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NLE TBMs unveiled on-site

The two 6m diameter NFM TBMs, that will be used to build the major part of the tunnels for London Underground’s new Northern Line Extension under South London, were unveiled by the Ferrovial Agroman/Laing O’Rourke (FLO) joint venture at a ceremony in Battersea on 20th January. Read more

Brenner supervision contract awarded

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG has awarded Pöyry an assignment for site supervision services for the connection of Innsbruck Railway Station into the Brenner Base Tunnel. Read more

Dr New warns of ’signature value’ at the BTS Harding Lecture

Senior consultants and engineers should stop putting their names to documents that they have not reviewed, said Dr Barry New of Geotechnical Consulting Group at this year’s British Tunnelling Society Harding Memorial Lecture. Read more

LA Metro poised to award $2.4bn Purple Line section

With $1.6bn in federal funding now secured to extend the Los Angeles Metro Purple Line subway to Century City, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is poised to recommend the Tutor Perini/O & G joint venture to build the 2.6 mile (4.16km) long, $2.4bn segment. Read more

Los Condores TBM progressing well

As of January 2017, contractor Ferrovial Agroman using its 4.56m Robbins Double Shield TBM had completed boring the 900m long access tunnel on Chile’s Los Condores HEPP, and was well on its way to boring the first section of headrace tunnel.   Read more

Atlas Copco proposes group split in 2018

Atlas Copco will propose to the Annual General Meeting 2018 splitting the Group into two listed companies, Atlas Copco and “NewCo” (working name), and to distribute NewCo to the shareholders. Read more

FEED nears completion for 22km long UK cable tunnel

Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS) and its sister business Underground Professional Services (UnPS) is near to completing the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for a 22km underground cable tunnel for the UK’s National Grid, one of the most technically challenging projects of its type ever proposed. Read more

Sydney Metro green light

The second stage of the Sydney Metro tunnels project, which will run under Sydney Harbour and the CBD in 15.5km of twin tunnel, has been given the go-ahead by the New South Wales Government. Read more

UK Government confirms Stonehenge Tunnel plans

Ambitious plans to transform the UK’s often congested A303 as part of a £2bn investment in the country’s south-west – which will see the construction of a major 2.9km long tunnel at the historic Stonehenge site – have today (12 January 2016) been unveiled by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Read more

Lovsuns moves manufacturing from Canada to China

Liaoning Censcience Industry Co. Ltd. (LNSS) has adjusted part of its overseas subsidiary company LOVSUNS’ strategic functions and ceased manufacturing operations at its Toronto facilities effective from January 9, 2017. In a statement the company said the decision had been taken to fully leverage its production potential in China, and provide the most cost-effective world-class TBM products to the international market on more favorable delivery terms.  Read more

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