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Robbins Main Beam Breaks Records in China

Robbins Main Beam Breaks Records in China

Challenging Ground Conditions are No Match for Talented Team and their TBM In Jilin, one of the three provinces of Northeast China, a 7.9 m (26 ft) diameter Robbins Hard Rock Main Beam TBM has ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 3

The MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation ) has completed 15-16% of the civil construction for the Mumbai Metro Line 3, the first underground metro line in Mumbai/Bombay. More Information

The Shnogh hydro project Armenia

Last year on the 27th of October  in the hall of the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia, Debed Hydro LLC, a subsidiary of the Energy ... More Information

New contracts for Fama

New contracts for Fama

FAMA, a company in constant development, is increasing its presence in the international market place. In the last few months they have secured new contracts in the USA, United Arab Emirates and ... More Information

The second TBM reaches the Tricolore station in Milan

On 13.02.2018 the second TBM, launched from Dateo Station on  05.01.2018,  has completed the last underground section from Linate airport to Tricolore Place on the East section of M4 ... More Information

Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT)

The Clean Rivers Project is DC Water's ongoing program to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO’s), millions of litres of untreated water, into the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek ... More Information

Record result for STUVA Conference and Expo

From the 5th to the 7th  December 2017, the International Forum for Tunnels and Infrastructure of STUVA took place on the grounds of the Stuttgart Messe. The result of these three days ... More Information

Melbourne Metro

Melbourne  Metro

For all the latest information on the construction of the Melbourne Metro please click on this link ... More Information

Nora is Boring!

The 6.8m Robbins Single Shield TBM Nora has started boring for the Delaware Aqueduct Repair (DAR). The TBM, operated by contractor Kiewit-Shea Constructors (KSC), will bore a 3.8 km long tunnel ... More Information

Stones Consult opens in Nigeria

Stones Consult opens in Nigeria

Stones Consult, a World leader in highly qualified Tunnelling Manpower is proud to announce the opening of its new branch in Nigeria with office located in Lagos, under the name of Stones Consult ... More Information

Watch live FinEst Link Project’s Final Conference

The two-year FinEst Link project has studied the economic and technical feasibility of a fixed link between Helsinki and Tallinn. The results of the feasibility study will be published at the ... More Information

EBRD approved financing of Nenskra HPP in Georgia

On January 31st the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved the financing of Nenskra Hydropower Plant project (HPP). Provision of a senior ... More Information

New Beskyd Tunnel will be opened next May

The first locomotive has started work on the new dual-track 1822m Beskyd tunnel delivering equipment for the laying of rail tracks. The contractor Costruction Association Interbudmontazh completed ... More Information

NFM focuses on Tunnelling Industry

NFM focuses on Tunnelling Industry

Lyon, February 5th, 2018 - NFM TECHNOLOGIES sells its Energy Business Unit dedicated to the design, implementation and maintenance of complex mechanical systems for the nuclear, oil & gas ... More Information

Call for Papers for IWMC 2018

The 18th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in London, UK, on the 19th and 20th of September 2018 at the Grange City Hotel. The call for papers has now been released. ... More Information

Launch of the first TBM for the Grand Paris Express

On the 03.02.2018 the first TBM for the Grand Paris Express line will be named and launched at Champigny-sur-Marne (Ile de France) at around 5.30 pm. A decisive step in the progress of the works ... More Information

R2T Global Expo

R2T Global Expo

The IRF Global Road Conference in conjuction with the Road2Tunnel Global Expo, has become the only international tradeshow of its kind dedicated to Road, Tunnel, and Bridge Construction. With over ... More Information

Drilling work at second Baikal tunnel now 95% complete

The construction of the second Baikal tunnel - the most important of the Baikal-Amur Main Line (4344 km from Siberia to the East) and Trans-Siberian modernisation programme - is nearing ... More Information

CBE Group innovates in China

CBE Group innovates in China

CBE Group recently delivered several segment moulds and a carousel to the city of Chengdu, in the Sichuan province, for an innovative technical gallery project.   The project’s ... More Information

TBM's being built for Melbourne

The biggest tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in the southern hemisphere are on their way to Melbourne, with an order now placed for the two massive machines that will build the West Gate ... More Information

International No-Dig 2018

ISTT’s 36th Annual International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition is to be held on the 8-9 October 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), South ... More Information

AECOM and the Education and Skills Funding Agency Launch Unique Joint Apprenticeship

AECOM and the Education and Skills Funding Agency Launch Unique Joint Apprenticeship

  AECOM and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have launched a unique apprenticeship programme where apprentices gain experience in client, consultant and contractor roles ... More Information

TERRATEC opens new office in Peru to service Raise Boring market

TERRATEC opens new office in Peru to service Raise Boring market

In response to c ontinued growth in the Central and South American Raise Boring Machine s demand , TERRATEC has opened a dedicated new office in Lima , Peru . At the end of last year, ... More Information

Anacostia River Tunnel Project

In March 2018 the Salini-Impregilo Group will deliver, the DC Water and Sewer Authority the Anacostia River Tunnel project. The Anacostia River Tunnel in Washington DC (USA) is part of the Clean ... More Information

Keeping all the transport flowing; the importance of modern tunnel safety inspection methods

Keeping all the transport flowing; the importance of modern tunnel safety inspection methods

Whilst improvement works and lengthy construction times can be tedious for commuters, the importance of keeping a tight check on transport tunnels is paramount. Within construction, usage, ... More Information

Robbins latest blog

Breakthroughs While Breaking Ground: The First TBM Conveyor Posted by The Robbins Company | Jan 16, 2018 | Hidden Underfoot Modern Achievements The 100th conveyor system has been refurbished ... More Information

High-Speed Rail link between Helsinki and Turku

The three major cities of Helsinki, Turku and Tampere form a triangle of economic growth and expansion. The Finnish Transport Agency has studied the prospects of passenger train traffic on the ... More Information

First innovative tunneling conference of 2018

First innovative tunneling conference of 2018

Register today for the first innovative tunneling conference of 2018! Space is limited and there will be no on-site registration, so don’t delay! The 2018 George Fox Conference ... More Information

Completed Road Tunnels under Suez Canal

Completed Road Tunnels under Suez Canal

The twin tube road tunnels of South Port Said and North Ismailia under Suez Canal have been completed. The tunnels, designed to link the Sinai Peninsula more closely to the Egyptian heartland ... More Information

A New National Record for Robbins in China!

A New National Record for Robbins in China!

In Jilin, one of the three provinces of Northeast China, a 7.9 m (26 ft) Robbins Hard Rock Main Beam TBM has achieved another national record for 7 to 8 meter (23 to 26 ft) machines! The machine ... More Information

Alaskan way update

The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program is making great progress.  The contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners, is finishing up construction of the double-deck road along with ... More Information

Joint efforts for fire safety

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Efectis Group has signed a mutual Memorandum of Understanding in order to jointly support sustainable fire safety and fire research in society contributing ... More Information

Success for SWEDFAN at Baihetan HEP

Success for SWEDFAN at Baihetan HEP

At the border between the two provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan in China, the worlds largest underground hydroelectric power project is under construction. The Baihetan HEP will generate 16.000 MW ... More Information

TERRATEC Double Shields head to landmark water tunnel

TERRATEC Double Shields head to landmark water tunnel

Two 4.74m diameter hard rock double shield TBMs will complete more than 15km of complex tunnelling for the Mae Tang-Mae Ngad water diversion project, in Thailand. Australian-based TBM ... More Information

Zojila Tunnel update

The Zojila tunnel with a parallel escape tunnel has been approved by the  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The approval has been ... More Information

Works begin on the Rogfast Project

On the 4th January 2018 the first works started on the Rogfast project . This  will be the first tunnel built to replace the ferry service. The road tunnel will be  long. The EUR1.73 ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information