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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

Eglinton Crosstown LRT East Tunnels Completed

On 17.08.2016 the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto’s new 19-km light rail transit (LRT) line project that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section, reached ... More Information

Best Practice Guide on SCL Exclusion Zone Management

Best Practice Guide on SCL Exclusion Zone Management

The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) has made available for download the recently published best practice guide on Sprayed Concrete Lining (SCL) Exclusion Zone Management, which brings together a ... More Information

VMT – North West Sydney Metro

 VMT  – North West Sydney Metro

With an ever-increasing population the northwest district of Sydney is currently believed to be the region with the highest car ownership density per household in Australia. It is expected that over ... More Information

Red Line Light Rail in Tel Aviv

The Red Line in Tel Aviv is part of the Gush Dan Light Rail. The Gush Dan is a metropolitan area including areas from both the Tel Aviv and the Central Districts of Israel. The Red Line light rail ... More Information

TERRATEC Double Shield TBM passes midpoint in Laos

TERRATEC Double Shield TBM passes midpoint in Laos

Early July saw the TERRATEC Double Shield TBM passing the mid-way point of the 11.5km long tunnel for the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project in Laos. After its assembly and sliding through the ... More Information

Lake Mead Intake No. 3 to receive Tunnel Achievement Award at 9th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

Lake Mead Intake No. 3 to receive Tunnel Achievement Award at 9th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 project has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Tunnel Achievement Award for Project Excellence. The award is presented annually at the Breakthroughs in Tunneling ... More Information

Three-level tunnel under Bosphorus Strait

Three-level tunnel under Bosphorus Strait

Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan announced the preliminary qualification process, for technical and financial offers regarding the research bid for a three-level ... More Information

Work commences on India's longest rail tunnel

Work commences on India's longest rail tunnel

On 30.07.2016 the  Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu laid the first foundation for the Imphal Railway Station at Yurembam Awang Leikai. This is located 13km southwest of Imphal ... More Information

tunnelbuilder welcomes Eternal Metal!

tunnelbuilder welcomes Eternal Metal!

Tunnelbuilder would like to welcome Eternal Metal as the latest advertiser on our websites. Eternal Metal are builders of products for the tunnelling and mining industries, their main products ... More Information

Latest Dätwyler newsletter now available

Latest Dätwyler newsletter now available

For the latest information from Dätwyler please read their newsletter or you can visit their website http://www.datwyler.com/en/home/ .30/16. More Information

Agenda set for 9th Annual Tunnelling Short Course

Agenda set for 9th Annual Tunnelling Short Course

The agenda has been set for the 9th Annual Tunneling Short Course, course organizers announced. The Tunnelling Short Course – titled “Breakthroughs in tunnelling” – is being ... More Information

Chenani-Nashri tunnel will open in August

Constructed at a cost of Rs 2,519 crore, the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August. When the tunnel is fully open ... More Information

Lyon-Turin TBM Federica launched

Lyon-Turin  TBM Federica launched

On 21.07.2016 French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, launched the  NFM, TBM named Federica, at Saint Martin la Porte. The 2400 t TBM will drive a 9 km survey tunnel towards ... More Information

Revised proposals for the construction of Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel submitted

Revised proposals for the construction of Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel submitted

On the 15.07.2016 the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission announced that the revised technical proposals were submitted from all three teams in the competitive procurement to construct a new ... More Information

BTS 2016 - registration now open

BTS 2016 - registration now open

Be part of the UK's largest tunnelling and excavation event - Registration is now open for the 2016 British Tunnelling Society exhibition, which returns to the prestigious QEII Conference Centre in ... More Information

16th International Water Mist Conference Programme is out now

16th International Water Mist Conference Programme is out now

This year’s International Water Mist Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria on the 21st and 22nd of September 2016. The venue will be the Arcotel Wimberger Wien. As of today, the ... More Information

First breakthrough of Norway’s longest tunnel

First breakthrough of Norway’s longest tunnel

On 07.06.2016 at 16:00 the construction company Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua, Jernbaneverket and Amberg Technolgies celebrated the first breakthrough of a 20 km tunnel which is one ... More Information

Isarco River construction update

Isarco River construction update

On the 12.07.2016 the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the main works for the Isarco River Underpass construction lot. This is at the southernmost part of the Brenner Base Tunnel just before the ... More Information

Green light for the Ringerike Line and the E16

Green light for the Ringerike Line and the E16

The Norwegian Government has asked Jernbaneverket and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to start planning the Ringerike Line and the new four-lane motorway on the E16 from Hogkastet across ... More Information

Terratec securing new orders throughout 2016 and 2017

Terratec securing new orders throughout 2016 and 2017

In the first half of this year, TERRATEC has secured orders for the supply of 7 TBMs around the globe. In Turkey the joint venture formed by Turkish Companies Senbay, Kolin and Kalyon has ordered 2 ... More Information

Northgate Link extension complete

Northgate Link extension complete

On the 14.06.2016 tunneling contractor JCM re-launched TBM1 from the U District Station site to the University of Washington Station. The TBM has been refurbished after finishing the northbound ... More Information

Klokova Tunnel Breakthrough

Klokova Tunnel Breakthrough

On the 23.06.2016 the right tube of the twin tubed Klokova tunnel (2.9 km) broke through on the Ionia Odos A5 motorway. The new motorway tunnel has been built by using explosives and 2 hydraulic ... More Information

Environment Effects Statement process for Melbourne Metro

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) has received authorisation from the Minister for Planning to exhibit the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for public review. The Metro Tunnel EES and draft ... More Information

SR99 update

SR99 update

On 23.06.2016 Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) with the SR 99 TBM Bertha, reached 940 m or one-third of the total bored tunnel length. So far they have installed 466 concrete tunnel rings. STP ... More Information

Expotunnel in Bologna

Expotunnel in Bologna

Expotunnel will be held in Bologna, Italy from the 19th until the 21st of October 2016. Expotunnel will dedicate one day of its international conference and program to the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The ... More Information

Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel

Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council together with its partners, the Harju County Government, the cities of Helsinki and Tallinn, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications and ... More Information

Robbins - Joe Lechner

Robbins - Joe Lechner

The Robbins Company announced the appointment of Joe Lechner to the role of Small Boring Unit (SBU) Sales Manager. With over 18 years of industry experience, the role is a natural career progression ... More Information

Agua Negra Tunnel project

The Minister of Public Works, Alberto Undurraga, announced today that the bidding process will commence within the next two months for the 13.9 km binational Agua Negra tunnel in the ... More Information

South tube of the Ejpovice Tunnel complete

South tube of the Ejpovice Tunnel complete

On 11.06.2016,  following more than 1.5 years of underground work, the TBM Victoria, 1800 ton in weight, 115 m long and with a 10m diameter officially breakthrough on the south tube of the ... More Information

Robbins achieves another breakthrough in Bangalore

Robbins achieves another breakthrough in Bangalore

On June 8, 2016, one of two 6.4 m (21.0 ft) diameter mixed-face EPB machines broke through at Namma Metro. After being launched in March 2015, the TBM named Kaveri made its way through its difficult ... More Information

Chennai Metro tunneling update

Chennai Metro tunneling update

On the 01.06.2016 the Indian Union Cabinet approved the 9.05 km extension of Corridor-1 of the Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase-I from Washermanpet to Wimconagar (Lot UAA08).  The 2.4 km ... More Information

WTC 2017 - call for abstracts deadline extended

The Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF) announced that the Call for Abstracts for WTC 2017 has been extended until the 01.07.2016.  Abstracts for WTC2017 are welcome on the following ... 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