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SELI wins TERNA cable tunnel

TERNA, the Electric Power Transmission Company, has awarded SELI the contract for the construction of the underground works for a new cable line that will transport clean energy from Sicily to Calabria on the Italian mainland. The contract, worth US$54.8M, with US$24.5M for TBM works alone, includes excavation of a 2,842m tunnel using a 4.09m diameter Double Shield TBM, and a 353m deep vertical shaft. The tunnel will bring two sets of cables from Sicily’s Favazzina harbor to the Scilla power station on the mainland, some 630m above sea level. Read more

LTA awards last Downtown Line 3 contracts

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the last three civil contracts for the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) project worth S$563.35 million. They include contracts for the construction of Upper Changi and Bendemeer stations, two of 16 stations on DTL3, which will be fully underground. Read more

KL MRT warns against bribery

Contractors bidding for the multi-billion ringgit My Rapid Transit (MRT) have been warned to stay clean, or risk actions from the law including de-registration of their companies and having their tenders terminated.

Alaskan Way finally gets Federal approval

After 10 years of environmental review and analysis, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today signed a record of decision allowing the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to begin final design and construction of the State Route 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle. The 2.72km long tunnel will be bored using a 17.5m diameter EPBM and will replace the double-deck Alaskan Way Viaduct along Seattle’s waterfront. Read more

AECOM wins India Rail Tunnel contract

AECOM has been awarded a design and construction supervision contract for Tunnel no 1 to be built on the Jiribam to Tupul new railway line in the eastern state of Manipur, India. The project will be undertaken for the Government of India’s North Frontier Railway. Read more

China Slurry TBM soon to start

Contractor, Guangdong No. 2 Hydropower Engineering Co., Ltd, will launch its 6.26m diameter Robbins Slurry TBM in mid-September 2011 on the 2.7km long Zhanjiang Bay Cross-Sea Tunnel in China. An acceptance ceremony for the TBM was held in Shanghai on June 28, 2011. Read more

NZ’s toughest tunnel awarded

NZ Transport Agency’s has announced its preferred tenderer for New Zealand’s biggest and most complex road project – Auckland’s Waterview Connection, which includes one of the country’s most challenging tunnels to-date – 2.5km of 14.1m diameter twin bores. The successful tenderer is: Read more

Herrenknecht to supply 19.25m Mixshield

Russian operating company NCC (Nevskaya Concession Company) has placed an order with Herrenknecht for the construction of a world record breaking 19.25m diameter Mixshield TBM. The machine will bore the 1km long Orlovski Tunnel linking the centre of St Petersburg via an underpass of the Neve River, and will be the largest TBM ever built. Read more

Keller wins US$50M Crossrail work

Keller Group plc has announced that it has been awarded two major contracts totalling US$50M relating to the main tunnels for London’s Crossrail,.Keller UK (“Keller”) has won the compensation grouting works at LU’s Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street stations. The contract covers the installation of over 50km of specialist grout pipe. Keller has also been awarded a contract for structural monitoring, geotechnical instrumentation and surveying works, employing the Getec monitoring system. Read more

Thames Tunnel drive strategy

BMT Isis, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the latest phase of its work with Thames Water, in helping to develop the overall tunnel drive strategy for the proposed Thames Tunnel. Read more

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