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Vienna metro expansion contract awarded
Wiener Linien, builder and operator of Vienna’s public transport system, has awarded a €242m (US$294m) contract to the joint venture comprising Hochtief, Swietelsky, and Habau Hoch und Tiefbau for the expansion of the city’s metro in the coming years.
Tunnelling MSc once again on stream at Warwick
Having been paused in 2020 due to the pandemic, applications are now open for October 2021 entry to the University of Warwick MSc ‘Tunnelling and Underground Space’ programme.
L&T wins huge Himalayan tunnel contract
India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded a contract by Rail Vikas Nigam for Package 4 of a new broad-gauge line between Rishikesh and Karanprayag which includes substantial TBM and NATM tunnelling.
Next BTS Lecture not to be missed
Lok Home, president of US-based TBM maker The Robbins Company will give the next British Tunnelling Society (BTS) lecture to take place online (via YouTube) on 21 January 2021 at 18.00 (UK time).
Mothballed TBM generates multi-million storage costs
A giant EPBM that was due to bore one of Spain’s Guadalquivir River crossings but instead has been in storage for nine years has generated storage costs of €11m (US$13.3m).