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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

 Challenges and Innovation 9 -15 NOVEMBER 2018 THESSALONIKI, GREECE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING THE SEMINAR IS ADDRESSED TO: Construction Engineers ... More Information

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

WTC 2019 - Naples

WTC 2019 - Naples

The deadline submission for the call for abstract has been postponed to June 8, 2018 Having ascertained an important response for the call, and in consideration of the fast-growing number of ... More Information

CIFA Newsletter 18

CIFA Newsletter 18

For all the latest information on CIFA and their 90 years of innovation please read their newsletter just click here! .20/18. More Information

COWI wins Singapore super sewer design contract

COWI wins Singapore super sewer design contract

In partnership with CPG Corporation, COWI has been awarded the design works for Contract T-09 of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2. The contract was awarded by Leighton Asia, who are ... More Information

Dos Santos International – Paris tunnelling project

Dos Santos International – Paris tunnelling project

DOS SANTOS INTERNATIONAL STARTS UP FIRST OF TWO SANDWICH CONVEYORS FOR PARIS TUNNELING PROJECT Marietta, GA - Dos Santos International is now starting up one of two DSI GPS (Gently Pressed ... 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

Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference 2018

Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference 2018

NORWEGIAN TUNNEL SAFETY CONFERENCE 2018 18 - 19 June 2018 in Stavanger, Norway Welcome and listen to the Norwegian view of tunnel safety. The NTSC’s unique approach brings together tunnel ... More Information

Future Trends in Infrastructure

Future Trends in Infrastructure

On the 15.05.2018 Pietro Salini, Chief Executive of Salini Impregilo spoke during a panel discussion called “Future Trends in Infrastructure”. The panel was organised and held at the ... More Information

Swedfan ventilation in China

Swedfan ventilation in China

SWEDFAN DELIVER VENTILATION TO KASHUANG WATER TUNNEL, CHINA. In the north-west corner of China in the Xinjiang province, tunnelling works have begun. This tunnel stretches along the Mongolian ... More Information

18th International Water Mist Conference – Event Page online now

18th International Water Mist Conference – Event Page online now

The conference webpage for the 18th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) is now online if you wish book to attend! The event will take place in London, UK, on 19th and 20th September 2018. ... More Information

TfL granted powers to progress with Silvertown Tunnel

TfL granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the DfT "New river crossings are vital for the future prosperity of east London, and the scheme will have a substantial impact unlocking new jobs ... More Information

Two days left to enter Robbins Webinar

Two days left to enter Robbins Webinar

Event Information: Is Your TBM in A Tight Spot? How to Get Through Squeezing Ground, Rock Bursting, and More Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so ... More Information

The 30th Annual BTS Dinner 2018

The 30th Annual BTS Dinner 2018

The BTS dinner was held at The Brewery in London, and this year was its 30th anniversary as it began in 1989. The annual dinner is a popular event within the tunnelling industry. This year the ... More Information

New appointment at AECOM

New appointment at AECOM

AECOM's Design and Consulting Services group appoints Nasri Munfah as Director of Tunneling and Underground Engineering NEW YORK, (May 10, 2018) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated ... More Information

2018 North American Tunnelling Conference!

2018 North American Tunnelling Conference!

Register by May 25 to receive the best conference rate and save!   Don’t miss out on industry-leading FIELD TRIPS and SHORT COURSES at the 2018 North American Tunnelling Conference! ... More Information

USA - Three teams shortlisted for HRBT Extension Project

USA - Three teams shortlisted for HRBT Extension Project

Three private-sector teams will be invited to submit technical proposals and prices to design and construct improvements to the I-64 (Interstate 64) corridor between I-664 in Hampton and ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - EPSF go ahead with the preliminary safety dossier

On April 27th, the EPSF (Public Railway Safety Establishment) approved the preliminary safety file concerning the infrastructure of the cross-border section, in application of Decree 2006-1279 on ... More Information

BART to San Jose General Engineering Consultant Information Forum

BART to San Jose General Engineering Consultant Information Forum

BART to San Jose General Engineering Consultant Information Forum Date: Tuesday, May 15 Location: San Jose Convention Center 408 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, California The Santa ... More Information

Assembly of Millicent and Ursula nearing completion

Assembly of Millicent and Ursula nearing completion

The assembly of Tideway’s two largest Tunnel Boring Machines has reached a key milestone with their most important components now attached, as the start of tunnelling on London’s new ... More Information

Thames Tideway named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018

Thames Tideway named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018

Tideway, the company building London’s super sewer, has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 with its Chief Executive Officer Andy Mitchell a finalist in the Gender ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Amtrak awards construction contract for East River Tunnel rehabilitation

The $1.6 billion project calls for demolishing all existing tunnel systems down to the liner, then restoring both tubes. During the project, one tube ... More Information

Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia... More Information

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

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

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

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