New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on http://www.tunnelsonline.info http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ en-us http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http//www.tunnelsonline.info/content/images/logo_big.gif RFI names Webuild as best bidder for Fortezza-Ponte Gardena line http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/rfi-names-webuild-as-best-bidder-for-fortezza-ponte-gardena-line-8568101 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/rfi-names-webuild-as-best-bidder-for-fortezza-ponte-gardena-line-8568101 Italy-based Webuild Group has been named successful bidder for the design and construction of a 25km section of railway line between Fortezza and Ponte Gardena, Italy. Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:06:00 GMT DSI Underground acquires training and VR company Edvirt http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/dsi-underground-acquires-training-and-vr-company-edvirt-8568280 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/dsi-underground-acquires-training-and-vr-company-edvirt-8568280 In a move which will boost its drive for efficiency and safety across tunnelling and mining, ground support and reinforcement products specialist DSI Underground has acquired virtual reality (VR) training specialist Edvirt. Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT Skanska Traylor Shea JV breaks through on LA Purple Line Extension http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/skanska-traylor-shea-jv-breaks-through-on-la-purple-line-extension-8564341 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/skanska-traylor-shea-jv-breaks-through-on-la-purple-line-extension-8564341 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has announced the recent breakthrough of TBM ‘Elsie’ – the first of two TBMs mining Section 1 of the US$9.3bn Los Angeles Purple Line Extension project. Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:12:28 GMT Excavation progressing on Buenos Aires water supply tunnel http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/excavation-progressing-on-buenos-aires-water-supply-tunnel-8560126 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/excavation-progressing-on-buenos-aires-water-supply-tunnel-8560126 Having passed site acceptance testing, ‘Eva’ - a Terratec 4.66m-diameter earth pressure balance TBM - has started excavating the Rio Subterraneo a Lomas tunnel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:32:04 GMT Excavation starts on Finnish nuclear test tunnel http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/excavation-starts-on-finnish-nuclear-test-tunnel-8560120 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/excavation-starts-on-finnish-nuclear-test-tunnel-8560120 Posiva, the company that specialises in the disposal of spent nuclear fuel, has announced the start of excavation for a final-disposal test tunnel at the Onkalo underground research and disposal facility. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:30:49 GMT Construction firms high in risk league for cyber attacks http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/construction-firms-high-in-risk-league-for-cyber-attacks-8560116 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/construction-firms-high-in-risk-league-for-cyber-attacks-8560116 Two in three companies risk cyberattacks as a result of not having password rotation policies in place, according to a new study of 1,247 workplaces. Those in construction are second most likely to be at risk as a result of not rotating passwords. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:29:47 GMT Shortlisted bidders named for Sydney airport metro http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/shortlisted-bidders-named-for-sydney-airport-metro-8556240 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/shortlisted-bidders-named-for-sydney-airport-metro-8556240 Three bidders have been shortlisted to deliver the tunnelling works for Sydney Metro’s Western Sydney Airport rail line. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 12:07:45 GMT HS2 Warwickshire site now ready for TBM launch http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/hs2-warwickshire-site-now-ready-for-tbm-launch-8553025 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/hs2-warwickshire-site-now-ready-for-tbm-launch-8553025 Completion of site excavation at HS2’s north portal at Long Itchington Wood Tunnel, Warwickshire means the site is ready for the launch of the tunnel boring machine (TBM). Fri, 26 Feb 2021 13:33:39 GMT Time running out to enter ICE London Awards http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/time-running-out-to-enter-ice-london-awards-8549133 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/time-running-out-to-enter-ice-london-awards-8549133 London’s premier showcase for engineering excellence in the capital, the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards will soon close for entries as the deadline of 1 March fast approaches. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:27:08 GMT Normet upgrades TBM soil conditioners http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/normet-upgrades-tbm-soil-conditioners-8549130 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/normet-upgrades-tbm-soil-conditioners-8549130 Equipment, chemical and rock-reinforcement specialist Normet says it has introduced an upgraded range of soil conditioning technologies in a bid to optimise its TBM offering. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:48:23 GMT