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MMC-Gamuda gears up for TBM fleet refurbishment

With the near completion of the tunnelling works for Kuala Lumpur’s MRT Sungai Buloh- Kajang Line (SBK Line), underground works contractor MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT) has set up a facility to refurbish its used TBMs, in preparation for its next tunnelling job. Read more

Waterview’s second launch

Waterview’s 14.46m diameter EPBM, Alice, has been re-launched by Fletcher Construction, McConnell Dowell and Obayashi – as part of the Well-Connected Alliance and is now making a careful start constructing the second of the 2.4km twin tunnels that will connect Auckland’s Southwestern and Northwestern motorways. Read more

TERRATEC delivers to Laos

Following successful factory testing on December 6th, TERRATEC has announced the delivery of a new 5.74m diameter Hard Rock Double Shield TBM to the the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project in Laos. Read more

KL MRT design consultant award

Kuala Lumpur’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) has appointed Arup Jururunding as the underground reference design consultant for the 10.9km tunnel section of the 59.9km long Klang Valley Line 2, the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line. The contract is the first to be awarded on the line. Read more

BBMV completes platform tunnels

BBMV, a JV comprising Balfour Beatty, BeMo Tunnelling, Morgan Sindall and VINCI Construction Grands Projets, which is delivering two sections of the £15bn Crossrail project, has reached a major milestone in the construction of the new Crossrail Whitechapel station, completing the SCL of the two station platform tunnels. Read more

Mai Po to Ngau Tam Mei Tunnels complete

The 2.35km northbound tunnel between Mai Po and Ngau Tam Mei in the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link project (XRL) has been completed with the successful breakthrough of the TBM in November 2014. Read more

XRL breakthrough achieved

The successful breakthrough of the Mei Lai Road to Hoi Ting Road Tunnels of the Express Rail Link (XRL) project in Sham Shui Po and Yau Tsim Mong districts has marked the completion of the excavation of this 4.5-km long tunnel section by TBM. Read more

Four more breakthroughs in Delhi

TERRATEC has announced four new TBM breakthroughs in India during the last two months. The recent breakthroughs are on the CC-24 and CC-34 Projects for Delhi Metro Phase-III. Read more

Crossrail 2 preferred route announced

The Mayor of London has set out the case for Crossrail 2, the £20bn high frequency, high capacity rail line linking south west and north east London and at the same time announced its preferred route that includes 36km of tunnels. Read more

Another Brenner win for Strabag

STRABAG, in a consortium with the Italian construction companies Salini Impregilo, Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni CCC and Collini Lavori, has signed a €300M contract to build the Eisack Undercrossing section of the Brenner Base Tunnel. Work is scheduled to begin this year with a planned construction time of around eight years. Read more

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