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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

BASF - Total solution approach optimally meets customers' TBM needs

BASF - Total solution approach optimally meets customers' TBM needs

The Master Builders Solutions brand from BASF has broken new ground in addressing the needs of TBM tunnel professionals. Our total solution approach brings a new dimension to this challenging ... More Information

ALGAHER launches new and improved website

ALGAHER launches new and improved website

ALGAHER would like to present  its new and improved website www.algaher.com. The usability of the site has been enhanced by creating easy to use links to their range which has been organised ... More Information

Boring the Blue Mountains: The Inside Story on the World’s Fastest TBM

Boring the Blue Mountains: The Inside Story on the World’s Fastest TBM

Over 20 years ago, a Robbins open-type machine set three world records while tunneling in the picturesque Blue Mountains in Australia. You may be asking yourself, why is this significant? Why ... More Information

LA TBM begins 2nd tunnel

LA TBM begins 2nd tunnel

The Regional Connector Transit Project in Los Angeles’ TBM Angeli, began its drive for the  second of two tunnels. The TBM was reassembled at the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, ... More Information


Three quarters of firms and public doubt any improvement this Parliament Despite the Government’s strong commitment to improving the UK’s infrastructure, both business and the public ... More Information

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

On the 8th of October 2017 construction of the 55 km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) was completed.  The final fixes are now taking place and the bridge and tunnel will be fully ... More Information

Third mega-lot approved for the new SS106 in South Italy

On 12.10.2017 ANAS approved the EUR958 million project for the second 18 km section of  SS 106 Jonica (km18,863 - km37,661), between  SS534 near Sibari and Roseto Capo Spulico in ... More Information

Rohtang Tunnel update

Rohtang Tunnel update

Work started back in 2010 on the 8 km long Rohtang Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh, engineers finally broke through on the 11th October 2017. The project suffered several delays and ... More Information

Tunnel construction complete on Scotland's biggest sewer

The construction phase of Scotland’s biggest waste water tunnel, which will help tackle flooding and improve river water quality in the Glasgow area, has been completed. A ... More Information

The future of tunnelling – Martin Knights

The future of tunnelling – Martin Knights

The Changing Face of the Tunneling Industry: The Role of the ITA, Partnership, and Innovation Posted by Martin Knights on the Robbins website | The Future of Tunnelling Martin Knights graduated ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

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