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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

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

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