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ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018 – Extended Deadline

The deadline for the project for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018 has been extended  to June 18th, 2018 (9AM CET). The 2018 edition will take place on 7 November, in Chuzhou-Nanjing during the ... More Information

The TBM Masha breaks through in Turin

On the 07.06.2018 the TBM Masha completed the Southern extension of the Metro Line 1 in Turin. The TBM, had been launched last November 2017, and has finished driving the last 690 m section between ... More Information

Nepal - The Dudhkoshi Storage Hydroelectric Project

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has planned the use of another TBM to dig the 13km tunnels of the Dudhkoshi Storage Hydroelectric Project which is currently under study. The TBM will be used ... More Information

Nepal – The Bheri Babai project updates

A Robbins Double Shield TBM 5.06 m diameter has had a successful time with its drive as part of the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project. The Bheri Babai project is the only project in Nepal ... More Information

The Dirt!

The Dirt!

The dirt is a newsletter written for the BTSYM (British Tunnelling Society Young Members) so far they have had two issues. The first was in March ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel Update

Brenner Base Tunnel  Update

The first 100 m of Exploratory tunnel had started being excavated for the Brenner base tunnel overnight the 24th  and 25th  May. The TBM Serena started at the beginning of May, has now ... More Information

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear Srl and the Blue Line of Milan

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear Srl and the Blue Line of Milan

  Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear Srl continues to improve Milan's road network by participating in the construction of the M4 underground or "Blue Line", which will connect the historic ... More Information

3rd International Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Fair Mega Projects

3rd International Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Fair Mega Projects

The third Road2Tunnel Fair, the International Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Fair, will bring together all stakeholders involved in the planning, design, application, and management of international ... More Information

Qatar - Construction of Mesaimeer pumping station and discharge tunnel underway.

On 13.05.2018, Ashghal, the Public Works Authority in Qatar, started the construction of the Mesaimeer pumping station project and sewage tunnel, a sustainable solution for rainwater and ... More Information

Bocciolone Antincendio S.p.A at Fire Sprinkler International 2018

Bocciolone Antincendio S.p.A at Fire Sprinkler International 2018

The Fire Sprinkler International 2018 will be held in Stockholm 13th & 14th of June. Bocciolone Antincendio S.p.A. the Italian leading manufacturing company for Fire Fighting Equipment and ... More Information

Why Safety Matters by Dallas Adams

Why Safety Matters by Dallas Adams

Dallas Adams delivered a raw and emotional presentation describing the impact a workplace accident can have on family, friends and work colleagues.  With his experience in the industry, ... More Information

The ‘cool’ Channel Tunnel!

Channel Tunnel stays cool and reduces environmental impact on Eurotunnel, after its first season of operating a new cooling system for maintaining requisite temperatures in the landmark Channel ... More Information

Kalkaji Mandir - Janakpuri Delhi West section of Line 8 inaugurated

Kalkaji Mandir - Janakpuri Delhi West section of Line 8 inaugurated

On the  28.05.2018 the flagging-off ceremony was held for the Kalkaji Mandir - Janakpuri West section of Line 8 (Magenta Line) in  Delhi. The 24.82 km Janakpuri West – Kalkaji Mandir ... More Information

Europe’s First Robbins Crossover Makes Breakthrough

Europe’s First Robbins Crossover Makes Breakthrough

Moglicë Headrace Tunnel - On May 3, 2018 a 6.2 m (20.3 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM broke through, marking the completion of the first TBM-driven tunnel in Albania. The TBM, ... More Information

Melbourne Metro – updated station designs revealed

Melbourne will be home to five stunning new landmarks when the underground stations for the Metro Tunnel open in 2025. Designs for the stations, unveiled earlier today, combine functionality, ... More Information

The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I

The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I

The 39.259 km Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I with 32 stations will connect 4 corners of the Ahmedabad city with 2 corridors. The 18.522 km North-South Corridor, completely elevated with 15 ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018 in Chuzhou

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018 in Chuzhou

A few days left to submit entries -  Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in ... More Information

TERRATEC TBMs continue to succeed in India

TERRATEC TBMs continue to succeed in India

As Gulermak-TATA Projects JV celebrates the early completion of TBM tunnelling on Phase 1 A of the Lucknow Metro, Larsen & Toubro India Ltd. gears up for launch on Package 2 of the Ahmedabad ... More Information

Spanish Puertollano bypass approved

The Fomento approved the public information document, the technical document of the project and the Environmental Impact Study for the northern bypass of Puertollano (Ciudad Real Province). The ... More Information

Crossrail - Moving Ahead

Europe’s biggest infrastructure project is now in its final stages - all the platform screen doors are installed with testing underway, installation of the overhead power equipment in the ... More Information

Fugro seminars to help clients reduce ground risk

Fugro seminars to help clients reduce ground risk

 Construction professionals can tap into cutting edge approaches to site characterisation and ground risk modelling at free seminars being run this summer by global geoscience leader ... More Information

The ITA tunnelling awards 2018

The ITA tunnelling awards 2018

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018 in Chuzhou – One week left to submit entries Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking ... More Information

Turn Key Tunnelling - USA Positions available

Turn Key Tunnelling - USA Positions available

Turn key tunneling are looking for the following personnel. To apply you must be eligible to work in the USA. Do not apply for these positions if you are not.     CONSTRUCTION ... More Information

NAT Conference - Register and Save Before It’s Too Late!

NAT Conference - Register and Save Before It’s Too Late!

Register by May 25 to receive the best conference rate and save! ... More Information

Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel Task Force

The report recently released about the Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel Task Force chaired by the Ministry of Transport and Communications states that due to the scale and complexity of ... More Information

International Seminar in Greece


Zojila Tunnel Update

On 19.05.2018 the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, attended the Closing Ceremony of the Birth Centenary Celebration of the 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche in Leh and he unveiled a plaque to mark ... More Information

WTC 2019 - Naples

WTC 2019 - Naples

The deadline submission for the call for abstract has been postponed to June 8, 2018 Having ascertained an important response for the call, and in consideration of the fast-growing number of ... More Information

CIFA Newsletter 18

CIFA Newsletter 18

For all the latest information on CIFA and their 90 years of innovation please read their newsletter just click here! .20/18. More Information

COWI wins Singapore super sewer design contract

COWI wins Singapore super sewer design contract

In partnership with CPG Corporation, COWI has been awarded the design works for Contract T-09 of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2. The contract was awarded by Leighton Asia, who are ... More Information

Dos Santos International – Paris tunnelling project

Dos Santos International – Paris tunnelling project

DOS SANTOS INTERNATIONAL STARTS UP FIRST OF TWO SANDWICH CONVEYORS FOR PARIS TUNNELING PROJECT Marietta, GA - Dos Santos International is now starting up one of two DSI GPS (Gently Pressed ... More Information

Robbins White Papers

Robbins White Papers

If you need more in-depth explanations of Robbins products, browse through our white papers. These downloadable and printable papers, written by Robbins employees, cover everything from disc ... More Information

Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference 2018

Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference 2018

NORWEGIAN TUNNEL SAFETY CONFERENCE 2018 18 - 19 June 2018 in Stavanger, Norway Welcome and listen to the Norwegian view of tunnel safety. The NTSC’s unique approach brings together tunnel ... More Information

Future Trends in Infrastructure

Future Trends in Infrastructure

On the 15.05.2018 Pietro Salini, Chief Executive of Salini Impregilo spoke during a panel discussion called “Future Trends in Infrastructure”. The panel was organised and held at the ... More Information

Swedfan ventilation in China

Swedfan ventilation in China

SWEDFAN DELIVER VENTILATION TO KASHUANG WATER TUNNEL, CHINA. In the north-west corner of China in the Xinjiang province, tunnelling works have begun. This tunnel stretches along the Mongolian ... More Information

18th International Water Mist Conference – Event Page online now

18th International Water Mist Conference – Event Page online now

The conference webpage for the 18th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) is now online if you wish book to attend! The event will take place in London, UK, on 19th and 20th September 2018. ... 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