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UK’s York Potash approved

Plans for the world’s largest potash mine, York Potash in northern England, have been approved by a slim 8 to 7 majority vote by the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA). The new US$1.6bn development for Sirus Minerals includes the construction of a 36.5km long, 6m diameter Mineral Transport System (MTS) tunnel. Read more

Lee Tunnel lining completion

MVB, a joint venture of Morgan Sindall, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche, has completed the secondary lining of Thames Water’s 6.4km long Lee Tunnel project under the supervision of project manager CH2M. This milestone marks the completion of all the civil works in the tunnel, 15 months after TBM, Busy Lizzie finished excavation in January 2014. Read more

Kier/Carillion/Eiffage JV forms for HS2

Kier has announced its joint venture partnership with Carillion and Eiffage to support the delivery of the UK’s High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project. Read more

Arcadis scoops Doha Gold Line award

Arcadis has announced its appointment to provide architectural, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line metro line in the city of Doha in Qatar. The appointment follows an earlier involvement on comparable activities on the Red Line South metro line, also in Doha. Read more

Arup appointed on Klang Valley Line 2

Kuala Lumpur’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) has appointed Arup as the underground reference design consultant for Klang Valley MRT SSP Line 2. Read more

York Potash receives vital support

In the UK’s north, Scarborough Borough Council and Ryedale District Council have released a joint statement giving their full support to a major planning application for a new US$1.6bn potash mine near Whitby for Sirus Minerals which includes the construction of a 36.5km long, 6m diameter Mineral Transport System (MTS) tunnel. Read more

Crosslinx consortium scoops $5 billion Eglinton Crosstown contract

On Tuesday, the contract for one of the largest and most sought after infrastructure projects in Canada’s history was handed down to the Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium – which consists of Canadian construction companies SNC-Lavalin Group, Aecon Group, EllisDon Corporation, and the Canadian unit of Spain’s Grupo ACS (Dragados Canada) – subject to financial close, the preferred bidder will build and operate the new Eglinton Crossrail light-rail transit project in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

Delhi Phase 3 breakthrough

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has completed work of one of the longest tunnels on Phase 3 with the TBM breakthrough at Lajpat Nagar after boring a 1565m long tunnel from South Extension. Read more

Gloggnitz Tunnel awarded to Hochtief/Implenia/Thyssen JV

Client, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG has awarded the Hochtief/Implenia/Thyssen JV the contract to build the Gloggnitz Tunnel in Austria. The total contract volume for the “SBT 1.1 Tunnel Gloggnitz” JV is some €457M. Read more

Slovakia’s longest tunnel breaks ground

The ground-breaking ceremony at the West Portal of the Lietavská Lúčka – Višňové – Dubná Skala stretch of the D1 highway, has taken place at Višňové in north Slovakia. The ceremony marked an important milestone consisting of the excavation of the first 100m of what will become the country’s longest tunnel at 7.5km. Read more

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