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FCC wins Colombia Tunnel

FCC has been awarded the contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the 9.8km long Toyo tunnel in the Urabá Port, some 80km from Medellín, Colombia, with a budget of €392M. The Government of Antioquia awarded the project to a consortium led by FCC, the Spanish Citizen Services Group (40% share), and a group of local businesspeople (60%). Read more

Waterview Connection’s ‘Alice’ completes remarkable journey in Auckland

On Monday, October 19, Alice, Waterview’s 14.46m diameter Herrenknecht EPB machine, successfully completed excavation of the second motorway tunnel on Auckland’s Waterview Connection motorway project. Read more

HMM scoops design of Canada’s largest wastewater outfall tunnel

Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) has been selected by the City of Toronto to provide detailed design and construction administration services for a new tunnel outfall that will convey treated effluent from its Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant into Lake Ontario. Read more

Robbins reveals its UK connection to London audience

Over 40 contractors, consultants, owners and suppliers gathered last week at the St. Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster, London, to hear about Robbins’ new Crossover TBM technology. Historically known as a hard rock specialist, Robbins wanted to demonstrate its track record in machines that can switch between different modes to cope with varying ground conditions. Read more

Stonehenge Tunnel finally to go ahead

Highways England, the new government company charged with driving forward the UK’s motorways and major arterial (A) roads has announced the near 3km long, much awaited Stonehenge Tunnel will be built as part of its £2 billion investment in the road network of South West England. Read more

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) awards Westerly design

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) has selected a joint venture of Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) and MWH Global to design its Westerly Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Storage Tunnel and Dewatering Pump Station in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more

Bertha’s Supreme Court file grows as new TBM repair video is released

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says it expects to lose $78 million due to the two-year halt of Seattle Tunnel Parners’ (STP) 57.5ft (17.52m) Hitachi Zosen EPB machine ‘Bertha’, according to a letter from the state project team to insurers. Read more

UK’s Silvertown Tunnel consultation opened

A major public consultation has opened for the Silvertown Tunnel, a vital new river crossing for east London, UK, that would link the Greenwich Peninsula with the Royal Docks. Read more

Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel plan would cost $4 billion

Proposals under consideration to replace the aged Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel with a new rail tunnel network arcing northwards have been estimated at about $4 billion. Read more

Tunneling begins westwards on Eglinton LRT

The next phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project is being set in motion in Toronto, Canada, as tunneling on the 2-mile (3.25km) long eastern tunnels portion of the project‘s 6.2-mile (10km) underground section begins at the end of September. Read more

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