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Southbound Ceneri holing

Southbound Ceneri holing

On 30.03.2015, the final breakthrough in the south-bound east tube of the Ceneri Base Tunnel linked Sigirino with the south adit at Vezia, some five years from the first blast by Consortium ... More Information

Ceneri breakthroughs

Ceneri breakthroughs

On 17.03.2015, thirteen months ahead of schedule, the first breakthrough to the south took place in the southbound west tube of the Ceneri Base Tunnel. The deviation was extremely small, only 2 cm ... More Information

London Power Tunnels completion

London Power Tunnels completion

On 11.03.2015 TBM Evelyn broke into the shaft at Kensal Green bringing to an end the tunnel construction phase of the London Power Tunnels project, the  longest single tunnelling contract in ... More Information

BBT tunnels approved

On 24.03.2015 the Province of Bolzano approved the project for the construction of the main tunnels of the Brenner Basis Tunnel (Lot Mules) and confirmed the requirements for environmental ... More Information

Joint statement on cross alpine corridors

Joint statement on cross alpine corridors

On 20.03.2015, at Innsbruck, the joint statement on cross alpine corridors was signed. The Austria, Germany, France, Slovenia, Switzerland and Liechtenstein ministers of transport signed an European ... More Information

Cifa at Intermat 2015

Cifa at Intermat 2015

CIFA is further widening the Carbotech range truck-mounted pumps that, thanks to new high-performance materials, feature longer booms while still respecting weight limits. Two more models will be ... More Information

TBM Victoria arrival

TBM Victoria arrival

London Crossrail TBM Victoria, named after Queen Victoria who oversaw the birth of modern railways, has successfully broken in to the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station. The ... More Information

Follo Line award

Follo Line award

Acciona (Spain) in partnership with Ghella (Italy) have been named preferred bidders by the Norwegian National Rail Administration to design and build the 19 km-long twin tunnels of the Follo Line ... More Information

Project Managers for Norway

Project Managers for Norway

International tunnelling recruitment specialist iPS is seeking managers, planners and QS for a tunnel project in Norway, starting immediately and with two-year duration. ... More Information

19 TBMs drive Delhi Metro

Some 19 TBMs are currently engaged in constructing tunnels of Phase 3 of Delhi Metro, where 74 separate tunnelling drives are planned. Around 41 km of tunnelling and 33 tunnelling drives have been ... More Information

Terratec’s 25th anniversary

Terratec’s 25th anniversary

Terratec was incorporated in Australia in 1990 to satisfy the local market for TBMs and RBMs. Since then, the company has expanded its sales coverage into China, South East Asia, India, Europe and ... More Information

Lafontaine protection

Lafontaine protection

The1.8 km-long Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel in Montreal is the only underwater tunnel in Quebec. Opened in 1967, the tunnel connects the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River to the Island ... More Information

Ahrental work starts

The Brenner Base Tunnel, the 64 km-long heart of the new Brenner rail line between Munich and Verona, is progressing apace, with work starting on the Ahrental main tunnel in Austria. Many important ... More Information

Seymour-Capilano completion

The Twin Tunnels project on the North Shore is nearing completion near Vancouver, Canada. Two tunnels, 3.8 m in diameter and 7.1 km long, have been constructed beneath Grouse Mountain and Mount ... More Information

HDD crew required

HDD crew required

International recruitment specialists iPS are looking for experienced horizontal directional drilling personnel for a four-week assignment near Calgary, Manitoba, Canada. Click here for further ... More Information

Val Sarentino tunnels update

Val Sarentino tunnels update

On 16.03.2015 the EUR14.2 million fourth part of SS 508 Val Sarentino upgrading project starts, including the final work in the 1,520 m-long and 2 km-long tunnels constructed by Consorzio Stabile ... More Information

SR-710 North EI Studies

Four years ago, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) began studying the environmental impacts of continuing the ... More Information

North West Rail

North West Rail

In Sydney, Australia on 02.03.2015 Florence, the second North West Rail Link TBM, broke through into the new Norwest Station area. All four 900 t TBMs are now in the ground ahead of schedule and ... More Information

SR 99 disassembly underway

SR 99 disassembly underway

TBM Bertha reached her stopping point in the SR 99 tunnel access pit in Seattle, US on 03.03.2015, clearing the way for Seattle Tunnel Partners to begin a disassembly process that will likely take ... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Construction 2015

The abstract submission deadline for Tunnels and Underground Construction 2015has been extended to 31.03.2015. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, Zilina, Slovakia. Contact ... More Information

Turin Collegno-Cascine Vica

Last 17.02.2015 the City Council approved the final project of Collegno-Cascine Vica section, Line 1 of Turin metro. The project will be now evaluated by other authorities and MIT (Ministry of ... More Information

Turin metro start

Work is underway on the Lingotto-Bengasi (Line 1) section of the Turin underground. On 07.07.2014 Infra.To awarded to C.C.C. (Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni), replacing Seli/Coopsette JV, the ... More Information

Follo Line award

Follo Line award

Companies from all over Europe and Asia will participate in the Follo Line Project in Norway, a 22 km-long double track line between Oslo Central Station and the public transport hub at Ski. Key to ... More Information

Promoter for Lyon-Turin HSR

Promoter for Lyon-Turin HSR

On 24.02.2015 Maurizio Lupi, the italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, and  Alain Vidalies, the French Secretary of State for Transport, signed in Paris an integration to the 2012 ... More Information

Call for papers ISTSS 2016

Call for Papers for the 7th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS 2016), to be held Montreal, Canada, 16 - 18th March 2016 is now open. Manuscripts and posters submitted for ... More Information

Robbins revives NY EPB

Robbins revives NY EPB

On 28.01.2015 the 3.8 m-diameter TBM EPB Pat completed the last metres of the 2.9 km-long tunnel between Brooklyn and Staten Island. The tunnel, part of the New York City Harbor Siphons Project, is ... More Information

CAIS – Compress Air Intervention System

CAIS – Compress Air Intervention System

Compressed Air Work GmbH has developed the first mobile automated system for decompression chambers for personnel known as CAIS – Compress Air Intervention System. Fundamentally, the system ... More Information

Five CIFA Spritz Beton machines for the Brenner Base Tunnel

Five CIFA Spritz Beton machines for the Brenner Base Tunnel

Work on the tubes of the Brenner Base Tunnel is in full swing on different fronts. Excavation of the new Tulfes-Pfons section officially began on 18.09.2014. In 5 months, at 16.02.2015, ... More Information

Shenzhen metro lines progress

Construction on the extensions of seven lines to add 87 km to the Shenzhen, China metro system will start between 2015 and 2017. The Shenzhen Rail Construction Office plan for this third phase of ... More Information

Waterview progress

Waterview progress

In Auckland, NZ, by early-February, 2015 Waterview TBM Alice had advanced 125 m from the northern approach trench, in the second of the motorway tunnels, the northbound tunnel. When the TBM reaches ... More Information

Surfacing Bertha

Surfacing Bertha

In Seattle, WA contractor STP is making final preparations for TBM Bertha’s move into the 36.57 m-deep pit from which the machine will be hoisted to surface for repairs. STP has injected grout ... More Information

Marao tunnel restarts

Marao tunnel restarts

Last November, in northern Portugal, the consortium Teixeira Duarte/EPOS started completion work on the bi-tube 5.7 km-long Marao tunnel. Work on the missing link on the 32 km-long A4/IP4 connection ... More Information

Intermat in Paris

Intermat 2015, the international exhibition for equipment and techniques for the construction and materials industries, will take place 20-25th April, 2015 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France. Online ... More Information

NorthConnex financing

On 02.02.2015 the contracts between the proponents Transurban and Westlink M7 shareholders and the NSW Government were signed on the $3 billion NorthConnex project, which will be funded through toll ... More Information

Cityringen metro update

Cityringen metro update

On 29.01.2015 TBMs Eva and Minerva arrived at the station box at Copenhagen Central station of the Cityringen metro circle line. The 15.5 km-long automated metro line is due to open in July 2019, ... More Information

Breakthrough at Karaula

Breakthrough at Karaula

Excavation works at the 902 m-long Karaula tunnel, section Kladanj-Podpaklenik, which lies on the M-18 Sicki Brod-Sarajevo road have been completed, with the official ceremony held on 28.01.2015. ... More Information

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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

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information