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Tunnel collapse at Ecuador’s Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project kills 13, injures 12

A tunnel collapse at the Chinese-funded Coca Coda Sinclair hydroelectric project in Ecuador’s Amazonian region has killed 13 workers and injured a further 12. Read more

TERRATEC delivers to Laos

Following successful factory testing on December 6th, TERRATEC has announced the delivery of a new 5.74m diameter Hard Rock Double Shield TBM to the the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project in Laos. Read more

SNWA’s Intake No. 3 reaches final destination under Lake Mead

Concluding a 3-mile journey that began in 2011, the 23.29ft (7.1m) diameter Herrenknecht Multi-mode TBM excavating Southern Nevada’s $817 million third water intake beneath Lake Mead reached its destination on December 10, when it holed through into the concrete intake riser structure that was secured to the bottom of the lake in 2012. Read more

NCC awarded contract for E16 Expressway tunnel in Norway

NCC has been commissioned by the Norwegian Road Administration to construct the Bjørnegård Tunnel on the E16 expressway between Sandvika and Wøyen, in Norway. The order amounts to approximately SEK 1.3 billion (140 milion Euro). Read more

KL MRT design consultant award

Kuala Lumpur’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) has appointed Arup Jururunding as the underground reference design consultant for the 10.9km tunnel section of the 59.9km long Klang Valley Line 2, the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line. The contract is the first to be awarded on the line. Read more

BBMV completes platform tunnels

BBMV, a JV comprising Balfour Beatty, BeMo Tunnelling, Morgan Sindall and VINCI Construction Grands Projets, which is delivering two sections of the £15bn Crossrail project, has reached a major milestone in the construction of the new Crossrail Whitechapel station, completing the SCL of the two station platform tunnels. Read more

Mai Po to Ngau Tam Mei Tunnels complete

The 2.35km northbound tunnel between Mai Po and Ngau Tam Mei in the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link project (XRL) has been completed with the successful breakthrough of the TBM in November 2014. Read more

Boston Big Dig last payment: Officials OK $89 million settlement

Nearly 20 years after the state of Massachusetts awarded a $378 million Big Dig highway project contract, administration officials this week approved an $88.7 million settlement with a joint venture, saying it represented the project’s last disputed payment. Read more

Plans for second Sydney Harbour tunnel

Sydney may get a new harbour tunnel under development plans by the State Infrastructure Strategy. The tunnel, running from Balmain to Lane Cove, is expected to support the 33km WestConnex motorway, making it easier for motorists to drive between Sydney’s western suburbs and denser inner areas. Read more

Tully awarded $282.5 million Sandy contract by MTA Bridges & Tunnels

New York’s MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced Monday, November 17, that it plans to award a four-year, $282.5 million contract to Tully Construction Company for repairs and restoration projects related to damages at the Hugh L Carey Tunnel (formerly the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) caused by Superstorm Sandy. Read more

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