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Five 2018 - Call for Papers

Manuscript abstracts for the 5th International conference on Fires in vehicles to be held in Boras (Sweden) from 3 to 4 October 2018 have to be submitted to the Secretariat by email to five@ri.se by ... More Information

2017 tunnelling awards shortlist announced

Tunnelling awards 2017  are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Tunnelling Awards. They would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter this year, and congratulate ... More Information

TERRATEC marks continued growth in the Turkish market

TERRATEC marks continued growth in the Turkish market

Terratec, the Australian-based TBM manufacturer, has secured an order to supply 4 new 6.56m diameter TBMs EPB for Istanbul’s Umraniye-Atasehir-Goztepe Metro Line from the Turkish tunnelling JV ... More Information

SpaceX´s Hyperloop Pod Speed Competition Winner - WARR Hyperloop 

SpaceX´s Hyperloop Pod Speed Competition Winner - WARR Hyperloop 

WARR Hyperloop team, which was put together by the Technical university of Munich from Germany, has won the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition on Sunday, with their prototype pod reaching a speed of ... More Information

Underground Solutions Seminar

Underground Solutions Seminar

A one-day only Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions Seminar will take place at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, London on the 13.09.2017. Items on the agenda are: ... More Information

Algeria - Breakthrough in tunnel RT3030

Algeria - Breakthrough in tunnel RT3030

The Italian company Cipa SpA (Sorrento, NA) have been building two tunnels RT3010 (1120m) and RT3030 (660m) for the new railway line (185km) Relizane - Tiaret - Tissemsilt (RTT) in Algeria. On ... More Information

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

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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