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Two more TBMs for Sicilian railway pass FAT
22 April 2024 Two more TBMs that will build tunnels for Sicily’s Palermo-Catania railway have passed their Factory Acceptance Test.

Entries open for No-Dig Awards
19 April 2024 The International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) has opened applications for this year’s No-Dig Awards.

TBM breaks through on Virginia road tunnel
18 April 2024 The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project marked a major milestone yesterday when the TBM broke through on Virginia’s first bored road tunnel.

Dredging completed for Fehmarnbelt tunnel trench
17 April 2024 Dredging of the 18km-long trench for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is now complete.

NAT 2024 early registration open
16 April 2024 Early bird registration is open for this year’s North American Tunneling Conference (NAT).

Contract awarded for Dubai road tunnel
16 April 2024 Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for construction of the Al Khaleej Street Tunnel Project.

New tunnel proposed for NZ capital
15 April 2024 The New Zealand government is considering building a 4km road tunnel under the country’s capital.

Cowi appointed technical adviser for Norwegian ship tunnel
15 April 2024 The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has selected Cowi as the technical adviser for the construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel.

Tunnelling set to start for Northumbrian Water
12 April 2024 The TBM that will tunnel under the River Tees for Northumbrian Water’s Project Pipeline: County Durham and Tees Valley has arrived on site.

Tunnelling completed for LA subway extension
12 April 2024 Tunnelling has been completed in Los Angeles for the D Line Subway Extension.

TBMs assembled for Sydney harbour rail crossing
10 April 2024 Sydney Metro West is gearing up to build Sydney’s second under-harbour railway crossing with the final TBMs arriving on site.

Final TBM launched for HS2 Northolt Tunnel
10 April 2024 The fourth, and final, TBM for HS2’s Northolt Tunnel beneath London, has been launched.

CREG explosion-proof EPBM ready for Sicily
10 April 2024 An explosion-proof EPBM for Lot 4A of the Palermo-Catania railway has passed its Factory Acceptance Test.

Snowy 2.0 prepares to tunnel inclined pressure shaft
08 April 2024 Preparations are under way to tunnel the inclined pressure shaft (IPS) for Australia’s Snowy 2.0 hydropower project.

Herrenknecht presents eighth TBM for Brenner tunnel
05 April 2024 Herrenknecht has presented the second of two TBMs for Lot H53 on the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT).

Another TBM completed for Sicilian railway
05 April 2024 The first of the five TBMs that will excavate Lot 3 Lercara-Caltanissetta Xirbi of Sicily’s Palermo-Catania railway has completed the Factory Acceptance test in China.

EarthCam provides updates on Tonnelle Avenue Project
04 April 2024 The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) has installed an EarthCam on the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge and Utility Relocation Project to provide live images for the public.

Amtrak appoints delivery partner for Baltimore tunnel
04 April 2024 Amtrak has selected Advance, a joint venture led by Aecom and Jacobs, as delivery partner for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program.

Porr prepares for power plant conversion tunnelling
03 April 2024 Preparations for tunnelling to convert a storage and run-of-river power plant to a pumped storage power plant are under way in Germany.

Registration opens for 2025 Not-a-Boring Competition
03 April 2024 Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has launched the 2025 Not-a-Boring Competition.



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