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STP begins rescue pit excavation

Seattle Tunnel Partners has started excavating the circular pit crews will use to access and repair Bertha, the stricken 17.5m diameter Hitachi Zosen SR 99 TBM being used to bore the 2.7km long Alaskan Way Viaduct Relacement Tunnel. Read more

Hong Kong SIL(E) breakthrough

Excavation of the 3.2km Nam Fung Tunnel connecting Admiralty and Ocean Park stations on South Island Line (East) (“SIL(E)”) was successfully completed on 17 October 2014. The breakthrough marks an important step forward in the construction of the rail connection between the Southern District and the business centre on the northern part of Hong Kong Island. Read more

Crossrail East Tunnels complete

Crossrail’s train tunnels in Docklands and southeast London are now structurally complete, following the breakthrough by TBM Ellie at Victoria Dock Portal in east London. Read more

Five consortia express interest in WestConnex Stage 2

The Australian and New South Wales Governments have announced the WestConnex Stage Two project has entered a new phase with five consortia lodging expressions of interest to deliver Sydney’s M5 East corridor. Read more

AECOM wins mega cavern contract

AECOM announced today that it has been appointed by the Drainage Services Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to provide investigation, design and construction supervision  consultancy for the relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works (STSTW) to caverns in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. The consultancy’s lump sum fee is around US$32M while the total contract value, including site supervision costs, amounts to US$130M. Read more

Hong Kong HATS 2 tunnels complete

Final breakthrough has been achieved on the Hong Kong Drainage Services Department’s Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) Stage 2A. The breakthrough on the section crossing Victoria Harbour connecting Sai Ying Pun and Stonecutters Island marked the completion of the 21km of sewage tunnel on the scheme designed to further improve the water quality of Victoria Harbour. Read more

Melbourne East West Link stage one PPP contract awarded

Australia’s Victoria Coalition Government has awarded East West Connect JV the PPP contract for the first stage of the A$6-8bn East West Link. Stage one will involve the construction of 6.6km of freeway standard road with twin 4.4km three lane tunnels passing under Alexandra Parade, Princes Street, the Melbourne General Cemetery, Princes Park and Royal Park. Read more

COWI acquires Donaldson Associates Ltd

COWI has today acquired Donaldson Associates Limited. Lars-Peter Søbye, CEO in COWI sees the agreement as a perfect match with numerous opportunities. Read more

Costain/Vinci for Glasgow’s Shieldhall

Costain has announced that its joint venture with Vinci Construction Grands Projets has been awarded the contract by Scottish Water to construct the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow. The contract, with a value of €105M, covers the construction of two shafts with a diameter of 15m each and a depth of 20m, a 300m long cut-and-cover trench and a 5km tunnel with an internal diameter of 4.70m.

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Waterview reaches halfway

The first of the twin 2.4km long road tunnels on the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection project has been completed. Alice, the project’s 14.4m diameter Herrenknecht EPBM, broke through on 29th September, at the end of her 10-month journey from Owairaka to Waterview. Read more

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