Today on Tunnels & Tunnelling International


Breakthrough on East End Crossing
12 September, 2014 USA - Work on the East End Crossing project in Kentucky achieved a significant milestone on September 5, completing the breakthrough of the southbound tunnel beneath the historic Drumanard property.
  • Femern selects firms that are pre-qualified for multi-million contracts
    DENMARK/GERMANY - Femern A/S has now selected the group of firms and consortia that are pre-qualified for the contracts for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel’s electrical and mechanical installations as well as the establishment of the sub-station, which will supply the tunnel and electric trains with power.
  • Balfour Beatty sells Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global
    GREAT BRITAIN - Balfour Beatty announced early this week the sale of its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to WSP Global Inc. for a cash consideration of USD 1,352.5M. The sale price assumes cash of USD 110M is retained within Parsons Brinckerhoff.


Top of the box
27 August, 2014 Bangkok’s metro system construction is making innovative use of pipejacking for the roof of a new underground station reports Adrian Greeman
  • East side explosives
    At February's joint BTS/Minsouth meeting. Andy Thompson of Hatch Mott MacDonald delivered a presentation on the use of explosives for the construction of New York's East side access. Andrew Hindmarch of Mott MacDonald gives this report from the meeting.
  • Up in lights
    Raoul Lorphèvre and Jérôme Dehon of the Schreder group discuss various lighting options and the effect different setups can have on issues such as energy consumption and maintenance.
  • Destination Doha
    As tunnel boring machines continue to arrive in Doha, Tunnels and Tunnelling looks to find out more about the world’s most ambitious metro scheme. Technical journalist Bernadette Ballantyne Reports.
  • Eastern promise
    Previously driven by the oil and gas sector, tunnelling in the Middle East is enjoying a new boom as metro systems and new sewer networks are developed throughout the region. Bernadette Ballantyne reports


It's later than you think
26 August, 2014 AS the tunnelling community plans to descend upon London for the British Tunnelling Society conference next month, Mayor Boris Johnson has set out a GBP 1.3 trillion (USD 2.2 trillion) development plan that lays down a treasure trove of underground opportunities for the city. The plan outlines the infrastructure developments needed to keep pace with London's growth.
  • Next Generation
    Recently, various reports have been released that confirm the ever-widening gap between the Millennial generation and the preceding Baby Boomers.
  • ITA turns 40
    WHEN CONSIDERING an anniversary it is always fun to delve into the archives and see what the past can reveal. The International Tunnelling Association's 40th birthday is no exception and when routing through the early editions of Tunnels we happened across an interview with Alan Muir Wood ahead of the first ITA meeting in Oslo, 1974.
  • Spending Spree
    This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Recovery Act, the government’s attempt to create new jobs and spur economic growth at a time when the economy seemed very bleak. Congress and President Obama issued USD 787bn in tax cuts, funding for entitlement programs (such as unemployment benefits and funding for federal contracts), grants and loans, which was later upped to USD 840bn.


InnoTrans 2014
23 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014 Full Name: Annika Fila Position: Managing Director Company: UK office of InnoTrans Department: Sales & Marketing
  • NASTT’s 2015 No-Dig Show
    15 Mar 2015 - 19 Mar 2015 NASTT’s No-Dig Show is the largest trenchless technology conference in North America, where professionals attend to learn new techniques that will save money and improve infrastructure. The overall No-Dig program is focused on one objective: helping you maximize your investment in trenchless technologies, services and applications.