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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

Cregs new Hard Rock Gripper TBM unveiled

Cregs new Hard Rock Gripper TBM unveiled

On August 1st, a 9.03 m hard rock TBM named ‘‘Caiyun’’ was unveiled in spring city Kunming. This big machine was designed and manufactured by CREG, and has been integrated ... More Information

New tunnel solutions from JOHNSON CONTROLS

New tunnel solutions from JOHNSON CONTROLS

Johnson Controls, a global leader in building technologies, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its TYCO line of special application sprinklers with the launch of the MODEL ... More Information

Robbins Double Shield Takes on Nepal’s First TBM Project for Bheri Babai

Robbins Double Shield Takes on Nepal’s First TBM Project for Bheri Babai

Irrigation and Hydroelectric Project to Ease Food Crisis in Mid-Western Region of Nepal   Nepal will welcome its first TBM ever this summer, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Double Shield machine ... More Information

Agua Negra tunnel

On 25.07.2017, the EBITAN ad hoc committee (Entidad Binacional Túnel de Agua Negra) held an important meeting with the Administration Committee in Santiago de Chile. The objective was the ... More Information

tunnelbuilder welcomes BASF Construction Chemicals

tunnelbuilder welcomes BASF Construction Chemicals

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemical solutions under the global umbrella brand Master Builders Solutions for the construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of ... More Information

Crossrail Project Update, August 2017

Crossrail Project Update, August 2017

The Crossrail project team continues to work around the clock to deliver the Elizabeth line, the new railway for London and the South East. Over the summer the final central station platform was ... More Information

WTC 2018 - Dubai

WTC 2018 - Dubai

The world tunnel congress will be held in Dubai from the 20th to the 26th April 2018. For more information please visit their website www.wtc2018.ae and see their video.  The call for ... More Information

ALIGN consortium is awarded a flagship HS2 civil works contract

ALIGN consortium is awarded a flagship HS2 civil works contract

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited today announced that ALIGN, the bidding joint venture (JV) of Bouygues Construction, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick, with its design partners, Jacobs and ... More Information

Shortlisted projects announced for ITA Tunnelling Awards in Paris

Shortlisted projects announced for ITA Tunnelling Awards in Paris

November 13-16 2017 will see leading international specialists in the global tunnelling sector attend the AFTES Congress in Paris which will include a special one-day event: November 15 will be ... More Information

2018 graduate program opens in Melbourne

2018 graduate program opens in Melbourne

Applications are now open for the 2018 Graduate Program. The Graduate Program provides recent graduates the opportunity to work with world-class industry experts on four of the biggest megaprojects ... More Information

The Har HaMenuchot project – a tunnel for burials

The Har HaMenuchot project – a tunnel for burials

“Har HaMenuchot is the largest cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel. The hilltop burial ground lies at the western edge of the city adjacent to the neighborhood of Givat Shaul, with commanding views ... More Information

Final sprint: Only 5 month to go to STUVA Expo 2017 - Register now!

Reserve your trade fair stand for STUVA Expo 2017 now, your business platform for the tunneling industry. Take advantage of this opportunity to make new contacts, strengthen business relationships ... More Information

New Civil Engineer’s Tunnelling Awards

New Civil Engineer’s Tunnelling Awards

Do you know about New Civil Engineer’s Tunnelling Awards, which takes place on 7 December?   Now in its eighth year, the Tunnelling Awards attract entries from the industry’s ... More Information

What’s New, What’s Next: TBM Equipment for the Mining Industry

What’s New, What’s Next: TBM Equipment for the Mining Industry

Posted by Dennis Ofiara | From the Field TBMs have become well accepted in civil construction tunneling and excavate a high percentage of civil construction projects each year. But each year in ... More Information

Route 2020 Tunnel TBM launched in Dubai

On 24.10.2017 the 103 m long TBM named Al Wugeisha Expo 2020 was launched at the Discovery Gardens for tunnel drilling works for the Route 2020 Project. The TBM will cross the underground station ... More Information

tunneljobs recruitment drive

tunneljobs recruitment drive

tunneljobs.com is on a recruitment drive for tunnelling projects in the UK and Australia if you would like more information please contact s.evans@tunneljobs.com or call +44 (0) 2920 385707  More Information

California WaterFix

California WaterFix On 21.7.2017 the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) certified the environmental analysis of the California WaterFix project, also known as the Delta ... More Information

TBM launching soon for Forrestfield-Airport Link project

TBM launching soon for Forrestfield-Airport Link project

With the first TBM launching soon, the project at Forrestfield-Airport Link has kicked into full swing. Tunnel segment production has commenced at the project’s batching plant facility, and ... More Information

New metro line 6 in Cairo – deal signed

Bombardier signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian government to develop a plan for the new Cairo Metro Line 6, a project that could cost up to $4 billion. The deal, which was signed ... More Information

TERRATEC Raises the Bar in China

TERRATEC Raises the Bar in China

One of TERRATEC’s TR3000 Raise Boring Machines (RBM) has successfully achieved a series impressive inclined raises with a high level of accuracy at the Huanggou Pumped Storage Power ... More Information

Updates on the HS2 contracts to build Britain’s new railway

On 17.7.2017 a series of HS2 announcements took place.The contracts to design and construct bridges, tunnels, embankments and viaducts for the London to Birmingham high speed rail line, HS2 Phase 1, ... More Information

Major contract awarded for metro tunnel project

Major contract awarded for metro tunnel project

The builders and latest concept plans for the Metro Tunnel have been selected, paving the way for major construction and the creation of thousands of new jobs across Victoria. The Cross Yarra ... More Information

Construction of Karnaphuli tunnel will start in August

Construction of Karnaphuli tunnel will start in August

The EUR912.53 million (Tk 85 billion) tunnel under the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong will be constructed with the financial and technical assistance of China. The Bridges Division of the Road ... More Information

Transport investment boost to apprenticeships and skills

From: Department for Transport, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Highways England, and The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP Published: 12 July 2017 Major ... More Information

ICE Tunnel Exhibition walkthrough

ICE Tunnel Exhibition walkthrough

There is a brand new tunnelling exhibition in London to learn more please watch the video provided by the Institution of Civil Engineers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5BSBLwRA7c . For more ... More Information

Mexico - Robbins record breaking crossover TBM makes final breakthrough

Mexico - Robbins record breaking crossover TBM makes final breakthrough

Custom Robbins Machine finishes on a High Note under Low Cover On June 8, 2017, a select group of project officials, including Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, celebrated the ... More Information

Penetron knows…

Penetron knows…

Penetron knows  quite simply, the world needs durable concrete. It is not acceptable anymore that concrete structures worldwide crumble before their design life expires. Especially since we ... More Information

EES for West Gate Tunnel at Melbourne

The Environment Effects Statement (EES), EPA Works Approval application and draft Planning Scheme Amendment for the West Gate Tunnel Project are on public exhibition and open to comment. Click ... More Information

Changes in the Normet Leadership Team to strengthen strategy execution

Changes in the Normet Leadership Team to strengthen strategy execution

Normet announced today that Himanshu Kapadia has been nominated as head of GCCT (Ground Control and Construction Technologies) Business Line as of 01.07.2017 and Odd-Björn Kleven will move to a ... More Information

Metro tunnel update

Metro tunnel update

Independent reviewer role for Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership - market engagement An Independent Reviewer for the Metro Tunnel – Tunnel and Stations Public Private ... More Information

WARR Hyperloop thanks CREG for their amazing support

WARR Hyperloop thanks CREG for their amazing support

Hyperloop is a new transportation mode which had been proposed by Elon Musk in 2013. The concept is that having capsules levitate inside of a low-pressure tube (hyperloop), pods will be able to ... 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