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Green light for Stonehenge Tunnel
16 November, 2020
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has given the go-ahead for work to start on the 3.2km Stonehenge Tunnel which will form part of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down carriageway improvement scheme in Wiltshire, England.

Arup appoints US-based underground infrastructure leader
12 November, 2020
Engineering and professional services provider Arup has named Andreas Raedle as its new underground infrastructure leader for the Americas region. He will be based in San Francisco, US.

Highways England seeks partner for Britain’s longest road tunnel
11 November, 2020
Highways England is inviting tenders for the proposed £2bn (US$2.6bn) Lower Thames Crossing tunnel which will be the longest road tunnel in Britain and the third-largest TBM-bored tunnel in the world.

Hopes are high for Hudson River tunnel funding
10 November, 2020
Joe Biden’s victory in the American presidential election has raised hopes of a green light for the construction of the Hudson River rail tunnel.

Review starts on the feasibility of an Irish Sea tunnel
09 November, 2020
Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail, has initiated an enquiry into the feasibility of a rail tunnel connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland, after Boris Johnson approved a review to explore the idea.

California in a fix over Delta tunnel project
06 November, 2020
Environmental protestors in California are contesting the approval of a bond issue to fund the controversial US$17.1bn Water Fix tunnels.

GE completes tunnelling on Kuala Lumpur metro
06 November, 2020
Malaysia-based Gamuda Engineering (GE) has installed the final lining ring on the 13.5 km-stretch of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) twin tunnels. Part of the 52km-long Putrajaya line, it is the first Malaysian metro network to connect satellite towns to the capital Kuala Lumpur (KL).

First-of-its-kind robot will reduce risk on HS2 TBMs
05 November, 2020
HS2 Ltd has unveiled a robot designed to boost safety and efficiency during the ring-build process aboard two giant TBMs that will bore the 16km (10mi) Chiltern tunnels.

Green light given to Fehmarnbelt tunnel
04 November, 2020
A top German court has overruled all legal and environmental objections to the planned Fehmarnbelt road and railway tunnel between Germany and Denmark, in effect giving the go-ahead to the US$8.2bn project.

ITA reveals shortlisted entries for global tunnelling awards
03 November, 2020
Following a lengthy judging session which took place on 12 October, 16 awards judges drawn from across the industry finalised the shortlisted entries spanning the eight categories of the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2020.

HS2 supplier registration deadline looms
03 November, 2020
Suppliers hoping to work on the UK’s HS2 high-speed rail project have until 23.50 on 4 November to register for one of more than 1,000 one-to-one meetings that will take place as part of an online event on 23-26 November.

Norway road project promises substantial tunnelling
02 November, 2020
Bids are expected to arrive on December 18 for Norway’s Rv555 Sotra Connection PPP project – the country’s largest-ever individual transport contract and currently the largest PPP road project tender in the European Economic Area.

TBM components arriving at Snowy 2.0 site
02 November, 2020
Giant TBM components continue to arrive at Snowy 2, Australia’s biggest hydropower project. A 174t main drive has already been delivered to the site for the first of three TBMs that will excavate the scheme.

Tideway TBM bores successfully under Tower Bridge
02 November, 2020
A critical section on the construction of Tideway – London’s so-called ‘super-sewer’ – has been completed successfully following the recent passage of TBM Ursula beneath Tower Bridge.

TfL announces tunnelling completion at Bank
29 October, 2020
Transport for London (TfL) has announced the completion of tunnelling at Bank Underground Station – regarded as one of the busiest interchanges on the Tube network.

Poll finds strong public backing for new infrastructure
29 October, 2020
A new poll has shown that British people believe infrastructural investment should play a key part in their government’s plan to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Director, Construction Management (Underground Rail Transit)
29 October, 2020
Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)Non-Represented - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Senior Director, Construction Management (Underground Rail Transit)
29 October, 2020
Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Avax Ghella Alstom win Athens Metro tender
28 October, 2020
A consortium led by Avax and comprising Ghella and Alstom has won the tender for building the first phase (Section A) of Line 4 of the Athens Metro, hailed as one of Greece’s biggest public projects over the next decade. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022.

HS2 reveals contemporary design for Kilburn vent shaft
27 October, 2020
A strikingly contemporary design has been revealed by HS2 for its vent shaft headhouse and compound in South Kilburn, London. It is one of four that will provide ventilation and emergency access to the high-speed line’s 7.2km Euston tunnel.