New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Breakthrough on East End Crossing USA - Work on the East End Crossing project in Kentucky achieved a significant milestone on September 5, completing the breakthrough of the southbound tunnel beneath the historic Drumanard property. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:03:57 GMT HB names new project manager at its regional office in San Diego USA - North American geotechnical construction company Hayward Baker Inc. (HB), recently announced the addition of Matt Redfern to the company’s regional office in San Diego, California as a project manager. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:01:29 GMT Femern selects firms that are pre-qualified for multi-million contracts DENMARK/GERMANY - Femern A/S has now selected the group of firms and consortia that are pre-qualified for the contracts for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel’s electrical and mechanical installations as well as the establishment of the sub-station, which will supply the tunnel and electric trains with power. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:57:02 GMT Paddington station excavation reaches London's Crossrail train tunnels GREAT BRITAIN - Costain Skanska JV has excavated down to the new Crossrail tunnels, breaking into the top of the tunnels 16m below ground level, as part of construction of the new station at Paddington. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:53:22 GMT Balfour Beatty sells Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global GREAT BRITAIN - Balfour Beatty announced early this week the sale of its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to WSP Global Inc. for a cash consideration of USD 1,352.5M. The sale price assumes cash of USD 110M is retained within Parsons Brinckerhoff. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:47:43 GMT London's Bank station box fit-out awarded GREAT BRITAIN - Transport for London (TfL) has awarded the contract to fit out the brand new Waterloo & City line station entrance 'box' at Bank to construction specialists Hochtief UK Limited. The contract will provide a new step free entrance at the station giving passengers direct access to the Waterloo and City Line from Walbrook Square. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:25:08 GMT Financing secured for Trans-Andean tunnel CHILE/ARGENTINA - Chile and Argentina agreed that each country would provide financing for their share of the USD 1.37bn trans-Andean Agua Negra tunnel, and officials from both countries signed the deal at a summit in late August. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:11:00 GMT Ottawa starts truck tunnel study CANADA - The Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa have finalised an agreement to study a possible tunnel to address the problem of heavy inter-provincial truck traffic in downtown Ottawa, the city announced August 26. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:09:00 GMT Martin Herrenknecht calls for expansion of technology education in Germany GERMANY - Martin Herrenknecht sees a huge need for action to increase education and the promotion of young talent in the areas of science and technology, Herrenknecht announced last week. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:26:58 GMT Dartford Tunnel closed after asylum seekers found hidden in lorry GREAT BRITAIN - The Dartford Tunnel, which is used by more than 130,000 vehicles daily, was closed when 13 suspected asylum seekers were found hidden in a lorry at the Dartford Crossing in late August. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:25:47 GMT