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TBMs leaving site on the Sydney Metro project
25 February, 2020
Australia – The four 7m-diameter Herrenknecht double shields that excavated the tunnels for the City & Southwest phase of the Sydney Metro are being lifted out of construction sites and are leaving the city. Between them they have excavated 30km of twin metro tunnel and only the slurry TBM for the harbour crossing remains.

Herrenknecht completes Barcelona’s third vertical shaft sinking
06 February, 2020
Spain - On February 5 Herrenknecht announced its Vertical Shaft Sinking Machine (VSM) in Barcelona has completed three shafts in extremely confined space conditions.

Sydney Metro finishes city centre tunnels
22 January, 2020
Australia – Four out of five drives for the Sydney Metro’s ‘City and Southwest’ phase have been completed. The most recent breakthrough was into Barangaroo Station. These drives represent the entirety of the city centre tunnels, with only a second tube crossing the harbour still to be completed. As of 21 January, some 97% of tunnel excavation had been completed.

Abu Dhabi Gyroscope
20 January, 2020
A case study from Abu Dhabi of the NAV24 gyroscope system

The Valley of Toluca
20 January, 2020
A new rail line will connect the Valley of Toluca Metropolitan Area with the west of Mexico City. TBM tunnelling had to deal with a heterogeneous massif, adverse terrain, and an alignment characterised by the presence of faults and zones with elevated hydraulic loads of up to 7 bar over the tunnel keystone. The authors of this paper are geotechnical tunnels head José Ramos Gómez, tunnel section director Rubén Díez de la Fuente, and TBM expert advisor Ignasi Castellvi Moyes, all from Sener

City & Southwest
20 January, 2020
Alex Conacher visits the Sydney Metro’s second phase to speak with Terry Sleiman, project director for the contractor John Holland CPB Ghella, Hugh Lawson, project director for the client, and Kate Cole, occupational health and hygiene manager for Transport for NSW

Better than ever
20 January, 2020
Planners are capitalising on modern improvements to tunnelling technology in a boost to the Australian industry. Alex Conacher reports

TAC Awards 2019
24 December, 2019
From rising starts to nationally acclaimed projects, the Tunnelling Association of Canada presents its annual awards each fall to recognize the deserving individuals and engineering accomplishments in the Canadian tunnelling sector. The 2019 awards were presented in Winnipeg on October 21.

Augmented underground
23 December, 2019
Phil Evans, a section planner, Jose Goncalves, a tunnel sub-agent and Sean Melody, works superintendent explains how digital transformation can reshape tunnelling, showing the latest digital technologies being used by the Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall, Balfour Beatty joint venture delivering the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Momentum
23 December, 2019
The City of Los Angeles has seen several milestones this summer for its Purple Line extension, Nicole Robinson reports on the progress for each phase

Keeping safe
14 November, 2019
In this issue we have a fire protection angle. You will find several articles covering an incident in Gdansk, variable frequency drives, the impact of fire events on tunnel linings and a piece on the latest health and safety thinking in this area.

Central Interceptor project’s TBM ordered
14 November, 2019
New Zealand – The Central Interceptor wastewater project has ordered a 5.45m-diameter Herrenknecht EPB for its main 13km tunnel. The tunnel depth will vary from 15-110m, with a harbour crossing 15m below the seabed. The finished diameter of the tunnel will be 4.5m.

No changes, No regrets
31 October, 2019
Paola De Pascali returns to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s landfall site to check on progress as the project enters its final stages

Manila Aqueduct
31 October, 2019
At the June 2019 meeting of the British Tunnelling Society, GHD’s practice leader for tunnels, Brendan Henry spoke about the NBAQ 4 project to deliver water to seven million residents in the Manila metropolitan area. Alex Conacher reports

SDC 2019
22 October, 2019
Toronto is hosting the 4th International Conference on Shaft Design and Construction this November. It is the first time the event is held in America

TAC Directors’ Reports / Quebec and Maritimes
22 October, 2019
Every autumn the TAC directors report on projects and activities in their regions.

Humber estuary tunnel breaks through
01 October, 2019
Great Britain – The Humber tunnel has broken through. The drive was completed by a joint venture of Skanska, Porr and A. Hak is utilising a VMT-guided, 4.4m-diameter Herrenknecht machine.

Liebherr heavyweights work in tandem on TBM lift
01 October, 2019
Germany – Two Liebherr crawler cranes, an LR 11350 and an LR 11000, worked in tandem to load a TBM onto a barge at the Rhine port of Kehl in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Momentum
27 September, 2019
The City of Los Angeles has seen several milestones this summer for its Purple Line extension, Nicole Robinson reports on the progress for each phase

Northern exposure
27 September, 2019
A round-up of tunnel work in the Nordic Forum