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CRCHI claim TBM delivery in record time

On August 4th, China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (CRCHI) completed the production of a 6.47m diameter double-shield TBM, after spending just 5 months in the machine’s design and manufacture, saving – according to CRCHI – two thirds the time a TBM of this size would usually take to deliver. Read more

Nepal welcomes first ever TBM

Nepal will welcome its first ever TBM this summer, a 5.06m diameter Double Shield machine for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP).  The Robbins TBM underwent its Factory Acceptance Testing in July 2017 and is currently being shipped to the jobsite in the Siwalik Range – part of the Southern Himalayan Mountains – where it will be prepared for launch in November 2017. Read more

HS2 contracts officially signed

The UK’s HS2 project took a major step forward today, with the formal signing of contracts to deliver the tunnels, bridges and earthworks that will carry the first phase of the UK’s new high speed railway from London to Birmingham in 2026. Read more

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc to acquire CH2M

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Jacobs will acquire all of the outstanding shares of CH2M in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.27bn, including approximately $416M of CH2M net debt. Read more

Fugro to assist York Potash investigations

Fugro has been awarded two major new contracts integrating geotechnical and geophysical investigations at Sirius Minerals’ North Yorkshire polyhalite project in the UK. Read more

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017 finalists announced

The finalists for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017 have been chosen. The 17-strong expert judging panel, chaired by the ITA President Tarcisio Celestino, has evaluated all submittals and 30 will now participate in the second evaluation stage to determine the winners from the nine categories. The finalists are: Read more

£1M fine for Crossrail contractor following incidents

A joint venture comprising of three companies established to support the Crossrail tunnel construction has been fined a total of more than £1M following three separate incidents on the project, including the death of a worker. Read more

Terratec to supply four more EPBMs to Istanbul

Australian-based TBM manufacturer, TERRATEC, has secured an order to supply four new 6.56m diameter EPBMs for Istanbul’s Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Line from the Turkish tunnelling Joint Venture of Gulermak, Nurol & Makyol. This will see a total of seven TERRATEC EPBMs working simultaneously on the Istanbul Metro by the middle of 2018. Read more

Argentinian President resides over TBM ceremony

Argentinian President Mauricio Macri has inaugurated the start of preparatory works for the excavation of a 12km long, 4m diameter hydraulic tunnel in Buenos Aires. The project, being constructed by Salini Impregilo, is part of his government’s biggest public works project valued at $1.2bn to clean up the Matanza-Riachuelo Basin, one of the most polluted in the world. Read more

Westconnex New M4 breakthrough

Tunnelling on Sydney’s New M4 on the WestConnex Project has reached a major milestone with the first underground breakthrough achieved between two tunnelling sites at Concord. The breakthrough was achieved by the project construction team of John Holland, CPB Contractors and Samsung C&T. Read more

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