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PPS-Poltinger Precision Systems celebrates twenty years trading with the release of a new generation of Guidance Platform

PPS-Poltinger Precision Systems celebrates twenty years trading with the release of a new generation of Guidance Platform

Just in time for its 20th anniversary PPS has announced the newly developed guidance system platform PPS-UNP (Universal Navigation Platform). The UNP can be used for all types of underground ... More Information

West Gate Tunnel - Massive TBM arrives in Melbourne

West Gate Tunnel - Massive TBM arrives in Melbourne

Bella, the first TBM that will build the West Gate Tunnel, has arrived in Melbourne. The TBM is 90 m long, 15.6 m high and weighs 4,000 t. The hundreds of pieces that make up Bella will be ... More Information

Looking for TBM Fitters and TBM Electricians

Looking for TBM Fitters and TBM Electricians

At present IPS are recruiting TBM Fitters and TBM Electricians for a project in the UK. It will be a long term contract  on this major infrastructure project. Please contact Sam Merrick on ... More Information

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline tunnel

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline tunnel

Overnight a TBM made by Herrenknecht (mod.Avnd2000Ab) started its journey by road toward Melendugno (Le) a tunnelling site in Puglia, Italy. It  will be used to drill the Trans Adriatic ... More Information

Lucknow Metro testing commenced

Lucknow Metro testing commenced

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has successfully commenced signalling & integrated testing trials for the whole North-South Corridor (Phase-1A). The integrated testing and trials are for ... More Information

Tunnel and Underground Structures Committee Meeting

Please consider joining us at the Tunnel and Underground Structures Committee during the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC. The committee will meet on January 15, ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2019 - Early registration deadline

The early registration deadline for the Underground Construction Prague will be on the 31st of January 2019. With early registration the attendance fees are less so select your registration fee, pay ... More Information

British Columbia Trenchless Technology Road Show

The Trenchless Technology Road Show heads to western Canada to provide a platform to educate municipal, engineering and contractor personnel on the benefits of trenchless methods. The ... More Information

Gerede Water Transmission Tunnel breakthrough

Gerede Water Transmission Tunnel breakthrough

The Gerede Water Transmission Tunnel in central Turkey has been designated a national priority due to chronic drought conditions in the capital Ankara. The water supply line is 31.6 km long and ... More Information

Breakthrough for Robbins at a 45-degree angle

Breakthrough for Robbins at a 45-degree angle

The new year is off to a great start for Robbins their Double Shield Rockhead, launched in July 2018 has broken through. The TBM broke through on January 1st 2019  after boring the 640m-long ... More Information

Track the Melbourne Metro Tunnel TBMs

Track the Melbourne Metro Tunnel TBMs

Four giant Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are needed to dig the Metro Tunnel. Lowered into the ground at North Melbourne and St Kilda Road in pieces and then assembled, they operate as moving ... More Information

New Rail Access to Terminal T1 Barcelona-El Prat airport completed

New Rail Access to Terminal T1 Barcelona-El Prat airport completed

On the 19.12.2018 the largest TBM currently working in Spain ended the excavation of the 3048 m tunnel of the new railway to Terminal T1 of the Barcelona-El Prat airport. The first phase of the ... More Information

Ott GmbH & Co KG acquired by Datwyler Sealing Solutions Germany GmbH & Co KG

Ott GmbH & Co KG acquired by Datwyler Sealing Solutions Germany GmbH & Co KG

Press release - As of the 21st  December 2018, the Germany-based company Ott GmbH & Co KG, acquired by Datwyler Holding Inc. in September 2016, officially changed its name to Datwyler ... More Information

Microtunneling Short Course 2019

For more than 25 years, the Microtunneling Short Course has trained over 3,500 professionals, ranging from contractors and engineers to owner agency representatives. The three-day intensive course ... More Information

MineARC - Emergency Communication Systems in Tunnelling

MineARC - Emergency Communication Systems in Tunnelling

Good communication systems are fundamental to all aspects of a tunnelling project, including risk management and emergency response. Emergency communication systems in tunnelling are used to ... More Information

A record number of responses for Thames Crossing consultation

The Lower Thames Crossing online consultation, which closed on the 20.12.2018, has seen over 26,000 replies. The consultation is arguably the most significant that has ever been held into a UK ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBMs prepped for new Istanbul metro line

TERRATEC EPBMs prepped for new Istanbul metro line

The Gulermak, Nurol & Makyol joint venture conduct TBM testing on-site for the new Ümraniye Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro line, the latest addition to Istanbul’s transportation ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt tunnel update

On the 28.12.2018 the Ministry of Transport of Schleswig-Holstein announced that the planned approval for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is ready to be signed. In accordance with German regulations, Femern ... More Information

Moscow Metro Line Works

Moscow Metro Line Works

Moscow in 2018 set a record, commissioning 17 underground metro stations, building 33 km of tracks and 3 train maintenance facilities: on 22.03.2018 the 3 new stations (Okruzhnaya, Verkhnye ... More Information

Second breakthrough for Mumbai Metro 3 line

Second breakthrough for Mumbai Metro 3 line

On the 26.12.2018 the Mumbai Metro-3 (Colabata-Bandra-Seepz) Wainganga 2 TBM broke through at the future Seepz station in Andheri. The TBM was originally launched on the 23.08.2018 from Sariput ... More Information

Expansion of Stockholm’s energy supply planned

Expansion of Stockholm’s energy supply planned

Stockholm  dependence on electricity has incresed, their electricity network needs to be strengthened and renewed to meet Stockholm’s future need of secure electricity ... More Information

MineARC Blog

MineARC Blog

Common Questions About Refuge Chamber Servicing - Are you aware of the hidden risks of poor servicing? There are many common misconceptions about refuge chamber servicing, which we have briefly ... More Information

26th Annual Microtunneling Short Course

Leading Experts to Gather in Boulder, Colorado, Feb. 5-7th 2019 The agenda topics for the annual Microtunneling Short Course at the University of Colorado Boulder February 5-7, 2019, has ... More Information

STUVA Expo 2019

An invitation to attend STUVA 2019 - We cordially invite you to the STUVA Conference 2019! At this "family meeting of the tunnel industry" you will meet more than 3,000 other top-class experts. ... More Information

STUVA Tunnelling statistics 2017/2018

For 40 years STUVA has conducted an annual survey of authorities, construction companies and planners with an aim to capture the volume of tunnelling in Germany. The statistics also include a ... More Information

Construction: the foreign earnings of major construction companies soar

Construction: the foreign earnings of major construction companies soar

WTC 2019 news release - The Italian construction system continues to grow in foreign markets despite global tensions and the hardships in the market of Italian public works. The 35 "top" companies ... More Information

Robbins 2018 Highlights

Robbins 2018 Highlights

OUR Favorite moments - 2018 has been a great year for Robbins. It was a year full of breakthroughs, new developments, and record-setting bores. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take a look ... More Information

ITA News #66

Message from Tarcisio Celestino -President of ITA 2016-2019 Each year, the ITA Tunnelling Awards conference brings better news. During a whole day, high-level presentations by the finalists have ... More Information

Annie gets ready to build London’s super sewer from Greenwich

Thames Tideway Press release – ON the 12th December 2018 the giant machine that will dig a 4.5km tunnel through south-east London was assembled and made ready to begin work ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel - European support for the project

Brenner Base Tunnel - European support for the project

Following the recent breakthrough of the southern portal of the Brenner Base Tunnel, European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, visited the BBT construction sites near Fortezza. The ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel Breakthrough

Brenner Base Tunnel Breakthrough

On St Barbaras day the 4th of December 2018 the southern portal of the Brenner Base tunnel near Fortezza Station broke through. 93 km of the total 230 km that will make up the Brenner Base tunnel ... More Information

VMT in Italy - press release

VMT in Italy - press release

ITALY’S A1 ROAD EXPANSION SUCCESS - Known to many as the Spinal Cord of Italy’s road network, the A1 Autostrada in Italy connects Naples in the south to Milan in the north via Rome and ... More Information

2018 Tunnelling festival winners

2018 Tunnelling festival winners

You can view the winners of the 2018 tunnelling festival by clicking HERE. 49/18. More Information


When finished, the tunnel on the Lyon-Turin train line is expected to stretch for nearly 60 kilometers across the French-Italian border" When finished, the tunnel on the Lyon-Turin train line is ... More Information

VMT Navigation Supports River Crossing for a New Gas Pipeline

VMT Navigation Supports River Crossing for a New Gas Pipeline

Neustadt an der Donau is a town in Lower Bavaria region of Germany, located on the River Danube. Recently there was requirement for the installation of a new 1,000 mm diameter gas pipeline over a ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

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