News Archive

Belchen breakthrough

TBM works for Switzerland’s Belchen rehabilitation tunnel completed in Eptingen in the canton of Basel-Country on June 21, 2017, three months ahead of schedule. The 13.9m diameter single shield Herrenknecht TBM, driven by contractor Mart Tunnelbau AG, excavated 3.2km of tunnel through complex geology in just 16 months. Read more

HS2 contract winners announced

The winners of the £6.6bn of major construction contracts for Britain’s HS2 have been announced today (17 July 2017). The huge infrastructure investment covers the main civil engineering work on the first phase of HS2 between London and Birmingham – including construction of tunnels, bridges, embankments and viaducts. The winning bidders to build the first phase of the route are: Read more

CYP wins Melbourne Metro contract

The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – has been selected to build the $6bn Melbourne Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations, the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history. Read more

Final Túnel Emisor Poniente (TEP) II project breakthrough

In June, 2017, a select group of project officials, including Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, celebrated the breakthrough of an 8.7m diameter Robbins Crossover TBM, marking the completion of the country’s Túnel Emisor Poniente (TEP) II project. Read more

Washington’s Northeast Boundary Tunnel awarded

Salini Impregilo and The Lane Construction Corporation have won a $580M contract to build the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project in Washington, D.C. The NEBT will be a large, deep sewer tunnel that will increase the capacity of the District’s sewer system, significantly mitigating the frequency, magnitude and duration of sewer flooding and improving the water quality of the Anacostia River. Read more

Raise Bore success in China

A TERRATEC TR3000 Raise Boring Machines (RBM) has successfully achieved a series of impressive inclined raises with a high level of accuracy at the Huanggou Pumped Storage Power Station Project, in the Heilongjiang Province of China. Read more

WTC 2018, 20 – 26 April 2018, Dubai

The ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress is the world’s leading tunnelling event, bringing together tunnel and underground space experts and professionals from all around the world. It is the one tunnelling event you cannot miss! Join over 2000 engineers and professionals in exchanging the latest trends and innovations, learn from case studies, and discuss how tunnels will support future sustainable cities. Take the opportunity to network at multiple social events and, while you here, experience true Arabian hospitality and enjoy Dubai, the world’s most cosmopolitan city, and all it has to offer

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