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Indianapolis awards rock tunnel CM

AECOM Technology Corporation announced yesterday, September 29th, it has officially been awarded a US$25M construction management services contract from the City of Indianapolis for its US$280M Deep Rock Tunnel Connection (DRTC) and dewatering pump station in Indianapolis. Read more

CH2M HILL to acquire Halcrow

The Halcrow group board has announced that the business is to be acquired by the global engineering and construction firm, CH2M HILL. The two companies have entered into an agreement that will see CH2M HILL buy 100% of the issued and to be issued share capital of Halcrow Holdings Limited for the consideration of approximately US$193M. The acquisition is subject to Halcrow’s shareholder approval and the approval of the UK high court, and is expected to close in November 2011. Read more

Crossrail’s first portal completed ahead of schedule

The Costain/Skanska JV has completed construction of Crossrail’s Royal Oak portal almost one month ahead of schedule. Work is now underway to prepare the site for EPBM tunnelling to start next year. The portal will be the entry point for the two EPBMs that will construct the C300 western running tunnels. Read more

Tunneling completes for New York’s Second Avenue Subway

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that S3 Tunnel Constructors – a JV of Skanska USA, JF Shea Constructors and Schiavone Construction – completed tunnelling today (Thursday, September 22nd) for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway when its 7.2m (23.6ft) diameter Robbins TBM reached the Lexington Avenue-63rd Street station, breaking into the existing tunnel. The completion of tunneling marks a major milestone in the $4.45 billion project, which will provide service from 96th Street to 63rd Street as an extension of the Q train. Read more

Herrenknecht supply final Crossrail TBMs

The remaining two TBMs required to construct Crossrail will be manufactured by Herrenknecht AG, Germany. The final two TBMs will dig Crossrail’s Thames Tunnel, C310, in south-east London. Read more

Crossrail begins procurement of major tunnel fit-out works

Crossrail today announced that a contract notice has been placed in the Official Journal of the European Union seeking expressions of interest for the major fit-out of the new rail tunnels. The indicative value of the contract is in the region of US$628M. Read more

Skanska/Traylor JV wins 2nd Avenue’s 86th Street Station Cavern contract

A joint venture of Skanska USA and Traylor Bros has been awarded a US$301 million contract to construct the 86th Street Station cavern for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Second Avenue Subway, in New York. Read more

Costain’s Cleopatra arrives

Costain’s first drive for National Grid on its US$318M, 33km long London Cable Tunnels project has reached a significant milestone with the lowering down the shaft of the Herrenknecht EPBM ‘Cleopatra’ that will be used to bore the 4m i.d. approximately 8km long St John’s Wood Tunnel. Read more

MTA awards last major contract for the 7 Line Extension

On September 14th, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that work will begin this month on the last major contract needed to extend the 7 subway line to the Far West Side of Manhattan (see NATJ Sept ‘11 digital edition). The contract, signed in August for $513.7 million, was awarded to a joint venture of Skanska USA and the RailWorks Corp. Funding for the contract is being provided by the Hudson Yards Development Corporation. Read more

Normet furthers growth strategy

The Normet Group has made two significant steps towards further business growth with the acquisition of the entire equipment and service business of Swedish Essverk Berg AB as of September 1, 2011, for mining and tunnelling, including relevant assets and employees, and the signing of an agreement with QME Limited, a mining equipment company based in Ireland, to develop their cooperation and service activities. Read more

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