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UK’s Silvertown Tunnel consultation opened

A major public consultation has opened for the Silvertown Tunnel, a vital new river crossing for east London, UK, that would link the Greenwich Peninsula with the Royal Docks. Read more

Contract CC-34 completion in Delhi

Late August saw the breakthrough of the TERRATEC TBM S36 at Palam Station, 27 days after its twin S37 did the same, completing the last drives on Contract CC-34 of Delhi Metro Phase-III. Read more

Bouygues wins Qatar Sewage tunnels

The Qatar Public Works Authority has awarded two contracts for the design and construction of sewage tunnels to Bouygues Travaux Publics (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction), in partnership with a local contractor, UrbaCon Trading & Contracting. The two contracts are worth approximately €550M, of which Bouygues Travaux Publics’ share amounts to roughly €285M. Read more

VolkerStevin contract for Tideway

VolkerStevin has been appointed by the UK’s Thames Water to carry out enabling works, in advance of construction of London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel. Last month VolkerStevin started work on the £23M project which will involve numerous marine construction projects in the city. Read more

Victoria breakthrough

Around 200 people gathered underground on 14 September to celebrate the completion of the final section of tunnel for London Underground’s Victoria Station Upgrade.   Read more

Lake Mead’s third intake is flooded in preparation for service

Salini Impregilo, through its “Vegas Tunnel Constructors” joint-venture with US subsidiary SA Healy, has started filling the new Lake Mead tunnel with water, the latest milestone towards completing this record-breaking project awarded by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) in 2008. Read more

Delhi breakthroughs continue

TERRATEC has announced a further breakthrough on the Delhi Metro Phase-III CC-07 Project, marking the completion of tunnelling on the up line tunnel between Kashmere Gate & Lal Quila Stations. Read more

Mexico launches first Crossover TBM

Last month saw the launch of North America’s first Robbins Crossover TBM on the Túnel Emisor Poniente II (TEP II) Project in Mexico City, a complex wastewater scheme for joint venture contractor ALDESA/PROACON/RECSA. Read more

Shannon & Wilson opens Washington DC Metro office

Shannon & Wilson, a national geotechnical and engineering company, recently opened a Washington, DC, Metro office. The new office, which will be overseen by Dr Axel Nitschke, Vice President and Director of Operations for Underground Services, is a part of a strategic move to widen Shannon & Wilson’s national underground services portfolio. Read more

HS2 Chilterns tunnel extension confirmed

Following detailed engineering and environmental assessment, the UK Government has agreed to propose an amendment to the HS2 hybrid Bill to extend the deep-bored Chilterns tunnel by 2.6km to a new portal just past South Heath. Read more

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