New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International LNSS buys Caterpillar's tunnelling business CANADA -Liaoning Censcience Industry (LNSS) has acquired the fixed assets and entire Intellectual Property of Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corporation (CTCC). The two companies entered into an Assets Purchase Agreement in January 2014, and a closing ceremony was held at CTCC's facilities in Toronto, Canada. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:21:58 GMT Design contract awarded for new Chesapeake Bay tunnel USA - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., announced October 7 that it was awarded a contract from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission (CBBT) to serve as the design manager for a new tunnel along the 23-mile (37km) toll crossing at Thimble Shoals Channel between Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the Delmarva Peninsula. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:18:49 GMT Salini Impregilo/Healy is Dugway Tunnel’s lowest bidder USA - The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) opened bids for its Dugway Storage Tunnel (DST) on September 10, with a JV of Salini Inpregilo/Healy. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:14:13 GMT Direct Pipe TBM delivered to Calgary Canada - Calgary Tunnelling, a subsidiary of Enterprise Group, Inc., has taken delivery of a Direct Pipe TBM, manufactured by Herrenknecht, to install a 42-inch pipe casing under the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:12:13 GMT Tunnel road survey defies last snag BHUTAN - Except for an undefined weak zone, the Thimphu-Wangdue tunnel road has been found feasible, it was learned last month. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:00:43 GMT Kholongchu hydropower project construction to kick off by December BHUTAN - Construction of the much anticipated 600MW Kholongchu hydroelectric project (KHP), in Trashiyangtse, is expected to begin by December, project officials said. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:58:18 GMT London's Bakerloo Line expansion unveiled GREAT BRITAIN - Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and Transport for London (TfL) recently launched a public consultation to seek views on the extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo line, which could run from Elephant & Castle towards New Cross, Lewisham, Bromley and Hayes. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:36:14 GMT Waterview Connection project reaches halfway point NEW ZEALAND - The first of the twin 2.4km long road tunnels on the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection project has been completed. Alice, the project’s 14.4m diameter Herrenknecht EPBM, broke through on 29th September, at the end of her 10-month journey from Owairaka to Waterview. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:31:48 GMT Final breakthrough of Swedish tunnel achieved SWEDEN - The final breakthrough of tunnelling work at the Hallandsås Tunnel, Sweden, has been achieved. The project used a Herrenknecht TBM to cut through the last meters of rock to the target shaft after eight years of tunnelling. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:29:45 GMT Voters reject Lake Geneva tunnel plans SWITZERLAND - Voters in canton Geneva have turned down plans to build a new 1.5km-long road tunnel under the lake close to the city’s famous Jet d’Eau fountain. Last week, 63 per cent of voters turned down the initiative to construct a tunnel at the far western end of the lake, local press reported. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:28:24 GMT