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COWI to design one of Scandinavia’s largest metro projects

A joint venture between COWI A/S and Multiconsult ASA has won the contract to design the Fornebu Line (Fornebubanen), an 8.5km long extension of the Oslo metro that will link the Fornebu peninsula to the Norwegian capital. Read more

Ultra-high strength sprayed concrete challenged

Some projects in the Middle East are using ultra-high strength sprayed concrete which reaches strengths of 80 to 90 MPa after 28 days, according to Benoit de Rivaz, global tunnelling manager at Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions. The high-strength concrete, selected for its durability and early demoulding performance, requires higher and higher strength fibres. Read more

Green light for Stonehenge Tunnel

The route for the UK’s £1.6bn A303 upgrade, a key part of the ‘South West expressway’, has been published by the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and includes the controversial 2.8km long Stonehenge Tunnel, effectively giving the green light to its construction. Read more

First batch of DTSS 2 contracts awarded

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, has appointed Ed Zublin AG (Singapore Branch), Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. and Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor (Pte.) Ltd. Joint Venture, and Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited (Singapore Branch) – to design and build the first batch of 30km of deep tunnels and link sewers for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2. Read more

Delaware Aqueduct Tunnel starts up

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has started tunneling works on the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel—the largest repair project in the 175-year history of New York City’s drinking water supply. Read more

TERRATEC supplies first Mumbai Metro TBMs

TERRATEC has celebrated the delivery of the first two of its seven new TBMs destined for the Mumbai Metro’s Line 3 project, in India, following successful factory acceptance tests earlier this month. Read more

Singapore de-safeguards 15km SURS road tunnel route

The Singapore LTA has announced plans to de-safeguard land previously earmarked for the Singapore Underground Road System (SURS), noting the city’s shift towards a car-lite society. The SURS was conceptualised in the late 1980s as a 15km long underground arterial ring road system around the fringe of the city, to cater to potential traffic growth into and out of the city centre. Read more

Seattle says goodbye to Bertha

Disassembly of the US’s largest tunneling machine is now complete. On August 23, crews lifted the final pieces of the 8,000-ton giant out of the SR 99 tunnel’s disassembly pit near Seattle Center. Read more

STV, Mott MacDonald JV lands Sound Transit systems contracts

Sound Transit has selected STV and Mott MacDonald as systems construction management services consultants for two light rail projects: the East Link extension and the Northgate Link extension. The two companies will work as part of the Northwest Transit Systems Partners (NTSP) Joint Venture, approved by Sound Transit’s board in May 2017. Read more

Costain CE explains Hinkley Point C position

Following on from the news that Balfour Beatty will be undertaking the Tunnelling and Marine Contract at the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station instead of Costain – the contractor who had been working on the contract since 2013 – Costain Chief Executive Andrew Wylie has explained the situation in the company’s ‘Results for the half year ended 30 June 2017 report. He said: Read more

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