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LTA statement on ‘depression’ incident

At about 8.30am on 24 April, a depression appeared at the centre lane of Upper Changi Road East (in direction towards Expo). A tipper truck that was passing tilted into the hole. The driver was not injured and there were no other injuries. To ensure the safety of motorists, two lanes were immediately closed to traffic while the truck was recovered.   Read more

LTA awards S$870M of Thomson Line contracts

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded three civil contracts for the Thomson Line with a total value of some S$870M. The contracts include the construction of Mt Pleasant, Stevens and Maxwell stations. Read more

STP releases Bertha’s re-start schedule

Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), the Washington State Department of Transport’s (WSDOT) design-build contractor on Seattle’s SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel project, has released a new schedule that shows the SR 99 tunnelling machine will resume digging by the end of March 2015. Read more

HCC wins again on Delhi Metro Phase III

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) Ltd has been awarded an Rs 300 crore (US$64M) contract by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) for the design and construction of 1.54km long twin tunnel on Dwarka-Najafgarh metro corridor of phase III of Delhi Metro. Read more

“Severely damaged” TBM to delay Hong Kong XRL

A TBM severely damaged by floodwater is affecting progress on the Hong Kong Section of the Express Rail Link (XRL) project. This unforeseen challenge has added to the difficulties of the project and will push the completion date to 2016 with the line ready for operation in 2017. Read more

First contract for NFM Technologies in Saudi Arabia

NFM Technologies has just signed an agreement with the Metro Riyadh line 3 limited” consortium to supply a 10.16m-diameter tunnel boring machine to excavate the red line of the Saudi capital’s metro system. Read more

Bilfinger wins €140M tunnel contract in Norway

Bilfinger has won an order in the Norwegian city of Stavanger for the construction of the 5km long twin Eiganes Tunnel which will significantly reduce the volume of traffic in the city core. In the future, the European Route 39, one of the main traffic arteries on Norway’s southwest coast, will pass through the new tunnel. Read more

Salini Impregilo and Strabag win €380M main Brenner Tunnel contract

Salini Impregilo, together with STRABAG of Austria, was yesterday awarded the contract for the main section Tulfes Pfons of the Brenner Base Tunnel, the mega project in Austria, following the opening of the tenders. The Tulfes Pfons section will consist mainly of the civil works for a total of 38km of underground tunnels and includes an underground section of the exploratory tunnel, the rescue tunnel for the Innsbruck bypass and two interconnecting tunnels. Read more

Crossrail breakthrough heralds 75% tunnel completion

London’s Crossrail train tunnels are now three quarters complete reaching the 32km mark,  following the breakthrough of Victoria, one of the project’s EPBMs, into Whitechapel station. Read more

Breakthrough on Hong Kong XRL

The Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) is one step closer to completion with the breakthrough by contractor Leighton Contractors (Asia) Ltd, of the 7.6km drill-and-blast tunnel that runs through Tai Mo Shan between Tse Uk Tsuen and Shek Yam. Read more

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