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Robbins TBM uncovers Spectacular Cavern at Galerie des Janots

Robbins TBM uncovers Spectacular Cavern at Galerie des Janots

Workhorse Machine makes progress in Difficult Ground  A rebuilt Robbins 3.5 m (11.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM has yet another milestone to add to its storied career: an unexpected ... More Information

Milestone for the Semmering base tunnel (SBT) lot 2.1

Milestone for the Semmering base tunnel (SBT) lot 2.1

On 15 and 16.02.2018 Swietelsky Tunnelbau GmbH & Co KG, a subsidiary company of the Swietelsky group, reached an important milestone in the construction of the Froeschnitzgraben tunnel (SBT ... More Information

CBE Group reaches 200 automated plants worldwide

CBE Group reaches 200 automated plants worldwide

NORTH EAST BOUNDARY TUNNEL in the USA or the DUBAI DEEP STORM WATER project in the United Arab Emirates are two of the new projects signed by CBE Group at the beginning of the year. As active as ... More Information

Sydney Metro City & Southwest update

The first of five mega TBMS designed, built and to be delivered by Herrenknecht, will be in the ground before the end of this year to drive the twin 15.5km metro rail tunnels between Chatswood and ... More Information

Pickles: The Wirth Roadheader T3.20

Pickles is Australia’s leading asset remarketing organisation with thousands of assets available across vehicles, industrial, salvage and general goods. We’re currently taking EOIs for a Wirth roadheader T3.20. More Information

Twin Peaks Tunnel update

The Twin Peaks Tunnel  (3.54 km-2.2 miles) first opened for service on 03.02.1918, and still is a vital connection between downtown San Francisco (California, USA) and its southern and western ... More Information

India - Road Rehabilitation Projects approved for Jammu and Kashmir

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved the rehabilitation and upgrading of  the Chenani - Sudhmahadev section of National Highway 244  to two lanes with paved shoulders ... More Information

Cabinet approves Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand

The Indian government on Tuesday approved a Rs 1,384 crore tunnel project in Uttarakhand as part of ‘Char Dham’ project to connect the pilgrimage sites - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri ... More Information

The TBM Luz de America update

On 27.02.2018 the TBM Luz de America, one of the 3 machines used by Acciona in the Quito Metro Line 1 Consortium, reached its third station, La Magdalena. It travelled 1,700 m and installed 1,134 ... More Information

Completed second metro line in Rennes

On the 28.02.2018 the JV led by Dodin Campenon Bernard which included GTM Ouest and Botte Fondations, both subsidiaries of VINCI Construction France, along with Spie Batignolles TPCI, Spie ... More Information

Metro Line E - Lyon

Sytral, from November 2016 to January 2018, studied the feasibility of a new metro line connecting the center of Lyon to Alai station in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune (at the border between Francheville and ... More Information

Task force to examine the Tallinn tunnel project

On the basis of the final report published in February on the railway tunnel project between Helsinki and Tallinn, the FinEst Link, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has set up a ... More Information

AST Bochum - Just-in-time means "Immediately"

AST Bochum - Just-in-time means "Immediately"

Just-in-time delivery of materials and products becomes more and more important in our daily rush hour world. What this means for the working process, how much logistic work and what preparations ... More Information

Looking for Heavy Highway/Drilling Foreman

Industry : Site manager Type : Permanent - Full Time Hours Country : United States City : Columbus, OH Salary : Details on request Description : The purpose ... More Information

IPS Announce new appointment - Patrick Mans

IPS Announce new appointment - Patrick Mans

iPS are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Mans as Director of Operations for iPS Holdings his appointment began today  01/03/2018. Patrick has been working with iPS for 7 years, as ... More Information

Korean Government improved Infrastructures for Winter Olympic Games

Korean Government improved Infrastructures for Winter Olympic Games

The XXIII Winter Olympic Games held in Peyongchang (South Korea) have highlighted the major underground works undertaken by Korean authorities and the Korean Tunnelling and Underground Space ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers four more EPBMs to Istanbul

TERRATEC delivers four more EPBMs to Istanbul

Gulermak, Nurol & Makyol JV gear up for tunnelling on the Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Line, in the latest addition to Istanbul’s ongoing mass transportation ... More Information

Ceneri Base Tunnel

On 23.02.2018, just 7 months after beginning the railway infrastructure systems works, the installation of the tracks in the 15.4 km East tube  of the Ceneri  Base Tunnel have now been ... More Information

WTC 2019 Naples - Call for abstracts

The WTC 2019 will take place from the 3rd  to the  5th  May 2019 at the Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples. The call for abstract started on 31 January will end on 15 May 2018. All ... More Information

Veteran Robbins TBM plays a Main Role in Ending Residential Flooding

Veteran Robbins TBM plays a Main Role in Ending Residential Flooding

Chicago’s Albany Park Diversion Tunnel to go online this spring    In Chicago, Illinois, USA Kenny Construction is nearing completion on the Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel. ... More Information

New safety tunnels for railway tunnels between Vitoria/Gasteiz and Bilbao

The Government authorized the construction of new emergency exits in 7 tunnels of the Vitoria/Gasteiz-Bilbao-Donostia/San Sebastian-French Border line, on the Vitoria/Gasteiz-Bilbao route, with a ... More Information

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

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


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