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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

Latest ITA newsletter available

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

Tunnelling News

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

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information