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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

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

Tunnelling News

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information


A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information