BTS 2013 was organised by the BTS, Tunnelling Journal and Brintex … news about BTS 2014 very soon !!
Leighton Asia, India and Offshore have recently launched their web page for the sale of surplus equipment. This allows information on equipment for sale throughout the region to be quickly accessed by potential buyers.
On the page there is a master list of all equipment that is currently or soon to be available, along with datasheets giving information on each of the units.
The new web page can be seen at
Where further detail is required please contact usedE@leightonasia.com
After spending most of his working life around TBM’s, Steve Duncombe has started SD Tunnelling Ltd, an independent consultancy offering advice & support on all tunnelling related matters to clients, consultants & contractors.
On launching this new business Steve said, ” I will remain independent from TBM manufacturers. Most importantly this will allow me to work with customers on TBM specifications & selection, which I really enjoy”.
Steve is still representing Cat in UK & Ireland for supply of spare parts & service, working with his old customers & friends keeping the fleet of 22 TBM’s alive & kicking.
Tel: + 44 (0) 1922 403 716 … Mob: + 44 (0) 7768 536 336 … Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tunnelling Journal is giving every reader free access to an exhaustive listing of international Tunnel Collapses. The document ‘Catalogue of Notable Tunnel Failure Case Histories’, courtesy of, and compiled by, the Mainland East Division, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department of Hong Kong details 36 international collapses, and a further 6 specifically in Hong Kong. Each case, subject to the information available, includes a basic description of the event (many illustrated), the probable cause, the remedial measures undertaken, and the consequences and lessons learned. Some 60 references are also included for further reading. The document is live and will be updated from time to time. To download this must-have listing go to:
Hong Kong’s Geotechnical Engineering Office has recently issued the GEO Report No. 249, “Ground Control for Slurry TBM Tunnelling.” Download your free copy of this ‘must read’ paper from the Civil Engineering and Development Department website, using the link below: http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/publications/geo_reports/geo_rpt249.htm