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Tideway recognised for floated culvert operation
18 October, 2021
Tideway, London’s partially complete ‘super sewer’, has notched-up another success, having won the accolade of Temporary Works Initiative of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2021.

In-person BTS lectures to resume this month
14 October, 2021
Following 18 months of unprecedented living and working under a cruel pandemic, a sense of normality is gradually returning as the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) resumes its highly-acclaimed in-person lectures at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), London.

Strabag bags 36,000 concrete-segment contract from HS2
12 October, 2021
Austria-based construction firm Strabag has a won a contract to supply around 36,000 precast concrete segments weighing up to 10t each for the London tunnels of HS2.

Attention young tunnel engineers: the Harding Prize is open for entries
12 October, 2021
Named after the founding chairman of the British Tunnelling Society, Sir Harold Harding, the annual Harding Prize has once again opened for the submission of papers on tunnelling topics.

Wayss & Freytag, Züblin win dewatering tunnel contract at German mine
12 October, 2021
A 50-50 consortium comprising Wayss & Freytag and Züblin has been awarded a contract from RAG Aktiengesellschaft to build a new mine water drainage tunnel for the former Ibbenbüren mine in Germany.

5G SA brings new connectivity levels to Silvertown Tunnel
12 October, 2021
Ferrovial is using the Silvertown Tunnel project, London, to deploy the UK’s first operational 5G SA private wireless network to enhance the project’s communications capability and provide site-wide, reliable connectivity.

Tunnelling fraternity mourns passing of Paul Marinos
12 October, 2021
Greece and the international tunnelling and geotechnical communities are mourning Prof Dr Paul Marinos who died on 9 October in Athens.

hyperTunnel technique could revolutionise tunnel construction
07 October, 2021
A British scale-up company has turned tunnel construction on its head and unveiled what could prove to be a revolutionary system for creating tunnels.

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).