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Skanska confirms National Grid award

Skanska has confirmed its award of a contract by National Grid, in JV with PORR and A.Hak worth a total of £100m and £39.4m to Skanska, to design and build a replacement 5.4km long high-pressure gas pipeline, 5km of which will be in 4m i.d tunnel. Read more

EIB loan to Thames Tideway

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a £700M loan for the £4.2bn, 25km long, 7.2m i.d. Thames Tideway Tunnel, the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry. Read more

Parsons win in Dubai

Parsons has announced that it has been awarded a consultancy and supervision contract by the Dubai Municipality for two deep wastewater tunnels and associated link sewers. The total combined length of the tunnels will be more than 70km, supported by approximately 140km of link sewers and key pumping stations. Read more

Breakthrough in Mexico

North America’s first Crossover TBM has broken new ground in Mexico City.  At the end of last month, the 8.7m diameter Robbins XRE – a cross between a rock TBM and an EPB – emerged into an intermediate shaft at Túnel Emisor Poniente (TEP) II. Read more

Lower Thames Crossing technical partner appointed

Highways England has confirmed the appointment of the LTC CASCADE JV, comprising engineering and programme management company CH2M, design and consultancy firm Arcadis and tunnel and bridge specialists COWI, as its technical partner for the next and future phases of the Lower Thames Crossing scheme. Currently the preferred option for the crossing is via a 3.2km long twin bore tunnel linking Tilbury and Gravesham to the east of London. Read more

Bond Street shotcrete Strength Monitoring Test a success

A groundbreaking new way to test the strength of sprayed concrete has been successfully tested at the UK’s Bond Street Station Upgrade (BSSU) project. Read more

Sarah Ryan moves to SIKA UK

Sarah Ryan is the new specification sales manager in the South East of England, for waterproofing company, Sika. Sarah has been in the waterproofing industry for over nineteen years. Read more

Terratec to deliver 9.86m TBM to India

TERRATEC has announced the delivery of a new 9.86m diameter Hard Rock Double Shield TBM to SELI Overseas S.p.A., following successful factory testing on 12th April, 2016, for use on the Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydropower Project in India. Read more

Second Follo Line TBM complete

The second of four 9.9m diameter Herrenknecht Double Shield TBMs to be used by the Acciona/Ghella JV on Norway’s Follo Line is now complete and has been recently approved. The final two TBMs are still in assembly at the Herrenknecht plant in Schwanau. Read more

Costain project services contract for Humber tunnel

Costain has been awarded the project services contract to deliver the replacement of the UK’s $160M Humber Estuary Crossing for power company National Grid. The pipeline will connect to the existing National Grid AGI sites at Paull and Goxhill and will be 5.4km long, of which 5km will be tunnelled by TBM. Read more

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