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NCE Tunnelling Festival 2018

NCE Tunnelling Festival 2018

We are proudly supporting this year's New Civil Engineer's ... More Information

Mining and tunnel construction - GHH opens training centre

Mining and tunnel construction - GHH opens training centre

Getting the most out of things: This is the motto of the company GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH from Gelsenkirchen, not just for special mining and tunnel construction vehicles. With the inauguration of its new ... More Information

Two new Australian contracts for CBE Group

Two new Australian contracts for CBE Group

CBE Group has recently won two sizable contracts in Australia. The French midcap company will take part in two substantial projects: the Melbourne metro and the West Gate Tunnel,  located in ... More Information

Lima expressway update

Lima expressway update

On the 15.06.2018 the MML (Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima) opened the new Linea Amarilla expressway in Lima in Peru, also named the Via Parque Rimac, linking 11 districts of Lima. The new 9 km ... More Information

Record-Setting Robbins TBM breaks through at China’s Jilin project

Record-Setting Robbins TBM breaks through at China’s Jilin project

Hard Rock Machine crosses Finish Line Nearly Five Months Ahead of Schedule In mid-May 2018 the national-record-setting 7.9 m (26 ft) Robbins Main Beam TBM at the Jilin Lot 3 Tunnel broke through. A ... More Information

The Boring Company awarded Chicago Express Loop Contract

The Boring Company awarded Chicago Express Loop Contract

Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) awarded the Boring Company the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Chicago Express Loop, an O’Hare Express service between ... More Information

Pune Metro Project

Pune is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and ninth most populated city of the country. The population of the Pune metro region is more than 6 million. In order to improve ... More Information

Monte Sperone tunnel update

Monte Sperone tunnel update

CIPA S.p.A. has recently signed a contract with the company Autostrade per l'Italia which involves the upgrading of tunnels on the A12. The joint venture between Cipa Spa and Paolo Barghi Srl are ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

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