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Final contracts awarded on Thomson Line

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the last three of 25 major civil contracts for the 30km long, fully undergound Thomson Line’s Orchard, Marina South and Gardens by the Bay stations and tunnels at a total value of around S$1.32bn. Read more

Crossrail Stations at 50% completion

The construction of Crossrail’s new stations in central London and Docklands is now half complete, with almost three miles of platform and station tunnels created beneath the streets of the capital. Read more

Brenner Base Tunnel awards continue

Salini Impregilo, together with STRABAG, Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni CCC and Collini Lavori, has received a provisional award for the €300M contract to build an ‘underpass’ beneath the Isarco River – in the southern segment of the “Brenner Base Tunnel.” Read more

Thai microtunnel holes through

TERRATEC has announced the completion of the microtunnelling project at the Bang Pakong River in Thailand by the Joint Venture of Ch.Karnchang PCL and Krung Thon Engineers Co., Ltd. (KTE). On 18th June 2014, the TERRATEC Slurry MTBM completed the project’s 380m long drive of 1800mm inner diameter tunnel. Read more

San Francisco tunnels complete

June 11, 2014, marked the completion by JV Barnard/Impregilo/Healy (BIH) of the twin bores on San Francisco’s Central Subway in California, USA, following the breakthrough of the second of two specialized Robbins EPBM being used to excavate the tunnels. Read more

Operator selected and first TBM heading to Sydney’s NWRL

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian have announced Sydney’s $8.3bn North West Rail Link has reached its most important milestone yet, with a preferred operator selected to run the new rapid transit service. Also announced is the completion and shipping from France of the first of four 6.99m diameter NFM hard rock TBMs to be used to bore the project’s 15km twin tunnels. Read more

Seattle Mega-TBM repair plan complete

Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) has completed its repair plan for Bertha, the striken SR-99 Tunnel Project mega-TBM. The focus now is on rebuilding Bertha, according to a new repair work plan unveiled Monday, June 16, by STP, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s design-build contractor. Read more

Ellie breaks through into Stepney Green

Crossrail TBM ‘Ellie’ has broken through into a cavern 40m beneath Stepney Green, in the East End of London. The breakthrough marks the structural completion of tunnels for Crossrail’s north east spur, between Whitechapel and Pudding Mill Lane. Read more

MTR gives project up-dates

The MTR Corporation recently completed a detailed review into the progress of construction on the South Island (East) (“SIL(E)”) and Kwun Tong Line Extension (“KTE”) projects and has shared the results of that review in a submission to the Legislative Council Panel on Transport Subcommittee on Matters Relating to Railways. Read more

Terratec announces two new sales

TERRATEC has announced two recent Tunnel Boring Machine sales for Istanbul Metro in Turkey, and for Xe Namnoy Hydroelectric Power Project in Laos. Read more

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