New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Ridham fires up <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4932882/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – The precast facility at Ridham Dock in Kent has begun work. The factory will supply the Ferrovial Agroman-Laing O’Rourke JV with concrete segments to line the Northern Line extension project. The Morgan Sindall-owned site received a GBP 8M (USD 11.1M) order for the project. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:03:18 GMT PERI enters Tanzania Tanzania – Formwork and scaffolding supplier Peri has opened a subsidiary in Tanzania. The east African country “offers excellent economic conditions for the introduction of formwork and scaffolding products and services,” according to Peri. Additionally, it is considered a gateway to many landlocked African countries. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:49:43 GMT Robbins appoints Lechner <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4932858/thumbnail.JPG'/></a>USA – Manufacturer Robbins has appointed Joe Lechner as its new Small Boring Unit (SBU) manager. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:47:39 GMT Transport for London seeks training provider GREAT BRITAIN – Transport for London (TfL) has launched a procurement process to secure a new training provider for the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) in East London. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:17:09 GMT Klohn Crippen Berger announces appointments Canada - Len Murray, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) announced principal and associate appointments on June 8. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:12:00 GMT Arup retrospective opens in London <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4922958/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain - The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London, is staging the first major exhibition about Ove Arup, opening Saturday, June 18. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:07:54 GMT Zublin to build Chilean underground mine Chile--Strabag announced June 13 its subsidiary Züblin International, has been awarded a EUR 400M (USD 448M) contract by Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer to transform the Chuquicamata open pit copper mine into an underground operation. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:03:56 GMT York Potash announces preferred contractors Great Britain – Sirius Minerals has revealed that the Hochtief Murphy joint venture is favoured to construct the mineral transport system at its North Yorkshire polyhalite project. This is the highlight of the York Potash job for the tunnelling industry and consists of a 23-mile (37km), 4.1m-diameter tunnel to transport ore from the mine site to the nearby port. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:17:27 GMT Massive sinkhole destroys road in Ottawa Ottawa - A sinkhole appeared at about 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 8, near the corner on Rideau Street in Ottawa at a light rail construction site, according to the CBC. Large volumes of water have filled the collapsed road due to a broken water main. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:56:58 GMT John Holland opens new office SINGAPORE – John Holland has opened a new South East Asia office in Singapore. The company’s regional general manager for South East Asia, John Anderson, said that the region had a promising pipeline of work and excellent potential for growth. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:54:44 GMT