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Made in CIFA

Made in CIFA

CIFA have released their latest newsletter to read it please click https://www.cifa.com/static/nl/madeincifa/16/offline/download.pdf More Information

Register Now for the George A. Fox Conference

Join us on January 23, 2018 at the Graduate Center on the campus of City University in New York, NY. With its rich history of program excellence and ability to bring together some of the largest ... More Information

FCC Receives New Civil Engineer Tunnelling award for the Bolaños tunnel

FCC has been recognised for the Geotechnical Specialist Innovation of the Year at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards 2017 for its work on the Bolaños tunnel on the Madrid-Galicia ... More Information

NCE Tunnnelling Awards and the winners are…

NCE Tunnnelling Awards and the winners are…

New Civil Engineer’s hugely popular Tunnelling Awards returned for their eighth year today. Showcasing the very best in tunnelling expertise the Tunnelling Awards are now firmly established ... More Information

MST Global acquires MISOM technologies

MST Global acquires MISOM technologies

MST Global has recently acquired MISOM Technologies, based in Tucson, Arizona, for an undisclosed fee. The move is a significant step in the progression of MST's global digital transformation ... More Information

What’s Going On? A Quarterly Worldwide Jobsite Roundup

What’s Going On? A Quarterly Worldwide Jobsite Roundup

Posted by Desiree Willis | Nov 22, 2017 | From the Field At any given time, Robbins TBMs are operating at dozens of jobsites around the world.  Our dedicated Field Service personnel ... More Information

New station names announced

In August 2017 the Victorian Government launched a campaign inviting naming suggestions for the five new underground stations being built as part of the Metro Tunnel Project. By the time the public ... More Information

CREG gripper TBM sets new record

CREG gripper TBM sets new record

On 26th November, a new record was set by a CREG TBM by boring 1318.7 m/month, The Gripper TBM with 8.03 m boring diameter has reached this new record while working on the Yinsong water supply ... More Information

Optimise Output, Minimise Cost, Reduce Risk

Optimise Output, Minimise Cost, Reduce Risk

MST Global (Mine Site Technologies; “MST”) provides fit for purpose hardware combined with smart software solutions to support productivity and safety processes in ... More Information


Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking international innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and ... More Information

ABMEC Annual Conference: Successful and Positive

ABMEC Annual Conference: Successful and Positive

The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies hosted its 7th Annual Conference with record numbers at the Tankersley Manor near Barnsley on 16 November 2017.   Over 160 high profile ... More Information



On Thursday November 23rd ... More Information

ITACET Newsletter

ITACET Newsletter

ITACET Presidents address -  It is my great pleasure to announce that the ITACET Foundation and the IRF are joining their expertise to build a comprehensive programme of training sessions on ... More Information

FIVE 2018 - 5th International conference on Fires in vehicles

FIVE 2018 - 5th International conference on Fires in vehicles

Call for papers - 2 weeks left – P lease note that call for papers closes December 1st, if you have not yet submitted your abstract, now is the time to do so. The first FIVE ... More Information

Vote for names of Circle Line 6 Stations in Singapore

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore has invited members of the public to vote for their preferred names for three of the stations of the 4 km Circle Line 6. (CCL6): Keppel, Cantonment ... More Information

Robust Robbins EPB Completes Third Bore for Chennai Metro Project

Robust Robbins EPB Completes Third Bore for Chennai Metro Project

Expansive Metro Project Will Provide Transportation Within Rapidly Developing City. On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a 6.65 m (21.8 ft) diameter Robbins EPB TBM broke through at Chennai Metro, making ... More Information

New Genova bypass  

The first meeting for the discussions for the detailed design of the Genova By-Pass Gronda di Genoa. began on the 11.10.2017 . The project includes 72 km of new motorways with 25 tunnels, which ... More Information

Looking for a new challenge?

Looking for a new challenge?

Tunneljobs is looking for Senior Engineers and Senior Project Managers to work on major projects in the UK. If you need to find out whether you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom please ... More Information

Stones Consult opens new branch in India

Stones Consult opens new branch in India

Stones Consult, a World leader in highly qualified Tunnelling Manpower is announcing the opening of a new branch in India. The new branch will be based in Delhi and dedicated to follow ... More Information

Follo Line Project 50% of Excavation completed

At the beginning of November the Joint Venture between Ghella/Acciona reached an important milestone on the Follo Line Project. The 4 TBMs involved have now excavated 50 percent of the tunnels. ... More Information

A 100th System for Robbins Continuous Conveyors

A 100th System for Robbins Continuous Conveyors

Landmark Conveyor revs up Akron OCIT Muck Removal On October 18, 2017, a Robbins 9.26 m (30.4 ft) diameter Crossover machine started up at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) in Ohio, ... More Information

Zheleznitsa Tunnel Design Contract

The Road Infrastructure Agency launched a new open procedure for design and construction of Lot 3.1, the Zheleznitsa tunnel of Struma motorway. The indicative value of the contract is BGN 250 ... More Information

Albvorland Tunnel – update

On the 6 October 2017 the construction of the Albvorland Tunnel began, on the railway line between Stuttgart and Ulm. The first of the two tunnel drilling machines named Wanda, will carve its way ... More Information

Search Underway For Mammoth TBMs

An international search is underway for a supplier to build the four massive Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) that will build Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project – the Metro ... More Information

TERRATEC tight radius shield progresses in Bangkok

TERRATEC tight radius shield progresses in Bangkok

Thai contractor Nawarat Patanakarn PCL gears up for its second TBM drive on the Bangkok Metropolitan Electricity Authority’s (MEA) Phra Khanong Cable Tunnel Project. On September 22, 2017, ... More Information

BASF - Total solution approach optimally meets customers' TBM needs

BASF - Total solution approach optimally meets customers' TBM needs

The Master Builders Solutions brand from BASF has broken new ground in addressing the needs of TBM tunnel professionals. Our total solution approach brings a new dimension to this challenging ... More Information

ALGAHER launches new and improved website

ALGAHER launches new and improved website

ALGAHER would like to present  its new and improved website www.algaher.com. The usability of the site has been enhanced by creating easy to use links to their range which has been organised ... More Information

Boring the Blue Mountains: The Inside Story on the World’s Fastest TBM

Boring the Blue Mountains: The Inside Story on the World’s Fastest TBM

Over 20 years ago, a Robbins open-type machine set three world records while tunneling in the picturesque Blue Mountains in Australia. You may be asking yourself, why is this significant? Why ... More Information

LA TBM begins 2nd tunnel

LA TBM begins 2nd tunnel

The Regional Connector Transit Project in Los Angeles’ TBM Angeli, began its drive for the  second of two tunnels. The TBM was reassembled at the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, ... More Information


Three quarters of firms and public doubt any improvement this Parliament Despite the Government’s strong commitment to improving the UK’s infrastructure, both business and the public ... More Information

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

On the 8th of October 2017 construction of the 55 km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) was completed.  The final fixes are now taking place and the bridge and tunnel will be fully ... More Information

Third mega-lot approved for the new SS106 in South Italy

On 12.10.2017 ANAS approved the EUR958 million project for the second 18 km section of  SS 106 Jonica (km18,863 - km37,661), between  SS534 near Sibari and Roseto Capo Spulico in ... More Information

Rohtang Tunnel update

Rohtang Tunnel update

Work started back in 2010 on the 8 km long Rohtang Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh, engineers finally broke through on the 11th October 2017. The project suffered several delays and ... More Information

Tunnel construction complete on Scotland's biggest sewer

The construction phase of Scotland’s biggest waste water tunnel, which will help tackle flooding and improve river water quality in the Glasgow area, has been completed. A ... More Information

The future of tunnelling – Martin Knights

The future of tunnelling – Martin Knights

The Changing Face of the Tunneling Industry: The Role of the ITA, Partnership, and Innovation Posted by Martin Knights on the Robbins website | The Future of Tunnelling Martin Knights graduated ... 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