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TBM Launch Ceremony for Janots water tunnel

On 03.02.2017 the contractor Eiffage launched a Robbins TBM, for construction of the 2750 m Janots water tunnel in La Ciotat, France. The 220t machine has been named Augustine, after the mother of ... More Information

Robbins EPB Takes on Fourth Bore for Moscow Metro Project

On 01.02.2017, contractor MIP-Story used the Robbins EPB371 (diameter 6 m), on its fourth bore of  the Moscow Metro. The EPB is expected to encounter difficult geology and running sands. The ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Amtrak awards construction contract for East River Tunnel rehabilitation

The $1.6 billion project calls for demolishing all existing tunnel systems down to the liner, then restoring both tubes. During the project, one tube ... More Information

Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia... More Information

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

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