New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Xe-Pian Xe-Nammoy Project TBM en route LAOS - A double shield TBM in on its way to the Xe-Pian Xe-Nammoy Hydropower project. The project calls for the construction of two central cored rock fill dams, waterway tunnels with a vertical shaft and a powerhouse generating capacity at 410MW. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:48:08 GMT TBM arrives in LA USA - The TBM cutterhead that will excavate portions of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail in Los Angeles arrived in late November from Germany, according to Metro Los Angeles. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:55:00 GMT Contractor pleas guilty in Toronto subway Construction Death CANADA - The 2011 death of a worker and injury to another at a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway construction site in North York has resulted in a guilty plea and a CAD 400,000 (USD 350,000) fine, the Ministry of Labor of Ontario announced on November 28. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:53:00 GMT Mai Po to Ngau Tam Mei XRL tunnels excavated HONG KONG - The 2.35km northbound tunnel between Mai Po and Ngau Tam Mei in the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link project (XRL) was completed with the successful breakthrough of the TBM last month. Penta-Ocean Construction was awarded the contract four years ago. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:41:49 GMT Putin favours Crimea tunnel option RUSSIA - The Russian government plans to abolish a project to build a bridge to Crimea via the Kerch Strait and replace it by a tunnel, according to Oleg Savelyev, Russia’s minister for Crimean affairs. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:37:23 GMT Greek Young Members emerge with Athens Career Day GREECE - The first activity of the Young Members Group of the Greek Tunnelling Society (YMG-GTS) enjoyed an enthusiastic industry reception. The ‘Career Day for Tunnel and Geotechnical Professionals’ was held on 28 September during the 2nd Eastern European Tunnelling Conference in Athens, Greece and its attendance of 80 professionals exceeded expectations. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:28:00 GMT Sound Transit announces second TBM launch USA - The TBM mining light rail tunnels from the Northgate neighborhood in Seattle to the University of Washington launched on November 20. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:20:19 GMT Brierley Associates to investigate tunnel option for Minneapolis LRT USA - The Minneapolis Park and Recreation board approved a USD 245,000 contract with Brierley Associates on November 19 to consult on potential tunnel options for the Southwest Light Rail (SWLRT) project through the city’s Kenilworth Corridor. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:19:00 GMT Forrestfield-Airport Link procurement begins AUSTRALIA - An industry briefing was held on 14 November as the start of procurement activities for the Forrestfield-Airport Link. The project, to be located in Perth, Australia will create a rail link branching out to the airport and the Forrestfield suburb in the city’s southeast. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:09:13 GMT Tully to be awarded USD 282.5M repairs contract USA - MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced on November 17 it plans to award a four-year, USD 282.5M contract to Tully Construction Company for repairs and restoration projects related to damages at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel in New York caused by Superstorm Sandy. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:42:19 GMT