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North East Link seeks PPP providers

Australia’s Victorian Government is planning the North East Link project, which will finally connect Melbourne’s freeway network and includes the construction of 5km of twin-tube tunnels. With procurement set to start in mid-2018, planning and delivery partner the North East Link Authority wants to engage now with experienced PPP providers. Interested parties are urged to register their details at www.northeastlink.vic.gov.au. Read more

Heathrow proposes M25 Tunnel

The planning process for the UK’s Heathrow Airport expansion is now firmly underway, as the airport today launches what is set to be one of the largest public consultations in the country’s history. Plans include repositioning the alignment of the M25 in a tunnel and raising the runway height so it passes over the M25. Read more

Herrenknecht supply West Gate Tunnel TBMs

The biggest TBMs in the southern hemisphere are on their way to Melbourne, with an order now placed with Herrenknecht for the two 15.6m diameter machines that will build the city’s West Gate Tunnel. Read more

Suez road tunnels final breakthrough

On December 23, 2017, a 13.02m diameter Herrenknecht Mixshield S-960 completed the final drive under the Suez Canal for a twin-tube road tunnel project at Ismailia. Read more

Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel engineering design contract awarded

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, through its joint venture with Aurecon, has been selected by John Holland and CPB Contractors consortium to carry out the engineering design for the $5.1bn (AU$6.7bn) West Gate Tunnel Project that is now proceeding after receipt of all environmental and planning approvals. Read more

Arcadis wins Brussels Metro contract

Design and consultancy firm Arcadis has been commissioned by client Beliris for the cost control, risk management and planning for the Metro Line 3 Albert/Bordet project in Brussels, during the study and execution phase of the extension work. The total amount of the contract is approximately €6M. Read more

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