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Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel project reaches major milestone

A project to expand the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel in southeastern Virginia, US, and widen Interstate 64 between Hampton and Norfolk reached a major milestone this week with the conclusion of a nearly two-year environmental study. Read more

Belchen breakthrough

TBM works for Switzerland’s Belchen rehabilitation tunnel completed in Eptingen in the canton of Basel-Country on June 21, 2017, three months ahead of schedule. The 13.9m diameter single shield Herrenknecht TBM, driven by contractor Mart Tunnelbau AG, excavated 3.2km of tunnel through complex geology in just 16 months. Read more

HS2 contract winners announced

The winners of the £6.6bn of major construction contracts for Britain’s HS2 have been announced today (17 July 2017). The huge infrastructure investment covers the main civil engineering work on the first phase of HS2 between London and Birmingham – including construction of tunnels, bridges, embankments and viaducts. The winning bidders to build the first phase of the route are: Read more

CYP wins Melbourne Metro contract

The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – has been selected to build the $6bn Melbourne Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations, the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history. Read more

Final Túnel Emisor Poniente (TEP) II project breakthrough

In June, 2017, a select group of project officials, including Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, celebrated the breakthrough of an 8.7m diameter Robbins Crossover TBM, marking the completion of the country’s Túnel Emisor Poniente (TEP) II project. Read more

Washington’s Northeast Boundary Tunnel awarded

Salini Impregilo and The Lane Construction Corporation have won a $580M contract to build the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project in Washington, D.C. The NEBT will be a large, deep sewer tunnel that will increase the capacity of the District’s sewer system, significantly mitigating the frequency, magnitude and duration of sewer flooding and improving the water quality of the Anacostia River. Read more

Raise Bore success in China

A TERRATEC TR3000 Raise Boring Machines (RBM) has successfully achieved a series of impressive inclined raises with a high level of accuracy at the Huanggou Pumped Storage Power Station Project, in the Heilongjiang Province of China. Read more

XRE machine gains factory acceptance

A Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM measuring 9.26m in diameter underwent factory acceptance on May 30, 2017. The machine was initially unveiled at Robbins’ Solon, Ohio headquarters during a press day on May 25 before being shipped 40km south for construction of the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) in Akron. Read more

Three Rivers ground breaking in Indiana

Salini Impregilo and The Lane Construction Corporation have undertaken a ground-breaking ceremony in Fort Wayne in the U.S. state of Indiana to mark to the start of work on the $188M Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPort), part of a project to reduce combined sewage overflow (CSO) into the city’s rivers. Read more

John Holland/CPB Contractors/Ghella JV wins Sydney Metro contract

The John Holland/CPB Contractors/Ghella Joint Venture has been awarded the contract to deliver Sydney’s new harbour rail crossing as part of Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The $2.81bn Sydney Metro City & Southwest Tunnel and Station Excavation Works (TSE) contract includes twin 15.5km tunnels and civil works for six new metro stations. Read more

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