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Sale of Herrenknecht Tunnel Boring Machine S-424

Sale of Herrenknecht Tunnel Boring Machine S-424

In the November-December 2017 period, Mtkvari HPP will finalize the construction of its 9km tunnel and due to the above-mentioned reason will announce RFP on the sale of its used Herrenknecht Tunnel Boring Machine S-424 with a diameter of 6 meters. More Information

First breakthrough - Albula Tunnel

On 17.10.2017 the New Albula Tunnel of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), the breakthrough into the reverse drive of the cavern was achieved. With this, the excavation from Preda (main lot) met the ... More Information

Breakthrough for Italy’s Selva Piana tunnel

Breakthrough for Italy’s Selva Piana tunnel

On the 29th September there was a break through for Cossi part of the Condotte Group for the Selva Piana tunnel. The Selva Piana tunnel is part of the Morbegno bypass section from Cosio to Tartano ... More Information

Kharkiv Metro Extension Project

The Government of Ukraine has applied for loan financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and European Investment Bank (EIB) for the Kharkiv Metro Extension Project. ... More Information

Tideway team puts the inclusive in construction wear

Tideway team puts the inclusive in construction wear

A Muslim woman working on London’s ‘super sewer’ has helped design two innovative items of protective clothing (PPE) for women on construction sites who observe the hijab and the ... More Information

Thames Tideway

Watch the time lapse video of the Thames Tideway project delivery update - https://twitter.com/TidewayLondon/status/905361148773625856 for further information follow them on twitter ... More Information

TELT - Update

In Saint Martin La Porte the South tube heading in an Easterly direction has been excavated using traditional methods and has reached 10km. at the front the coal formation are mostly composed of ... More Information

Looking to learn more about the latest advances in tunnelling technology?

This year’s Cutting Edge promises to deliver. Featuring a tailored high-end single-track program of subject-specific presentations that focus on innovation and practical experience, the ... More Information

The ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017

In the “Major project of the year over €500m” category there are 4 finalists under transportation. On November 13-16 2017 ITA will see leading international specialists in the ... More Information

LOVSUNS produces 8 new EPB - TBMs

LOVSUNS produces 8 new EPB - TBMs

Eight new LOVSUNS EPB-TBMs for Metro Tunnels in Istanbul. There is a huge demand on TBM Tunnelling in Turkey. Istanbul is one of the most vibrant Metropol Citys of the world, connecting the ... More Information

GRAND PARIS EXPRESS the 500th project for CBE Group

GRAND PARIS EXPRESS the 500th project for CBE Group

In its 30th anniversary year CBE Group a French company signed a contract for its 500th project. The project is to support GIE ALLIANCE  with the building of line 15, South of the Parisian ... More Information

Advances in Tunneling Technology

Advances in Tunneling Technology

Featuring a tailored high-end single-track program of subject-specific presentations that focus on innovation and practical experience, the sixth annual conference will continue the ... More Information

Robbins Slurry TBM ramps up for Mumbai Metro Line 3

Robbins Slurry TBM ramps up for Mumbai Metro Line 3

First of Two Mixed Ground Machines will begin boring this autumn. The first of two Slurry TBMs, a rebuilt 6.65 m (21.8 ft) diameter machine, passed its factory acceptance on September 4, 2017 ... More Information

The new co-extrusion system ALGAHER

The new co-extrusion system ALGAHER

Thanks to the effort made by ALGAHER’s Technical Team as well as the high implication of their suppliers, ALGAHER has developed a hydrophilic material to give a response to the growing needs of the market regarding to TUNNEL SEGMENT GASKETS. More Information

STUVA - Conference 2017 - registration in full swing / Conference program available

STUVA - Conference 2017 - registration in full swing / Conference program available

The registration to the STUVA- Conference, that will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from the 6th  to the 8th of  December 2017,  is in full swing and is available online. Use this ... More Information

Mumbai - Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR)

On 11.09.2017  a ceremony was held for the start works for First High Speed Train Project (popularly referred to as the Bullet Train) between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The actual works will ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 3

Mumbai Metro Line 3

On 04.09.2017 a 6.65-m diameter NFM Slurry TBM rebuilt by Robbins for the Mumbai Metro Line 3 project  passed the FAT (factory acceptance testing) in Singapore. The slurry TBM will be ... More Information

Shortlist for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards Announced

Shortlist for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards Announced

It has just been announced that Cardiff based tunneljobs Ltd CEO Samantha Heard – Evans has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the #GoDo  ... More Information

Waterview tunnel opened to traffic

The 5km long Waterview Connection, which connects Auckland’s Northwestern (SH16) and Southwestern (SH20) Motorways, opened to traffic on 02.07.2017. Data shows there was a 20 minute time ... More Information

Castel Romano tunnel update

Castel Romano tunnel update

On 31.08.2017 the joint venture between Collini Lavori Spa (Trento), Costruzioni Casarotto Srl (Villa Agnedo, TN), Misconel Srl (Cavalese, TN) and Ediltione Spa (Tione, TN) broke through on the 1 km ... More Information

Final piece of the TBM Bertha removed from tunnel

Final piece of the TBM Bertha removed from tunnel

On the 04.04.2017  the TBM Bertha completed its tunnelling and on the 23.08.2017,crews lifted the final pieces of the 8,000-ton  out of the SR 99 tunnel’s disassembly pit near ... More Information

Purple Line Extension TBM art and naming contest announced

The Metro (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) in Los Angeles, is inviting students from kindergarten through to 12th grade to participate in an art and naming contest for the two TBMs that will ... More Information

Second and last extension of abstracts submission deadline for WTC 2018

Second and last extension of abstracts submission deadline for WTC 2018

It's a great pleasure to announce the second and last extension of the deadline for abstract submission to the ITA - AITES World Tunnel Congress 2018 that will take place in Dubai from 20 - 26 April ... More Information

CREG wins 15.8m slurry TBM contract

CREG wins 15.8m slurry TBM contract

On the 29th August 2017, CREG was awarded a new contract for the supply of a 15.8m slurry TBM. This TBM will be used for the Chunfeng tunnel project in Shenzhen and it will be the biggest slurry TBM ... More Information

TunnelTech 2017: Breaking ground in new technologies

TunnelTech 2017: Breaking ground in new technologies

TunnelTech 2017: Breaking ground in new technologies   26–27 September 2017 One Birdcage Walk, London   With an increase in tunnelling project investment and more tunnels having ... More Information

Five 2018 - Call for Papers

Manuscript abstracts for the 5th International conference on Fires in vehicles to be held in Boras (Sweden) from 3 to 4 October 2018 have to be submitted to the Secretariat by email to five@ri.se by ... More Information

2017 tunnelling awards shortlist announced

Tunnelling awards 2017  are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Tunnelling Awards. They would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter this year, and congratulate ... More Information

TERRATEC marks continued growth in the Turkish market

TERRATEC marks continued growth in the Turkish market

Terratec, the Australian-based TBM manufacturer, has secured an order to supply 4 new 6.56m diameter TBMs EPB for Istanbul’s Umraniye-Atasehir-Goztepe Metro Line from the Turkish tunnelling JV ... More Information

SpaceX´s Hyperloop Pod Speed Competition Winner - WARR Hyperloop 

SpaceX´s Hyperloop Pod Speed Competition Winner - WARR Hyperloop 

WARR Hyperloop team, which was put together by the Technical university of Munich from Germany, has won the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition on Sunday, with their prototype pod reaching a speed of ... More Information

Underground Solutions Seminar

Underground Solutions Seminar

A one-day only Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions Seminar will take place at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, London on the 13.09.2017. Items on the agenda are: ... More Information

Algeria - Breakthrough in tunnel RT3030

Algeria - Breakthrough in tunnel RT3030

The Italian company Cipa SpA (Sorrento, NA) have been building two tunnels RT3010 (1120m) and RT3030 (660m) for the new railway line (185km) Relizane - Tiaret - Tissemsilt (RTT) in Algeria. On ... More Information

Reducing risk: How to manage the unknown in tbm tunneling

Reducing risk: How to manage the unknown in tbm tunneling

How can you better prepare for unknown challenges in your tunneling operation while keeping the excavation process as efficient as possible?   In this complimentary 60-minute webinar from ... More Information

BASF Technologies - TBM 

BASF Technologies - TBM 

Highly efficient products optimize TBM performance The MasterRoc product range offers a single source of solutions for shielded TBM (tunnel boring machine) excavation in soft ground and hard rock, ... More Information

Gleinalm Tunnel opened to traffic

Gleinalm Tunnel opened to traffic

On 21.07.2017, after a 3 years and 10 months of construction, the second tube of the Gleinalm tunnel in Styria, Austria has been opened to traffic. The joint venture of Wayss & Freytag ... More Information

TunnelTurkey 2017 - call for papers

The International Tunneling Symposium in Turkey has issued a call for papers which are due in by the 11th  September 2017. Tunnel Turkey 2017 will be taking place at the Wyndham Grand İstanbul ... More Information

What’s in a Name? Mixshield, Crossover, Hybrid and More

Posted by Doug Harding | Aug 01, 2017 | Redefining the Industry For underground construction professionals and manufacturers, there is some confusion about the current TBM designations and ... 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