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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

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

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


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