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N-230 - Sopeira-Veilla tunnel

On the 15.01.2018 the Ministerio de Fomento with the publication in the Official State Gazette (BOE), opened a public information period. This was for an informative study of the N-230 road’s ... More Information

PIARC International Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety

PIARC International Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety

In order to promote the latest knowledge on current key issues and to facilitate technical discussions and debate amongst industry stakeholders, PIARC and its French National Committee have ... More Information

Tideway update – full interview

If you would like to see the full interview with Andy Mitchell and Nick Sumption on innovation at Tideway please click this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vLcIVtg-sY&app=desktop .  ... More Information

First TBM launched for Grand Paris Express

First TBM launched for Grand Paris Express

On the 03.02.2018 at the Champigny Plateau site the launch and the christening of the first TBM on the Grand Paris Express took place. Nearly 4,000 people attended the event and watched the ... More Information

Thames Tideway Update

TBMs Millicent and Ursula arrived in London for the super sewer Tideway, the company building London’s super sewer, has welcomed the first shipment of two more TBMs in preparation for the ... More Information

3rd Annual conference tunnels: safety and fire protection 2018

3rd Annual conference tunnels: safety and fire protection 2018

15th and 16th March 2018, Hotel Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam – Netherlands Using our last two Editions of Tunnels - Safety & Fire Protection Conferences held in 2016 ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information