News

Stay up to date with the latest news from the global tunnelling industry

Latest News

Network Rail gives historic deep shaft a new lease of life 24 September, 2021
Network Rail has completed the rehabilitation of a 241m-deep ventilation shaft serving the Cowburn Tunnel, located in a remote moorland area of the Peak District National Park and also one of the UK’s deepest railway tunnels.
> read more

Anti-Stonehenge scheme campaigners up the ante
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Boris Johnson is under pressure to scrap the proposed tunnel that will pass close to Stonehenge, following an open letter sent to 10 Downing Street by campaigning group Stonehenge Alliance, citing the adverse impact the tunnel would have on the World Heritage Site (WHS).
Open tender launched for Oslo E6 water supply project
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Oslo Municipality and Water Authority recently launched an open tender for the construction of the E6 Rentvannstunnel Clean Water Tunnel to bring treated water from a new plant at Huseby to the capital, Oslo, and also includes construction of new connections to the existing network.
Swiss underground goods conveyance network gets go ahead
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Cargo sous terrain (CST), the proposed system for transporting goods within Switzerland through tunnels linking production/distribution sites with urban centres has been given the green light by the country’s parliament.
Breakthrough achieved on India’s widest tunnel
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Infrastructure provider Afcons has achieved the fourth and final breakthrough on India’s widest tunnel, the twin-tubed Igatpuri Tunnel in Maharashtra. At 8km long, the tunnel is also the fourth longest in the country.
RFQ released for Scarborough Subway Extension
Monday, September 20, 2021 Ontario’s government (the Province of Ontario) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the design and delivery of the new subway stations, rail and systems work for Toronto’s Scarborough Subway Extension.
TBM blamed for sinkholes in Montreal wetland
Monday, September 20, 2021 Construction work on Greater Montreal’s light rail network (REM) was the cause of sinkholes that formed in the wetlands of Technoparc Montreal, according to Quebec’s Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MELCC).
AECOM wins environmental assessment for longest road tunnel
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Following a competitive tender, infrastructure provider AECOM has been awarded a contract to undertake the environmental assessment of what looks set to become Australia’s longest road tunnel.
German team wins Musk boring competition
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 TUM Boring, in association with the Technical University of Munich, has won The Boring Company’s inaugural Not-a-Boring Competition 2021, having completed a tunnel in the fastest time with its mechanical excavation machine.
Mammoth Chinese hard-rock TBM launches in Georgia
Monday, September 13, 2021 Crews from China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) have completed in three months the assembly and launch of one of the world's largest diameter, full-face, hard rock tunnel boring machines for the Kvesheti-Kobi highway tunnel project in Georgia.
India plans major tunnel beneath Brahmaputra River
Monday, September 13, 2021 India is planning to build a road tunnel under the Brahmaputra River in the northeast of the country as a military response to China’s strategy in the troubled border region.

News Archive