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XRE machine gains factory acceptance

A Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM measuring 9.26m in diameter underwent factory acceptance on May 30, 2017. The machine was initially unveiled at Robbins’ Solon, Ohio headquarters during a press day on May 25 before being shipped 40km south for construction of the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) in Akron. Read more

Three Rivers ground breaking in Indiana

Salini Impregilo and The Lane Construction Corporation have undertaken a ground-breaking ceremony in Fort Wayne in the U.S. state of Indiana to mark to the start of work on the $188M Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPort), part of a project to reduce combined sewage overflow (CSO) into the city’s rivers. Read more

John Holland/CPB Contractors/Ghella JV wins Sydney Metro contract

The John Holland/CPB Contractors/Ghella Joint Venture has been awarded the contract to deliver Sydney’s new harbour rail crossing as part of Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The $2.81bn Sydney Metro City & Southwest Tunnel and Station Excavation Works (TSE) contract includes twin 15.5km tunnels and civil works for six new metro stations. Read more

First element sunk in Hong Kong

The first of the 11 giant Immersed Tube Tunnel (IMT) units for the fourth cross-harbour rail tunnel in Hong Kong was successfully immersed and installed into the seabed in the vicinity of the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS) in Victoria Harbour on 19 June 2017. This marks a significant step forward for the construction of the North South Corridor of the MTR’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project. Read more

Two JVs shortlisted for Sydney M4-M5 Link

New South Wales’ Premier Gladys Berejiklian, and Minister for Sydney’s WestConnex Project Stuart Ayres, have toured tunnelling works on the New M4 section of the project, and announced two joint ventures – the John Holland CPB Contractors JV, and Lend Lease Samsung Bouygues JV – as shortlisted to build the M4-M5 Link. The M4-M5 Link includes some 8km of twin tube tunnels which will create a non-stop underground western bypass of the Sydney CBD. Read more

WTC 2017 launches for Normet

Normet has launched a new generation of equipment at the World Tunnelling Congress 2017, in Bergen, Norway. The company believes this new offering promises improved mechanisation and automation in the most demanding underground work phases and sets a new standard for sprayed concrete, charging and lifting & installation works in hard rock tunnelling. Read more

LA Regional Connector breakthrough

Angeli, the 21.6ft diameter Herrenknecht TBM mining twin tunnels for Los Angeles’ Regional Connector Transit Project has achieved a key construction milestone having broken through the underground wall of the Grand Avenue Arts/Bunker Hill Station in downtown Los Angeles, four months after being launched in Little Tokyo. Read more

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