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Regional Connector in LA update

Metro has signed a contract with Regional Connector Constructors JV (Regional Connector Constructors) led by Skanska USA Civil West California District Inc. (Skanska), in partnership with Traylor ... More Information

WTC 2017!

WTC 2017!

The Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF) wants to welcome you to the World Tunnelling Congress and the ITA – AITES General Assembly which will be in Bergen, Norway from June 9th to June 15th ... More Information

Metro de Quito TBM works start

On 24.02.2017 the TBM named La Guaragua, the first of three machines involved in the Metro de Quito project, started tunnelling works. The machine, arrived in Guayaquil on the 13.11.2016 and will ... More Information

IAT introduces its latest creation

IAT Solution is pleased to introduce to the market our latest creation: IAT Data Acquisition & Visualization System. Designed and developed by some of the most experienced engineers in the ... More Information

TERRATEC MTBM systems excel in Bangkok

TERRATEC MTBM systems excel in Bangkok

TERRATEC Microtunnelling Systems and speciality Field Services aid swift progress on major utility tunnel projects in Bangkok, Thailand. In February 2017, TERRATEC Micro Tunnel Boring Machines ... More Information

Copenhagen Cityringen Metro Update

Copenhagen Cityringen Metro Update

The final breakthrough of the last TBM for the Copenhagen Cityringen Metro happened on the 13th of February 2017. TBM2 Tria reached the Copenhagen Central station, KH- Københavns ... More Information

Ceremony held for launch of first of 6 CREG TBMs in Israel

Ceremony held for launch of first of 6 CREG TBMs in Israel

On the 20th February 2017, a ceremony for the launching of the first CREG TBM to start work was held in Tel Aviv in Israel. There were more than 300 guests including Israel’s minister of ... More Information

Mapei – Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Mapei – Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Mapei, the worldwide leading manufacturer of adhesives, chemical products, and sealant for the building industry, has been announced as a Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference ... More Information

Update on the Weissenstein railway tunnel

The Federal Office of Transport (FOT), after comparing the costs and benefits have decided to go ahead with the refurbishment and upgrading of the single track Weissenstein tunnel length 3.7km on ... More Information

Northern Line Extension unveils TBMs

Northern Line Extension unveils TBMs

On 20 January 2017, at a ceremony in the NLE (Northern Line Extension) Battersea Power Station site, the Ferrovial, Agroman/ Laing O’Rourke (FLO) joint venture, unveiled the names of the two ... More Information

TBM Launch Ceremony for Janots water tunnel

On 03.02.2017 the contractor Eiffage launched a Robbins TBM, for construction of the 2750 m Janots water tunnel in La Ciotat, France. The 220t machine has been named Augustine, after the mother of ... More Information

Robbins EPB Takes on Fourth Bore for Moscow Metro Project

On 01.02.2017, contractor MIP-Story used the Robbins EPB371 (diameter 6 m), on its fourth bore of  the Moscow Metro. The EPB is expected to encounter difficult geology and running sands. The ... More Information

CREG R73 hard rock TBM launches

CREG R73 hard rock TBM launches

On February 6th, 2017, CREG's R73 hard rock TBM was successfully launched in Vietnam on the Da Nhim job site. For further information on this project please read their press release and also visit ... More Information

Ceneri Base Tunnel update

On 07.02.2017, after little more than a year since the main breakthrough in the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the shotcrete work has been completed along the inner lining of the eastern tube of the tunnel. ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Stones Consult Group

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Stones Consult Group

Stones Consult Group was created in 2010 with its main base in Denmark that oversees markets in the European Union involving all type of construction and manpower. The Company has extensive ... More Information

TERRATEC opens new large-diameter TBM facility

TERRATEC opens new large-diameter TBM facility

TERRATEC marks its continued growth throughout Asia with the official opening of a new large-diameter TBM production facility in Guangzhou, China. At the end of January, Australian-based TBM ... More Information

CIFA exhibiting at Conexpo 2017

CIFA exhibiting at Conexpo 2017

CIFA will be exhibiting at the World of Conexpo 2017 in Las Vegas from the 7th   to the 11th  of March 2017 you can find them at Golden Lot 2793.  They will be displaying a new ... More Information

Nepal's Melamchi Water Tunnel near to completion

Nepal's Melamchi Water Tunnel near to completion

The construction of a tunnel under the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project has begun its final phase.  On 28.12.2016 the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Nepal ... More Information

Turin / Lyon - TBM Gea arrived in France

Turin / Lyon - TBM Gea arrived in France

The French senate has approved the bill of ratification for the start of the final phase of the Turin/Lyon tunnel project. The TBM Gea, which is building the Maddalena geognostic tunnel, has now ... More Information

Security management measures in tunnels conference

Security management measures in tunnels conference

On 16.02.2017 the International Congress about the Role of Security Management Measures in tunnels which is organised by the World Road Association PIARC/AIPCR Italy and Fastigi foundation will be ... More Information

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference (ATC 2017), held in conjunction with the 20th Gulf Engineering Forum (GEF 2017), will take place from 21-22 February 2017 at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai ... More Information

Celebrating over 20 years of Robbins SBUs

Celebrating over 20 years of Robbins SBUs

Robbins SBUs have been around since 1996 – originally they were designed for hard rock but through constant development, at least 60% of today’s SBUs sold are designed for mixed ground. ... More Information

2017 Microtunneling Achievement Award Winners Announced

2017 Microtunneling Achievement Award Winners Announced

In an effort to recognize the individuals and companies that have worked toward successfully completing complicated projects and advancing the microtunneling industry, the Microtunneling Achievement ... More Information

The first TBM has been launched for the Lucknow metro in India

The first Terratec TBM EPB, named Gomti, diameter 6.52m, has been assembled 18-m below ground in the launching shaft of the Sachivalaya Station. The TBM will first dig 780 m towards the underground ... More Information

 IWMA: 17th International Water Mist Conference – Call for papers out now

 IWMA: 17th International Water Mist Conference – Call for papers out now

The 17th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Rome, Italy, on 25th and 26th October 2017. The venue will be the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel. Today the call for papers ... More Information

MENGHUA U-Sharp TBM drives its first 500m successfully

MENGHUA U-Sharp TBM drives its first 500m successfully

After an extensive amount of research and testing CREG has developed the world's first U-sharp EPB machine for application in soft ground conditions. The Menghua U-sharp EPB TBM created by CREG has ... More Information

Strategic tunnel enhancement programme in Abu Dhabi

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will allow for knowledge sharing and advanced ... More Information

Milan Metro extension update

On 16/01/2016 the Municipalities of Milan, Cinisello Balsamo, Sesto San Giovanni and Monza, the Metropolitan City and the Lombardy Region gave the Milan Metro the contract to re- award the works to ... More Information

CIFA at Samoter 2017

CIFA at Samoter 2017

CIFA will be appearing at Samoter 2017 in two separate areas, one indoor booth of more than 500sqm (Hall 4, stand E2-G3) and one an external area (Area A, stand 9-10). Make sure you visit their team ... More Information

Samoter at Verona in February

The 30th edition of Samoter will be in Verona from 22nd to 25th of  February 2017  and will welcome the best Italian and international brands in the following sectors: earth moving, ... More Information

SR99 update

Seattle Tunnel Partners resumed mining late Monday following 10 days of hyperbaric maintenance on Bertha, the SR 99 tunnelling machine.  Crews replaced approximately 300 of the nearly 500 ... More Information

Robbins Double Shield digs the Andes

Robbins Double Shield digs the Andes

Rock Machine surmounts challenges on High-Cover Los Condores HEPP -  Chile’s Los Condores HEPP is a high cover, hard rock challenge, with 500 m (1,640 ft) of rock above the tunnel and a ... More Information

A public consultation for Stonehenge tunnel

The UK government has given the green light to EUR2.27 billion plans for the upgrading of the A303 between the M3 and M5 motorways, and 11.26 km stretch of new dual carriageway with a 2.9 km tunnel ... More Information

Australia - Forrestfield-Airport Link news

Australia - Forrestfield-Airport Link news

Preparation to build the first of the cross passages, linking the two parallel tunnels of the Forrestfield-Airport Link, located along Dundas Road in Forrestfield, will start from 23.01.2017. The ... More Information

CIFA exhibiting at WOC 2017

CIFA exhibiting at WOC 2017

CIFA will be exhibiting at the World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas from the 17th  to the 20th of January 2017 you can find them at booth C5372.  They will be displaying a new range of ... More Information

Bolaños tunnel - Madrid-Galicia high-speed line

Bolaños tunnel - Madrid-Galicia high-speed line

On the 20th December 2016 FCC Construction completed the boring of the Bolaños tunnels (Verín-Ourense). The works entailed the delivery of two parallel single-track tunnels, ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'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

ACCIONA INVESTS IN MACHINE LEARNING FOR TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION

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