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Herrenknecht clinches deal with Etihad Rail
07 October, 2021
Within only a few days of its opening on October 1 2021, Expo Dubai 2020 has seen a major partnership signed between TBM-maker Herrenknecht and Etihad Rail.

Vinci piloting ‘world first’ ULC concrete segments at Grand Paris Express
06 October, 2021
In what has been claimed a world first, tunnel segments made of ultra-low-carbon concrete are being used by Vinci Construction and Société du Grand Paris as part of a pilot project at a Line 18 worksite of the Grand Paris Express metro.

First Canadian mixshield TBM completes Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel
05 October, 2021
Excavation has been completed on Metro Vancouver’s tunnel under the Burrard Inlet which will convey drinking water from the North Shore to households throughout the region.

Hinkley Point C tunnels win ICE South West award
05 October, 2021
At a gala ceremony for the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards held in Bristol, England on 30 September, Hinkley Point C Marine Works–Tunnels won the Project over £8m New Build Award.

Ceremonies mark ground-breaking for second Gotthard road tunnel
04 October, 2021
Twin ceremonies have been held by FEDRO – the Swiss Federal Roads Office – to mark the official start of construction on the second tube of the Gotthard Road Tunnel.

ICE president launches follow-up film on infrastructure and climate change
30 September, 2021
With less than a month to go before her one-year term ends as the 156th president of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Rachael Skinner has announced the launch of her second film about acting on climate change.

Vinci wins Toronto storm sewer contract
30 September, 2021
French company Vinci Construction has announced that, via its microtunnelling subsidiary Bessac (Soletanche Bachy), and in consortium with Canada-based EBC, it has won a contract to build the Fairbank-Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System for the city of Toronto, Canada.

BTS conference opens its doors to the tunnelling fraternity
29 September, 2021
Having opened on Thursday 30 September, the two-day BTS 2020+1 British Tunnelling Society annual conference and exhibition held at the QE2 Conference Centre, London has started to welcome visitors from around the world.

Pipejacking breakthrough on Singapore link sewer
28 September, 2021
Contractor Zublin Singapore has announced a breakthrough at Shaft N3 of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2 (DTSS2) which will serve the western part of the country.

Five firms invited to tender for LTC road contracts
27 September, 2021
National Highways – formerly Highways England – has announced a shortlist of five construction and engineering companies to design and build the roads leading to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing (LTC).

Network Rail gives historic deep shaft a new lease of life
24 September, 2021
Network Rail has completed the rehabilitation of a 241m-deep ventilation shaft serving the Cowburn Tunnel, located in a remote moorland area of the Peak District National Park and also one of the UK’s deepest railway tunnels.

Anti-Stonehenge scheme campaigners up the ante
23 September, 2021
Boris Johnson is under pressure to scrap the proposed tunnel that will pass close to Stonehenge, following an open letter sent to 10 Downing Street by campaigning group Stonehenge Alliance, citing the adverse impact the tunnel would have on the World Heritage Site (WHS).

Open tender launched for Oslo E6 water supply project
22 September, 2021
Oslo Municipality and Water Authority recently launched an open tender for the construction of the E6 Rentvannstunnel Clean Water Tunnel to bring treated water from a new plant at Huseby to the capital, Oslo, and also includes construction of new connections to the existing network.

Swiss underground goods conveyance network gets go ahead
21 September, 2021
Cargo sous terrain (CST), the proposed system for transporting goods within Switzerland through tunnels linking production/distribution sites with urban centres has been given the green light by the country’s parliament.

Breakthrough achieved on India’s widest tunnel
21 September, 2021
Infrastructure provider Afcons has achieved the fourth and final breakthrough on India’s widest tunnel, the twin-tubed Igatpuri Tunnel in Maharashtra. At 8km long, the tunnel is also the fourth longest in the country.

RFQ released for Scarborough Subway Extension
20 September, 2021
Ontario’s government (the Province of Ontario) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the design and delivery of the new subway stations, rail and systems work for Toronto’s Scarborough Subway Extension.

TBM blamed for sinkholes in Montreal wetland
20 September, 2021
Construction work on Greater Montreal’s light rail network (REM) was the cause of sinkholes that formed in the wetlands of Technoparc Montreal, according to Quebec’s Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MELCC).

AECOM wins environmental assessment for longest road tunnel
16 September, 2021
Following a competitive tender, infrastructure provider AECOM has been awarded a contract to undertake the environmental assessment of what looks set to become Australia’s longest road tunnel.

German team wins Musk boring competition
15 September, 2021
TUM Boring, in association with the Technical University of Munich, has won The Boring Company’s inaugural Not-a-Boring Competition 2021, having completed a tunnel in the fastest time with its mechanical excavation machine.

Mammoth Chinese hard-rock TBM launches in Georgia
13 September, 2021
Crews from China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) have completed in three months the assembly and launch of one of the world's largest diameter, full-face, hard rock tunnel boring machines for the Kvesheti-Kobi highway tunnel project in Georgia.