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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

€1.1bn Cairo Metro contract awarded

The JV led by VINCI Construction Grands Projets, alongside Bouygues Construction’s subsidiary Bouygues Travaux Publics and their Egyptian partners Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors, has won the Phase 3 contract for Line 3 of the Cairo metro. Read more

Tendering starts for Sydney Metro

The tender process has started to build the new 15km of twin Sydney Metro tunnels under Sydney Harbour and through the CBD for Stage 2 of Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. Read more

COWI and Dissing+Weitling win China link design

COWI A/S and Dissing+Weitling Architecture have won the design competition for a new major coast-to-coast link in Guangdong, China. The link will include the world’s widest immersed road tunnel as well as two signature suspension bridges. Read more

DTSS 2 pre-qualification for 50km of tunnels to start

Singapore’s national water agency PUB will be calling two open pre-qualification exercises in April to pre-qualify consultancy firms and construction companies with relevant experience and capabilities to build two key components of the city’s Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2. Read more

HS2 shortlists nine JVs for civil works

HS2 Ltd has announced a shortlist of nine bidders for civil engineering work valued between £7.1 and £11.8bn between London and Crewe. Shortlisted bidders will be invited to bid for a maximum of four packages but will be limited to two contract wins. Read more

Crossrail 2 and HS3 get green light in UK Budget

In the UK’s 2016 Budget speech today (March 16), Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has given London’s Crossrail 2 the go-ahead, whilst also green lighting the HS3 project between Manchester and Leeds. He has also committed funds to develop the case for the new £6bn, 29km long tunnel between Manchester and Sheffield.  More soon…

Sandvik forms new business area

Sandvik will merge its operations Sandvik Mining and Sandvik Construction into one business area – Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology operations will be organized in a de-centralized business model with separate product areas based on the product offering. Each product area will have full responsibility and accountability for its respective business. Read more

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