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Are you looking for a career that takes you beyond your desk and allows you to get your hands dirty? A career in civil underground engineering is exciting, adventurous, and challenging, letting you travel the world while you develop your skills. It's also diverse and multidisciplinary. No two projects will ever be the same.

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Source: Tunneling & Underground Construction

Fourth Tunnel Boring Machine Launched for HS2 Northolt Tunnel

The fourth and final tunnel boring machine (TBM) for HS2’s Northolt Tunnel has been launched. HS2 reported that the 13.5 km (8.4-mile) Northolt Tunnel will run from Victoria Road in Ealing to West Ruislip in Hillingdon

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Source: Tunnel Business Magazine

London’s Super Sewer Now Fully Built after Final Lid Lifted into Place

Work to build London’s super sewer, including its tunnels and shafts, is now fully complete following the lifting of the final piece of the puzzle into place in east London, Tideway announced on March 27.

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Source: Tunnelling Journal

CREG ‘Explosion Proof’ EPBM Ready For Italy

CREG Explosion-proof EPB TBM Ready for Palermo-Catania Railway Line Lot 4A in Sicily March 22, 2024, saw the 9.48m diameter CREG ‘explosion-proof’ EPBM “CREC 1403” successfully rolled off the production line in Tianjin, China. The machine will be used during construction of the Palermo-Catania railway line Lot 4A in Sicily, Italy.

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Everything is different in the underground industry. You're a creative problem solver who has to think on their feet. You will see more in one day than others will see in their whole career.”

Matt Evans Engineer Professor at Oregon State University
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Are you ready to take your education about underground construction one step further? Apply for a scholarship to learn more about the industry and get to know professionals and available opportunities. Scholarships are offered to students to encourage the academic pursuits and careers in the field of tunneling and underground construction.

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