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Singapore prepares tender call for DTSS 2

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency and the National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA), will be calling tenders from this year onwards for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2, which consists of some 40km of deep tunnel sewers and 10km of link sewers to be constructed using TBMs, and the Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) to spearhead the implementation of Singapore’s world-class used water and solid waste management solutions. Read more

Work starts on Brenner southern section

At an inaugural event attended by local and national officials along with representatives of the companies involved in the project, work began on the southern section of the 55km long Brenner Base Tunnel, starting at Fortezza, Italy, before going under the Isarco River. Read more

Boring begins on Scotland’s Shieldhall

Construction of the 5km long Shieldhall Tunnel, the biggest waste water tunnel ever to be built in Scotland, has started after Roseanna Cunningham, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform launched the project’s Herrenknecht TBM in the south of Glasgow. Read more

Leighton in HK road tunnel award

Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited (‘Leighton Asia’), in joint venture with China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited, has been awarded an A$1.58bn contract by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for the construction of the 2.2km long Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel. Read more

TERRATEC secures international orders

TERRATEC has announced that in the first half of 2016 it has secured orders for the supply of seven TBMs around the globe. Read more

London Cable tunnel completion

Fionnuala, a 3.4m diameter Lovat TBM has completed a 3km journey between South East London and East London whilst building a £27M cable tunnel for Client UK Power Networks.

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The Robbins Company merge with NHI

An agreement between The Robbins Company and Northern Heavy Industries (NHI) Group was finalized on June 28, 2016 in Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province. This initial agreement is the first step of a three-phase merger process and gives NHI minority interest in The Robbins Company. Read more

John Holland secures early win on Melbourne Metro

John Holland has been awarded the first major Melbourne Metro Tunnel contract, which includes excavating massive shafts in the centre of Melbourne as part of preparations for the project’s 9km of twin tunnel under the city centre and five new underground stations. Read more

Bangalore breakthrough

June 8, 2016 saw one of two 6.4m diameter mixed-face EPB machines break through on the Namma Metro in Bangalore. After being launched in March 2015, the TBM named Kaveri made its way through its difficult 750m drive from Chickpet to Majestic. Read more

Western Distributor Shortlist announced

A world-class field of construction firms have been shortlisted to build Melbourne’s second river crossing. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan has announced three consortia have been chosen to tender for the design and construction of the $5.5bn Western Distributor that will slash congestion and take thousands of trucks off inner west streets. Read more

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