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Bertha resumes mining as WSDOT conditionally lifts suspension (includes March 7 update)

Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) has received conditional permission to resume tunneling operations on the SR 99 Tunnel Project. STP resumed mining today after WSDOT conditionally lifted the “suspension for cause” that halted mining and barging-related activities last month following two safety incidents (a barge accident and a sinkhole that opened up behind the TBM shield later the same day). Read more

JV preferred for Perth Link

A major milestone has been reached with the announcement of the Salini Impregilo – NRW Joint Venture as the preferred respondent to be awarded the main Design and Construct contract for the 8.5km long, $2bn Forrestfield-Airport Link project in Perth, Australia, which includes the construction of 8km of twin-bore tunnels. Read more

Crossrail named the Elizabeth line as the Queen visits Bond Street

Crossrail is to be named the Elizabeth line in honour of the Queen. The name was unveiled along with the line’s purple colour theme as the Queen visited Bond Street station with London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin to see construction and meet staff. Read more

Contractors from 11 countries vie for $10.9bn Melbourne Metro Rail

The largest ever public transportation project in the Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne Metro Rail, has attracted strong interest from international and local construction companies through the formal Registration of Interest process. Read more

Ohio Canal Interceptor to employ first Crossover TBM in the US

Robbins will supply a 30ft (9.26m) diameter Crossover TBM to the Kenny/Obayashi Joint Venture constructing the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT), in Akron, Ohio, marking the first time that a Crossover machine has been supplied in the US. Read more

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx invite companies to submit bids for Finch West LRT project

Canada’s Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Toronto public transport agency Metrolinx have issued requests for proposals to three consortia shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project. Read more

Last Sydney TBM now out of the ground

The last Sydney Metro Northwest tunnel boring machine has been pulled out of the ground in a precision operation. Tunnel Boring Machine 2 Florence finished her journey at Cherrybrook on January 14 after digging 9km from Bella Vista, marking the end of tunnelling for Australia’s longest railway tunnels. Read more

Lake Mead up for ASCE Major Award

The recently completed Lake Mead Intake No 3 constructed to protect Southern Nevada residents from continuing drought has been nominated for the 2016 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award by the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Read more

LTA gazettes EIA for Cross Island Line

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has gazetted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Phase 1) report for an underground stretch of the 50km long Cross Island Line (CRL) around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR. The report concludes that the proposed site investigation works could be carried out with moderate impact on the few parts of the nature reserve where these works are to take place. Read more

Jennmar and DSI reach agreements

Frank Calandra, Inc. (JENNMAR) is pleased to announce that it has entered into five separate agreements with DYWIDAG Systems International (DSI). The agreements are: Read more

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