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UYAK2023 Deadline Extended

On the request from authors, the full paper submission date of UYAK2023 Symposium has been extended up to January 15, 2023. The full papers of the accepted abstracts should be uploaded to the ... More Information

Normet acquires Finland-based boom systems manufacturer Rambooms and hydraulic attachments supplier Marakon

Press release - Normet has agreed to acquire Rambooms Oy, a manufacturer and supplier of rock breaker boom systems, and Marakon Oy, a supplier of hydraulic hammers and excavator attachments for the ... More Information

Undergraduates offered paid summer placements on HS2

University students who live, or study, in the Midlands are being offered the chance to join HS2’s construction partner Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) on an eight-week paid work placement this ... More Information

TBM named for the S19 Rzeszów Południe - Babica expressway

TBM named for the S19 Rzeszów Południe - Babica expressway

The name of the TBM that will drill the 2.2 km long tunnel on the S19 Rzeszów Południe - Babica expressway was recently announced as Karpatka.   A selection of names were chosen by ... More Information

Romania - Last breakthrough for the Batuta tunnel 

In January the excavation of the Batuta railway tunnel was completed. It is part of upgrading of the Frontiera-Curtici-Simeria railway line for trains with a maximum speed of 160 km/h. This ... More Information

Two TERRATEC EPBMS ready for Bangkok flood prevention project

Two TERRATEC EPBMS ready for Bangkok flood prevention project

Two new TERRATEC TBMs will take part in the Khlong Prem Prachakorn Drainage Tunnel Project for the Department of Drainage and Sewage Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) in Thailand. ... More Information

The Double Shield Hard Rock TBM Jasmine starts drive

On December 7th the first double shield hard rock TBM - named Jasmine after the Philippines’ national flower ‘’sampaguita’’ and imported from China - has started to ... More Information

Chengdu-Zigong High-speed Railway project - Breakthrough in the Jinxiu tunnel

Chengdu-Zigong High-speed Railway project - Breakthrough in the Jinxiu tunnel

Press release - On December 12th - after 14 months of boring - Jinxiu, the China’s largest EPB TBM, developed by CRCHI marked its first major breakthrough in ... More Information

TBM Lilia for Brenner Base Tunnel passes acceptance test

TBM Lilia for Brenner Base Tunnel passes acceptance test

The first of the two TBMs for the H41 Sill Gorge-Pfons construction lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel has formally passed its acceptance test at Herrenknecht AG in Schwanau, Germany. The ... More Information

Switzerland - PoLuMe: given green light from the Federal Council

In its meeting on the 16th December 2022, the Federal Council approved the general project for the upgrading of the A2 motorway from Lugano to Mendrisio (PoLuMe). The total investment amounts to ... More Information

The HRBT Expansion Project - TBM Main Drive Installation update

The HRBT Expansion Project - TBM Main Drive Installation update

Work is progressing on the reassembly and placement within cell 1 of the South Island Launch Pit of TBM Mary with her shield section already to set in place. In the next few days the team will lift ... More Information

This is how Augmented Reality digitalizes Machinery and Plant Engineering at Häny

From article by AUGMENT IT - With Augmented Reality, companies increase efficiency and quality in the inspection processes of Plants and Machines, as the case of Häny AG impressively ... More Information

Terratec TBM S88 Breaks through in Meerut

Terratec TBM S88 Breaks through in Meerut

On the 15/12/2022 Sudarshan 8.1, the Terratec TBM EPB S88, reached the Meerut Central RRTS Station completing the 1823.39 m long tunnel between Bhainsali to Meerut Central Stations (Package 8). ... More Information

A CRCHI Hard Rock TBM has achieved 1000 meters per month in Peru

A CRCHI Hard Rock TBM has achieved 1000 meters per month in Peru

On December 6, the first hard rock TBM exported to South America by CRCHI created an advance rate record of more than 1000 meters per month for the construction of the San Gawang Hydropower Project ... More Information

Patna Metro Rail Project updates

The construction work on the underground section of Corridor 2 in Patna, the capital of Bihar, will soon be on a fast track as two of the four TBMs procured by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ... More Information

A new excavation front for the Lyon-Turin tunnel project

The Lyon-Turin base tunnel in France has now commenced excavation in Saint-Julien-Montdenis on construction site n.08 in Villard-Clément. Almost 3 km of tunnels will join the 10.5 km already ... More Information

DMRC achieves major construction milestone

In November 2022 the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) achieved a major construction milestone in Phase 4. They completed tunnelling work between Krishna Park Extension and Keshopur on the ... More Information

Hiwa-i-te-Rangi has completed Manukau harbour crossing in Auckand

Hiwa-i-te-Rangi has completed Manukau harbour crossing in Auckand

The 5.4m diameter TBM Hiwa-i-te-Rangi arrived at the 25m deep Pump Station 23 shaft in Hillsborough (Auckland) on 6th December. The TBM had left the southern shore of the Manukau in September ... More Information

The winners of the 8th edition of ITA Tunnelling Awards

The 8th edition of the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards was held online on the 8th December 2023. The winners in each category are:  MAJOR PROJECT OF THE YEAR - Purple line ... More Information

Terzo Valico dei Giovi-Genoa Junction Combined Project - New breakthough in Valico tunnel

Terzo Valico dei Giovi-Genoa Junction Combined Project - New breakthough in Valico tunnel

On the 04/12/2022 - celebrating Saint Barbara the patron saint of miners and tunnellers - there was a breakthrough between Polcevera and Cravasco work site in the Valico tunnel (odd track). This ... More Information

Feds Clear the Way for VTA to Pursue Billions More in Funding for BART Silicon Valley Extension

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) just received authority to pursue federal funding for up to 50% of the cost of Phase II of the BART Silicon Valley Extension Project. The ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing plans accepted for examination

Earlier this week, the Government’s independent planning authority, the Planning Inspectorate, confirmed it has accepted National Highway’s application for a Development Consent Order ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - Updates

Grand Paris Express - Updates

Line 17  - On Monday 14th  November at 5 pm the TBM Dorine - 120 m long and weighing over 1,000 t – brokethrough at Line 17’s Rolland manufact in Le Bourget at a depth of 26 m, ... More Information

HS2 celebrates launch of TBM for second tunnel bore under Long Itchington Wood UK

HS2 celebrates launch of TBM for second tunnel bore under Long Itchington Wood UK

Press release - HS2 Ltd’s 125 metre-long ‘Dorothy’ tunnel boring machine has launched for her second one-mile tunnel bore under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire, marking the ... More Information

New innovative machine the WallEater now available from 4STREETS Srl

There has been great excitement recently at the 4STREETS Srl office, due to the fact that 4machines Srl has delivered an innovative new machine called the WallEater. It is equipped ... More Information

The Lower Olentangy Tunnel project in the city of Columbus is moving forward

The Lower Olentangy Tunnel project in the city of Columbus is moving forward

In November 2022 the Herrenknechkt TBM - value EUR10.63 million (USD11 million) - that was shipped from Germany has now been moved to the construction site on the Olentangy River Road in the city of ... More Information

Approved by Fire Brigade - Turin's metro line 2 project

Approved by Fire Brigade - Turin's metro line 2 project

The Provincial Fire Brigade Command approved, on 21 November, the final design of the Rebaudengo-Polytechnic section of the metro Line 2 in Turin.   The project represents the "first ... More Information

Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel and Cross Bay Link, Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong opens soon

Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel and Cross Bay Link, Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong opens soon

The Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel (TKO-LTT) and the Cross Bay Link, Tseung Kwan O (CBL) will be commissioned on December 11 (Sunday) to improve the transport network and facilitate the commuting ... More Information

The HRBT Expansion Project - Making Headway with the Headwall

The HRBT Expansion Project - Making Headway with the Headwall

The massive east headwall in the South Island launch shaft is now complete, and the 14 m (46-foot) external ring at the start of the new tunnel was recently bolted onto the headwall.  ... More Information

Updated specifications for the northern extension of Line 3 of the Brussels metro

Updated specifications for the northern extension of Line 3 of the Brussels metro

On 14 October 2022, Beliris published a special specification for the civil engineering works for the northward extension of the Brussels metro Line 3. The tenders are expected in the first quarter ... More Information

Supplier conference for the construction of Stad Ship Tunnel

Supplier conference for the construction of Stad Ship Tunnel

The Norwegian Government's budget in 2023 confirmed EUR 7.23 million (NOK 76 million) was set aside for the Stad ship tunnel. After the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) approved the construction and ... More Information

Robbins Double Shield Launches in Nepal

Robbins Double Shield Launches in Nepal

Second Project Underway for Record-Setting TBM - In October 2022, China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd and China Railway No. 2 Engineering Group Co Ltd launched a 6.4 m diameter Robbins Double ... More Information

Milan M4 update

On Saturday 26th  November the Municipality of Milan and Webuild will inaugurate the first 5.4 km of the new M4 line (Blue), connecting Linate airport with Dateo, one of the 6 interchanges of ... More Information

Silvertown tunnel update

Silvertown tunnel update

Riverlinx’s TBM Jill has now bored more than 210m and installed 102 rings and now it has started tunnelling under the river Thames towards North Greenwich! Once the TBM reaches the Greenwich ... More Information

Registration for the 8th edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards is open!

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

Construction update on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

In the last six months Renny, the first TBM to start tunnelling between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road for the contractor West End Connectors Construction (WECC) has tunnelled 1.9 km, while Rexy, ... More Information

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'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