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Growth Commission announced for Crossrail 2

London Mayor, Boris Johnson has announced a new Growth Commission to help the city realise Crossrail 2’s full potential to boost economic growth in London and across the UK. More than 50 top business leaders now back the economic case for Crossrail 2. Read more

SCL Kai Tak Station completed

A new milestone has been acheived for the Hong Kong MTR’s 17km long, completely underground Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project when a topping out ceremony was held to celebrate completion of the civil structure of Kai Tak Station. Read more

Preferred ‘financer’ for Tideway selected

The UK’s Thames Water has selected a preferred bidder to deliver the 25km long, 7.2m i.d. Thames Tideway Tunnel. The special purpose company Bazalgette Tunnel Limited, whose shareholders are a consortium of investors comprising funds managed by Allianz, Amber Infrastructure Group, Dalmore Capital Limited and DIF, is in line to own, finance and deliver the landmark project. Read more

Midtown Tunnel immersion complete

In Virginia, US, the Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) Project team reached a major construction milestone for the new Midtown Tunnel with the immersion of the last tunnel element, connecting the shorelines of Portsmouth and Norfolk. Read more

Hawaii Tunnel off to good start

Contractor Southland/Mole JV has begun boring a 4.6km drive for a new sewer tunnel in Kaneohe, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The JV is using a Robbins 3.96m diameter Main Beam TBM, launching from a 23m deep launch tunnel, on its mission to bore through almost 4.8km of basalt bedrock for the project. Read more

Sandvik wins Sydney supply contract

A Lend Lease – Bouygues Joint Venture has awarded Sandvik Mining and Construction Australia a contract to provide the majority of roadheaders required for the North Connex highway tunnel project in Sydney, Australia. Read more

UK’s York Potash approved

Plans for the world’s largest potash mine, York Potash in northern England, have been approved by a slim 8 to 7 majority vote by the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA). The new US$1.6bn development for Sirus Minerals includes the construction of a 36.5km long, 6m diameter Mineral Transport System (MTS) tunnel. Read more

Lee Tunnel lining completion

MVB, a joint venture of Morgan Sindall, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche, has completed the secondary lining of Thames Water’s 6.4km long Lee Tunnel project under the supervision of project manager CH2M. This milestone marks the completion of all the civil works in the tunnel, 15 months after TBM, Busy Lizzie finished excavation in January 2014. Read more

Kier/Carillion/Eiffage JV forms for HS2

Kier has announced its joint venture partnership with Carillion and Eiffage to support the delivery of the UK’s High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project. Read more

Arcadis scoops Doha Gold Line award

Arcadis has announced its appointment to provide architectural, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line metro line in the city of Doha in Qatar. The appointment follows an earlier involvement on comparable activities on the Red Line South metro line, also in Doha. Read more

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