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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

Komatsu acquires Joy Global

Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. Read more

Astaldi success on Istanbul Metro

Astaldi has been awarded a €627M EPC Contract to carry out the civil works and the electromechanical systems on the Kirazli- Halkalı section of the Istanbul Underground. The project calls for the construction of 10km of twin-tube tunnel, 7km bored by TBM, as well as 9 stations. Read more

Melbourne Metro bids received

The final bids for the A$6bn Melbourne Metro Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP) have been received, and are being assessed by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority. The bids are from three shortlisted consortia that include some of the biggest construction firms in Australia and around the world. They are: Read more

Three Rivers Tunnel awarded

Salini Impregilo and Lane Construction Corporation (Salini Impregilo Group), through its wholly owned subsidiary S.A. Healy Company, have won a design-bid-build contract in the U.S. state of Indiana, valued at $188 million. Read more

Bertha breaks through!

Bertha, the SR99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Scheme’s 17.52m diameter Hitachi Zosen EPBM has successfully completed its 2.7km long drive beneath Seattle, breaking through on Tuesday afternoon, 64 years to the day since the viaduct first opened to traffic. Read more

Preferred contractor chosen for Melbourne West Gate Tunnel Project

CIMIC Group company, CPB Contractors, has been selected by Melbourne’s Transurban as the preferred contractor to deliver Victoria’s multi-billion dollar West Gate Tunnel Project in a 50:50 joint venture with John Holland. The project includes building a 2.8km eastbound tunnel and 4km westbound tunnel under Yarraville. Read more

CH2M withdraw interest in HS2 Phase 2b

Jacqueline C. Hinman, Chairman and CEO of CH2M, has written to David Higgins, Chairman of the UK’s HS2 Ltd, to formally advise him of CH2M’s withdrawal of interest in the Phase 2b Development Partner Contract. Read more

Laos breaks through ahead of schedule

On March 18, 2017, SELI Overseas broke through – using a TERRATEC 5.74m diameter H43 Double Shield TBM – into a reception chamber on the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydroelectric Project, in southern Laos, successfully completing a 11.5km long drive for the project’s low-pressure headrace tunnel. The breakthrough came three and a half months ahead of schedule. Read more

Robbins TBM to assist Delaware Repair

Robbins has completed the manufacture and testing of a unique 6.8m diameter TBM that will be used to repair the longest continuous tunnel in the world. The TBM will be used to overhaul a section of New York City’s Delaware Aqueduct, a 137km  long tunnel that delivers about 50 percent of the City’s drinking water each day. Read more

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