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LTA awards tunnels on NELe

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the civil contract for the construction of tunnels between Punggol station and the future Punggol Coast station on North East Line Extension (NELe). The contract was awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch) at a contract sum of approximately S$79M. Read more

Melbourne West Gate Tunnel awarded

John Holland has been selected by Transurban and the State Government of Victoria to deliver Victoria’s multi-billion dollar West Gate Tunnel project in a 50:50 joint venture with CPB Contractors. Major construction work is expected to start in early 2018 with the project scheduled to open to traffic in 2022. Read more

LTA awards first tunnel contract on the North-South Corridor

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the first civil contract to design and construct a stretch of the 21.5km long North-South Corridor (NSC) to Samsung C&T Corporation at a contract sum of S$809M. Of the route’s length, 12.3km will be in tunnel. Read more

London Tideway’s first TBM arrives

The UK’s Tideway, the organisation building London’s new super sewer, has welcomed the arrival of the first of its six 8.13m diameter TBMs, that will be used to bore the 25km long tunnel. Read more

Melbourne ‘Missing Link’ route chosen

Victoria’s Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the route for the long-overdue completion of Melbourne’s North East Link ring road. Building this estimated A$16.5bn missing link will be the biggest transport project in the Australian state’s history and will involve the construction of a 5km long, twin tube tunnel. Read more

The ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017 winners revealed

The 3rd edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards took place in Paris, on November 15th, during the AFTES Congress (French Association of Tunnelling and Underground Space). With more than 400 attendees the ITA Tunnelling Awards is fast becoming a new “rendez-vous” for the global tunnelling industry.

The winners of the prestigious awards are: Read more

TTC issues RFP for Relief Line South tunnel design

In Canada, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has formally released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for tunnel design work of the Relief Line South. More specifically, the RFP is to “complete the Concept Design Report and Preliminary Design and Engineering for the Tunnels and associated facilities for the RLS, together with a cost estimate and project delivery schedule, to 30% design completion.” Read more

Chennai break through

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a 6.65m diameter Robbins EPBM broke through on the Chennai Metro for contractor Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. Read more

COWI appointed advisor to Montenegro

Consulting engineer, COWI has been appointed bridge and tunnel advisor to contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation for the Smokovac-Uvac-Matesevo section of the Bar-Boljare highway project in Montenegro, part of the trans-European highway. Read more

LU Northern Line breaks through

London Underground’s Northern Line Extension has reached a major milestone with the completion by JV Ferrovial Agroman/Laing O’Rourke of tunnelling works. With TBM, Amy, braking through at Kennington, the two 3.2km, 5.2m i.d. tunnels from Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms, have now been built. Read more

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