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Westgate Tunnel project update

Westgate Tunnel project update

Press release -  As the TBM 'Bella' prepares for her six-week journey to Melbourne, the team at TBM HQ in China gave our first Tunnel Boring Machine a dress rehearsal of epic proportions. ... More Information

26th Annual Microtunneling Short Course 2019

26th Annual Microtunneling Short Course 2019

Press release - The annual Microtunneling Short Course is heading to the University of Colorado Boulder February 4-7, 2019, making its way toward another quarter century of success.  The ... More Information

Herrenknecht press release - New drains for Singapore

Herrenknecht press release - New drains for Singapore

In Singapore, a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine (EPB Shield, Ø 5,250 mm) excavated two large drains for the Stamford Diversion Canal. The challenge: winding bottlenecks and an inner-city ... More Information

That’s a Wrap for Robbins Rock Machine ‘Driller Mike’

That’s a Wrap for Robbins Rock Machine ‘Driller Mike’

Tough TBM and Team overcome the odds with Atlanta breakthrough On October 4, 2018, onlookers watched as a 3.8 m (12.5 ft) diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM completed its epic journey. The TBM, ... More Information

EF Consult and DTS win major contracts

EF Consult and DTS win major contracts

EF Consult Asia Pte Ltd / Design & Technic Pte Ltd, will provide a full range of Compressed Air Works Services for Singapore’s DTSS Phase 2 and Circle Line 6 Tunnels. They have also ... More Information



Gaia, the first EPM TBM certified ''Origine France Garantie'' is ready to start digging the emergency tunnel of the Meudon railway tunnel (3350 m) on Line 977000, Invalides-Versailles Rive Gauche in ... More Information

Geologist services required for Gotthard Tunnel

Open invitation to tender, deadline 23.11.2018, for geologist services, senior project geologist for the (DP) phase, chief client geologist for the construction phase up to and including ... More Information

Consultation on Lower Thames Crossing

The Lower Thames Crossing, a major new road linking Kent, Thurrock and Essex, would nearly double road capacity across the River Thames. The multi-billion-pound project will connect communities, ... More Information

WTC 2019 - Naples

WTC 2019 - Naples

730 papers have been received by the Scientific Committee of the World Tunnel Congress 2019, the second phase of the process has now been completed. The next step will lead to a selection of ... More Information

Celebrations for CIFA’s 90th anniversary

Celebrations for CIFA’s 90th anniversary

A new creation in the form of a logo emerging from concrete has been created to represent CIFAs 90th anniversary. This is to show its established stability and longevity within the industry since it ... More Information

Super sewer team don pink for Breast Cancer Care

Super sewer team don pink for Breast Cancer Care

The team building London’s super sewer swapped their headgear for a pink number to raise money for Breast Cancer Care today (Friday, Oct 12). More than 150 Members of the Tideway construction ... More Information

Finalists for the Innovative Use of Underground Space category

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018  3 INNOVATIVE INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS TO RECONCILE THE UNDERGROUND AND THE SURFACE   Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" ... More Information

TERRATEC and JIM Technology formalize relationship

TERRATEC and JIM Technology formalize relationship

TERRATEC is proud to announce the incorporation of its business partner, JIM Technology from Japan, as shareholder of the Company. Both companies have been working together for the last 8 years ... More Information

Donegal Tunnel Tigers Memorial

The @DonegalTunnelTigers are preparing to erect a memorial in honour of all Donegal miners that have died as a result of accidents while working in tunnels or those that have passed due to tunnel ... More Information

Blacklick tunnel ahead of Schedule

Blacklick tunnel ahead of Schedule

Press release from Michels - Final drive completed 3 months ahead of schedule. Congratulations to our crews, partners and customer for the successful completion of the final drive on the 4.5-mile ... More Information

Welcome to our new advertiser MineARC Systems.

Welcome to our new advertiser MineARC Systems.

MineARC is the global leader in controlled environments and safety technologies for the underground mining, tunnelling, chemical processing, disaster relief and biotechnology industries. MineARC ... More Information

Delivering Australia’s largest road infrastructure project – WestConnex

Delivering a multi-billion-dollar, multi-record-breaking infrastructure project under immense public scrutiny is no easy feat – but it’s part of the challenge for James Holbrook, ... More Information

Breakthrough under the San Martino Hospital of Genoa

Breakthrough under the San Martino Hospital of Genoa

On 8 October 2018 the joint venture between Cipa Spa (LEAD), Injectosond Srl and Paolo Barchi Srl finished the tunnel underneath the San Martino hospital in Genoa. The tunnel was created to ... More Information

Albula tunnel breakthrough

On the 2nd of October 2018 the 5860 m Albula Tunnel broke through, it is part of the Rhaetian Railway. The tunnel has been built between the Albula valley and the upper Engadine in the Canton of ... More Information

Chilean La Piramide tunnel starts construction

Chilean La Piramide tunnel starts construction

This October the drill & blast excavation of the 2km La Piramide tunnel in the Recolet municipality started . The tunnel is one of the sections of the Americo Vespucio Oriente I (AVO I) which ... More Information

First breakthrough for Mumbai’s Metro-3

On the 24.09.2018 the TBM Wainganga completed its first tunnel for the 33.5-km Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Metro-3 line). The 1.26-km tunnel between Pali ground in Marol, Andheri (East) and the ... More Information

Palmieri Group launch new website

Palmieri Group launch new website

Palmieri Group launched its new website http://www.palmierigroup.com/ at the 22nd edition of Geofluid. Visit it the site today to see the changes that make the site easier to use and is full of ... More Information

The Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP)

The 35.6 km long Mumbai/Bombay Coastal Road will connect the southern part of Mumbai from Marine Lines with Kandivali in the north. It will have 8 lanes, two of which are reserved for the Bus ... More Information

Huge Robbins Slurry TBM makes the Cut

Huge Robbins Slurry TBM makes the Cut

On September 18, 2018, a Robbins mega-sized slurry machine, measuring 13.7 m (44.8 ft) in diameter, made its first cut into hard rock. The epic launch at an urban jobsite was made possible by Onsite ... More Information

Quito Metro tunnel completed

On Tuesday, October 2nd ,  the Metropolitan Public Company Metro de Quito informed the public that the TBM Luz de America reached the El Arbolito extraction shaft, completing the Quito Metro ... More Information

NIB finances new section of E18 motorway in Norway

NIB and the Norwegian toll-road operator Ferde AS have signed a EUR 104.5 million (NOK 1 billion) loan with a maturity of 17.5 years to finance the construction of a new 23km section of four-lane ... More Information

ISAVFT 2019 - Call for Papers is now open!

The 18th International Symposium on Aerodynamics, Ventilation and Fire in Tunnels Call for Papers is now open! ISAVFT 2019 will be taking place in Athens, Greece from the 25th -27th of September ... More Information

OSSA - verdict announced

The verdict involving Ossa and Statens Vegvesen (Norway) has been announced. The Spanish firm Ossa, a specialist in the construction of underground works, has won an appeal against SVV (Statens ... More Information

West Section of Tel Aviv Red Line Completed.

West Section of Tel Aviv Red Line Completed.

On September 20, 2018, the last CREG TBM (ø 7.54m) successfully broke through into the Carlibach Station in Tel Aviv, Israel.  The project used 6 sets of CREG EPBs and the contractor ... More Information

WTC 2019

The deadline to submit papers for WTC 2019 has been postponed until September 23rd  2018. Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc) and PDF (.pdf not zipped) and according to the ... More Information


The bi-annually German underground infrastructure trade fair will take at the Kassel Exhibition Center from May 8th  to 10th, 2019. Around 300 exhibitors are expected from around 20 ... More Information

Palermo railway link tunnel complete

Palermo railway link tunnel  complete

RFI and the Italian-Spanish consortium SIS celebrated the breakthrough of the Notarbartolo-Belgio tunnel for the Palermo railway. The Marisol TBM (diameter 9,40 m) completed the tunnel excavation ... More Information

Karavanke railway tunnel

The Karavanke tunnel between Slovenia and Austria has been undergoing maintenance and renovation work. The complete renovation of the tunnel is scheduled to be finished between 2020 and 2021. The ... More Information

Mumbai - Two new metro projects approved

On the 11th of September 2018 the Maharashtra government approved the implementation of two metro projects for Mumbai: the Dahisar-Mira Bhayander section for the metro Line 9, and the 3.17 km ... More Information

WTC 2019 - Deadline paper submission postponed

The deadline to submit papers for WTC 2019 has been postponed to September 16th 2018. Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc) and PDF (.pdf not zipped) and according to the official ... More Information

Innotrans 2018

The international trade fair for Transport Technology, Innovative Components, Vehicles, Systems will be held at the Berlin Messe from the 18-21st September, 2018. The European Commissioner for ... 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