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Ottawa’s CSST gears up for TBM launch

A joint venture of Dragados and Tomlinson is currently gearing up for TBM launch on the City of Ottawa’s CA$232.3M Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST), with below-ground machine assembly about to commence on the project. Read more

VIP Polymers awarded patent

VIP Polymers Ltd has been awarded a UK patent for a cast-in rubber gasket corner joint system specifically designed to reduce the risk of tunnel segment cracking during installation. Read more

Aecon bought by China’s CCCI

Canada’s Aecon Group Inc and CCC International Holding Limited (CCCI) of China, have entered into a definitive agreement under which CCCI will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Aecon for $20.37 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $1.51bn. Read more

Toronto Tunnel Partners scoop Highway 401 Rail Tunnel Project

In Canada, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province’s GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Read more

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WTC 2018, 21 – 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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Nashville’s mayor unveils $5.2 billion transit infrastructure plan

On October 17, Nashville’s Mayor Megan Barry announced a $5.2 billion transportation and infrastructure investment plan called “Let’s Move Nashville.” The solution calls for existing bus service improvements, 26 miles of new light rail line, four rapid bus routes, and a 1.8-mile, $936 million, transit tunnel through downtown Nashville, Tennessee, that will connect the new light rail network from north to south. Read more

Shieldhall breaks through

Costain/VINCI Construction Grands Projets JV (CVJV) has completed the construction phase of Scotland’s biggest waste water tunnel, the 5km long, 4.7m diameter Shieldhall Tunnel following the breakthrough of its 5.51m diameter Herrenknecht slurry TBM on the evening of the 12th October. Read more

Golder announces purchase of UK based Alan Auld Group

Global engineering and consulting company, Golder Associates, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets and ongoing operations of the Alan Auld Group of Companies. Read more

MWD approves $4.3bn in funding for California’s WaterFix tunnel project

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) has officially endorsed the mammoth California WaterFix tunnel project, approving Southern California’s $4.3bn share of the megaproject. Read more

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