News Archive

Strabag replaces Hochtief in Austria following contract termination

A Strabag AG/Jäger Bau GmbH/G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H JV has assumed the tunnel driving works on Austria’s Maria Stein pressure flow tunnel on the Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Inn (GKI) power plant project. The move follows the recent termination of the original contract with Hochtief. Read more

Thai success for Terratec MTBMs

In February 2017, TERRATEC Micro Tunnel Boring Machines (MTBMs) achieved several milestones on the Bangkok Metropolitan Electricity Authority’s (MEA) new cable tunnel system, in Thailand. Read more

LTA to look at un-manned tunnel inspection

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek the industry’s participation in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Vehicle (UV) technology for MRT and road tunnel inspections. Read more

HS2 gains Royal Assent

The UK’s HS2 has taken a major step forward by successfully completing over 3 years of Parliamentary scrutiny to receive Royal Assent. Construction will now begin on schedule in the spring. Read more

CREG ‘‘Golda’’ EPBM launched in Israel

20th February saw the launch of the first of six CREG EPBMs to be used on the 23km Red Line for the Tel Aviv Metro in Israel. More than 300 guests, including Israel’s Minister of Transport and the Chinese Ambassador witnessed the event. Read more

NLE TBMs in place

A major milestone in the construction of London Underground’s Northern Line Extension has been reached with the lowering of the two 6m diameter NFM TBMs 20m below ground in Battersea, ahead of tunnelling starting in March. Read more

Vinci JV win in Paris

Client, Société du Grand Paris has awarded VINCI Construction and Spie batignolles JV, a major €926M contract on Line 15 South of the future Grand Paris Express transport network. Included is the construction of 8.2km of tunnel between Fort d’Issy-Vanves-Clamart and Villejuif Louis Aragon using two 10m diameter EPBMs, five stations, and eight shafts. Read more

Bids opened for Fort Wayne CSO tunnel

On February 15, Ft. Wayne (Indiana) City Utilities publicly opened bids for the estimated $250M Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) and Shafts Package, in the USA. Five pre-qualified joint ventures entered bids for the project, they are: Read more

CH2M contract win on DTSS 2

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, has appointed CH2M Hill Singapore Pte Ltd as the Detailed Design Consultant for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), a key component of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2. Read more

Atlas Copco acquires Erkat

Atlas Copco has completed the acquisition of Erkat Spezialmaschinen und Service GmbH, a manufacturer of drum cutter attachments for excavators. Read more

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