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The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer documentary series commissioned by BBC Two

BBC Two has commissioned Raw to produce a three-part documentary series following the £5bn project to build London’s 20 mile-long ‘super sewer’, cutting through the heart ... More Information

TELT update

Turin/Lyon - Before the end of the Summer 2018 the tenders for the French section of the base tunnel TELT will be released. The bi-national co-operation program agreed by the two European Union ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBM delivered for Bangkok’s Orange Metro Line

TERRATEC EPBM delivered for Bangkok’s Orange Metro Line

 The new 6.39 m diameter Earth Pressure Balance TBM will complete a series of complex tunnel drives for  Phase 1 of  Bangkok’s new Orange metro line , in Thailand . ... More Information

New iPS office opens in Houston

New iPS office opens in Houston

iPS – Powerful people is opening a new office in the “Energy Capital of the World”, Houston, Texas. The move is in line with the iPS goals to serve their clients all over the ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Tunnel’s Jobs Hub Drives Employment Opportunities

Thousands of Victorian jobs seekers can train and upskill as part of the state’s biggest-ever public transport project thanks to the launch of MetroHub – a one-stop-shop for jobs and ... More Information

Melbourne Metro July update

Melbourne Metro July update

Preferred contractor selected to build tunnel entrances - A consortium comprising John Holland, CPB Contractors and AECOM has been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver the $1 billion Rail ... More Information

Robbins Double Shield is conquering the Himalayas

Robbins Double Shield is conquering the Himalayas

Nepal’s First TBM bores 1,000 Meters in One Month Nepal’s first tunnel boring machine, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Robbins Double Shield, is living up to the nation’s high ... More Information

4th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition

4th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition

4th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition is organized by the Chamber of Mining Engineers Istanbul Branch and Turkish Tunneling Society. The exhibition will be held on ... More Information

Frome Valley relief sewer

Frome Valley relief sewer

Wessex water are investing around £15 million in building a new sewer which will ensure their system copes with ongoing and future development in North Bristol and South ... More Information

ACCIONA and Gülermak complete excavation of the “Route 2020” project tunnel

ACCIONA and Gülermak complete excavation of the “Route 2020” project tunnel

Press release provided by ACCIONA and Gülermak. This tunnel is part of the Dubai Metro Red Line extension that will connect Nakheel Harbour and Tower station with the site of EXPO 2020 ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018 Finalists

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018 Finalists

The list of finalists for this year’s awards has now been released please see below. The awards ceremony will be held  in Chuzhou-Nanjing in China from 5-7 November 2018. For further ... More Information

SAIE 2018

SAIE 2018

The construction market is in a transformation phase. The entire construction supply chain is going through a transition phase towards new markets and new production methods. The SAIE show, which ... More Information

Plans for USD1.2 Billion Tunnelling Project in Westchester County

On the  12.07.2018 the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced plans for a EUR1.03 bn (USD1.2 bn) tunnelling project that will improve operational flexibility ... More Information

Fugro awarded pre-construction site investigation for HS2 Chliterns tunnel

Fugro awarded pre-construction site investigation for HS2 Chliterns tunnel

Fugro has been awarded a £5.2M site characterisation package by Align JV as part of design and construction preparation works for HS2 Phase 1 (Area: Central 1). The international ... More Information

ITA newsletter #65

ITA newsletter #65

MESSAGE FROM TARCISIO CELESTINO, ITA PRESIDENT     Dear ITA Friends The World Tunnel Congress 2018 in Dubai was successful and all the beneficial consequences for the industry are ... More Information

Monitoring, Surveying and Information Technology

Monitoring, Surveying and Information Technology

Geodata offers an easy access to data and information with 24/7 availability is a factor of success for our customers. A high degree of data integrity and reliability is therefore a key parameter ... More Information

Twin Robbins Crossover TBMs to bore on Mumbai Metro Line 3

Twin Robbins Crossover TBMs to bore on Mumbai Metro Line 3

Massive Metro Project Will Improve Traffic and Rail Congestion in One of India’s Largest Cities On June 11, 2018, a Robbins Crossover XRE destined for Line 3 of India’s Mumbai Metro ... More Information

11th Annual breakthroughs in tunneling short course

11th Annual breakthroughs in tunneling short course

Celebrating its 11th year, the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course is the longest running and most-attended course of its kind. Presented by leading practitioners from around the globe, the ... More Information

Tideway update

Tideway update

Going Underground: Tideway’s first tunnelling machines lowered 53 metres into the ground  First two tunnelling machines have been lowered underground Tunnelling to ... More Information

Short-Term Rockburst Prediction in TBM Tunnels

ABSTRACT: Rockbursts in the tight confines of a TBM tunnel can be highly hazardous events given the proximity of vital equipment and workers to the rockburst source, and the space constraints that ... 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

Route 2020 update

Route 2020 update

On 30.06.2018 the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, announced the completion of key tunnelling works for the Route 2020 Project stretching 3.2 km at a depth ranging from 12 to 36 ... More Information

TBM La Carolina completes its journey for the Quito Metro

TBM La Carolina completes its journey for the Quito Metro

On the 19.06.2018  TBM La Carolina reached the end of its underground journey after boring 3.55 km of tunnel and installing 2,281 concrete rings for the Quito Metro. The TBM began the ... More Information

40 years of Geofluid

40 years of Geofluid

2018 is a special year for Geofluid, as it celebrates its first 40 years, getting to stage its 22nd edition. at Piacenza Expo from 3rd to the 6th of October. The Piacenza is around 30,000 square ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Tunnel HQ opens

Melbourne Metro Tunnel HQ opens

This week marks the unveiling of Metro Tunnel HQ, an information centre where visitors can learn how this once-in-a-generation project will be built and get up-to-date information about works in ... More Information

First TBM on its way for Sydney Metro

First TBM on its way for Sydney Metro

The first of five double-shield TBMs which will deliver the next stage of the Metro is on its way to start digging deep under Sydney on Australia’s biggest public transport project. The TBM ... More Information

3rd International Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Fair

3rd International Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Fair

Mega Projects Call Their Heroes  “Where the Continents Meet” is the motto that best describes the goal of the Expo which will be held in Istanbul, a city that serves as a bridge ... More Information

Stockholm’s Metro to be expanded

Construction and civil engineering companies will be informed about the Stockholm’s metro extension at the Supplier Day 2018, organized by SLL (Stockholms lans landsting) on  Tuesday ... More Information

TERRATEC meets the gold standard in Colombia

TERRATEC meets the gold standard in Colombia

In early June, TERRATEC successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Testing of a TR2000 Raise Boring Machine (RBM), which will be deployed by Peruvian mining contractor INCIMMET on Continental ... More Information

Spain - Breakthrough in the Requejo rail tunnel

On the 20.06.2018 Adif completed the excavation of the left tube of the Requejo tunnel (2.5 km), on the Pedralba de la Praderia - Padornelo Tunnel subsection (province of Zamora) of the AV ... More Information

Let’s Be Clear: Transparency is a Boon, not a Bust, for the Tunnelling Industry

Let’s Be Clear: Transparency is a Boon, not a Bust, for the Tunnelling Industry

Posted by Lok Home | Jun 18, 2018 | Redefining the Industry The idea of transparency is one that we most often hear touted in politics and policies.  But transparency is a concept that ... More Information

2019 World Tunnel Congress - 1000 abstracts received

2019 World Tunnel Congress - 1000 abstracts received

1000 abstracts is an important result, if compared with the previous editions. The figure is a good indicator of the high expectations for the next WTC 2019 in Naples. The Organizing Secretariat ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information