News Archive

Seattle TBM damage worse than thought

Seattle Tunnel Partners has confirmed that disassembly of the SR 99 tunnelling machine is complete, and assessment of the damage is ongoing. They will not provide a revised schedule for resuming mining until they fully understand the scope of repairs. Read more

Hochtief wins €265M Qatar tunnel contract

Hochtief Solutions Middle East Qatar W.L.L., with Al Sraiya Strabag for Roads and Infrastructure W.L.L. and Petroserv Limited, has signed a contract for the design and construction of the 14.7km tunneled central section of the new sewerage network under Qatar. The client is the Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL). Read more

MTR’s SCL topping out celebrated

The Hong Kong MTR’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project team celebrated a major achievement on 30 April 2015 with the topping-out of Hin Keng Station, the first of the 17km long fully underground SCL’s six new stations to be topped out. Read more

Perth Airport Link shortlist announced

Three consortia have been shortlisted to go to the next stage of the tender process to design and construct the $2bn Forrestfield-Airport Link. Each will be issued with a Request for Proposal for the project that includes 8km long twin tube tunnels. Read more

Vinci and Bouygues Construction win Cairo Line 3 extension

The Egyptian authorities have awarded the joint venture of VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bouygues Travaux Publics, a Bouygues Construction subsidiary, and their Egyptian partners, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors, the contract for the new phase of civil engineering for Line 3 of the Cairo metro between Haroun and El Nozha stations. Read more

Finance package for Melbourne Metro

The Andrews Labor Government in Victoria, Australia has announced $1.5bn to cover all anticipated planning, design and significant early works ahead of major construction of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project in 2018. The project includes the construction of twin 9km long tunnels and five underground stations. Read more

“Princess Wencheng” launches on Shatin to Central Link

Another important milestone has been reached on Hong Kong MTR’s 17km long underground Shatin to Central Link (SCL) with the launch of TBM “Princess Wencheng” on her mission to construct the 1.6km long tunnel for the Kowloon City Section of the project. Read more

ITA launches its own International Tunnelling Awards

The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) has launched its own dedicated Tunnelling Awards to identify outstanding achievements in the field of tunnelling and underground space use, and provide international recognition to these remarkable contributions. Read more

Last stage for Crossrail tunnels

Crossrail’s final tunnelling machines, Victoria and Elizabeth, are currently being prepared to complete the last two 750m tunnel drives between Liverpool Street and Farringdon. When they reach their destination and the big east-west breakthrough is complete, all 26 miles of Crossrail’s new train tunnels will have been created. Read more

Herrenknecht trenchless system success

Herrenknecht’s newly developed semi-trenchless method for pipeline installation has completed its third successful mission. South of Stockholm, using Pipe Express® Züblin Scandinavia AB installed a water pipeline more than a kilometer in length within twelve days. Read more

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