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AECOM wins Hong Kong TM-CLKL

AECOM Asia Company Limited, has been awarded a consultancy contract amounting to an estimated contract value of US$148M, by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Highways Department for the design and construction of the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) project. The project is part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) and includes the construction of a 4.8km long sub-sea tunnel. Read more

Fehmarnbelt bored option rejected?

Femern A/S has published a Consolidated Technical Report on the four investigated technical solutions for a fixed link between Denmark and Germany. A re-considered bored tunnel option is likely to be rejected with the immersed tunnel under the Fehmarnbelt still the preferred solution. Read more

Crossrail awards muck away contract

Crossrail has awarded the contract to ship excavated material arising from Crossrail’s construction to Wallasea Island, Essex to create a new RSPB nature reserve. The US$78M Contract, C807 – Marine Transportation has been won by the Joint Venture comprising BAM Nuttall Limited/Van Oord UK Ltd. Read more

Atlas Copco acquires GIA

Atlas Copco AB has agreed to acquire the underground business of GIA Industri AB from Vätterledens Verkstad AB. With
the acquisition, Atlas Copco broadens its offering with products including electric mine trucks, utility vehicles and ventilation systems. Read more

Zhengzhou Metro breakthrough

Zhengzhou, China is one step closer to becoming a national crossroads for rail traffic with the recent breakthrough of two EPBMs on its Metro Line 1. The 6.3m Robbins TBMs have set a Chinese EPB record in the process, excavating up to 720m in one month. The machines holed through in October and November 2011, two weeks ahead of schedule. Read more

Lai Chi Kok final breakthrough

December 13 saw the successful breakthrough of the 5.65m diameter Herrenknecht Mixshield on the 1.1km long mixed ground Main Tunnel section of Hong Kong’s US$220M, 3.7km long Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel. The previous 2.3km long Branch Tunnel broke through on the 18th January this year after driving prominently through granite. Read more

First Crossrail TBM unveiled

Crossrail has unveiled the first its eight, 1,000 tonne Herrenknecht TBMs that will construct the 21km of twin-bore tunnels for the cross-city link under central London. The 140m long, fully assembled TBM is currently undergoing factory testing at the Herrenknecht facility in Germany. The machine will shortly be dismantled and shipped to London where it will be re-assembled at Westbourne Park ahead of tunnelling commencing from Royal Oak in March. Read more

Thiess wins $140M Ausgrid contract

Thiess has won a $140M contract with Australia’s largest electricity distributor Ausgrid to deliver Sydney’s 132kV City East Cable Tunnel (CECT) project. Works include the construction of a 3.2km long x 3.5m diameter segmentally lined tunnel under the city, bored by TBM. The tunnel will connect the existing City North substation in Sussex Street to a new substation in Riley Street, Surry Hills. Read more

Arup wins design of 6km Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project tunnel

Arup has won a tender to conduct the design of a 6km liquefied natural gas (LNG) tunnel for Arrow Energy on Queensland’s central coast, in Australia. The 6km-long 4m i.d. tunnel will be excavated at about 35m beneath the Gladstone Harbour seabed and ultimately house a high-pressure gas pipeline, which will transport coal seam gas (CSG) across the Narrows from the mainland to the Arrow LNG Plant on the southern end of Curtis Island. Read more

VDOT awards Midtown Tunnel P3 construction contract to ERC

On December 5th, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has signed a comprehensive agreement with Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) to build a new immersed tube tunnel under the Elizabeth River, running parallel to the existing Midtown Tunnel, as well as rehabilitate the Midtown and Downtown tunnels, and extend the Martin Luther King Freeway. Read more

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