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Tunnel expert joins Bekaert
16 December, 2013
Aldo Ceresolawill, who has some 20 years of experience in underground construction, will join Bekaert's Swiss Dramix team.

More work available for contractors
05 December, 2013
A third-quarter workload report from the UK¹s Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has revealed that 58 per cent of firms secured more work in the last 12 months than the same period a year ago.

LTA awards further Thomson Line contracts
04 December, 2013
The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two further civil contracts on the 30km long fully underground Thomson Line, it was announced late last week. Contracts T202 and T217 have been awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co and Sinohydro Corporation respectively.

Thames Water awards London sewage upgrade contract
04 December, 2013
Thames Water has confirmed Aecom and Murphy Kier (AMK) as the successful contractor for a GBP 177M (USD 290.4M) rebuild of one of London’s largest sewage works.

Eaves Machining win Crossrail cross passages
04 December, 2013
Manchester-based Eaves Machining announced this week it has secured a tunnelling contract worth GBP 1.2M with Spanish contractor Dragados. The contract, to be completed within the next eight weeks, emerged following the completion of the main tunnel drive on the Crossrail Contract 305 earlier this year.

Aker Solutions sells German mining and construction assets
02 December, 2013
Aker Solutions agreed to sell its German Aker Wirth tunnel-boring and shaft-boring technology to China Railway Tunneling Equipment (CRTE), as part of a plan to divest assets that do not fit with its main offshore-services strategy, the company announced yesterday.

Contractor blocks Lowari tunnel due to paucity of funds
02 December, 2013
Hundreds of people, including Japanese tourists, are stranded at 10,500ft high Lowari Top in Pakistan due to the blockade of Lowari Tunnel.

Metro system mulled for Madina
02 December, 2013
The city of Madina will have a smart mass transit system of metro trains and fast bus services within eight years.

Illegal gold tunnel caves in
28 November, 2013
Rescuers recovered on 10 November the bodies of six miners buried alive in a tunnel that collapsed in Magpet Town in North Cotabato, Philippines.

NPBCL kicks off work on highway tunnel
28 November, 2013
Construction works on Kathmandu-Kulekhani-Hetauda Tunnel (KKHT) Highway began on 11 November 2013.

Makkah Metro plans afoot
28 November, 2013
Two metro systems will be established in the holy city of Makkah in the first phase of a SR62 billion integrated public transport project.

Vietnamese truck crash
28 November, 2013
A truck moving at high speed lost control and overturned in the Sai Gon river tunnel in HCM City on 25 Nov. 2013. No casualties were reported. This is the second such incident to occur in Southeast Asia's largest underwater tunnel since it was opened in November 2011.

Aecom appoint new UK managing director
27 November, 2013
Patrick Flaherty will be joining Aecom as managing director for the UK and Ireland from early next month, the company announced today.

Dartford Crossing reaches golden milestone
27 November, 2013
A golden milestone was reached this month with the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first tunnel at the Dartford Crossing, the Highways Agency (HA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport announced recently.

Metrolink approves Eglinton Crosstown East Tunnel contract
26 November, 2013
The board of directors at the Ontario government agency's Metrolink has approved the award of the Eglinton Crosstown East Tunnel construction contract from Yonge Street to just east of Brentcliffe Road, it was announced recently.

Sweeping changes for London Underground spark union fury
22 November, 2013
Transport for London (TfL) laid out a set of changes for the operation of the London Underground (LU) this morning. Notable among these are 24-hour services planned across several lines on Fridays and Saturdays, and the closure of every ticket office in the network by 2015, reportedly costing 750 jobs.

TBM in Mumbai achieves record production rate
21 November, 2013
A Robbins 6.25m diameter mean beam TBM excavating the 8.3km Mumbai Water Tunnel has achieved a record-breaking rate for tunnelling in India, the company announced late last week.

Drill rigs chosen for Finnish road tunnel
21 November, 2013
Finnish-based infrastructure construction company, Lemminkäinen, has chosen Sandvik DT1131i tunnelling jumbos for the excavation of a road tunnel in Tampere, Finland, Sandvik announced recently.

South African tunnel collapse kills six
21 November, 2013
Six people died and six others were injured when a platform in a tunnel collapsed at an Eskom construction site near Ladysmith, South Africa, local press reported recently.

Leighton John Holland awarded Thomson Line contract
19 November, 2013
Leighton Asia, India and Offshore (LAIO), in a JV with John Holland, has been awarded a contract worth AUD 329M (USD 309.1M) from the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) for the Thomson Line project, it was announced today.The contract requires the JV to construct spring leaf station and 2 kilometres of of twin-bored tunnel as part of the 30km Thomson line railway consisting of 22 stations and six interchange stations. When completed, the Thomson Line is expected to provide greater accessibility, significantly reducing travel time for commuters.