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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

Mexico - Robbins record breaking crossover TBM makes final breakthrough

Mexico - Robbins record breaking crossover TBM makes final breakthrough

Custom Robbins Machine finishes on a High Note under Low Cover On June 8, 2017, a select group of project officials, including Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, celebrated the ... More Information

Penetron knows…

Penetron knows…

Penetron knows  quite simply, the world needs durable concrete. It is not acceptable anymore that concrete structures worldwide crumble before their design life expires. Especially since we ... More Information

EES for West Gate Tunnel at Melbourne

The Environment Effects Statement (EES), EPA Works Approval application and draft Planning Scheme Amendment for the West Gate Tunnel Project are on public exhibition and open to comment. Click ... More Information

Changes in the Normet Leadership Team to strengthen strategy execution

Changes in the Normet Leadership Team to strengthen strategy execution

Normet announced today that Himanshu Kapadia has been nominated as head of GCCT (Ground Control and Construction Technologies) Business Line as of 01.07.2017 and Odd-Björn Kleven will move to a ... More Information

Metro tunnel update

Metro tunnel update

Independent reviewer role for Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership - market engagement An Independent Reviewer for the Metro Tunnel – Tunnel and Stations Public Private ... More Information

WARR Hyperloop thanks CREG for their amazing support

WARR Hyperloop thanks CREG for their amazing support

Hyperloop is a new transportation mode which had been proposed by Elon Musk in 2013. The concept is that having capsules levitate inside of a low-pressure tube (hyperloop), pods will be able to ... More Information

You May Not Know It, But You're Living In The Golden Age Of Tunneling

There's a reason why more record-breaking tunnels have been constructed since the year 2000 than in the previous 150 years. By Laurie Winkless In 1843, it was called the Eighth Wonder of the ... More Information

Mapei – celebrates 80 years of excellence

Mapei – celebrates 80 years of excellence

Mapei’s story is synonymous with Italy, the country that witnessed its birth and growth. Day in and day out, construction sites worldwide have counted on Mapei. They have been in the tunneling ... More Information

Sydney Metro update

Sydney Metro update

The Sydney Metro project is a 66km long standalone fully automated railway system with 31 metro stations between Rouse Hill and Bankstow which has been split into two stages.  Stage 1 – ... More Information

Robbins TBM “Rosie” is First Crossover TBM in the U.S.

Robbins TBM “Rosie” is First Crossover TBM in the U.S.

A Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM measuring 9.26 m (30.4 ft) in diameter underwent factory acceptance on May 30, 2017. The gargantuan machine was initially unveiled at Robbins’ Solon, ... More Information

Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference  2017

The Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference  will be held from the 7th  to 8th September 2017 in Stavanger, Norway. The NTSC’s unique approach brings together tunnel operators and owners, ... More Information

The 10th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

The 10th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course is right around the corner. This year, it will be held in Chicago, IL from August 14-16. You have been invited to attend this comprehensive course which covers the latest developments in tunnel design and construction. This year, there are 37 presentations which address More Information

3RPORT update

The ground breaking ceremony for the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel took place on the 15.06.2017. The project will cost in the region of $188 Million. The tunnel will be 60.96 ... More Information

Komatsu acquires Joy Global to expand mining business

Komatsu acquires Joy Global to expand mining business

Joy Global Inc. will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp.,headquarters remains in Milwaukee, WI Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. (TYO: 6301) (“Komatsu”) has completed ... More Information

Fugro seminars – Project Risk Management

Fugro seminars – Project Risk Management

FUGRO SEMINARS EXAMINE ROLE OF SITE CHARACTERISATION IN PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT    A lack of timely, comprehensive site data is often cited as a factor in unplanned design changes, ... More Information

Malaysia to host WTC 2020

Malaysia to host WTC 2020

The announcement was made  at the closing ceremony in Bergen, Norway that Maylasia had would be the country to host the World Tunnel Congress in 2020! Well done Malaysia! ... More Information

Bane NOR  Arna-Bergen – tunnel update

Bane NOR  Arna-Bergen – tunnel update

Bane NOR is constructing a double track line between Arna and the centre of Bergen. The biggest part of the section passes through a tunnel under Mount Ulriken where Bane NOR now is constructing a ... More Information

Normet launches a new generation of equipment at WTC2017

Normet launches a new generation of equipment at WTC2017

The new offering from Normet improves the mechanization and automation of the most demanding underground work phases and sets the new standard for sprayed concrete, charging and lifting & ... More Information

WTC 2017 opening ceremony – a great success so far!

WTC 2017 opening ceremony – a great success so far!

The World Tunnel Congress 2017 in Bergen, Norway opened yesterday its theme ‘Underground Solutions for Surface Problems’ . The event began with an opening address by H.K.H. Crown ... More Information

Robbins refresh with new website

Robbins refresh with new website

Robbins is committed to bringing thought-provoking and in-depth information to the industry—a credo that their new website certainly fulfils.  Robbins is excited to bring you their ... More Information

TUCA  courses available

TUCA  courses available

If you are looking to improve your tunnelling qualifications the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) can help. The courses currently available are tunnel entry and emergency ... More Information

WTC2017 – Visit Palmieri at Booth T19

WTC2017 – Visit Palmieri at Booth T19

If you are attending WTC 2017 in Bergen, Norway you should visit Palmieri at booth T19. Palmieri is a leader in the mechanized tunnelling business, as well as a worldwide recognised leader in ... More Information

Toronto Eglinton Crosstown Project

Toronto Eglinton Crosstown Project

The Crosstown project, owned by Metrolinx and operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston ... More Information

NAT2018 - call for papers

The 2018 North American Tunneling (NAT) conference organizing committee has issued a call for papers which are due in by June 30th  2017. NAT 2018 will be taking place in Washington, D.C. from ... More Information

Moscow Metro update

Moscow Metro update

Moscow has built almost 21 km of metro tunnels since early 2016. Eight of 29 TBMs are currently tunnelling their way through the Moscow’s underground. Six of them, diameter 6 m, are ... More Information

First section of the Moscow TIC to open soon

Construction of the first section of the Moscow Metro Second Circle line (or Third Interchange Circuit - TIC,  61 km with 30 stations) from the station Business Center to the  Petrovsky ... More Information

Formkret - Putzmeister’s innovative formwork filling system

Formkret - Putzmeister’s innovative formwork filling system

Putzmeister will launch internationally their automated formwork filling system, Formkret at the World Tunnel Congress which will be taking place from June 9th to the 15th  in Bergen, Norway. ... More Information

TBM Angeli-Construction milestone for Regional Connector Transit Project

TBM Angeli-Construction milestone for Regional Connector Transit Project

The TBM Angeli, boring twin tunnels for the Regional Connector Transit Project, broke through at Grand Avenue Arts/Bunker Hill Station at 2nd Place and Hope Street in Downtown Los Angeles on June ... More Information

Breakthrough of the Vadlaheidi tunnel in North Iceland

Breakthrough of the Vadlaheidi tunnel in North Iceland

On 28.04.2017 the joint venture Osafl Sf Marti Contractors (50%) and IAV (50%) from Reykjavik (Iceland), completed the driving operations on the Vadlaheidi road toll tunnel in Iceland. They blasted ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBMs get into gear on Istanbul’s new DudulluBostancı Metro Line

TERRATEC EPBMs get into gear on Istanbul’s new DudulluBostancı Metro Line

 Senbay Madencilik - Kolin - Kalyon Joint venture has made good early progress on the Dudullu - Bostancı Metro Line, in Turkey, with TBM tunnel drives now fully underway .   Two TERRATEC ... More Information

Drilling & tunnelbuilding equipment up for auction

Drilling & tunnelbuilding equipment up for auction

Companies that are looking to buy heavy machinery for their current and next jobs may be able to secure a good deal at Ritchie Bros. upcoming auction in Ocaña (Central Spain). The auction - held on June 7 & 8 - features more than 2,000 pieces of equipment, trucks and other items. More Information

TELT Project update

TELT Project update

On 22.05.2017 the first stage of the “TELT at Work” roadshow was held in Turin. TELT is a project that covers the  cross-border works for the Lyon-Turin railway line. The TELT ... More Information

A dynamic time for VMT in the Asia-Pacific regions

A dynamic time for VMT in the Asia-Pacific regions

VMT are pleased to announce that the past year has been something of a good one for their tunnel guidance systems as well as for all other product solutions of the VMT portfolio – with the ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

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

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information