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Brenner Congress 2013

The international symposium on the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) will take place 21-22nd February during Viatec 2013 in Bolzano. 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. More Information

Thousandth tunnel ring placed under Hyde Park

The first of eight Crossrail tunnelling machines is currently tunnelling under London’s Hyde Park after completing 1,000 tunnel rings. More Information

China tunnel summit agenda

The agenda has been published for the 7th China Tunnel Summit, scheduled for 7-8th March, 2013 at the Millennium Hotel in Wu’xi. More Information

Sofia airport metro underway

On 21.11.2012 construction started officially on lot 1, part of the 5 km extension of Sofia metro Line 1 from Tsarigradsko Road to the airport, including four stations More Information

Records set at Kishanganga

Records set at Kishanganga

Main contractor HCC is putting its 6.2 m-diameter SELI universal double-shield TBM to good use at Kishanganga hydro in the Himalaya region of Jammu & Kashmir More Information

METRO project results due

The results of the three-year METRO project are to be presented at an international seminar at Rosersberg, Stockholm More Information

Superfast TBM delivery by Terratec

Superfast TBM delivery by Terratec

Seven months from receipt of order, Australian specialist TBM manufacturer Terratec has delivered a 6.61 m-diameter bespoke EPB to contractors building Delhi metro. More Information

Project Director required

Project Director required

iPS, the international recruitment specialist, is seeking a project director for a client in South America. The requirements for the ideal candidate are: More Information

Expotunnel launching in 2013

Expotunnel, making its debut in Bologna, Italy 17-20th October, 2013, will provide a new showcase for the tunnelling industry. More Information

Valnerina excavation completed

On 20.11.2012 excavation was completed on the 3,523 m Valnerina tunnel located in the section from San Carlo in Terni province to the Lazio region border More Information

More breakthroughs on SS77

General contractor Val di Chienti has reported new breakthroughs on SS77, Quadrilatero Marche Umbria project. More Information

Fontanabuona tunnel to proceed

Liguria Region, ANAS and Autostrade per l'Italia have decided to proceed with the executive design of Fontanabuona tunnel, More Information

Delhi metro progress

On 25.10.2012 a TBM was lowered at the Mandi House construction site to start the 700 m tunnel excavation towards ITO metro station, in Phase 3 of the Delhi rail network. More Information

First Copenhagen EPB inaugurated

First Copenhagen EPB inaugurated

On 16.11.2012 the first of four TBMs destined to bore 24 km of new tunnels for Copenhagen metro was inaugurated by JV Salini Costruttori/Maire Tecnimont/SELI. More Information

Australian conference for Brisbane

The 11th Australian Tunnelling conference takes place in Brisbane 4-5th December, 2012 More Information

Beskyd rail tunnel in Ukraine

The State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) is preparing to start the construction of the new double-track Beskyd tunnel in the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine. More Information

Daylight at Seiro tunnel

Daylight at Seiro tunnel

The top heading of the EUR88.7 million monotube, twin-track Seiro tunnel between Banos de Molgas and Vilar de Barrio municipalities More Information

Free accommodation in Wuxi

Organisers of the 7th China Tunnel Summit are offering free five-star accommodation for earlybird returning attendees More Information

Robbins EPBs at Moscow Metro

Robbins EPBs at Moscow Metro

Some 150 km of new metro lines will be constructed in Moscow by 2020. As part of this effort, contractor Engeocom purchased two 6.6 m-diameter Robbins More Information

ES Rubber at Diabolo

ES Rubber at Diabolo

Wayss u Freytag/Vinci Construction Grand Projets are erecting segments fitted with ES Rubber Tunnel Flex 33 Plus gaskets More Information

Cavotec impresses in Q3/2012

Cavotec’s mining and tunnelling division revenues grew by 28 percent compared with the same period last year, More Information

Metro project finale

The final seminar of the three-year Metro research project takes place in Stockholm, Sweden 10-11th December, 2012 More Information

Cernobbio safety improvement

Work has started on safety improvement in Cernobbio tunnel (2.4 km) on SS 340. The contract includes construction of a new ceiling for ventilation, More Information

El Corno excavation underway

El Corno excavation underway

On 29.10.2012, NATM construction of the 8,570 m-long El Corno tunnel on the Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway got underway from both portals. More Information

Rohtang tunnel update

The 8.8 km-long horseshoe-shaped Rohtang road tunnel is located in the Himachal Pradesh region of India, More Information

Solbakk preliminary work to start

Solbakk preliminary work to start

Brodrene Jormeland is about to start preparation work for the 14 km-long Solbakk tunnel, part of the Ryfast project. More Information

E39 Rogfast plans

E39 Rogfast plans

Detailed plans for the world’s longest subsea tunnel, Rogfast under the fiord of Bokna, have been sent to local communities, and a political decision will probably be taken next spring. More Information

Eight decades for Putzmeister’s Karl Schlecht

Join us in wishing founder Karl Schlecht a happy 80th birthday! More Information

Sergio Matias joins Normet UK

Sergio Matias joins Normet UK

Portuguese civil engineer Sergio Matias has joined the 10-man Normet UK team supporting underground construction and mining projects. More Information

Z-Morh tunnel decision

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, has decided to construct the 6.5 km-long, two-lane bi-directional Z-Morh tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh More Information

Ahrental access completed

Ahrental access completed

On 11.10.2012, excavation of the 2.4 km-long Ahrental access tunnel was completed as part of the Brenner Base Tunnel. More Information

Bekaert launches new Dramix fibres

The latest Bekaert Dramix 4D and 5D steel fibres are made from ductile wire as used in automotive tyre reinforcement, offering a long useful life after any cracking. More Information

MOSMETROSTROJ and MINRAV JV installs ES Rubber gaskets in Israel

MOSMETROSTROJ and MINRAV JV installs ES Rubber gaskets in Israel

JV Minrav/Mosmetrostroj is undertaking the twin 3.5 km-long tunnels under Canada Park on Section B of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem, More Information

Excavation starts at Corga de Vela

On 22.10.2012 the JV Vias y Construcciones, Torrescamara y Cia de Obras and Vimac started excavation of the west adits of the Corga de Vela tunnel (1,171 m), More Information

Tenda tunnel project approved

Anas has approved the executive project for the new Tenda tunnel on SS 20 Valle di Roja and Colle di Tenda (CN). 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