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Pir Panchal inauguration

Pir Panchal inauguration

On 26.06.2013 the 11 km Pir Panchal railway tunnel opened as the longest tunnel in India. More Information

Explosion-proof equipment at Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

Explosion-proof equipment at Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

World-renowned auctioneer Ritchie Bros is selling a variety of heavy equipment at 08.30h on Thursday, 11.07.2013 More Information

Legacy Way TBMs hole out

Legacy Way TBMs hole out

Both 12.4 m-diameter TBMs excavating the Legacy Way tunnels from Toowong to Kelvin Grove in Brisbane, Australia have now holed out some two months ahead of schedule More Information

Fire Protection and Safety

Fire Protection and Safety

The fifth conference on fire protection and safety in tunnels will be held in Copenhagen, from 11th to 12th September, 2013 More Information

Railworld 2013 for Bangkok

The ninth Railworld Summit will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 24th and 25th October, 2013. More Information

Innovative segment handling clamp

Innovative segment handling clamp

Acimex, the handling equipment branch of CBE, has supplied a clamp to feed complete piles of segments to the TBM More Information

Second TBM reaches Canary Wharf

Crossrail’s second TBM has reached Canary Wharf box, breaking through on 06.06.2013. More Information

Corga de Vela excavation complete

On 13.06.2013 Adif completed the drilling of the Corga de Vela railway tunnel. More Information

Work starts on SS 223

On 14.06.2013 Anas started work on the four-lane adaptation of the 11.56 km Lanzo-Ornate section in Civitella Paganico More Information

Kaiserstuhl tunnel approval

On 14.06.2013, the Swiss Federal Council approved the 3.8 km-long extension of Bruenigstrasse, More Information

CIFA at WTC2013

At WTC2013 in Geneva earlier this month, the three-floor exhibition was fully sold out with more than 100 exhibitors. Some 1,500 visitors attended the event. More Information

ES Rubber at Delhi metro

ES Rubber at Delhi metro

The India representative for Ein Shemer, Trikausch India Pvt Ltd, has been working on two significant sections of Delhi metro with a total length of bored tunnels exceeding 18 km. More Information

Mapei at WTC2013

Mapei at WTC2013

WTC2013 was a successful congress, with more than 1,800 participants, some 110 exhibitors and several very well attended social events. More Information

Moscow metro breakthrough

Moscow metro breakthrough

On Friday 24.05.2013 the first of three Robbins EPBs excavating the Moscow Metro made its breakthrough. More Information

High-level endorsement for ES Rubber

High-level endorsement for ES Rubber

For a number of years, Ein Shemer Rubber (ES) has participated in the programme of the Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy in Israel. More Information

Pedemontana update

The east tube of the Morazzone rock tunnel (GN71) is 2,089.7 m-long from P.K. 2+899.00 to P.K. 0+809.30. More Information

Legacy Way TBM reaches Kelvin Grove

Legacy Way TBM reaches Kelvin Grove

Legacy Way, or Northern Link as it was formerly known, is Brisbane City Council’s 4.6 km-long road tunnel that will connect the Western Freeway More Information

Video of San Francisco TBM

Robbins has produced its latest video of time-lapse assembly of the first of two mixed ground EPBs for San Francisco Central Subway where they will excavate tight turns under low cover More Information

Lubian tunnel start

Lubian tunnel start

On 30.04.2014 drill/blast excavation started on the1,710 m with 106 m in cut/cover right tube of the Lubian tunnel on the Madrid-Galicia high speed railway. More Information

Singapore Thomson Line poll

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) invited the public to vote for their preferred station name for 16 Thomson Line (TSL) stations earlier this year. More Information

VMT for TBM navigation and segment QC

VMT for TBM navigation and segment QC

On stand 1310 at the upcoming RETC in Washington, VMT will be showing examples of its navigation systems and segment quality control services. Apart from precision 3D measurements of segment moulds, More Information

Terratec appoints Bruce Matheson

Terratec appoints Bruce Matheson

Bruce Matheson has joined Terratec as Region Manager with a brief to expand the Australian TBM and RBM manufacturer’s activities in Africa, Middle East and Europe. More Information

CEAR solutions for tunnelling works

CEAR solutions for tunnelling works

At tunnelling sites, most attention is focused on supporting, supplying and maintaining equipment such as TBM, drill rigs and utilities, to ensure progress on the main excavation activities. More Information

Robbins presentations at RETC

Robbins presentations at RETC

The Robbins Company will be a formidable presence on stand 2103 at RETC in Washington, DC from June 23rd to June 26th 2013. More Information

Tunnel safety and fire protection

A symposium covering risk management, emergency response and fire prevention in tunnels is scheduled for Brisbane, Australia on 4th and 5th June, 2013. More Information

Continuous improvement from Sandvik

Outstanding excavation and low-risk operation are features attributed to the Sandvik DTi series of intelligent tunnelling jumbos, launched in 2008 and now working in all parts of the world. More Information

Port of Miami drives completed

At Watson Island, on 15.04.2013, the TBM Harriet completed excavation of the second of two underwater tunnels as part of the EUR770 million project connecting the Port of Miami with nearby expressways. More Information

Robbins video AMR project

The longest TBM tunnel in India, the 43.5 km AMR water transfer tunnel, is being driven with the help of a pair of 10 m-diameter Robbins double shield TBMs. Watch the video to learn about hard and abrasive rock, remote jobsites, and flash flooding. More Information

ES Rubber in Gdansk

ES Rubber in Gdansk

ES Rubber gaskets are being used in Poland to ensure a leak-free tunnel on an important new highway tunnel beneath one of the country’s major rivers. More Information

Breakthrough at Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 23.04.2013 achieved the third tunnel breakthrough of its Phase - III project. More Information

ExpoTunnel press conference

The first edition of ExpoTunnel, the new showcase dedicated to the world of tunnelling, drilling, mining, underground construction, will be presented to the press and the operators with a press conference developed as a morning of More Information

Santos GLNG tunnelling starts

Santos GLNG tunnelling starts

On 15.04.2013, contractor Thiess started construction of the 4.3 km-long, 3.4 m internal diameter segmentally-lined tunnel underneath the Narrows Crossing in Gladstone Harbour, Queensland, Australia More Information

Caterpillar kills off Lovat

Caterpillar Inc has announced that it is pulling out of the tunnelling business and closing its plant in Etobicoke, Canada which it bought from Lovat Inc just five years ago. More Information

First Central Subway TBM arrives

First Central Subway TBM arrives

On 23.04.2013 the M/V Aggersborg arrived at Port of San Francisco Pier 80 Omni Terminal carrying Mom Chung, the first of two EPBs for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, More Information

SS 125 Orientale Sarda opening

SS 125 Orientale Sarda opening

On 20.03.2013 the 6.6 km-long trunk II, lot 2 section of the new SS 125 Orientale Sarda from Capo Boi junction to Terra Mala junction, in the province of Cagliari, was opened. More Information

Crossing Doha Bay

Crossing Doha Bay

Qatar's capital, Doha, is developing fast. New city districts such as Lusail and The Pearl, Doha Greater Area will experience serious traffic problems in the near future. More Information

Tunnelling News

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

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information