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Alaskan way update

The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program is making great progress.  The contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners, is finishing up construction of the double-deck road along with ... More Information

Joint efforts for fire safety

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Efectis Group has signed a mutual Memorandum of Understanding in order to jointly support sustainable fire safety and fire research in society contributing ... More Information

Success for SWEDFAN at Baihetan HEP

Success for SWEDFAN at Baihetan HEP

At the border between the two provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan in China, the worlds largest underground hydroelectric power project is under construction. The Baihetan HEP will generate 16.000 MW ... More Information

TERRATEC Double Shields head to landmark water tunnel

TERRATEC Double Shields head to landmark water tunnel

Two 4.74m diameter hard rock double shield TBMs will complete more than 15km of complex tunnelling for the Mae Tang-Mae Ngad water diversion project, in Thailand. Australian-based TBM ... More Information

Zojila Tunnel update

The Zojila tunnel with a parallel escape tunnel has been approved by the  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The approval has been ... More Information

Works begin on the Rogfast Project

On the 4th January 2018 the first works started on the Rogfast project . This  will be the first tunnel built to replace the ferry service. The road tunnel will be  long. The EUR1.73 ... More Information

Follo Line Update Video

In Oslo, true pioneers are working all out on one of the next hard rock milestones in Scandinavia – the Follo Line. They are cracking the Norwegian hard rock with massive high-tech TBMs from ... More Information

Metro Tunnel contracts signed

The contracts to build the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history and equip it with next-generation, high-capacity signalling have been signed. Contracts to deliver the $6 ... More Information

Purple Line Extension TBMs arrive

Over the next several weeks parts of the Purple Line extension TBMs, built by Herrenknecht (Germany), will begin arriving by Palabora and Integrity cargos from Rotterdam and Antwerp, at the ports ... More Information

TBM Angeli reaches another milestone

The TBM Angeli being used for the Regional Connector resurfaced on the 08 Dec 2017 at the future Grand Avenue Arts/Bunker Hill Station. The TBM began digging the second tunnel on the project in ... More Information

Made in CIFA

Made in CIFA

CIFA have released their latest newsletter to read it please click https://www.cifa.com/static/nl/madeincifa/16/offline/download.pdf More Information

Register Now for the George A. Fox Conference

Join us on January 23, 2018 at the Graduate Center on the campus of City University in New York, NY. With its rich history of program excellence and ability to bring together some of the largest ... More Information

FCC Receives New Civil Engineer Tunnelling award for the Bolaños tunnel

FCC has been recognised for the Geotechnical Specialist Innovation of the Year at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards 2017 for its work on the Bolaños tunnel on the Madrid-Galicia ... More Information

NCE Tunnnelling Awards and the winners are…

NCE Tunnnelling Awards and the winners are…

New Civil Engineer’s hugely popular Tunnelling Awards returned for their eighth year today. Showcasing the very best in tunnelling expertise the Tunnelling Awards are now firmly established ... More Information

MST Global acquires MISOM technologies

MST Global acquires MISOM technologies

MST Global has recently acquired MISOM Technologies, based in Tucson, Arizona, for an undisclosed fee. The move is a significant step in the progression of MST's global digital transformation ... More Information

What’s Going On? A Quarterly Worldwide Jobsite Roundup

What’s Going On? A Quarterly Worldwide Jobsite Roundup

Posted by Desiree Willis | Nov 22, 2017 | From the Field At any given time, Robbins TBMs are operating at dozens of jobsites around the world.  Our dedicated Field Service personnel ... More Information

New station names announced

In August 2017 the Victorian Government launched a campaign inviting naming suggestions for the five new underground stations being built as part of the Metro Tunnel Project. By the time the public ... More Information

CREG gripper TBM sets new record

CREG gripper TBM sets new record

On 26th November, a new record was set by a CREG TBM by boring 1318.7 m/month, The Gripper TBM with 8.03 m boring diameter has reached this new record while working on the Yinsong water supply ... More Information

Optimise Output, Minimise Cost, Reduce Risk

Optimise Output, Minimise Cost, Reduce Risk

MST Global (Mine Site Technologies; “MST”) provides fit for purpose hardware combined with smart software solutions to support productivity and safety processes in ... More Information


Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking international innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and ... More Information

ABMEC Annual Conference: Successful and Positive

ABMEC Annual Conference: Successful and Positive

The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies hosted its 7th Annual Conference with record numbers at the Tankersley Manor near Barnsley on 16 November 2017.   Over 160 high profile ... More Information



On Thursday November 23rd ... More Information

ITACET Newsletter

ITACET Newsletter

ITACET Presidents address -  It is my great pleasure to announce that the ITACET Foundation and the IRF are joining their expertise to build a comprehensive programme of training sessions on ... More Information

FIVE 2018 - 5th International conference on Fires in vehicles

FIVE 2018 - 5th International conference on Fires in vehicles

Call for papers - 2 weeks left – P lease note that call for papers closes December 1st, if you have not yet submitted your abstract, now is the time to do so. The first FIVE ... More Information

Vote for names of Circle Line 6 Stations in Singapore

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore has invited members of the public to vote for their preferred names for three of the stations of the 4 km Circle Line 6. (CCL6): Keppel, Cantonment ... More Information

Robust Robbins EPB Completes Third Bore for Chennai Metro Project

Robust Robbins EPB Completes Third Bore for Chennai Metro Project

Expansive Metro Project Will Provide Transportation Within Rapidly Developing City. On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a 6.65 m (21.8 ft) diameter Robbins EPB TBM broke through at Chennai Metro, making ... More Information

New Genova bypass  

The first meeting for the discussions for the detailed design of the Genova By-Pass Gronda di Genoa. began on the 11.10.2017 . The project includes 72 km of new motorways with 25 tunnels, which ... More Information

Looking for a new challenge?

Looking for a new challenge?

Tunneljobs is looking for Senior Engineers and Senior Project Managers to work on major projects in the UK. If you need to find out whether you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom please ... More Information

Stones Consult opens new branch in India

Stones Consult opens new branch in India

Stones Consult, a World leader in highly qualified Tunnelling Manpower is announcing the opening of a new branch in India. The new branch will be based in Delhi and dedicated to follow ... More Information

Follo Line Project 50% of Excavation completed

At the beginning of November the Joint Venture between Ghella/Acciona reached an important milestone on the Follo Line Project. The 4 TBMs involved have now excavated 50 percent of the tunnels. ... More Information

A 100th System for Robbins Continuous Conveyors

A 100th System for Robbins Continuous Conveyors

Landmark Conveyor revs up Akron OCIT Muck Removal On October 18, 2017, a Robbins 9.26 m (30.4 ft) diameter Crossover machine started up at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) in Ohio, ... More Information

Zheleznitsa Tunnel Design Contract

The Road Infrastructure Agency launched a new open procedure for design and construction of Lot 3.1, the Zheleznitsa tunnel of Struma motorway. The indicative value of the contract is BGN 250 ... More Information

Albvorland Tunnel – update

On the 6 October 2017 the construction of the Albvorland Tunnel began, on the railway line between Stuttgart and Ulm. The first of the two tunnel drilling machines named Wanda, will carve its way ... More Information

Search Underway For Mammoth TBMs

An international search is underway for a supplier to build the four massive Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) that will build Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project – the Metro ... More Information

TERRATEC tight radius shield progresses in Bangkok

TERRATEC tight radius shield progresses in Bangkok

Thai contractor Nawarat Patanakarn PCL gears up for its second TBM drive on the Bangkok Metropolitan Electricity Authority’s (MEA) Phra Khanong Cable Tunnel Project. On September 22, 2017, ... More Information

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CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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