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EIB funds Warsaw Metro

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR238 million towards the construction of the 6.7 km-long central section of Warsaw’s new metro line. More Information

ES Rubber in Gdansk

Twin 1.1 km-long, 12.2 m-diameter TBM-driven tunnels under the Vistula River in Gdansk, More Information

Metrorail kicks off in Madrid

The three-day Metrorail conference opens at Hilton Madrid Airport Hotel on Tuesday, 9th April More Information

Important visitors to Bauma

Some very important people will be attending Bauma in Muenchen later this month from 15-21 April. More Information

Devil’s Slide tunnels open

Devil’s Slide tunnels open

On 26.03.2013 the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officially opened the northbound and southbound Highway 1-Devil’s Slide Tunnels to traffic overnight. More Information

Follo Line from Oslo to Ski

The new 22 km-long double track Oslo-Ski line is part of the Follo project, which comprises 64 km of rail track. Preliminary works will start in 2013, and the contract for the 19.5 km-long twin tunnel will be tendered soon afterwards. More Information

The Northgate Link Extension

The Northgate Link Extension construction began in late-2012 with demolition of the Roosevelt Station site. More Information

SR 99 TBM docks in Seattle

The 41 parts that comprise the world’s largest EPB, with a 17.45 m diameter and weighing 7,000 t, arrived in Seattle, US from Osaka, Japan on 02.04.2013. More Information

Milan metro double

Milan metro double

On 26.03.2013 twin Herrenknecht EPBs owned by Astaldi simultaneously reached Pozzo Parco in the CityLife area having started from San Siro Harar–Dessie in April, 2012. This completed the 3 ... More Information

Saverne second tube complete

On 25.02.2013, TBM Charlotte, diameter 10 m, length 110 m, weight 2,220 tons, broke through the second tube of the 4,020m Saverne tunnel driving east-west. More Information

Rome Line C construction

Construction of the 3 km-long T3 section, San Giovanni - Fori Imperiali/Colosseo, Line C of the Rome metro will start in April, 2013. More Information

Pir Panjal tunnel opening

Pir Panjal tunnel opening

The 10.96 km-long, 8.40 m-wide, 7.39 m-high Pir Panjal railway tunnel on the Banihal-Qazigund section of J & K railway line is the India’s longest and Asia’s second largest. More Information

EasyJoint from G&G

EasyJoint from G&G

G&G Partners is a modern and dynamic company located in northern Italy, established and run by qualified managers in the ventilation field for tunnelling and mining applications. More Information

Meet iPS at Bauma

Meet iPS at Bauma

The iPS tunnelling team will be at Bauma, Muenchen from April 15-21 in Hall C, booth 529 to advise visitors on current and future employment More Information

Call for papers ISTSS 2014

Call for Papers for the 6th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS 2014), to be held at World Trade Centre (WTC) in Marseille, France, 12-14th March, 2014. More Information

Italy tops tunnelbuilder league

This week saw the opening of tunnelbuilder file it/200, a landmark indicating that Italy has started more projects than any other country over the last fifteen years. During the same period, we reported 187 large projects in Norway and 171 in Spain. More Information

Air cushion carrier from Palmieri

Air cushion carrier from Palmieri

The innovative air cushion based carrier system Airmover 3000, conceived, designed and manufactured by Palmieri Group, was used for the first time to shift 3000 t TBM Martina at Sparvo More Information

Caterpillar at Toronto Metro

On 05.03.2013 the 6.12 m-diameter Caterpillar TBM EPB, nicknamed Moley, broke through the headwall of Downsview extraction shaft in the city of Toronto, More Information

Kathmandu-Hetauda postponed

The Nepal Infrastructure Development Company (NIDC) that conducted the detailed project report (DPR) of the Kathmandu-Hetauda tunnel highway couldn’t come up with convincing plans for a concession agreement with the government. More Information

CIPE funds new lines

CIPE funds new lines

On 08.03.2013 CIPE approved the final design for the first phase of technological and infrastructural alignment of the Battipaglia-Reggio Calabria railway in Italy, amount EUR157.4 million. More Information

Sesto-Monza metro extension

The JV Coestra/Bonciani/ACMAR of Florence was awarded the contract for the 1.8 km-long Line 1 metro extension from Sesto FS to Monza, in Italy. More Information

Tunnel safety and fire protection

Conference scheduled 4-5th June, 2013 for Brisbane, Australia will examine risk management, emergency response and fire prevention in tunnels. More Information

Kathmandu-Hetauda Tunnel Highway

Kathmandu-Hetauda Tunnel Highway

The Nepal Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management will sign the final agreement with the Nepal Purbadhar Bikas Company (NPBC) More Information

Last chance for ExpoTunnel deal

Last chance for ExpoTunnel deal

ExpoTunnel, scheduled for Bologna, Italy from October 17-20th, 2013 is offering favourable reservation rates until end-February on all applications received by end of business on that day More Information

Strabag and Rio Tinto in partnership

Global mining company Rio Tinto, in cooperation with TBM manufacturers, recently developed two new tunnel boring systems (TBS) and one shaft boring system (SBS). More Information

Breakthrough at El Alto hydro

Breakthrough at El Alto hydro

The main underground structures on the new El Alto hydropower plant in Chiriqui province of Panama, in the district of Renacimiento near the Costa Rica border, More Information

Tunnel fitter required

International personnel recruitment agency iPS is seeking a fitter with general knowledge of the mechanical equipment used in tunnels. More Information

CP Technology for formworks

CP Technology for formworks

Milan-based CP Technology manufactures tunnel formwork, prefabrication forms, straddle carriers, and specialized structures and equipment. More Information

Robbins Slurry TBM emerges at Zhanjiang Bay

Robbins Slurry TBM emerges at Zhanjiang Bay

After advancing up to 392 m/month, the 6.26 m-diameter Robbins Slurry TBM broke through at the end of 2012 in China’s southern-most city. More Information

ITA COSUF Award 2013

The ITA COSUF Award is granted annually to a student, young professional or researcher, less than 35 years old, who has recently completed an outstanding research work in theory and/or practice in the area of operational safety More Information

EasyClick Impredowel at Viatec

EasyClick Impredowel at Viatec

Impreservice Srl is exhibiting at Viatec in Bolzano this week 21-23 February at stand B09/26, sector AB. Samples of tunnelling accessories including connection systems, bolts and guiding rod will be on show, together with the new Impreservice patented connection system EasyClick Impredowel. More Information

Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

At a large industrial equipment auction to be conducted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in Caorso (PC) on 07.03.2013, a selection of more than 600 items and trucks will be sold. More Information

2013 RETC for Washington, DC

2013 RETC for Washington, DC

The 2013 Rapid Excavation & Tunneling conference and exhibition takes place June 23-26th at Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC. The exhibition is almost a sell-out, with more than 150 companies having booked space at this prestigious event. More Information

Acceptance test for Aurelia TBM

Acceptance test for Aurelia TBM

The 13.64 m-diameter TBM that will drive the 5.1 km-long new Aurelia bis road section from Albisola Superiore to Savona (Torrente Letimbro) in Italy is being erected in Germany for acceptance test and commissioning in mid-February. More Information

Low exhibition rates for Expotunnel

Low exhibition rates for Expotunnel

Book your exhibition space at Expotunnel in Bologna prior to 28th February, 2013 and get favourable rates! The prestigious underground technologies show takes place 17th to 20th October at Bologna Fiere More Information

CIFA and Zoomlion at Bauma 2013

CIFA and Zoomlion at Bauma 2013

Several new machines will be presented by CIFA and Zoomlion at Bauma 2013, taking place in Munich, Germany on 15th-21st April 2013. The companies are exhibiting at stand F9 905/2 in the eastern area. More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information