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London Tideway’s first TBM arrives

The UK’s Tideway, the organisation building London’s new super sewer, has welcomed the arrival of the first of its six 8.13m diameter TBMs, that will be used to bore the 25km long tunnel. Read more

Melbourne ‘Missing Link’ route chosen

Victoria’s Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the route for the long-overdue completion of Melbourne’s North East Link ring road. Building this estimated A$16.5bn missing link will be the biggest transport project in the Australian state’s history and will involve the construction of a 5km long, twin tube tunnel. Read more

The ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017 winners revealed

The 3rd edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards took place in Paris, on November 15th, during the AFTES Congress (French Association of Tunnelling and Underground Space). With more than 400 attendees the ITA Tunnelling Awards is fast becoming a new “rendez-vous” for the global tunnelling industry.

The winners of the prestigious awards are: Read more

TTC issues RFP for Relief Line South tunnel design

In Canada, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has formally released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for tunnel design work of the Relief Line South. More specifically, the RFP is to “complete the Concept Design Report and Preliminary Design and Engineering for the Tunnels and associated facilities for the RLS, together with a cost estimate and project delivery schedule, to 30% design completion.” Read more

Chennai break through

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a 6.65m diameter Robbins EPBM broke through on the Chennai Metro for contractor Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. Read more

COWI appointed advisor to Montenegro

Consulting engineer, COWI has been appointed bridge and tunnel advisor to contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation for the Smokovac-Uvac-Matesevo section of the Bar-Boljare highway project in Montenegro, part of the trans-European highway. Read more

LU Northern Line breaks through

London Underground’s Northern Line Extension has reached a major milestone with the completion by JV Ferrovial Agroman/Laing O’Rourke of tunnelling works. With TBM, Amy, braking through at Kennington, the two 3.2km, 5.2m i.d. tunnels from Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms, have now been built. Read more

Robbins claims conveyor record in Ohio

On October 18, 2017, a Robbins 9.26m diameter Crossover machine started up at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) in Ohio, USA—but the startup wasn’t the company’s only milestone. Running behind the Crossover TBM is the 100th Robbins Continuous Conveyor system supplied for muck removal. Read more

The International Forum for Tunnels and Infrastructure

STUVA Conference 2017 – The International Forum for Tunnels and Infrastructure

The STUVA Conference 2017, the International Forum for Tunnels and Infrastructure, will take place on 6 to 8 December 2017 in Stuttgart. At this „family meeting of the tunnelling industry“, you can meet more than 1800 other high-level experts and attend altogether 68 lectures to inform you about the latest developments. After the great success of the STUVA Conference 2015, this year will also emphasise tunnel operation in addition to the tunnel construction in separate parallel lectures. In parallel to the lectures, the STUVA Expo with about 200 exhibitors on an area of about 7000 m² will show impressive insights into the innovation capacity of the tunnelling industry and offer interesting new business contacts. The third day of the STUVA Conference will as always provide interesting excursions.

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Melbourne Metro TBM tender underway

An international tender is underway for the supplier to build the four TBMs that will build Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project – the $11bn, 9km long twin tube Melbourne Metro Tunnel. Read more

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