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A fleet of TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for action on Chennai Metro Phase-II Tunnelling

A fleet of TERRATEC EPBMs gear up for action on Chennai Metro Phase-II Tunnelling

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of the first of five 6.61m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machines (EPBMs) that will be used by Tata Projects Ltd. for its underground ... More Information

Algiers Metro Breakthrough

Kahina the TBM built by SELI Overseas, who were employed by Algiers Metro has broken through. The 1380 m tunnel is the longest of the 9.6km El-Harrach – Aeroport section ... More Information

TLT-Turbo GmbH a Single-Source Solution

TLT-Turbo GmbH a Single-Source Solution

For over fifty years, TLT-Turbo has developed first-of-their-kind, fine-tuned, and advanced ventilation systems for road, railway and metro tunnels. TLT-Turbo focuses on the system as a whole to ... More Information

Epiroc launches new digital solutions for tunnelling construction

Press release - Epiroc expands its digital solutions portfolio within the construction industry by launching Mobilaris Tunnelling Intelligence, a decision support system for tunnelling ... More Information

WTC2023 - Abstracts' Submission

WTC2023 - Abstracts' Submission

Don’t miss the chance to publish your research/best practices at WTC2023: the deadline of the WTC2023 Abstracts' Submission, is quickly approaching. We would like to thank those who have ... More Information

BBT – Breakthrough in the Brenner Base Tunnel

BBT – Breakthrough in the Brenner Base Tunnel

On the 19/05/2022 at 13h45 an excavator broke through between lot H71 Eisack undercrossing (built by Webuild) and Lot Mules 2-3 (built by Webuild and Ghella), on the Italian side of the East line ... More Information

The Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia Line

The Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia Line

The EUR3.84 bn (SEK40 bn) Norrbotnia/ North Bothnia line is a 270 km new coastal railway between Umea and Lulea for faster, safer and more environmentally friendly travel and transport, which ... More Information

Robbins TBM takes on Karstic Limestone below St. Louis

Robbins TBM takes on Karstic Limestone below St. Louis

In Spring 2022, a specialized Robbins 4.1 m (13.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM launched in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, to complete a critical infrastructure tunnel for contractor SAK Construction. The ... More Information

The UDLP on display for the North East Link Tunnels for comment ahead of major construction.

Before major construction of the North East Link Tunnels gets underway, North East Link Program (NELP) is asking the local community what they think of the look and feel of what’s planned for ... More Information

Construction begins on Fehmarnbelt Tunnel entrance

On the 5th  May works officially began on the Fehmarnbelt tunnel portal on the Danish side, where train and car traffic will in future run through the 18-km-long tunnel to Germany. A ceremony ... More Information

The Elizabeth line set to open on Tuesday 24 May 2022

The Elizabeth line in London will open on the 24th  May 2022, with full services across the entire route introduced by May 2023.  The new railway being delivered by Crossrail Ltd will run ... More Information

Statens Vegvesen will prioritize 20 Norwegian road projects, worth EUR15bn.

On the 10/05/2022 and for the first time, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration has made a list of prioritized 20 road and tunnel projects for the next 6 years at an estimated cost of ... More Information

ECRL Project in Malaysia update

ECRL Project in Malaysia update

The construction of the 665 km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project has recorded overall progress of 28.57 %. The percentage includes construction works in four states, namely Kelantan, Terengganu, ... More Information

Kuwait - Sea Outfall tunnel for Umm Al Hayman Wastewater Treatment Project Completed

On the 10/05/2022 the joint venture between Al Hassanain (AHC) and Joseph Gallagher Limited (JGL) completed the 1,960 m Sea Outfall tunnel with an internal diameter of 2.2m, part of the Umm Al ... More Information

BBT – Excavation has started at the H52-Hochstegen construction lot in Austria

On 04/05/2022 a ground breaking ceremony was held for Lot H52 Hochstegen in the presence of Maria Lorenzatto, godmother of the tunnel, along with the various authorities and companies involved. The ... More Information

Normet acquires Aliva Equipment assets to strengthen its sprayed concrete offering

Normet has entered into an agreement with Sika to acquire its Aliva Equipment business assets. With the acquisition, Normet supports its growth strategy by strengthening its offering in sprayed ... More Information

VTA Board Approves First Major Contract of BART Extension to Downtown San Jose/Santa Clara

Press release - At its May 5th regular board meeting, the Santa Clara Valley (VTA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to authorize the General Manager/CEO to execute the first in a series of ... More Information

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Bane NOR sign a cooperation agreement

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Bane NOR sign a cooperation agreement

Press Release - The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Bane NOR signed a cooperation agreement on the €4.5 bn Arna-Stanghelle Joint Project After six years of planning, the mega-project ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - First breakthrough on Line 18

Grand Paris Express - First breakthrough on Line 18

On 25/04/2022 the TBM Caroline reached the future Antonypole station in the Antony municipality for Line 18, of the Grand Paris Express project. The TBM - launched in December 2021 from the Marechal ... More Information

TBM Underway again! Dame Whina Cooper sets off on second tunnel dig

TBM Underway again! Dame Whina Cooper sets off on second tunnel dig

On 26/04/2022 the Dame Whina Cooper TBM - 130 m-long, 7.15 m-diameter and 910 t-weight – has been declared ready to bore and has been launched from 110 m within a mined tunnel at City Rail ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBM completes Bangkok Rama III Cable Tunnel Project

TERRATEC EPBM completes Bangkok Rama III Cable Tunnel Project

TERRATEC is proud to announce the completion of the Rama III Tunnel Project in Bangkok, Thailand. The tunnel was completed using a TERRATEC 4.27m diameter TBM EPB.  It successfully holed ... More Information

Tunlift, the perfect solution for tunnel maintenance

Tunlift, the perfect solution for tunnel maintenance

Tunlift is a variable geometry lifting platform that has been specially developed by professionals in the sector. The "tunnel inspection" platform is based on a patented principle that allows ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - 10.5 km of the Base Tunnel completed

On the 28/04/2022 at Saint-Martin-la-Porte, in Val Maurienne, France excavation of the first 10.5 km of the Turin-Lyon base tunnel has now been completed:- click here for a video. At around 11:00 ... More Information

Second TBM starts her journey on the West Gate Tunnel

TBM Vida - 15.6m in diameter, 90m long and weighing 4000 t - is now on her way digging the 2.8km inbound tunnel for the West Gate Tunnel Project. Vida’s journey will take 12 months, with the ... More Information

Cross River Rail - Northern Tunnel Portal construction update

The TBMs - used for excavating the Cross River Rail’s tunnel in Brisbane - have now been taken away from site, allowing the gantry crane to be removed as well: click here for the video. ... More Information

Public comment period open on Massey Tunnel replacement

The early engagement phase of the environmental assessment process is underway for the proposed toll-free eight-lane tunnel to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel.   The proposed ... More Information

Equipment arrives for Broadway subway project

The first shipment of parts for the TBM that will dig the Broadway subway project tunnels has arrived in British Columbia.   The TBM components left Germany on 25/02/2022 and sailed ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing invites shortlisted bidders to participate in dialogue

Press release - National Highways has (Tuesday 26 April 2022) invited shortlisted bidders to participate in dialogue for the £2.3 billion contract to build the tunnel and approach roads for ... More Information

Tunnelling Continues for the Clearwater Project

Tunnelling Continues for the Clearwater Project

A TBM named Rachel continues to build a 5.49 m (18-foot) internal diameter tunnel for the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP) in Carson towards Royal Palms Beach in San ... More Information

Bramble, the first mini HS2 TBM

The site at Wormwood Scrubs is where HS2 will relocate the Stamford Brook Sewer and some utility services currently running under Old Oak Common Lane. This needs to be done in order to construct the ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - Final Breakthrough for TBM Armelle

Grand Paris Express - Final Breakthrough for TBM Armelle

TBM Armelle has reached its final destination at the Hugo manufact at Ville du Blanc-Mesnil on Line 16 for Grand Paris Express. The machine, launched from the Braque shaft in Aulnay-Sous-Bois, ... More Information

Final project for the Fontanabuona tunnel in Liguria, Italy

On 19/04/2022 the final design of the Val Fontanabuona Tunnel prepared by Autostrade per l'Italia was presented: a 230 million Euro project for a new junction on the A12 motorway and a 5.6 km long ... More Information

Construction of Prague’s metro Line D ready to start

Construction of Prague’s metro Line D ready to start

At the beginning of March 2022, the Czecha Ministry of Transport rejected the appeal of opponents to the construction of Metro line D in Prague. They also confirmed that the Prague Public Transit ... More Information

Epiroc wins large order including battery machines and automation solutions for new mine in Canada

Epiroc wins large order including battery machines and automation solutions for new mine in Canada

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order for equipment, including battery-electric machines and automation ... More Information

Gennaretti centrifugal systems will be at GIC – Italian Concrete Days!

Gennaretti centrifugal systems will be at GIC – Italian Concrete Days!

Press release - From April 28th to 30th  GIC, the exhibition for technologies, plants and equipment related to concrete, will be held in the Piacenza Expo Centre in Italy. ... More Information

Tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

On the 11/04/2022 Metrolinx marked a major milestone as tunnelling began on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, the 9.2-km extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Mount Dennis Station to ... More Information

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'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