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TERRATEC supplies first Mumbai Metro TBMs

TERRATEC has celebrated the delivery of the first two of its seven new TBMs destined for the Mumbai Metro’s Line 3 project, in India, following successful factory acceptance tests earlier this month. Read more

Singapore de-safeguards 15km SURS road tunnel route

The Singapore LTA has announced plans to de-safeguard land previously earmarked for the Singapore Underground Road System (SURS), noting the city’s shift towards a car-lite society. The SURS was conceptualised in the late 1980s as a 15km long underground arterial ring road system around the fringe of the city, to cater to potential traffic growth into and out of the city centre. Read more

Seattle says goodbye to Bertha

Disassembly of the US’s largest tunneling machine is now complete. On August 23, crews lifted the final pieces of the 8,000-ton giant out of the SR 99 tunnel’s disassembly pit near Seattle Center. Read more

STV, Mott MacDonald JV lands Sound Transit systems contracts

Sound Transit has selected STV and Mott MacDonald as systems construction management services consultants for two light rail projects: the East Link extension and the Northgate Link extension. The two companies will work as part of the Northwest Transit Systems Partners (NTSP) Joint Venture, approved by Sound Transit’s board in May 2017. Read more

Costain CE explains Hinkley Point C position

Following on from the news that Balfour Beatty will be undertaking the Tunnelling and Marine Contract at the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station instead of Costain – the contractor who had been working on the contract since 2013 – Costain Chief Executive Andrew Wylie has explained the situation in the company’s ‘Results for the half year ended 30 June 2017 report. He said: Read more

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Balfour Beatty to take Hinkley Point C Tunnels contract

Balfour Beatty has been appointed by EDF Energy as preferred bidder for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station tunnelling and marine works package. The four year package will include the construction of three marine tunnels totalling over 9.5km in length and 7m in diameter to form part of the vital cooling system required for the UK’s landmark nuclear power station. Read more

Mike King strengthens WSP tunnelling team

Mike King has left CH2M and joined WSP as the new head of geotechnical engineering and tunnelling within their 600 strong civil, bridge and ground engineering business. Read more

Jennmar SanShell acquires Cuda Tools

JENNMAR affiliate, JENNMAR SanShell, has successfully completed its acquisition of Cuda Tools, Inc., located in Madisonville, KY. Cuda Tools manufactures drill bits for mining, drilling and construction and has a strong presence in the Midwest
region of the United States, which aligns well with JENNMAR SanShell’s expansion goals. Read more

CRCHI claim TBM delivery in record time

On August 4th, China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (CRCHI) completed the production of a 6.47m diameter double-shield TBM, after spending just 5 months in the machine’s design and manufacture, saving – according to CRCHI – two thirds the time a TBM of this size would usually take to deliver. Read more

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