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Terratec opens new China factory

At the end of January, Australian-based TBM manufacturer, TERRATEC, held an official ceremony to mark the opening of its new facility in Guangzhou, China. Read more

Auckland CRL tunnel tender released

The largest component of Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) project – the construction of the twin 3.4kn long tunnels and new stations – has taken a major step forward with the release of its first tender documents to the industry. Read more

LTA selects AECOM Singapore for HSR project

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd and its team of specialist consultants to conduct the Advanced Engineering Study (AES) for the complete design of the High Speed Rail (HSR) infrastructure within Singapore. Read more

NLE TBMs unveiled on-site

The two 6m diameter NFM TBMs, that will be used to build the major part of the tunnels for London Underground’s new Northern Line Extension under South London, were unveiled by the Ferrovial Agroman/Laing O’Rourke (FLO) joint venture at a ceremony in Battersea on 20th January. Read more

Brenner supervision contract awarded

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG has awarded Pöyry an assignment for site supervision services for the connection of Innsbruck Railway Station into the Brenner Base Tunnel. Read more

Dr New warns of ’signature value’ at the BTS Harding Lecture

Senior consultants and engineers should stop putting their names to documents that they have not reviewed, said Dr Barry New of Geotechnical Consulting Group at this year’s British Tunnelling Society Harding Memorial Lecture. Read more

LA Metro poised to award $2.4bn Purple Line section

With $1.6bn in federal funding now secured to extend the Los Angeles Metro Purple Line subway to Century City, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is poised to recommend the Tutor Perini/O & G joint venture to build the 2.6 mile (4.16km) long, $2.4bn segment. Read more

Los Condores TBM progressing well

As of January 2017, contractor Ferrovial Agroman using its 4.56m Robbins Double Shield TBM had completed boring the 900m long access tunnel on Chile’s Los Condores HEPP, and was well on its way to boring the first section of headrace tunnel.   Read more

Atlas Copco proposes group split in 2018

Atlas Copco will propose to the Annual General Meeting 2018 splitting the Group into two listed companies, Atlas Copco and “NewCo” (working name), and to distribute NewCo to the shareholders. Read more

FEED nears completion for 22km long UK cable tunnel

Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS) and its sister business Underground Professional Services (UnPS) is near to completing the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for a 22km underground cable tunnel for the UK’s National Grid, one of the most technically challenging projects of its type ever proposed. Read more

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