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TELT on track for next tender phase!

On April 20 in Brussels , TELT will outline what it needs for the last operational phase (rail and technological equipment) for the Mont Cenis base tunnel, which is an essential part of the ... More Information

4th Tunnel Breakthrough in Meerut

4th Tunnel Breakthrough in Meerut

4th Tunnel Breakthrough in Meerut  The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor witnessed its fourth successful tunnel breakthrough in Meerut. On the 17th  March 2023 the TBM Sudarshan 8.3 ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2023: Tunnelling in Greece, a culture of underground activities across history

World Tunnel Congress 2023: Tunnelling in Greece, a culture of underground activities across history

Tunnelling illustrates the progress of a society and, in particular, the great technical and economic power of certain civilisations. The host country of the WTC, Greece, is a prime example with ... More Information

What's new at Geofluid 2023?

What's new at Geofluid 2023?

Press release - The latest Geofluid show is scheduled for Sept. 13-16, 2023 in Piacenza Italy and will be relaunching an exhibition area dedicated to contaminated site remediation activities and ... More Information

HS2 update

The UK government has announced a two-year delay to the construction of sections of HS2, the high-speed railway connecting London and the West Midlands, citing increased project costs and ... More Information

Switzerland - 2km tunnel for a new train-tram line from Lugano

The Federal Office of Transport (FOT) has issued the building permit for the new tram-train line that will connect Lugano to Ponte Tresa and Manno. This project is the first stage for a modern ... More Information

Press Release - Government commits to Lower Thames Crossing whilst construction slowed down by two years

Press Release - Government commits to Lower Thames Crossing whilst construction slowed down by two years

In a Ministerial Statement, the Government set out its plans for the transport network, to drive growth across the country while managing the pressures of inflation. As part of the Ministerial ... More Information

TBM Ida will drive the west main Brenner Base Tunnel

On the 14/02/2023 the official inspection of the second TBM for the H41 Sill Gorge-Pfons construction lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel took place at Herrenknecht AG in Schwanau (D). The ... More Information

Sweden's largest infrastructure project with €80 billion to be invested over the next 10 years

Press release - Sweden's largest infrastructure project - First trains on Ostlänken in 2033 The eastern link between Södertälje and Linköping is to be completed in 2035. In ... More Information

Tunnelling on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension reaches halfway mark

Last week the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension reached another milestone: Renny, the first TBM to start tunnelling passed the halfway point, digging over 3 km of the roughly 6 km ... More Information

WTC2023 | Historical Underground Visits - Athens Underground

WTC2023 | Historical Underground Visits - Athens Underground

Join us on Saturday, May 13th for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the historical underground constructions of Athens. Discover the hidden secrets of the city as we visit the Memorial ... More Information

Gamuda Wins Major Transport Project in Australia

Press release - Gamuda Australia has been awarded a major transport project by the NSW Government, the Sydney Metro West – Western Tunnelling Package.  In a consortium with Laing ... More Information

Press release - First bore of Silvertown Tunnel completes

Press release - First bore of Silvertown Tunnel completes

Jill, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) delivering the Silvertown Tunnel in east London, has reached the rotation chamber in the Greenwich site, completing the tunnelling of the first bore. The ... More Information

UYAK2023 postponed from March to June 2023

Due to the devastating earthquakes in Turkey UYAK2023, the 5th International Underground Excavations Symposium and Exhibition has been postponed to June 5-6-7, 2023. The other key dates that have ... More Information

TBM Vida breaks through on the West Gate Tunnel Project 

TBM Vida breaks through on the West Gate Tunnel Project 

The first of two giant TBMs has broken through on the West Gate Tunnel Project, marking the completion of excavation on the 2.8 km first tube of twin tunnels under Yarraville - a Melbourne suburb ... More Information

Press release - Atkins appointed to design €9.5bn Dublin MetroLink project

Press release - Atkins appointed to design €9.5bn Dublin MetroLink project

Atkins has been appointed to the design for the advance works programme of Dublin’s £8.4bn (€9.5bn) MetroLink project. The scheme, given the green light in July of last year, ... More Information

CRCHI - Slurry TBM "Channel Express" Launched for the Construction of Water Supply Tunnels in Singapore

CRCHI - Slurry TBM "Channel Express" Launched for the Construction of Water Supply Tunnels in Singapore

Press Release:- On February 1st, the "Channel Express", a Slurry TBM that was manufactured and shipped by CRCHI to Singapore was launched successfully following a  ceremony. The TBM had been ... More Information

Australasian Tunnelling Conference 2023

The 18th Australasian Tunnelling will be hosted by the NZTS in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand between the 5th and 8th November 2023. With an overarching focus on Trends and Transitions in ... More Information

CEAR’s R&D updates for its MV Junction boxes

CEAR’s R&D updates for its MV Junction boxes

Press Release - Cear’s R&D dept. is always improving the technical performances of its products and specifically for its MV Juction and Distribution boxes. We recently received approval ... More Information

BBT - Segments production started for lot H41 Sill Gorge-Pfons

The main part of tunnels in lot H41 Gola del Sill-Pfons will be driven by two TBMs. The machines - during their tunnelling - will install the rings, composed of prefabricated concrete ... More Information

Strata Worldwide Celebrates 30 Years in Business

The global safety company looks back on accomplishments and looks forward to providing continued support for their industries around the globe. ATLANTA, GEORGIA - January 30, 2023 - Strata ... More Information

Work begins on the Dehesa del Terzuelo tunnel construction on the High Speed Line to Extremadura

Press Release - Adif Alta Velocidad has moved significantly forward in the construction of the 69km second section of the 437km High Speed Line Madrid-Extremadura. This will link Talayuela and ... More Information

Major breakthrough for Broadway Subway Project 

A first major milestone has been reached by the Acciona Ghella Joint Venture on the Broadway Subway Project. Elsie, the first of two 150-m-long TBMs that began excavating for the Broadway Subway ... More Information

Switzerland - construction update for Isla Bella tunnel on A13 

Press release - On January 26, 2023 the patron saint Santa Barbara blessing was given so construction could begin for the safety tunnel for the Isla Bella tunnel. The tunnelling works will be ... More Information

CRCHI Showcases the overall solution for underground engineering equipment at bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2023

The 6th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles (bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2023) kicked off on January 31, 2023. China ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project - January/February updates

Cross River Rail Project  - January/February updates

Teams have now completed Woolloongabba - Albert Street and Boggo Road - Woolloongabba sections in both directions, Roma Street to the Northern Portal 1.2 km in the upline and 750 m in the ... More Information

HS2 celebrates as longest tunnels reach halfway point under the Chilterns

On 01 February HS2 Ltd confirmed that Florence and Cecilia, the two giant TBMs driving the HS2 high speed rail project’s longest tunnels, have passed the halfway point of the 16 km (10 ... More Information

State of California Awards EUR344 (USD375 million) for VTA’s BART Project 

On 31/01/2023 the State of California awarded EUR344 million (USD375 million) to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) for its BART extension into Downtown San Jose and Santa ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project  - January/February updates 

Teams have now completed Woolloongabba - Albert Street and Boggo Road - Woolloongabba sections in both directions, Roma Street to the Northern Portal 1.2 km in the upline and 750 m in the ... More Information

WTC 2023 - Early Registration Fees deadline extended! 

After many requests, the Early Registration for WTC2023 to be held at Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC) on 12 – 18 May 2023 has been extended. The new early bird deadline is ... More Information

TERRATEC TBMs - Chennai Metro Rail update

In December, TERRATEC celebrated the assembly of the third of five ordered 6.61m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machines (EPBMs) for the Chennai Metro Rail project in India. ... More Information

City Rail Link Press Release

Press release - Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou (happy New Year) from the team at City Rail Link! We’re back and ready for a busy year working on the next phase of works – fitting out the tunnels and stations ... More Information

Waterproof shotcrete with self-healing properties to repair and protect the vault of  the tunnel Paradiso 

Waterproof shotcrete with self-healing properties to repair and protect the vault of  the tunnel Paradiso  Press Release - The phenomenon of self-healing of cracks in concrete structures is a ... More Information

First blast for the Hovik tunnel on E18

Skanska Norge AS and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration started  the drill&blast excavation works of the Hovik tunnel on the Strand-Ramstadsletta section of the E18 Lysaker-Ramstadsletta. In ... More Information

Works begin on the Perca bypass ready for Winter Olympics 2026

This month the construction site for the 3 km Perca ring road on the SS 49 in Val Pusteria began preparatory works. The Perca ring road will improve the viability and quality of life of the ... More Information

Tunnelling begins on Scarborough Subway Extension

Tunnelling begins on Scarborough Subway Extension

TBM Diggy Scardust has officially started tunnelling for the Scarborough’s 7.8-km subway extension that will bring subway service farther north into Scarborough and accommodate as many as ... More Information

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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