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Hochtief wins €132 million Triebwasserweg Maria Stein Tunnel

Hochtief Solutions has won a €132m (£105m) contract to build a tunnel for the Gemeinschaftkraftwerk Inn power station, in Austria. Construction will involve the excavation of more than 22km of pressure tunnel and is the largest and most significant of three contracts for the hydroelectric power station on the River Inn. Read more

TfL announces that MTR will run Crossrail services

Transport for London (TfL) has today announced its intention to award the contract to operate Crossrail services to MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited (MTR). The £1.4 billion contract will be for eight years with an option to extend to ten years.  MTR will be a key partner in delivering the new Crossrail services connecting Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

Strabag secures Mid-Halton Outfall Tunnel, in Ontario, Canada

Strabag has won a contract to build the Mid-Halton Outfall Tunnel for CA$79 million (approx. €54 million). The project centres on the excavation of two 60m deep shafts and a 6.3km bored rock tunnel that is designed to carry treated effluent water from a water treatment plant in Oakville into Lake Ontario. Read more

Crossrail Stations at 50% completion

The construction of Crossrail’s new stations in central London and Docklands is now half complete, with almost three miles of platform and station tunnels created beneath the streets of the capital. Read more

LU announces preferred bidder for Northern Line Extension

London Underground has today, Friday 11 July, confirmed that Ferrovial/Laing O’Rourke JV is its preferred bidder for the £1.1bn Northern Line Extension design & build contract. Read more

Brenner Base Tunnel awards continue

Salini Impregilo, together with STRABAG, Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni CCC and Collini Lavori, has received a provisional award for the €300M contract to build an ‘underpass’ beneath the Isarco River – in the southern segment of the “Brenner Base Tunnel.” Read more

BBC documentary to take viewers behind the scenes of Crossrail

A new three-part documentary taking viewers behind the scenes of Crossrail starts next week on UK television channel BBC Two. The “Fifteen Billion Pound Railway” series starts on July 16th at 9pm and follows the project’s development and progress over a two year period. Read more

Second tunnel package awarded for Paris metro’s Line 14 extension

A consortium consisting of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Soletanche Bachy and CSM Bessac has signed a contract worth €164.9 million with RATP for the second tunnel package on the Paris metro line 14 extension project, north of Paris, running from Clichy-St Ouen to Pleyel, in the neighbouring town of St Denis. Read more

Thai microtunnel holes through

TERRATEC has announced the completion of the microtunnelling project at the Bang Pakong River in Thailand by the Joint Venture of Ch.Karnchang PCL and Krung Thon Engineers Co., Ltd. (KTE). On 18th June 2014, the TERRATEC Slurry MTBM completed the project’s 380m long drive of 1800mm inner diameter tunnel. Read more

San Francisco tunnels complete

June 11, 2014, marked the completion by JV Barnard/Impregilo/Healy (BIH) of the twin bores on San Francisco’s Central Subway in California, USA, following the breakthrough of the second of two specialized Robbins EPBM being used to excavate the tunnels. Read more

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