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Metro Tunnel Project – end of geotechnical investigations

The major phase of geotechnical investigations to inform tunnel and station designs for the Metro Tunnel Project is now complete. Over the past two years more than 270 boreholes have been drilled ... More Information

Follo Line - Update

Follo Line - Update

Acciona Construction has completed the first of the 45 galleries connecting the two railway tunnels of the Follo Line project in Norway. These service galleries will be essential for carrying out ... More Information

Muck removal is key!

Muck removal is key!

The Robbins Company holds nearly 90% of world records for TBMs, and behind two thirds of those TBMs are continuous  conveyor systems for rapid muck removal. Whether hard rock or soft ground, ... More Information



The Rapid Excavation and Tunnel Conference (RETC) will be held in San Diego, California June 4-7, featuring 100 technical sessions, short courses and more. Covering topics from contracting to ... More Information

Seli Overseas breaks through in Laos

Seli Overseas breaks through in Laos

On March 18th 2017 SELI Overseas completed the 11,4 km long headrace tunnel at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydro Power Plant, in southern Laos, using a 5.84 m diameter Double Shield TBM built by TERRATEC ... More Information

MMRC fabricates first tunnel ring for Metro-3

MMRC fabricates first tunnel ring for Metro-3

On 07.03.2017 Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) fabricated the first tunnel ring for the 33.5 km Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor project at the Wadala casting yard. About 40,000 segment ... More Information

RETC scholarships available

Are you a college student interested in attending the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC)? If you answered yes, scholarships are now available through April 12. If you are looking to ... More Information

U5 tunnel - Breakthrough at the Brandenburger Tor station

U5 tunnel - Breakthrough at the Brandenburger Tor station

On the 22.03.2017, Implenia broke through on a section of the U-Bahn in central Berlin having reached the  Brandenburger Tor station from the new U5 tunnel built. The new tunnel connects the ... More Information

Performance Under Pressure: Robbins EPBs

Performance Under Pressure: Robbins EPBs

On April 12, 2017 (Time: 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 2pm GMT ) there will be a complimentary 60-minute webinar, held by Robbins Engineering Manager Brad Grothen and Robbins Chief EPB Engineer Shinichi ... More Information

Call for Abstracts - Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure

Call for Abstracts - Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure

We are pleased to send this Call for Abstracts for the 5th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure, 12 - 13 October 2017, in Borås, Sweden. Controlling the ... More Information

Risks associated with alternative fuels in road tunnels and underground garages

Risks associated with alternative fuels in road tunnels and underground garages

In the future, a large number of road vehicles will not be powered by fossil fuels and due to environmental considerations, much current transportation policy development is aimed at increasing ... More Information

Robbins Single Shield to repair a Part of World’s Longest Tunnel

Robbins Single Shield to repair a Part of World’s Longest Tunnel

Specialized TBM will work below the Hudson River on the Delaware Aqueduct.  Robbins has completed the manufacture and testing of a unique tunnel boring machine that will be used to repair the ... More Information

Chenani- Nashri tunnel will open in March 2017

Chenani- Nashri tunnel will open in March 2017

IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd has completed the construction of the longest tunnel in the South East Asian Region the Chenani to Nashri section of NH - 1A. The project had been awarded ... More Information

Regional Connector in LA update

Metro has signed a contract with Regional Connector Constructors JV (Regional Connector Constructors) led by Skanska USA Civil West California District Inc. (Skanska), in partnership with Traylor ... More Information

WTC 2017!

WTC 2017!

The Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF) wants to welcome you to the World Tunnelling Congress and the ITA – AITES General Assembly which will be in Bergen, Norway from June 9th to June 15th ... More Information

Metro de Quito TBM works start

On 24.02.2017 the TBM named La Guaragua, the first of three machines involved in the Metro de Quito project, started tunnelling works. The machine, arrived in Guayaquil on the 13.11.2016 and will ... More Information

IAT introduces its latest creation

IAT Solution is pleased to introduce to the market our latest creation: IAT Data Acquisition & Visualization System. Designed and developed by some of the most experienced engineers in the ... More Information

TERRATEC MTBM systems excel in Bangkok

TERRATEC MTBM systems excel in Bangkok

TERRATEC Microtunnelling Systems and speciality Field Services aid swift progress on major utility tunnel projects in Bangkok, Thailand. In February 2017, TERRATEC Micro Tunnel Boring Machines ... More Information

Copenhagen Cityringen Metro Update

Copenhagen Cityringen Metro Update

The final breakthrough of the last TBM for the Copenhagen Cityringen Metro happened on the 13th of February 2017. TBM2 Tria reached the Copenhagen Central station, KH- Københavns ... More Information

Ceremony held for launch of first of 6 CREG TBMs in Israel

Ceremony held for launch of first of 6 CREG TBMs in Israel

On the 20th February 2017, a ceremony for the launching of the first CREG TBM to start work was held in Tel Aviv in Israel. There were more than 300 guests including Israel’s minister of ... More Information

Mapei – Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Mapei – Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Mapei, the worldwide leading manufacturer of adhesives, chemical products, and sealant for the building industry, has been announced as a Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference ... More Information

Update on the Weissenstein railway tunnel

The Federal Office of Transport (FOT), after comparing the costs and benefits have decided to go ahead with the refurbishment and upgrading of the single track Weissenstein tunnel length 3.7km on ... More Information

Northern Line Extension unveils TBMs

Northern Line Extension unveils TBMs

On 20 January 2017, at a ceremony in the NLE (Northern Line Extension) Battersea Power Station site, the Ferrovial, Agroman/ Laing O’Rourke (FLO) joint venture, unveiled the names of the two ... More Information

TBM Launch Ceremony for Janots water tunnel

On 03.02.2017 the contractor Eiffage launched a Robbins TBM, for construction of the 2750 m Janots water tunnel in La Ciotat, France. The 220t machine has been named Augustine, after the mother of ... More Information

Robbins EPB Takes on Fourth Bore for Moscow Metro Project

On 01.02.2017, contractor MIP-Story used the Robbins EPB371 (diameter 6 m), on its fourth bore of  the Moscow Metro. The EPB is expected to encounter difficult geology and running sands. The ... More Information

CREG R73 hard rock TBM launches

CREG R73 hard rock TBM launches

On February 6th, 2017, CREG's R73 hard rock TBM was successfully launched in Vietnam on the Da Nhim job site. For further information on this project please read their press release and also visit ... More Information

Ceneri Base Tunnel update

On 07.02.2017, after little more than a year since the main breakthrough in the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the shotcrete work has been completed along the inner lining of the eastern tube of the tunnel. ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Stones Consult Group

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Stones Consult Group

Stones Consult Group was created in 2010 with its main base in Denmark that oversees markets in the European Union involving all type of construction and manpower. The Company has extensive ... More Information

TERRATEC opens new large-diameter TBM facility

TERRATEC opens new large-diameter TBM facility

TERRATEC marks its continued growth throughout Asia with the official opening of a new large-diameter TBM production facility in Guangzhou, China. At the end of January, Australian-based TBM ... More Information

CIFA exhibiting at Conexpo 2017

CIFA exhibiting at Conexpo 2017

CIFA will be exhibiting at the World of Conexpo 2017 in Las Vegas from the 7th   to the 11th  of March 2017 you can find them at Golden Lot 2793.  They will be displaying a new ... More Information

Nepal's Melamchi Water Tunnel near to completion

Nepal's Melamchi Water Tunnel near to completion

The construction of a tunnel under the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project has begun its final phase.  On 28.12.2016 the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Nepal ... More Information

Turin / Lyon - TBM Gea arrived in France

Turin / Lyon - TBM Gea arrived in France

The French senate has approved the bill of ratification for the start of the final phase of the Turin/Lyon tunnel project. The TBM Gea, which is building the Maddalena geognostic tunnel, has now ... More Information

Security management measures in tunnels conference

Security management measures in tunnels conference

On 16.02.2017 the International Congress about the Role of Security Management Measures in tunnels which is organised by the World Road Association PIARC/AIPCR Italy and Fastigi foundation will be ... More Information

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference (ATC 2017), held in conjunction with the 20th Gulf Engineering Forum (GEF 2017), will take place from 21-22 February 2017 at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai ... More Information

Celebrating over 20 years of Robbins SBUs

Celebrating over 20 years of Robbins SBUs

Robbins SBUs have been around since 1996 – originally they were designed for hard rock but through constant development, at least 60% of today’s SBUs sold are designed for mixed ground. ... More Information

2017 Microtunneling Achievement Award Winners Announced

2017 Microtunneling Achievement Award Winners Announced

In an effort to recognize the individuals and companies that have worked toward successfully completing complicated projects and advancing the microtunneling industry, the Microtunneling Achievement ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information