and they are calling for expressions of interest from builders. Builders are invited to apply to deliver the $200 million early works package, expected ... More Information

Köhlbrand crossing update

The operation of the Köhlbrandbrücke is no longer regarded as economically viable beyond 2030. In addition, the bridge, which was inaugurated in 1974 and has a headroom of 53 metres, no ... More Information

TBM-DiG 2019

The TBM DiGs conference series provides a specialized technological forum discussing and exchanging knowledge related to TBM works in difficult grounds. The 4th edition will be held between the ... More Information

Thames Tideway press release

Thames Tideway press release

Super sewer machine starts work as first-of-its-kind tunnelling apprenticeship launched in UK As the first machine digging London’s super sewer has started work, Tideway has announced ... More Information

Forrestfield Airport Link - Update

Forrestfield Airport Link - Update

Press release - November has seen a high volume of concrete works taking place across our construction sites. At Forrestfield the future station platform walls are being poured, Airport Central ... More Information

CEC India - TBM tender

  CEC India - TBM tender

  CEC are involved with construction of high value projects across segments like MRTS, National Highways, Bridges, Urban Roads, Railways and SEZ projects. The team includes ... More Information

Second mega TBM starts work on Sydney Metro's City Tunnels

Second mega TBM starts work on Sydney Metro's City Tunnels

On the 12.11.2018 the second of five mega TBMs started tunnelling underneath Sydney. The TBM, named ‘Mum Shirl’, has been launched at the Marrickville site to help bore 31km of tunnels ... More Information

Munich’s second S-Bahn route

Munich’s second S-Bahn route

The Munich S-Bahn system is one of Germany’s largest suburban rail networks. With 148 stations, 442 km of tracks and approximately 1,000 train journeys a day, the network extends far into ... More Information

3rd TBM for the Grand Paris Express

3rd TBM for the Grand Paris Express

On the 1st if December 2018 the third TBM for the Grand Paris Express project will be launched. The celebrations will include a light show which will be open to everyone who wants to see ... More Information

Latest VMT newsletter now available

Latest VMT newsletter now available

The Latest VMT Newsletter is now available. It is their update about all VMTs current projects, product developments and general topics that concern VMT. For further information and access to ... More Information

Big 5 Heavy

Big 5 Heavy

Over at The Big 5 Heavy team, we strive to make sure that we help our visitors deal with some of the toughest challenges in the industry. This year, sponsored by Herrenknecht, we introduce the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project

Gateway Tunnel Project

On 12.11.2018 a group backing the construction of the Gateway Tunnel Project released a poll that found support for the first two projects in the program, the Port North Bridge and Hudson Tunnel ... More Information

Drammen-Kobbervikdalen project

Drammen-Kobbervikdalen project

Bane NOR is planning the construction of 10 km of double-track from Drammen to Kobbervikdalen and from Drammen to Gulskogen, as part of the ongoing modernization of the Vestfold Line. ... More Information

4th Annual Innovation in Tunnels: Construction, Maintenance, Safety & Fire Protection

The conference dates are 11th  & 12th  April 2019 and its being run by Enigma Cg. With over 25 live tenders for construction/development of new tunnels in just Spain, Switzerland ... More Information

Call for expressions of interest for speakers and sponsors

Call for expressions of interest for speakers and sponsors

Camborne School of Mines Association invites the Australasian network to submit Expressions of Interest to showcase projects and work at a one-day workshop followed by a Gala Dinner event on the ... More Information

ITA tunnelling awards 2018

The ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards took place on 07.11.2018 in Chuzhou (China) following the 20th CTUC conference (Chinese Tunnels and Underground Works Conference). The ... More Information

Lake Mead intake hydraulic tunnel, Las Vegas

Lake Mead is one of the largest artificial lakes of the Unites States. It is formed by the Hoover dam, which dams the Colorado river at a few kilometres from Las Vegas. The project involved the ... More Information

Kemano T2 Project

Kemano T2 Project

On 22.10.2018 Rio Tinto, Cheslatta Carrier and Haisla First Nations launched the 1300 t TBM named Tl'ughus (pronounced tahl-ug-us, with accent on ‘ug’). Tl’ughus is a legendary ... More Information

Master Drilling and Ghella announce creation of TunnelPro

Master Drilling and Ghella announce creation of TunnelPro

Master Drilling and Ghella have announced the creation of TunnelPro this is a Joint Venture to combine expertise and unlock key mining and civil tunnelling projects. Master Drilling, listed on the ... More Information

Pipe Jacking Association appoint new chairman, vice-chairman and secretary whilst celebrating 45yrs of service to the tunnelling sector

Pipe Jacking Association appoint new chairman, vice-chairman and secretary whilst celebrating 45yrs of service to the tunnelling sector

At its recent AGM held on the 17th October 2018, Jim Kirby, a Technical Director at consulting engineer COWI, was appointed as the new chairman of the Pipe Jacking Association. Jim Kirby has 25 ... More Information

Ground conditioning in mechanized tunnelling - New Line of Eco Foaming Agents

Ground conditioning in mechanized tunnelling - New Line of Eco Foaming Agents

In recent years, the issue of environmental impact of chemical products for construction has become increasingly relevant in every field of application. The mechanical excavation of tunnels with ... More Information

#20 Made in CIFA!

#20 Made in CIFA!

CIFA latest magazine ‘Made in CIFA’ #20 is now available please click here to read all their latest news. 44/18. More Information

Approved feasibility project for Perca Bypass

On the 25.10.2018 the Technical Committee of the Province of Bolzano expressed its approval for the technical-economic feasibility project for the Perca bypass in Italy. The study was carried out ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder welcomes CEC

Tunnelbuilder welcomes CEC

CEC are involved with construction of high value projects across segments like MRTS, National Highways, Bridges, Urban Roads, Railways and SEZ projects. The team includes International experts from ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBMs to assist Argentina’s landmark Agua Sur water tunnel project

TERRATEC EPBMs to assist Argentina’s landmark Agua Sur water tunnel project

The first of two new 4.66 m diameter TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance TBM s have been delivered for a 13 .5 km potable water tunnel system, in Buenos Aires , Argentina .   TERRATEC, is ... More Information

Purple Line subway extension

Purple Line subway extension

On the 15.10.2018 the TBM Soyeon, the first of two machines involved in the Purple Line Extension Phase 1,  started tunnelling 18.29 m (60 feet) below Wilshire and La Brea.  There are two ... More Information

Robbins Webinar - Tackling “Mixed Face” Conditions

Robbins Webinar - Tackling “Mixed Face” Conditions

In this complimentary 60-minute webinar, Robbins Vice President Doug Harding and Engineer Greg Michaelson will redefine the term “mixed face” within the context of both geology and ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information