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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

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

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