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Shea-Keiwit JV reports good progress from veteran machine

The Shea-Keiwit (S-H) JV has reported an impressive 300m progress since launching its 6.2m Robbins Main Beam hard rock TBM on 6th September on the 8.5km long White River Tunnel, the first in the next phase of the DigIndy wastewater tunnels below Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Read more

Melbourne Metro starts enabling works whilst RFP released for major tunnel works

Work on the Melbourne Metro – the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history – has begun. Acting Premier and Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, visited the project’s first worksite at Domain today to announce the start of enabling works on the fully-funded $10.9bn project. Read more

Skanska wins major hydro contract

Skanska has signed a contract with client, Eidsiva Vannkraft AS to build the Nedre Otta power plant in the municipalities Sel and Vågå, Norway. The contract is worth US$82M, and includes the construction of some 12km of tunnels. Read more

Amtrak hires CH2M and Hill International to help manage Gateway Project

Amtrak has chosen the team of Hill International and CH2M to provide management support services for Amtrak’s Gateway program in the Northeast Corridor, the railroad announced today. Read more

Norway’s Follo Line TBMS start-up

In early September, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg baptised the Follo Line’s first two TBMs with the names Queen Eufemia and Queen Ellisiv, whilst Minister of Transport and Communication Ketil Solvik-Olsen started up the first of the machines being used on the project. Read more

RFQ for Highway 401 rail tunnel

In Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project that will support the infrastructure needed to expand GO rail service on the Kitchener Corridor. Read more

Chicago’s Thornton Composite Reservoir named APWA Project of the Year

The Thornton Composite Reservoir, part of a massive Chicago-area combined sewer tunnel collection system that helps protect against flooding and pollution resulting from storm-related sewer overflows, has been named an American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year.  Read more


Tunnel Boring Machine Erectors

Galbiati Group has recently built two 4.5 ton- segment erectors for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine), rotating head, for the excavation of the Qingdao 5-6 metro. Read more

SMT Scharf and Mühlhäuser form alliance

SMT Scharf GmbH has concluded a cooperation agreement with Mühlhäuser GmbH for the exclusive marketing and sales by Mühlhäuser of a jointly developed logistics solution for tunnel applications worldwide. Read more

Major Hong Kong breakthrough achieved

A key milestone on the MTR’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project has been achieved with the breakthrough of the 11km tunnel for the Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section, which will form the backbone of Hong Kong’s East-West rail corridor.

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