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Message from Tarcisio CELESTINO, ITA President -  Dear ITA Colleagues: In spite of an overall low level of global economic activity, the tunnelling industry seems to have been growing ... More Information

CREG - Rectangular pipe jacking machine finishes tunnel in Singapore

CREG - Rectangular pipe jacking machine finishes tunnel in Singapore

At the beginning of November a rectangular pipe jacking machine with a cutting section of 7.72m x 5.65m has finished tunnelling as part of  Singapore’s T221 project. The machine was ... More Information

CIFA newsletter

CIFA newsletter

CIFA have released a comprehensive newsletter covering all aspects of their operations.  The subjects they cover include -  Exploring sustainability, learning to invest abroad, ... More Information

Green light for the Metro Tunnel

Green light for the Metro Tunnel

The Environment Effects Statement (EES) assessment for the Metro Tunnel was released today, paving the way for major construction to start in early 2017. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder welcomes CREG TBM Germany

Tunnelbuilder welcomes CREG TBM Germany

CREG is the leading TBM supplier for challenging tunnelling work in underground projects worldwide.  CREG provides TBMs, tunnelling technology and technical solutions for a wide variety of ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers two more EPBMs for Istanbul Metro

TERRATEC  delivers  two  more  EPBMs  for  Istanbul  Metro

Senbay  Madencilik -­ Kolin -­ Kalyon  JV   gear  up  for   tunnelling  works  on   the   Dudullu -­ Bostancı   ... More Information

Sandvik - 2016 update

Sandvik - 2016 update

GIVING OUR CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY NEED: GLOBAL PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN 2016 2016 saw us introduce many developments aimed at helping our customers whatever their business, wherever they are in the world. ... More Information

Changes in Normet Group operational model and key management to accelerate growth

In completing his first calendar year with the company, Robin Lindahl, Normet Group’s President and CEO, is reorganizing to maximize the company’s strategic focus and achieve the growth ... More Information

Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel update

Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel update

The city of Akron (Ohio) has never seen a construction project quite like the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT). 1902m of ground lies between the Little Cuyahoga River on the Ohio & Erie ... More Information

Lane set for $370M worth of US, UAE contracts

Press release - Milan, December 6, 2016 – The Lane Construction Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of the Salini Impregilo Group, has won contracts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ... More Information

STUVA 2017

STUVA Expo 2017 and STUVA Conference, the international trade fair and the forum for tunnels and infrastructure will take place on 6th – 7th of December 2017 at the Messe Stuttgart, ... More Information

TERRATEC completes 20 breakthroughs for Delhi Metro

TERRATEC completes 20 breakthroughs for Delhi Metro

Eight TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance TBMs have successfully completed 20 drives, totalling approximately 18km of running tunnels, on four major contracts. Two TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance ... More Information

Morgan Sindall BeMo joint venture appointed to London Underground framework

A joint venture between Morgan Sindall and BeMo Tunnelling has been awarded a place on London Underground’s ‘Future Stations’ Civils and Tunnelling Works framework. The eight-year ... More Information

ITA tunnelling awards 2016

To watch the awards and see all the winners please click on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHESh816ATE .49/16 More Information

New date for 17th International Water Mist Conference

New date for 17th International Water Mist Conference

Due to a clash of dates with another Italian fire safety event, IWMA today announced that it will move its 17th International Water Mist Conference from September to October 2017. The new dates now ... More Information

Apply for the UCA of SME Scholarship

The Underground Construction Association of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (UCA of SME) Scholarship has been established to encourage undergraduate and graduate academic ... More Information

Rail Expansion Asia 2017

Rail Expansion Asia 2017

With the official support from Institution of Railway Signal Engineers – Thailand Sector, Rail Expansion Asia 2017  will deliver unmatched opportunities; leveraging expertise from all ... More Information

Lee Tunnel awarded a Concrete Society Award

Lee Tunnel awarded a Concrete Society Award

The Lee tunnel in Beckton (London), a MVB joint venture (Morgan Sindall/Vinci Grand Projets and Bachy Soletanche), is the first Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) tunnel ever to be nominated and ... More Information

Line 3 of the Cairo Metro

Line 3 of the Cairo Metro

Phase 4A of the Cairo Metro public works contract was won by a Franco-Egyptian joint venture composed of Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Bouygues Travaux Publics, an Arab Contractor and Orascom ... More Information

Pipe Jacking Association appoint new chairman and vice-chairman

Pipe Jacking Association appoint new chairman and vice-chairman

Graeme Monteith, Tunnelling Engineering Manager at Barhale Construction, has been appointed chairman of the Pipe Jacking Association and Jim Kirby, an Associate at consulting engineer Donaldson ... More Information

Normet announces North American organization changes

Normet announces North American organization changes

Mike Rispin, Senior Vice President for Global Sales and Marketing at Normet Group, announces the following changes in Normet’s North American organization, effective December 1, 2016: Gregory ... More Information

Looking at your advertising budget for 2017?

Looking at your advertising budget for 2017?

Tunnelbuilder websites can offer you far more than any other magazine or website for far less. Tunnelbuilder has a global reach and is being read by over 300,000 people in 128 different countries. ... More Information

Construction starts on Forrestfield-Airport Link

Work is underway on Perth's Forrestfield-Airport Link (FAL) following a sod turning ceremony on 03.11.2016 at the site of the future Forrestfield Station. The FAL will provide a much-needed ... More Information

Tunnelling summit 2016

The NCE tunnelling summit is pleased to announce their full programme and speaker line up for this years tunnelling summit. The summit will be held on the 7th and 8th of December 2017 in London. For ... More Information

3rd Urban Underground Space and Tunnelling Conference

3rd Urban Underground Space and Tunnelling Conference

The 3rd Urban Underground Space and Tunnelling Conference will be held from the 27th March until the 29th  in Singapore. This conference will cover technology of underground space and ... More Information

WTC 2017 – registration now open

The Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF) has the pleasure to announce that the registration for WTC 2017 is now open  . The world tunnel congress will be from the 9th to the 15th June in Bergen ... More Information

Space is filling up fast at Eurasia's largest rail expo!

Space is filling up fast at Eurasia's largest rail expo!

The rail expo will be held from the 2nd of March until the 4th 2017 at Istanbul’s Expo Centre. Eurasia Rail is Turkey's and the Middle East's leading exhibition providing the perfect ... More Information

Final breakthrough for Paniga tunnel

Final breakthrough for Paniga tunnel

On the 14th November at 12.30am Condotte group achieved the final breakthrough in the Paniga tunnel in Morbegno. The tunnel is Lot 1 and the  2nd part of the SS38 Stelvio bypass ... More Information

SEE Tunnel 2017 call for papers

SEE Tunnel 2017 call for papers

ITA Croatia is organizing for 2017 the  7th International Symposium on Tunnels and Underground Structures in South-East Europe with the title "SEE tunnel". The Symposium will be held in the ... More Information

E4 Stockholm Bypass Project

E4 Stockholm Bypass Project

Edvirt to deliver simulator training and testing required for all operators in E4 Stockholm Bypass project - This autumn, construction will begin on the E4 Stockholm Bypass project. When finished, ... More Information

Visit Robbins at TBM DiGs

Visit Robbins at TBM DiGs

Robbins will be on Stand 54 at TBM DiGs on the 16th -18th of November in Istanbul, Turkey. Robbins has had a presence in Turkey for nearly 30 years. Robbins supplied the first TBM to ever bore ... More Information

VMT Newsletter

VMT Newsletter

The latest VMT Newsletter is now available. The newsletter includes updates about VMTs current projects, product developments and general topics that concern VMT. To view the newsletter please ... More Information

Procurement notice for MAUR

Procurement notice for MAUR

Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee intends to undertake the construction and implementation of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 2 ... More Information

4th Arabian Tunnelling conference

4th Arabian Tunnelling conference

  The 20th Gulf Engineering Forum in collaboration with the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference  will be held in Dubai from the 21st to 22nd  February 2017 at the Ritz ... More Information

State grant for the Interlake Tunnel project

On 01.11.2016 the Board of Supervisors agreed to accept a EUR9 million state grant for the EUR70.43 million Interlake Tunnel project pending final terms. The supervisors adopted a resolution of ... More Information

New tunneling standards to be proposed

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is working on putting forth standards for the Tunneling industry.  During a meeting held in October by the American Society of Mechanical ... 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


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