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Free Webinar | Wednesday, November 2, 10am (Eastern Daylight Time) hosted by The Robbins Company. High cover, squeezing ground, fault zones, water inflows … geological challenges arise but ... More Information

Crossrail update

Andrew Wolstenholme, CEO at Crossrail Ltd has said that Crossrail is more than 75% complete. “There is a huge amount of work underway to complete the stations and fit-out the physical ... More Information

Robbins - TBM dubbed “Driller Mike” digs Atlanta

Robbins - TBM dubbed “Driller Mike” digs Atlanta

Swiftly-Assembled Machine to bore Emergency Water Supply Tunnel -  After an Onsite First Time Assembly (OFTA) lasting just 2.5 months, Atlanta Georgia, USA’s newest TBM, dubbed ... More Information

Abstract submissions for TBM DiGs 2017

The Third International Conference on Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Grounds (TBM DiGs 2017) will be hosted in Wuhan, China. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts on various ... More Information

24th Annual Microtunneling Short Course

24th Annual Microtunneling Short Course

Since its inception in 1994, the annual Microtunneling Short Course has been the premier event devoted to advancing the industry. Much like the microtunneling market itself, the Microtunneling ... More Information

Melbourne Metro update

The Metro Tunnel will transform public transport above and below ground, including Melbourne's tram network. During the construction of Domain station, trams will continue to run along St Kilda ... More Information

17th International Water Mist Conference announced

17th International Water Mist Conference announced

Ragnar Wighus  president of the IWMA announced today that the 17th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Rome, Italy  on the 20th and 21st September 2017. A venue has ... More Information

Press release - Bangalore fanfare marks final breakthrough for Robbins EPB

Press release - Bangalore fanfare marks final breakthrough for Robbins EPB

On September 23, 2016, Bangalore’s last TBM for the city’s metro rail project broke through, marking the end of TBM tunneling on the Namma Metro phase 1.  The Robbins-operated ... More Information

Datwyler projects

Datwyler projects

Datwyler, during the third  quarter of 2016, has been involved in several projects in Argentina, Equador,  India, Russia, USA and the United Kingdom. To read more about these projects ... More Information

TERRATEC stays ahead of the curve in Bangkok

TERRATEC stays ahead of the curve in Bangkok

On 26th September 2016, TERRATEC celebrated the successful Factory Acceptance Test of a new 3.20m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (EPBM) destined for the Phra Khanong Cable ... More Information

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge and tunnel update

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge and tunnel update

A 38km bridge in the South China Sea will form a fixed crossing over the Pearl River Estuary between Zhuhai and Macau on the western side and Hong Kong on the eastern side. The Y-shaped bridge ... More Information

Eurasia Tunnel opens in December

The $1.25 billion Eurasia Tunnel, which is 14.6 km long with 3.4 km under the sea, connecting the European and Asian sides, will open to the public on 20.12.2016. Turkish President Erdogan had a ... More Information

Datwyler appoints new CEO

Datwyler appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of Datwyler Holding Inc. has appointed Torsten Maschke to the new CEO of the Sealing Solutions division and made him a member of the Executive Management. The 47-year-old ... More Information

Organizational Changes in anticipation of iPS’ 2020 growth initiative.

Organizational Changes in anticipation of iPS’ 2020 growth initiative.

iPS announces the appointment of Hans van Burk as Director Sales and Marketing. Hans (43) has extensive sales experience within the energy and maritime industry, recently as Commercial Director of ... More Information

Indianapolis - DigIndy wastewater project

Indianapolis - DigIndy wastewater project

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, one of the longest-running Robbins TBMs embarked on its most extensive project yet.  The 6.2 m (20.2 ft) Main Beam machine, owned by the Shea-Kiewit (S-K) JV, ... More Information

Mühlhäuser makes strategic partnership with SMT Scharf

Mühlhäuser makes strategic partnership with SMT Scharf

Mühlhauser GmbH from Freienbach entered into an agreement with SMT Scharf GmbH. Core of the strategic partnership is the exclusive sale of a jointly developed logistics solution for ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers another Microtunnelling System for Thailand

TERRATEC delivers another Microtunnelling System for Thailand

On 26th August 2016, TERRATEC successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Tests of a new Microtunnelling System in its assembly plant in Guangzhou, China. The testing was attended by ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Trimble

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Trimble

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Trimble as an animated banner advertiser.  Positioning-centric information is changing the way people, businesses and governments work throughout the world. By ... More Information

3rd Urban, Underground Space and Tunneling Conference

The 3rd Annual Urban, Underground Space and Tunneling large scale conference is designed to meet all building industry practitioners' demands to secure and guarantee their investments. The three day ... More Information

Press release – Sandvik 9,000th unit rolled out

The Sandvik Turku plant in Finland, which produces underground mining loaders and trucks, rolled out its 9,000th machine, the Sandvik TH663 dump truck on Friday, September 16. This specific machine ... More Information

Geofluid 2016

Geofluid 2016

The 21st edition of the International Exhibition & Conference on Technology and Equipment for Prospecting, Extracting and Conveying Underground Fluids will be held at the Piacenza Expo, ... More Information

International Water Mist Conference

International Water Mist Conference

At this years conference in Vienna, Austria there were over 100 attendees from as far afield as Australia, Japan and the United States. Also at the conference Luciano Nigro  a member of the ... More Information

Book now for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016

It is time to book for the conference and banquet.  Take part in this exceptional event. Learn  more about the outstanding projects and initiatives participate in a special confrence. ... More Information

Innovations in Tunnel Construction Methods

Current innovations in tunnel construction methods have become an important aspect of the tunneling industry to explore in recent times. With the American Society of Civil Engineers giving the ... More Information

ES rubber Gaskets for the Tel Aviv Metro - Red Line

ES rubber Gaskets for the Tel Aviv Metro - Red Line

We are proud to be a part of the new Tel Aviv Metro project - Red Line Western Section, supplying our Rubber Gaskets to the China Railway Tunnel Group. Designed and constructed by NTA ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder team at Expotunnel

Tunnelbuilder team at Expotunnel

The tunnelbuilder team will be attending Expotunnel in Bologna, Italy, from the 19th until the 21st of October as a media partner.  We will have a full complement of staff on hand so if you ... More Information

TBM Daisy the Driller officially launched

TBM Daisy the Driller officially launched

On the 6th of September the Scottish Cabinet Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, officially launched the tunnelling phase of the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow by naming the TBM, Daisy the driller. The ... More Information

Robbins Crossover XRE TBM gets ready to drill for Albanian hydropower

Robbins Crossover XRE TBM gets ready to drill for Albanian hydropower

Hydropower will be Albania’s first source of electricity but only 30 - 35 % of the country's hydropower potential has been developed so far. The Devoll Hydropower Project consisting of two ... More Information

Postponed - bid for bi-national Agua Negra tunnel

On 30.08.2016 EBITAN (Ente Binacional Túnel de Agua Negra) formed the commission to oversee the prequalification of companies interested in the construction of the Agua Negra tunnel. The 13km ... More Information

Tunneling for Northgate Link completed

Tunneling for Northgate Link completed

On the 02.09.2016 Sound Transit contractors, the joint venture JCM Northlink LLC, composed of Jay Dee Contractors, Frank Coluccio Construction Company, and Michels Corporation, have completed ... More Information

NTA- Tel Aviv Mass Transit Tender

Tender No. 127/2016 -  For the Provision of Instrumentation Installation and Monitoring Services for the Tel Aviv MetropolitanMass Transit System - The Turkish Alignment 1. N.T.A - ... More Information

Book now for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016:

Book now for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016:

On November 10th and 11th 2016, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association is organizing the second edition of its ITA Tunnelling Awards, an international competition seeking to ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Graduate Program

Melbourne Metro Graduate Program

The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) and Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) Graduate Program provides recent graduates the opportunity to work with world-class industry experts on two of ... More Information

Mexico’s Crossover TBM makes its Mark for Robbins

Mexico’s Crossover TBM makes its Mark for Robbins

On March 29, 2016, North America’s first Crossover TBM broke new ground in Mexico City.  The 8.7 m (28.5 ft) diameter Robbins XRE—a cross between a rock TBM and an EPB—emerged ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt link

The updated application for planning permission for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel in Germany was submitted for public consultation in Germany between the 12th  July and 26th  August 2016 by ... More Information

Lake Thistle Emergency Drainage Project - Webinar

UCA Young Members invite you to join them for the webinar: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:00 am MT. Speaker: Randall Essex, P.E., Executive V.P. Mott MacDonald  UCA webinars are funded by ... 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