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Three shortlisted for East West Link

Three consortia have been shortlisted by the Victorian Coalition Government for Melbourne’s East West Link. The project includes the construction of a 6km long road tunnel. The three are: East West Connect; consisting of Capella Capital/Lend Lease/Acciona/Bouygues. Inner Link Group; comprising Cintra Infraestructuras S.A/Retail Employees Superannuation/Samsung C&T Corporation/Ferrovial Agroman (Australia)/Ghella/Transfield Services (Australia)/Macquarie Capital (Australia) Pty Ltd. Momentum Infrastructure; formed of John Holland/Dragados Australia/Leighton Contractors/Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras S.A/The Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ.

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Shieldhall officially announced for Glasgow

Scottish Water has officially announced it is to build a 5km long, 4.65m diameter waste water tunnel in the south of Glasgow as part of the biggest upgrade of the city’s waste water network in more than a century. Work on the $160M, TBM driven Shieldhall Tunnel is expected to start in mid-2014 and take three and a half years to complete. Read more

Bangkok road collapse not affecting Blue Line Extension

Bangkok’s MRT Blue Line extension tunnel has been unaffected by a partial road collapse above its alignment in the city’s Chinatown area, Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt has told Thai news agencies. According to Thai media outlet ‘The Nation’, part of the road surface on Charoenkrung Road subsided at roughly 2am yesterday, leaving a 25cm deep crater at the MRT Blue Line’s extension construction site. Read more

Salini increases stake in major Italian rail project

Salini S.p.A. and Impregilo S.p.A. have announced that Impregilo has signed an agreement with Tecnimont S.p.A., a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., to acquire a further 10% stake in the COCIV Consortium, the general contractor for the construction of Italy’s Terzo Valico Ferroviario dei Giovi project (Milan-Genoa high-capacity, high-speed railway line), for a price of around €25M. The complete 52km long line features some 40km of tunnels under construction. Read more

NFM to supply four TBMs for Sydney’s NWRL

NFM Technologies has received an order worth almost €40M, to supply four 6.99m-diameter, hard rock TBMs, for use on the North West Rail Link project – the first stage of Sydney’s new rapid transit network. The contract was awarded by the JV comprising Thiess, John Holland and Dragados, acting on behalf of Transport for NSW, the Government of New South Wales’ transport authority. Read more

MTR quality awards for contractors

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has awarded its major contractors for their outstanding performance and dedication in construction quality, worksite safety, environmental management and stakeholder engagement in its predominantly tunnelled five new railway projects. It has been the seventh presentation ceremony which are made at its biannual Quality, Safety, Environmental and Stakeholder Engagement Awards ceremony today (Wednesday, 18 September 2013). Read more

Cross City Tunnel in voluntary administration

The directors of the owner of Sydney’s Cross City Tunnel concession, CrossCity Motorway Pty Ltd, have placed the company into voluntary administration. CrossCity Motorway Pty Ltd is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, EISER Infrastructure Partners and Leighton Contractors. It has held the tunnel concession since September 2007. Read more

LTA to call for EIA consultant for CRL

The Singapore LTA will call a tender in the first quarter of 2014 to engage a consultant to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the portion of the proposed 50km long, underground Cross Island Line (CRL) around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR), to ascertain how various alignments could affect the CCNR. Read more

CEC wins on Jaipur Metro

Taiwanese contractor, Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC), has been awarded a US$80M contract for the construction of the 1.5km, 5.6m diameter TBM bored twin tunnel and two underground stations from Chandpole to Badi Choupar on India’s 9.5km long Phase 1 of the Jaipur Metro. Read more

Crossrail’s millionth tonne removed

The one millionth tonne of earth to travel by rail has left Crossrail’s tunnel entrance in west London for Northfleet in Kent. The 55 million year old earth has come from the construction of Crossrail’s western tunnels between Royal Oak and Farringdon by two Herrenknecht EPBMs. Read more

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