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Brighton final breakthrough

The new sewer tunnel from Brighton Marina to Friars Bay on the UK’s south coast, being constructed as part of Southern Water’s US$480M scheme to bring cleaner seas to Sussex, is now complete following the Lovat 2.4m diameter TBM Alice’s arrival at Portobello on the 22nd June 2011. Read more

LTA awards DTL3 station contracts

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two more civil contracts – C929 and C932A, with a total value of US$175M for the Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) project. Read more

Crossrail lease tunnel logistics facility

London’s Crossrail project has signed an agreement to lease land at Lafarge’s former cement works at Northfleet as a temporary logistics facility. The site will receive all the excavated material from Crossrail’s western tunnels that run from Royal Oak to Farringdon. The site will receive excavated material by rail and briefly store it before loading it onto ships for delivery to regeneration sites for reuse. Read more

New CEO for NFM Technologies

Alain Deleard, 53, has been appointed the new CEO of NFM Technologies. He replaces Luc Devaux. Before joining NFM Technologies in 2008, Alain Deleard worked in industrial companies in the packaging and automotive sectors. Read more

Government seeks HS2 reassurance

A Commons Select Committee looking at the Government’s HS2 high-speed rail project has commissioned an independent review into the US$52bn scheme rather than just relying on written and verbal evidence, it has been announced. Read more

Sydney Desal project honoured

The Blue Water JV comprising Veolia Water and John Holland, with design JV AECOM and Sinclair Knight Merz, have been honoured at the 2011 Global Water Awards in Germany.  The Desalination Plant of the Year was awarded to the Sydney Desalination Plant located near Kurnell on the south side of Botany Bay in Australia.  The Global Water Awards recognise the most important achievements in the water industry in the past year. Read more

DSI sold to Triton

DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) has been acquired by Triton, a private equity investment firm. Alan Bate, Chairman and CEO, commented, “The new owner is both interested and dedicated to the success of DSI. It is also clear from customers, suppliers and partners that our new found ownership and financial stability is welcomed. We also see this manifest in new approaches to work with DSI on projects and programs.” Read more

SELI/KHI sign five EPBM deal

A year after the working agreement was signed between SELI and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd (KHI), leaders of the two companies gathered this morning at the SELI headquarters in Rome to sign an order to start construction of five new EPBMs to be used during excavation of the Copenhagen and Bangalore Metro lines. Read more

Phase 3 to double Delhi’s metro tunnels

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has announced that the length of the tunnelled sections on its proposed Phase 3 will almost equal the total underground sections built so far on both Phase 1 and 2. The length of 5.7m-5.8m diameter tunnel on the city’s metro currently stands at 48km with 31 underground stations, whilst Phase 3 alone will involve the construction of some 41km of tunnel with 28 underground stations. Read more

Kuala Lumpur MRT tender deadline

27th June, before 12pm local-time, is the deadline for contractors wishing to submit applications for the Kuala Lumpur MRT’s “Pre-Qualification for underground works packages for the proposed project Mass Transit Lembah Kelang: Jajaran Sungai Buloh-Kajang.” The general scope of the design and build works includes 9.5km of tunnel boring and construction, seven underground stations, M&E works for tunnels and underground stations and other associated works deemed necessary. Read more

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