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Tunnelling Journal acquires World Tunnelling

TGS Media Limited, publishers of Tunnelling Journal have acquired the rights to publish World Tunnelling and Trenchless World from Aspermont Media. The April 2016 issue of World Tunnelling and Trenchless World (WTTW) was the last issue of the magazine published in its current format by Aspermont Media. Read more

Skanska confirms National Grid award

Skanska has confirmed its award of a contract by National Grid, in JV with PORR and A.Hak worth a total of £100m and £39.4m to Skanska, to design and build a replacement 5.4km long high-pressure gas pipeline, 5km of which will be in 4m i.d tunnel. Read more

EIB loan to Thames Tideway

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a £700M loan for the £4.2bn, 25km long, 7.2m i.d. Thames Tideway Tunnel, the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry. Read more

Parsons win in Dubai

Parsons has announced that it has been awarded a consultancy and supervision contract by the Dubai Municipality for two deep wastewater tunnels and associated link sewers. The total combined length of the tunnels will be more than 70km, supported by approximately 140km of link sewers and key pumping stations. Read more

Breakthrough in Mexico

North America’s first Crossover TBM has broken new ground in Mexico City.  At the end of last month, the 8.7m diameter Robbins XRE – a cross between a rock TBM and an EPB – emerged into an intermediate shaft at Túnel Emisor Poniente (TEP) II. Read more

Lower Thames Crossing technical partner appointed

Highways England has confirmed the appointment of the LTC CASCADE JV, comprising engineering and programme management company CH2M, design and consultancy firm Arcadis and tunnel and bridge specialists COWI, as its technical partner for the next and future phases of the Lower Thames Crossing scheme. Currently the preferred option for the crossing is via a 3.2km long twin bore tunnel linking Tilbury and Gravesham to the east of London. Read more

Shea/Kiewit scoops 18-miles of DigIndy tunneling work

Indianapolis water owner Citizens Energy Group has announced that it will award an estimated $500 million contract to SK JV, a joint venture between J.F. Shea and Kiewit, to complete the remaining 18 miles of deep tunnel and drop shaft work for the DigIndy Tunnel System over the next nine years. Read more

Strabag awarded road and tunnel construction contract in Norway

Strabag has been selected as main contractor to build a section of European Route E16, an important link between the Norwegian capital of Oslo and the country’s second largest city of Bergen. This is the first construction contract  carried out by Strabag in Norway as sole contractor. Read more

Mott MacDonald positioning for unprecedented growth in North America

Global engineering and management firm Mott MacDonald is accelerating its growth plans in North America with the addition of over 2,000 professionals and 62 offices from the former Hatch Mott MacDonald joint venture. The move strengthens its existing specialized service businesses, which range from infrastructure finance to alternative energy to climate resilience. Read more

Bond Street shotcrete Strength Monitoring Test a success

A groundbreaking new way to test the strength of sprayed concrete has been successfully tested at the UK’s Bond Street Station Upgrade (BSSU) project. Read more

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