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Contract Notice published for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Water has announced that an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Notice for work on the approx 25km long, 7.2m i.d. Thames Tideway Tunnel has been published. Work will be split geographically into three main works construction contracts worth a total of around £1.6bn – west (£300m – £500m), central (£600m – £950m) and east (£500m – £800m). Read more

Singapore LTA’s Thomson Line contract awards begin

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded Contract T213 for the construction of Caldecott Station and associated tunnels to Samsung C&T Corporation for a contract sum of approximately $285M. Scheduled to complete in year 2020, Caldecott station will become an interchange station connecting the future 30km long, fully underground Thomson Line with the existing Circle Line. Read more

Green light given for HS2 by Court of Appeal

Work on a new high speed railway from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds will continue after the Court of Appeal today (24 July 2013) rejected further attempts to derail the scheme. The court has given the government the green light to press ahead without delay in delivering the engine for growth. Read more

Jacobs scoops NWRL delivery role

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc has announced that it has been selected as Contract Delivery Manager for two contracts on the North West Rail Link (NWRL) project in Sydney, Australia. Officials did not disclose the contract values, but noted that the New South Wales Government has allocated a budget of approximately $3.6bn over the next four years for project development, property acquisition and early construction phases of the NWRL; one of Australia’s largest transportation infrastructure projects. Jacobs was selected for two of three major contracts on the project: the 15.5km long twin tube tunnels and station civil works contract (TSC) and the surface and viaduct civil works contract (SVC). Read more

Mott MacDonald for Delhi Metro Phase III

Mott MacDonald has been appointed detailed design consultant by the Hindustan Construction Company–Samsung joint venture for Phase III of Delhi Metro in India. The consultancy will provide geotechnical, civil and structural engineering services for contract CC34, which is part of the Janakpuri West to Kalindi Kunj corridor. Read more

Robbins claims World Record for 6-7m diameter machine

TBM manufacturer, Robbins is claiming a World Record advance for a 6.2m diameter machines currently working on the Indianapolis Deep Rock Tunnel Connector (DRTC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The rate occurred on June 12, 2013 when the machine achieved 124.7m in 24 hours – believed to be a milestone for TBMs in the 6 to 7m diameter range.
The veteran machine was originally built in 1976 and used on multiple projects, most recently on the Second Avenue Subway Project in New York City. The TBM has been rebuilt multiple times. Read more

PB wins Makkah Metro contract

Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded the role of Program Management Office Consultant by the Development Commission of Makkah and Mashaaer (DCOMM) on the Makkah Public Transport Program (MPTP). The contract is worth approximately US$96.6M and is expected to last 60 months. Read more

Tutor Perini Awarded $133 Million Amtrak Concrete Casing Contract

On July 08, Tutor Perini Corporation announced it has been awarded a contract by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation “Amtrak” to construct an underground concrete casing “box tunnel” beneath the Eastern Rail Yard of the Hudson Yards site in New York City. The contract value is approximately $133 million and the project has been funded through a Federal Transit Administration Hurricane Sandy relief allocation. Read more

Pakistan and China sign $18bn tunnel deal

Pakistan and China signed eight agreements on Friday, July 5th, agreeing to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties between the two countries, reports the Herald Tribune. One of the agreements includes the construction of a 200km-long tunnel that amounts to $18 billion in cost. The “Pak-China Economic corridor” will link Pakistan’s Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea and Kashghar in Xinjiang in northwest China. Read more

Dragados wins Bank upgrade

Transport for London’s (TfL) Board today approved the funding to award a contract to Dragados SA, through the new Innovative Contractor Engagement (ICE) process for the Bank station capacity upgrade project. Read more

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