News Archive

Peru awards $5.66 billion subway project to FCC and ACS led consortium

A consortium led by Spanish construction giants FCC and ACS has won a $5.66 billion contract to design, finance, build, operate, maintain and transfer 35km (21-miles) of new subway line in Lima, Peru, after competitors unexpectedly dropped out of the contest last week, Peru’s state investment agency said on Friday, March 28. Read more

Mega-tunnel planned for UK mine

A 36.5km long, 6m diameter Mineral Transport System (MTS) tunnel will be constructed in northern England as part of Sirus Minerals’ US$1.6bn York Potash Project, subject to project approval – which is expected at the start of 2015. Read more

Southern Nevada Water Authority wins $35 million insurance judgement

Following a four year legal fight, the Southern Nevada Water Authority  (SNWA) has won an insurance judgment that covers the cost of early problems on its $817 million third intake project at Lake Mead, in the US. Read more

Frontier Kemper JV awarded John Hart tunneling subcontract

It was announced today, March 19, that a joint venture between Tutor Perini subsidiary, Frontier-Kemper Constructors, and ASL has recently been awarded a contract by Aecon/SNC-Lavalin Constructors joint venture for the underground excavation package for the John Hart Generating Station replacement project in British Columbia, Canada. Read more

Bouygues/Lend Lease set for Sydney’s NorthConnex Tunnels

A JV of Bouygues/Lend Lease has been announced preferred bidder by client organisation Transurban, for the contract to design and construct the $3bn, 9km long twin NorthConnex tunnels linking Sydney’s M1 and M2 freeways. The project includes a construction budget of $2.65bn along with land acquisition and project delivery costs and is now subject to planning approval and finalisation of contract. Read more

Update on Confederation Line collapse

On March 11, Rideau Transit Group (RTG) – the consortium constructing Ottawa’s ‘Confederation Line’ LRT system –  informed the City that the results of its root cause investigation and analysis into a top heading excavation run of ground on February 20th, which caused a sinkhole at the intersection of Waller Street and Laurier Avenue in the early stages of the East Portal heading, have confirmed that the cause of the roadway collapse was due to an unidentified sewer construction pit. Read more

Harvey Parker to present 2014 Stanley D Wilson Memorial Lecture

Shannon & Wilson and the University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are pleased to present the 2014 Stanley D Wilson Memorial Lecturer: Dr Harvey Parker.  His presentation, “Tunneling is Up by Leaps and Bounds – High Tech, Safe, & Sustainable”, will discuss the innovations and advancements that make tunneling today high tech, safe, cost competitive, and a strong contributor to sustainable development. Read more

Evergreen TBM ceremony marks start of tunnel excavation in Vancouver, BC

On March 7, British Columbia Premier, Christy Clark, was joined by the Honourable James Moore, Minister Responsible for British Columbia and Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, BC’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, and TransLink Board Chair Marcella Szel, in announcing the start of Evergreen Line tunnel construction and officially naming the TBM. Read more

CBE Moulds for Anacostia and Rennes

CBE Group has been awarded the supply of segment moulds for the lining of the Anacostia River Tunnel project in Washington DC and the new part of the subway in Rennes, France. Six sets of moulds will be delivered to Bay State Precast LLC for the 3.84km long Anacostia River Tunnel project in Washington DC, and five sets of moulds will be supplied to the Rennes Line B project for use on a 7.5km long tunnel section. Read more

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