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Motts designing Tideway East

Mott MacDonald has confirmed it is designing the eastern section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel on behalf of a joint venture of Costain Ltd, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche. Read more

Bored Tunnel preferred for new East London road crossing

Highways England has today announced its preference for a new multi billion pound road link across the UK’s River Thames between Essex and Kent to be in bored tunnel. The tunnel will be the first new crossing of the Thames east of London since the Queen Elizabeth II bridge opened at Dartford 25 years ago. Read more

Singapore LTA awards three TEL contracts

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded three civil contracts for the construction of Tanjong Rhu, Katong Park and Marine Terrace stations along Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) with a total value of around S$948M.
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Mott MacDonald wins HK Airport Tunnel design contract

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) to undertake the detailed design of a 2.6km set of tunnels to house the automated people mover and baggage handling systems, which will serve the third runway concourse of the proposed expansion into a three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Read more

Normet to acquire MEYCO dry concrete spraying business from Atlas Copco

Normet has agreed to acquire the assets of the MEYCO dry spraying business from Atlas Copco, consisting of the Piccola and GM models. Normet will have the right to use the MEYCO brand name for the Piccola and GM models for 2 years from the transfer date. Read more

Seattle’s SR 99 tunnelling on hold following sinkhole development

Following previous issues relating to soil barge removal, and the more recent and serious development of a sinkhole some 100ft south of Bertha’s current cutterhead position on Seattle’s SR 99 Tunnel Project, client, WSDOT has notified Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) that it must “suspend for cause” tunnelling operations involving the TBM and the loading of barges. Read more

Stonehenge contract awarded

Highways England has appointed an Arup/Atkins Joint Venture to develop a preferred option to improve the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down in Wiltshire which will include the construction of the Stonehenge Tunnel. Read more

Arup Atkins JV awarded Tideway contract

A joint venture between Atkins and Arup has confirmed its award of a consultancy contract to deliver design and engineering services for BMB, the joint venture between BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, who have been appointed by Tideway to deliver the West section of London’s new ‘super sewer’, the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Read more

TERRATEC TBM breaks through in Istanbul

Terratec has announced that its EPB TBM S42 holed through on Friday, the 4th of December 2015 on the Istanbul Metro after completing the first half of its proposed run from Yenimahalle to Veysel Karani for a total of 2.9km. Read more

Jacobs Engineering and BASF agreement

Jacobs Engineering has announced its selection by BASF as a Global Engineering Partner. Under a three year contract, Jacobs is providing engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) and integrated project management services to BASF for projects around the world.

The selection follows a rigorous process in which Jacobs was able to demonstrate extensive project execution capabilities in India, Southeast Asia, North America and Europe. Jacobs’ international experience in these markets is expected to prove beneficial to BASF as it opens opportunities for further growth and expansion.

In making the announcement Jacobs President, Petroleum and Chemicals, Gary Mandel said, “Our relationship with BASF spans many years, and we are delighted to further strengthen our relationship across the globe. This selection represents a strong endorsement of our international reach and EPCM capabilities, and we look forward to working alongside BASF to support its continued growth and success.”

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.

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