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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

Robbins Crossover TBM “Rosie” flexes her Muscle

Robbins Crossover TBM “Rosie” flexes her Muscle

Massive XRE Machine breaks through at Akron OCIT On August 29, 2018, a 9.26 m (30.4 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM crossed the finish line at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel ... More Information

AGJV Press release

AGJV Press release

Celebrations as the TBMS of The Follo Line breakthrough at the same time. The tunnel excavation in the Nordic region's longest rail tunnel has just reached its target towards Oslo city ... More Information

HERRENKNECHT Rock-solid tunnelling: double breakthrough on the Follo Line

HERRENKNECHT Rock-solid tunnelling: double breakthrough on the Follo Line

Royal double breakthrough in Oslo.  After about 9 kilometers each through tough gneiss, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 the twin tunnel boring machines from Herrenknecht "Queen Eufemia" and ... More Information

CTS Cordes seals for tunnel construction

CTS Cordes seals for tunnel construction

For almost 60 years CTS Cordes tubes & seals GmbH & Co.KG (Division of CORDES Group) from Germany has been a reliable industry partner in providing sealing solutions for pipeline and ... More Information

West Gate Tunnel borer naming competition launched

Victorians will play an important part in the Andrews Labour Government’s Metro Tunnel and West Gate Tunnel projects, naming the six gigantic tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will begin ... More Information

Designs unveiled for North East Link

The Andrews Labour Government today unveiled detailed designs for the North East Link – giving Victorians their first look at the state’s biggest ever road project. With the ... More Information

Open Tunnel Day: Ahrental - Aldrans - Ampass, September 16th, 2018

This year, you have the unique chance to visit the entire underground area between the Ahrental access tunnel, Aldrans and Ampass and to see the different steps required to build a tunnel lining ... More Information

SAIE - BIM & DIGITAL Awards 2018

In July this year the BIM & DIGITAL Awards 2018 were launched. The awards are part of the SAIE program taking place in Bologna, Italy from the 17th to the 20th of October 2018. The aim of the ... More Information

Update for Metro Line 1 in Turin

Work continues on the construction of the Turin Metro, the TBM Masha, completed the excavation of the Lingotto-Bengasi tunnel line 1, and has been dismantled and extracted from the back station of ... More Information

Follo line project - Live streaming of the breakthrough available

Press release from Bane Nor Follow the tunnel race in Oslo: The event will be streamed from inside the mountain hall and you are most welcome to take part in the event on this website, ... More Information

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

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CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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