News Archive

Gause joins Normet Americas, Inc – press release

Normet Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce that Chris Gause has joined the organization in the position of Sales Manager – Tunneling/Civil.  In this capacity, Gause will lead the business development for Normet’s equipment and technological solutions into the tunneling, underground, and heavy construction industries in North America. Read more

Hallandsas Halfway Breakthrough – press release

The 10.6m diameter Herrenknecht TBM, Asa, has broken through on the north side of Sweden’s 8.7km long Hallandsas Tunnel thus completing the first of two planned tunnel tubes for the double-track railway. Read more

Singapore LTA reveals DTL3 tunnel alignment

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced the alignment and 16 station locations on its upcoming 21km long entirely underground Downtown Line 3 (DTL3). Read more

TJ Breaking News – Costain set to scoop London Cable Tunnels

Tunnelling Journal can reveal Costain is the preferred bidder for National Grid’s three cable tunnels in London totalling 30km of 4m diameter, TBM driven segmentally lined tunnel. The three tunnels, to be built mostly through London Clay, are the 12.5km long Hackney to St John’s Wood tunnel, the 7.4km long Willesden to St John’s Wood tunnel, and the 12.1km long Wimbledon to Kensal Green tunnel. Read more

Leighton Asia/Gammon Construction JV win on XRL

MTR Corporation has awarded Leighton Asia, in joint venture with Gammon Construction, a US$368M contract to construct the West Kowloon Terminus Approach Tunnel and Track Fan Tunnel section of the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL). Read more

Edmund H Shea Jr passes away

Edmund H. Shea, Jr., an entrepreneur and pioneering venture capital investor, who led one of North America’s top tunnelling companies, passed away on Aug 13th at his San Marino home having succumbed to pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 80. Read more

MTR awards XRL Contract 824

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has awarded the Kier/Kaden/OSSA JV Contract 824 on its 26km long, US$8.3bn Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link. The US$193M Contract 824 involves the drill and blast of the approximate 3km of tunnel between Ngau Tam Mei and Tai Kong Po.

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Bond Street Station award

The Costain/Laing O’Rourke JV has beaten off competition from Balfour Beatty and a Taylor Woodrow/BAM Nuttall JV to scoop the US$480m contract to re-develop London Underground’s Bond Street Station. The contract, awarded by Transport for London and key to the re-development of LU’s system, will see construction begin in 2011 for completion in 2017. Read more

Four Pre-qualify for Dublin’s US$3.3bn DART Underground

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Railways) has announced that four international consortia have reached the pre-qualification phase for the PPP procurement process for Dublin’s US$3.3bn DART Underground project. The scheme includes the construction of 7.4km of twin-tube tunnel bored by two TBMs, 25m deep under Dublin city centre. The consortia are:

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