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TBM helps world’s first carbon neutral power plant to complete

In April 2017, a ceremony was held to celebrate the commissioning of the Dariali Hydropower Project in the Republic of Georgia. The event marked the completion of the first carbon-neutral hydropower project in the world. Read more

Bids in for huge Brenner contract

Five bids have been tendered for the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel, Pfons-Brenner. The construction lot includes the excavation of the main tunnels between Pfons and Brenner, about 9km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop and the cross-over at St. Jodok. In total, about 50km of tunnel will be driven. Read more

Battersea milestone achieved

A major milestone has been reached on a £42M project to bring electricity supplies to the heart of the Battersea Power Station development in London. Electricity TBM, ‘Maggie’, has recently completed the 11-week construction of a 320m long spur tunnel to carry essential electricity supplies to the £9bn, 42-acre development taking shape on the banks of the River Thames. Read more

Normet win mining order

Normet has won several new orders from Hindustan Zinc, India’s only and the world leading producer of Zinc-Lead-Silver.

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, with whom Normet has been a preferred partner for several years, has plans to substantially increase production, productivity and safety in its Zinc-Lead-Silver mines.

The orders include the latest technologies in equipment for explosive charging, concrete spraying and transport, per

Double EPBM delivery to Bangkok

In April 2017, TERRATEC celebrated the successful Factory Acceptance Tests of two new 5.7m diameter tight radius EPBMs destined for the Bueng Nong Bon to Chao Phraya River Diversion Tunnel Project, in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more

Shieldhall Tunnel reaches half-way

Scottish Water’s 5km long Shieldhall Tunnel, in the south of Glasgow, passed a significant milestone yesterday when the Herrenknecht TBM being driven by contractor – the Glasgow Tunnel Partnership, a joint venture of Costain and VINCI Construction Grands Projets – reached the half way point under Pollok Park. Read more

Robbins TBM takes on eighth drive

A 3.5m diameter Robbins TBM is currently undertaking its eighth bore after being launched by contractor Eiffage Civil Engineering on March 3 on the 2,750m long tunnel drive for the Galerie des Janots project in La Ciotat, France. Read more

Normet to form JV in China

The Normet Group and JCHX Mining Management Co Ltd have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and sell underground mining equipment in the Chinese market. Read more

AECOM awarded Stonehenge technical support contract

Highways England has appointed AECOM to provide technical support in the detailed design and planning application process for the UK’s A303 Stonehenge scheme. AECOM will be Highways England’s Technical Partner for the project, which includes proposals for a 2.9km long tunnel near Stonehenge. Read more

Lower Thames Crossing route chosen

The UK’s Secretary of State for Transport has announced the preferred route for the £4.4bn – £6.2bn Lower Thames Crossing, a 3.2km long bored tunnel crossing under the River Thames east of Gravesend and Tilbury. Read more

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