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CRCHI Mega Slurry TBM "Jinghua" Completes the West Line Tunnel of Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project

CRCHI Mega Slurry TBM "Jinghua" Completes the West Line Tunnel of Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project

On June 28th, the Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project reported that its slurry TBM "Jinghua" had successfully made a breakthrough on the west line tunnel. This marks that the first ... More Information

Press release - The first of TELT's seven tunnel boring machines for the excavation of the Lyon-Turin base tunnel unveiled

The companies together with the public promoter witnessed the trials of the machine that will excavate the next 9 km beneath Mont Cenis.   Schwanau (DE), 7 July 2023 - The first of the ... More Information

FAT complete for first Herrenknecht TBM for TELT

FAT complete for first Herrenknecht TBM for TELT

Today July 7th 2023 the FAT test  for the first Telt TBM S-1355 built by Herrenknecht is complete. The 10.415m TBM will drive the 9km North tube from St Martin la PORTE to La Praz, parallel to ... More Information

Press release - Loo Gardens: Hidden subterranean garden revealed in London’s Super Sewer

Press release - Loo Gardens: Hidden subterranean garden revealed in London’s Super Sewer

Today, Tideway unveils Loo Gardens – a magical subterranean installation – nested within the Thames Tideway Tunnel, also known as London’s ‘super ... More Information

From Linate Airport to downtown Milan in 12 minutes on the new M4 Metro Line

From Linate Airport to downtown Milan in 12 minutes on the new M4 Metro Line

From July 04, 2023 Milan’s Linate airport is now only 12 minutes away from the city centre following today’s inauguration of the San Babila Station, part of the new M4 metro line. The ... More Information

Mapei UTT - Massive contribution for waterproofing works on M4 metro line

Mapei UTT - Massive contribution for waterproofing works on M4 metro line

58 years after inaugurating Milan’s first underground railway line, six stations opened their doors last year on 26th November to passengers travelling on the city’s new line, the fifth ... More Information

Gateway Development Commission announced RfQ for 2 major pieces of Hudson tunnel project

Gateway Development Commission announced RfQ for 2 major pieces of Hudson tunnel project

The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) announced that it has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for two major components of the Hudson Tunnel Project:   Package EA1, the Hudson ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers a Rock Slurry TBM for Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project

TERRATEC delivers a Rock Slurry TBM for Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of a 3.85m Rock Slurry Machine for the Mumbai Sewer Disposal Project (MSDP) Stage-II - PST1 in Mumbai, India J Kumar and Michigan Engineers Private Ltd. ... More Information

Press release - Femern A/S plans to retain the tunnel element factory at Rodbyhavn

When the production of the tunnel elements for the Fehmarn Belt construction is completed, the element factory at Rodbyhavn on Lolland is scheduled to be demolished. Together with the working harbor ... More Information

Ship Canal Water Quality Project Reaches a Major Milestone!

Ship Canal Water Quality Project Reaches a Major Milestone!

The Ship Canal Water Quality Project has been under construction since late 2018. On June 15 at 10:18 am the 5.48 m (18-foot) diameter TBM MudHoney, completed tunneling all 4250,74 m (13,946 feet) ... More Information

Tunnel to €500MM billion: The largest Rogfast contract is out on the market - the 3rd contract on the world's longest and deepest undersea road tunnel

Press release - Work to build the world's longest and deepest undersea road tunnel is well under way from Bokn in the north to Randaberg in the south. Now the third major contract has been ... More Information

HS2 unveils huge tunnel boring machine ready to dig HS2’s Bromford Tunnel in the West Midlands

HS2 unveils huge tunnel boring machine ready to dig HS2’s Bromford Tunnel in the West Midlands

The first images have been revealed of the huge tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will dig HS2’s Bromford Tunnel, between Water Orton in North Warwickshire and Washwood Heath in ... More Information

STRATA PARTNERS WITH BINNI TO BRING PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE TO TUNNELLING MARKET

STRATA PARTNERS WITH BINNI TO BRING PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE TO TUNNELLING MARKET

Press release - Strata Worldwide is excited to announce a new global partnership agreement with tunnelling software developer Binni. Under the terms of this partnership, Strata will bring ... More Information

WTC2023: the major tunnelling event concludes in Athens with three announcements

The World Tunnel Congress 2023 was successfully concluded in the city of Athens, Greece. The culmination of a week full of meetings, discussions and work on underground activities.  Placed ... More Information

Tunnel excavation starts for the Perca Bypass in Italy  

The Joint Venture Strabag AG, Alpenbau GmbH, Unionbau AG and Moser & Co have started work on the PERCA bypass after months of preparatory work during the winter. Excavation started at the east adit ... More Information

India – Second breakthrough at Agra Fort for Agra Metro Line 1 

On 02/06/2023 Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) and the consortium Afcons Infrastructure  - SAM India celebrated the first tunnel breakthrough by the TBM EPB, named Ganga, for the Agra ... More Information

Updates on the North East Link in Melbourne

There was great progress digging out the area where the TBMs will be launched from near Lenola Street, Watsonia, for the North East Link – the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway ... More Information

The HRBT Expansion Project - TBM Mary launched

In April in the South Island launch shaft, the HRBT project team tested the electrical and hydraulic systems of the completely reconstructed TBM Mary. They performed final system tests before ... More Information

A fleet of JIMT/TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for Taiwan’s Taoyuan MRT Green Line

A fleet of JIMT/TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for Taiwan’s Taoyuan MRT Green Line

On behalf of its group company, JIMT, TERRATEC delivers the last two of four EPBMs that will be used by FUTSU-OBAYASHI-CEC JV (FOC JV) for the underground works on Taiwan Taoyuan Mass Rapid Transit ... More Information

Second tunnel excavated for Snowy 2.0

Second tunnel excavated for Snowy 2.0

The Snowy 2.0 pumped-hydro mega project has achieved another important construction milestone, with a second tunnel excavation completed at Lobs Hole in the Snowy Mountains.   The 2.93-km ... More Information

New breakthrough for TBM Houda

New breakthrough for TBM Houda

On the 29/05/2023 TBM 7, named Houda, broke through at the Becquerel manufact in Sevran, Lot 2, Line 16, as part of the Grand Paris Express route. The contractor consortium is NGE - BTP - Webuild. ... More Information

TBM Phyllis arrives at Broadway-City Hall

On 26/05/2023 Phyllis, the second of two massive TBMs that are excavating twin tunnels for the Broadway Subway Project, broke through to the future Broadway-City Hall Station, marking another ... More Information

Minneapolis Central City Tunnel: Project updates

Minneapolis Central City Tunnel: Project updates

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department is constructing a new parallel storm tunnel, enlarging a portion of the existing storm tunnel, and constructing a new tunnel access in Downtown ... More Information

Press release - The Norwegian Coastal Administration continues work on the Stad ship tunnel

In early May the Norwegian government presented its proposal for a revised national budget for 2023. There it emerged that the cost estimates for the Stad ship tunnel have increased ... More Information

The American Shotcrete Association Courses

The American Shotcrete Association (www.shotcrete.org) provides ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman and/or Shotcrete Inspector Certifications worldwide!  As the foremost resource for shotcrete application, ... More Information

Φ14.02 TBM 'New Crossing' Assists the Breakthrough of Shanghai Airport Link Line Tunnel Section Parallelling with High Speed Railway.

On April 12th, the 14.02-meter large diameter CRCHI TBM named 'New Crossing' successfully completed its Lot II tunnel section, by tunnelling the Shanghai airport link line for the first municipal ... More Information

BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project - Preparing for Early Construction Activities at Newhall Yard site

In preparation for construction of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project, VTA’s tunnel and trackwork contractor, Kiewit, Shea, Traylor (KST) have developed a Construction ... More Information

Work underway on the High Speed Railway Bypass in Florence, Italy

Work underway on the High Speed Railway Bypass in Florence, Italy

On 15 May 2023 the official ceremony was held for the beginning of the construction of the Florence high-speed bypass which included the new high-speed station Firenze Belfiore.   The ... More Information

West Gate Tunnel Project - the boring of the two twin tunnels is now complete

The West Gate Tunnel Project marked a major milestone with TBM Bella breaking through in South Kingsville, completing a 4km journey from the west side of the Maribyrnong River under Yarraville, to ... More Information

Update on Robbins Main Beam TBM for the Lower Meramec Phase 2 tunnel

The Robbins Main Beam TBM for the Lower Meramec Phase 2 tunnel packs a lot into a small 3.35 m diameter: 360-degree probe drilling, high-performance drive motors, 192 tons of machine.  See the ... More Information

Eurock 2024 - Call for Abstracts

Press Release - The call for abstracts for Eurock 2024 has opened! The European Rock Mechanics Symposium will be held in Alicante (Spain)  on July 15-19, 2024. Click here to submit your ... More Information

NASTT 2024 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is accepting abstracts for its 2024 No-Dig Show to be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence (Rhode Island, USA)  ... More Information

India/Agra Metro - TBM Yamuna breaks through at Agra Fort station

India/Agra Metro - TBM Yamuna breaks through at Agra Fort station

Back in February the Robbins crew and contractor Afcons Infrastructure Ltd (Mumbai)/ Sam India Builtwell Pvt Ltd (Delhi) celebrated the site acceptance test for the first of two 6.65 m diameter and ... More Information

USA/Texas - Arrived on site the TBM EPB for the PL19TUN integrated pipeline project

Traylor-Sundt Construction Joint Venture continues to make progress on the Section 19 Long Tunnel Crossings (PL19TUN) integrated pipeline project in Henderson County, Texas. The project is spread ... More Information

TERRATEC EPB TBM is rocking at Mithi River

Press release - TERRATEC 3.14m diameter EPB TBM is making excellent progress for Mithi River Water Quality Improvement Project in Mumbai, India. TERRATEC 3.14m diameter Earth Pressure Balance ... More Information

CIFA takes its ninety-five years of history to Samoter

CIFA takes its ninety-five years of history to Samoter

Press release - CIFA will be at Samoter 2023 (area F stands 21-24) while celebrating its 95th anniversary. Since its foundation, CIFA has grown alongside the changes all around the world, ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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