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Rastatt tunnel starts excavation

Rastatt tunnel starts excavation

On 25.05.016 the Rastatt tunnel construction the officially started. The tunnel is on the Karlsruhe-Rastatt-South section 1 of the 182km Karlsruhe - Basle main line. The 4270 m Rastatt tunnel will ... More Information

Second breakthrough at Delhi Metro’s Greater Kailash station

The construction on the 160 km Phase 3 of the Delhi Metro system began in 2011 and is currently underway, 53.835 km of the metro is being built underground. The Phase 3 of the Delhi Metro involves ... More Information

Ovciarsko tunnel on D1 motorway completed

Ovciarsko tunnel on D1 motorway completed

On the 29.04.2016 the consortium of Doprastav-Vahostav-Strabag-Metrostav completed the excavation for the 2km twin tube Ovciarsko tunnel, which is close to Zilina. The 11 km Hricovske Podhradie - ... More Information

NCE Tunnelling Awards 2016

NCE Tunnelling Awards 2016

New Civil Engineer’s hugely popular Tunnelling Awards are back for their seventh year, and the 2016 event promises to be bigger and better than ever. The awards showcase the very best in ... More Information

New refuge chambers from Strata Worldwide

New refuge chambers from Strata Worldwide

Strata Worldwide would like to introduce its latest model of  refuge chambers."Strata Worldwide has invested considerable time and effort in understanding the issues of working at the new ... More Information

CEAR research development

CEAR research development

CEAR has completed a plan of investment in research and development that has been given an ATEX standard 2014/34/UE notification for the company's quality system and for the conformity of production ... More Information

ExpoTunnel open for registration

ExpoTunnel open for registration

ExpoTunnel staff engaged in intensive promotional activity of their show at BAUMA in Munich and at the WTC in San Francisco. ExpoTunnel has promoted this event  to the international public ... More Information

WTC 2017 – deadline for submission of abstracts

The World Tunnel Congress for 2017 will take place in the conference centre in the Edvard Grieg Hall in the City of Bergen, Norway. The conference will start on the 09.06.2017 and end on the ... More Information

Gotthard Base Tunnel opening ceremony preparations

The final preparations for the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel which is the heart of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA) are being made. At midnight between 31.05.2016 and ... More Information

Putzmeister pumps, turning waste into fuels

Putzmeister pumps, turning waste into fuels

Visit Putzmeister during IFAT 2016 at Booth A6.251/350, from May 30th  to June 3rd  2016. IFAT 2016 is the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials ... More Information

Adfil Construction Fibres celebrate successful WTC

Adfil Construction Fibres celebrate successful WTC

ADFIL, Low & Bonar's construction fibre business, participated for the first time at the World Tunnelling Congress 2016 (WTC).  It was the first time that the Durus S500, an innovative ... More Information

Chienes Ring Road lengthened

The Bolzano provincial council approved project variations for the Chienes ring road. The road length will increase from the initially planned 2 km to 2.7 km, extending westward, in the direction ... More Information

The Dubai Strategic Sewerage Tunnel (DSST)

The Dubai Strategic Sewerage Tunnel (DSST)

Dubai Municipality is planning to build a 75 km deep-sewer tunnel and network in the Deira and Bur Dubai area of the emirate. It will be similar to the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme ... More Information

The Forrestfield-Airport Link upgrades

The Forrestfield-Airport Link upgrades

The  $1.176 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link contract awarded last April to the joint venture between Italian company Salini Impregilo and local company NRW Pty Ltd (SINRW) involves the ... More Information

Robbins webinar June 15th

Robbins webinar June 15th

Robbins will be hosting their third webinar for the 2016 series on June 15th 2016.   The title is -  Mega TBM Mobilization: The Logistics of Multi-Machine Project Date: ... More Information

SBM proves a success at BAUMA 2016

SBM proves a success at BAUMA 2016

Record orders confirm customer confidence - Seven days of intense activity for SBM Mineral Processing! High numbers of trade visitors from around the world, valuable new contacts and a surprising ... More Information

First roadheaders to start operating at NorthConnex

First roadheaders to start operating at NorthConnex

This month on the NorthConnex project in Sydney, Australia, they will reach a major milestone when the first of the roadheaders start operating at the Southern Compound. This roadheader will ... More Information

Hudson River Rail Tunnel Project

Hudson River Rail Tunnel Project

Last month it was announced that the new Hudson River rail tunnels will get a EUR 61.43 million (USD 70 million) injection from Amtrak (50%) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (50%) ... More Information

RETC 2017 - Call For Papers!

RETC will be held from June 4-7, 2017 at the Hyatt Grand Manchester in San Diego, CA. The 2017 RETC Organizing Committee has issued a call for papers. Prospective authors should submit abstracts of ... More Information

Arrival of the first Follo Line-TBM

Parts of the first Follo Line TBM (diameter 9.96 m, length 150 m, weight 2400 t) have arrived in Norway. This first shipment included segments for the large cutterhead. This is the first of four ... More Information

SELI breaks through on the Gold Line on the Doha Metro in record time

SELI breaks through on the Gold Line on the Doha Metro in record time

SELI Overseas is the first to complete the TBM excavation on the Gold Line in Doha. On Sunday 01/05/16 at approximately 10.00am TBM 6 will broke through into the Al Aziziyah Station in Doha. ... 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

Underground Grouting & Ground Improvement Short Course

The Underground Grouting & Ground Improvement Short Course will be held on May 16-20 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA. The course will cover grouting and ground ... More Information

TERRATEC TR3000 breaks through in China

TERRATEC TR3000 breaks through in China

Last month TERRATEC’s TR3000 Raise Boring Machine successfully completed two 3.1m diameter shafts for ventilation purposes for copper mines in the Sichuan Province in China. The rock ... More Information

The Melamchi Water Supply Project in Nepal

Melamchi Water Supply Development Board (MWSDB) has the responsibility to implement Phase 1 of the Melamchi Water Supply Project, including a tunnel to divert raw water from Melamchi river to a ... More Information

New Sandvik DT912D delivers intelligent efficiency

New Sandvik DT912D delivers intelligent efficiency

Sandvik Construction is introducing a completely new tunneling jumbo to its extensive offering, the DT912D. Designed especially for limestone applications, this new high reach - single boom jumbo is ... More Information

Robbins attends WTC 2016

Robbins attends WTC 2016

Visit the Robbins Company at Booth 931, in the North Exhibit Hall, from the 22nd to the 28th of April during the WTC 2016 in San Francisco (CA). Speak with Robbins staff at the show for more ... More Information

First tunnel drive begins for Hong Kong Island

First tunnel drive begins for Hong Kong Island

On the 29.03.2016 MTR officially launched the TBM Athena which will bore the southern section of Shatin to Central Link  (SCL). This includes three of the four railway tunnels that will make up ... More Information

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 tunnels are complete

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 tunnels are complete

On 10.04.2016 the TBM Tatuzao (11,5 m diameter,120 m length, 27000 tonne weight) completed the Metro Line 4 tunnels between Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca,  linking the Rio de Janeiro centre with ... More Information

Green Line, the Calgary's next LRT line

Green Line, the Calgary's next LRT line

The Green Line will be a new C-Train line stretch across the City of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, from North Pointe to the southeast community of Seton, adding 40 km to the existing 59 km LRT (Light ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers large double shield TBM

TERRATEC delivers large double shield TBM

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of a new Double Shield TBM to SELI Overseas S.p.A. after a successful performance of the factory testing on 12th April, 2016. The Double Shield TBM will ... More Information

TEN-T Days 2016

From the 20.06.2016 to 22.06.2016 the European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc will be in Rotterdam to discuss the development of the Trans-European Transport Network, with a special focus ... More Information

Switzerland's national road tunnels to be updated with DAB +

By the end of 2018 the Federal Roads Office in Switzerland will will have provided all the national road tunnels that are more than 300 m long with DAB + technology. Tunnels below this length do ... More Information

Second breakthrough for Albabstiegstunnel

Second breakthrough for Albabstiegstunnel

On the 27.02.016 and 22.03.2016 excavation was completed in both Albabstieg tunnels. The tunnels both 5940 m in length are in the Lehrer Tal valley on the new high speed Wendlingen-Ulm strecht, ... More Information

Normet - new Alpha 1430 kit

Normet - new Alpha 1430 kit

Normet, the leader in sprayed concrete solutions (equipment, construction chemicals, expertise),has expanded its offering array with the new Alpha 1430 kit it gives customers an ever increasing ... More Information

Visit Robbins at BAUMA

Visit Robbins at BAUMA

Will you be attending BAUMA in Munich April 11-17? Come visit Robbins at booth C2-403. Speak with our experienced worldwide team to learn how we are "Focused Forward", from innovations to ... 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


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