News Archive

Tideway update – project green light and contracts confirmed

Construction of London’s new £4.2bn ‘super sewer’ will start next year following the confirmation of independent investors to finance and deliver the scheme. Earlier today, Bazalgette Tunnel Limited received its licence from Ofwat as a new regulated utilities business, separate from Thames Water. Read more

BMB officially awarded Tideway West

The Balfour Beatty/Morgan Sindall/BAM Nuttall JV has been officially awarded a £416M contract to construct part of London’s new ‘super sewer’, the Thames Tideway Tunnel, for Bazalgette Tunnel Limited. Read more

Crossrail dismantles final TBM

Crossrail’s final tunnelling machine, Victoria, is being dismantled 40m below Farringdon in central London following the completion of Crossrail tunnelling. Read more

Waterview resumes after break

Alice, the 14.46m diameter Herrenknecht EPBM is back at work after a planned mid-winter maintenance break and has passed the halfway mark on the second leg of her journey underground at Auckland’s Waterview Connection project. Read more

Ibarra Joins Normet in North America

Cris Soler, Regional VP for North America, announces that Jaime Ibarra has joined Normet in the role of TBM Technical Manager – Americas. He will also be coordinating closely with Lars Langmaack, Normet’s global Technical Manager-TBM. Read more

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

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