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Robbins Double Shield Launches in Nepal

Robbins Double Shield Launches in Nepal

Second Project Underway for Record-Setting TBM - In October 2022, China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd and China Railway No. 2 Engineering Group Co Ltd launched a 6.4 m diameter Robbins Double ... More Information

Milan M4 update

On Saturday 26th  November the Municipality of Milan and Webuild will inaugurate the first 5.4 km of the new M4 line (Blue), connecting Linate airport with Dateo, one of the 6 interchanges of ... More Information

Silvertown tunnel update

Silvertown tunnel update

Riverlinx’s TBM Jill has now bored more than 210m and installed 102 rings and now it has started tunnelling under the river Thames towards North Greenwich! Once the TBM reaches the Greenwich ... More Information

Registration for the 8th edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards is open!

Since 2015, the international competition the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and ... More Information

Construction update on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

In the last six months Renny, the first TBM to start tunnelling between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road for the contractor West End Connectors Construction (WECC) has tunnelled 1.9 km, while Rexy, ... More Information

Inter-prefecture decree declaring the LNPCA Phases 1 & 2 project of public utility

Inter-prefecture decree declaring the LNPCA Phases 1 & 2 project of public utility

On Thursday 13 October 2022 the Prefect of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Bouches-du-Rhône Region, the Prefect of Var and the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes signed the ... More Information

Independent Study Confirms VTA Plans for a Single Bore Tunnel

An independent study by world renowned tunnelling experts, confirms the Valley Transportation Authority’s single bore tunnel design is the right approach to deliver the BART Silicon Valley ... More Information

Robbins TBM Launches in Nepal

On October 14, 2022 China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd and China Railway N. 2 Engineering Group Co Ltd launched a 6.4 m diameter Robbins Double Shield TBM. The TBM will bore the 13.1 km ... More Information

First section of CRL track laid

Press release - After the final tunnelling breakthrough last month, the Link Alliance team has completed the first section of railway track from Te Waihorotiu Station (Aotea) to Waitemata Station ... More Information

Construction begins on the Davao City Bypass‘s tunnel in the Philippines

Construction begins on the Davao City Bypass‘s tunnel in the Philippines

The Philippines's Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is going to accelerate the construction of the twin-tube 2.3km- length and 10 m-diameter mountain road tunnel in the central portion ... More Information

The City of Helsingborg requests private sector solutions for a permanent link between Helsingborg and Helsingor

The City of Helsingborg requests private sector solutions for a permanent link between Helsingborg and Helsingor

The City of Helsingborg issued an RFI (Request for Information) to examine how the private sector would build a permanent link between Helsingborg and Helsingor.    The project will ... More Information

Three TERRATEC EPBMS delivered for Ninth Bangkok Water Supply Tunnel

A total of three new TERRATEC TBMs will take part in the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority’s Ninth Bangkok Water Supply Improvement project in Thailand. TERRATEC celebrated the ... More Information

CRCHI Showcases Its Comprehensive Solution of Underground Engineering Equipment at BAUMA 2022

CRCHI Showcases Its Comprehensive Solution of Underground Engineering Equipment at BAUMA 2022

Press release - The 33rd Edition of the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment (bauma ... More Information

Route decision for E6 Gyllan – Kvål

On 25th  October the municipal council in Melhus municipality gave the go ahead with routes 1.1A with 100 km/h and option 2.1 with the 6km Homyrkam tunnel for the new E6 from Gyllan to Kval. ... More Information

The second of HS2's TBM sets off underneath the capital

On 27 October 2022 HS2 Ltd launched their fifth TBM Caroline, that will be constructing tunnels for the HS2 railway through London. HS2’s first London TBM Sushila - started on the 06 October ... More Information

RRTS corridor witnesses first tunnel breakthrough in Meerut

RRTS corridor witnesses first tunnel breakthrough in Meerut

On the 22/10/2022 the 90m-long TBM EPB S90 (Sudarshan 8.3) completed the first 750 m long tunnel to the Begumpul station in Meerut on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. The tunnel has been ... More Information

Suburban Rail Loop East project - updates

Construction of SRL East between Cheltenham and Box Hill is now underway. SRL East will deliver 26km of twin tunnels and 6 brand new underground stations and quicker journeys between major ... More Information

First tunnel boring machines arrive for Sydney Metro West

First tunnel boring machines arrive for Sydney Metro West

The first two TBMs have arrived for the Sydney Metro West project, ready to start construction on the new 24-km tunnels which will connect Greater Parramatta to the Sydney CBD.   The two ... More Information

WTC2023| Full Paper Submission - Deadline Extended

This is your last chance to submit your work! Due to the overwhelming requests of many authors, the organizing committee has decided to extend the paper submission deadline until October 31st. We ... More Information

METAX | Geotechnical, Drilling & Oilfield Division of CIMA S.p.A. will be at BAUMA 2022 in Munich – October 24-30, 2022

Press release – BAUMA, the 33rd Edition of the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction ... More Information

ROBBINS NEW WEBINAR - SUSTAINABLE TUNNELLING WITH REBUILT TBMs

Can TBMs reduce your carbon footprint? TBMs have been proven to last for decades, and can be rebuilt cost effectively project after project with proper maintenance.  In fact, several known, ... More Information

Broadway Subway Project’s TBM Launched

Broadway Subway Project’s TBM Launched

Last week on the 14/10/22 Elsie, Broadway Subway Project Corporation's first TBM, was  launched at GNW (Great Northern Way)-Emily Carr Station. This was the start of the tunnel excavations to ... More Information

Last section of Athens’ Metro Line 3 Extension to Piraeus completed

Last section of Athens’ Metro Line 3 Extension to Piraeus completed

On the 10/10/2022 the inauguration ceremony for the last section of Athens metro line 3 extension was held in the Dimotiko Theatro Station in the city of Piraeus. The tunnel is 3.5 km long and was ... More Information

New milestones for the ECRL project

New milestones for the ECRL project

Final breakthrough for the 2.8 km long Kuantan East Coast Rail Link ECRL tunnel occurred on the 17/10/2022,  two months ahead of schedule. Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) is the owner of the ... More Information

STM at BAUMA 2022

STM at BAUMA 2022

Press Release - We are delighted to announce the attendance of the STM at the BAUMA Exhibition, taking place in Munich (Trade Fair Center Messe München) from the 24th to the 30th October 2022 - ... More Information

First tunnel completed for Snowy 2.0

First tunnel completed for Snowy 2.0

Main access tunnel  -  On 11th  October 2022 teams from Snowy Hydro and contractor Future Generation Joint Venture celebrated the completion of the excavation of its first tunnel for ... More Information

HS2 Chiltern tunnel – ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’ reach 4 mile point at Chalfont St Giles

HS2 Chiltern tunnel – ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’ reach 4 mile point at Chalfont St Giles

Press Release - Two enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machines digging HS2’s longest tunnels passed the second of five ventilation shafts this week, 4 miles into their 10 mile drive under the ... More Information

CRCHI Mega Slurry TBM "Jinghua" Assists the First Tunnel Section Breakthrough of Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project

CRCHI Mega Slurry TBM "Jinghua" Assists the First Tunnel Section Breakthrough of Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project

Press release  - In September 2022, the Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project reported more good news. The CRCHI mega slurry TBM "Jinghua" reached the intermediate air shaft ... More Information

Message from iPS Powerful People

iPS Powerful People are very sad to hear of the tragic event in Creeslough,  County Donegal, We know many people who call Donegal home and it’s difficult to understand how they are ... More Information

Works begin on the PGDL (General drainage plan for Lisbon)

Works begin on the PGDL (General drainage plan for Lisbon)

On 03/10/2022 Carmona Rodrigues, the ex-mayor of Lisbon (CML) who in 2004 had signed the first proposal of the PGDL (General drainage plan for Lisbon), and José Silva Ferreira, general ... More Information

See you at BAUMA 2022!

See you at BAUMA 2022!

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche CEAR will be exhibiting at the 33rd Edition of BAUMA, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Buildings, Mining and Construction ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - New milestone in Avrieux

With the completion of excavation of the first 10.5 km of the even-numbered tube of the Mont Cenis Base Tunnel between Saint-Martin-la-Porte and La Praz (in the direction of Paris) - the ... More Information

Innovative Riachuelo Project’s hydraulic tunnel filled

Innovative Riachuelo Project’s hydraulic tunnel filled

The innovative sub-fluvial tunnel near Buenos Aires, part of Lot 3 of the Riachuelo Environmental Restoration Project has been filled by water from the river Plate. This is a sustainable development ... More Information

The 8th edition of the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards returns this December in a digital format

Since 2015, the international competition seeks and rewards remarkable achievements in tunnelling and the underground industry. Organized by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space ... More Information

ForrestfieldAirport Link - The new Airport Line is ready for take-off

First trains on the Forrestfield-Airport Link, to be known as the Airport Line, will operate on Sunday 09 October 2022! Full services on the Airport Line commence on Monday 10 October. ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBMs ready to tackle Kanpur Metro’s 1st Underground Section in India

TERRATEC EPBMs ready to tackle Kanpur Metro’s 1st Underground Section in India

Gulermak/Sam India JV gets ready to commence tunnelling on the Corridor-1 of Kanpur. MRTS Project in India. TERRATEC celebrated the successful site acceptance testing of two 6.52m diameter Earth ... 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