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Shea-Keiwit JV reports good progress from veteran machine

The Shea-Keiwit (S-H) JV has reported an impressive 300m progress since launching its 6.2m Robbins Main Beam hard rock TBM on 6th September on the 8.5km long White River Tunnel, the first in the next phase of the DigIndy wastewater tunnels below Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Read more

Melbourne Metro starts enabling works whilst RFP released for major tunnel works

Work on the Melbourne Metro – the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history – has begun. Acting Premier and Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, visited the project’s first worksite at Domain today to announce the start of enabling works on the fully-funded $10.9bn project. Read more

Skanska wins major hydro contract

Skanska has signed a contract with client, Eidsiva Vannkraft AS to build the Nedre Otta power plant in the municipalities Sel and Vågå, Norway. The contract is worth US$82M, and includes the construction of some 12km of tunnels. Read more

Norway’s Follo Line TBMS start-up

In early September, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg baptised the Follo Line’s first two TBMs with the names Queen Eufemia and Queen Ellisiv, whilst Minister of Transport and Communication Ketil Solvik-Olsen started up the first of the machines being used on the project. Read more

RFQ for Highway 401 rail tunnel

In Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project that will support the infrastructure needed to expand GO rail service on the Kitchener Corridor. Read more

SMT Scharf and Mühlhäuser form alliance

SMT Scharf GmbH has concluded a cooperation agreement with Mühlhäuser GmbH for the exclusive marketing and sales by Mühlhäuser of a jointly developed logistics solution for tunnel applications worldwide. Read more

Major Hong Kong breakthrough achieved

A key milestone on the MTR’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project has been achieved with the breakthrough of the 11km tunnel for the Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section, which will form the backbone of Hong Kong’s East-West rail corridor.

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Quito Metro Line 1 EPBMs accepted

Dr. Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, members of the contracting JV Acciona/Odebrecht, and client Quito Metro, have inspected the two 9.36m diameter Herrenknecht EPBMs that will soon be travelling to the Ecuadorean Andes to begin construction of the Metro de Quito Line 1. The machines were completed in late August 2016. Read more

€1bn Brenner contract confirmed

The Astaldi/Ghella/Oberosler/COGEIS/P.A.C JV has been officially awarded the €1bn contract for the construction of the Mules 2-3 Lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel, by Brenner Basistunnel (BBT SE). This formal act follows the preliminary award of the contract in March 2016 and signifies the start-up of works. Read more

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff wins Perth consultancy contract

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has signed a contract with the Salini Impregilo NRW JV, to provide independent design verification services to the $2b Forrestfield – Airport Link project, in Perth, Australia, which includes the construction of 8km of twin-bore tunnels. Read more

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