New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http// Steady advance marked on Izmir Metro Phase 4 Turkish contractor Gülermak has 2km of tunnelling left to complete the Izmir Metro Expansion Phase 4 project in Turkey. Mon, 17 May 2021 13:45:00 GMT Orica to sell Minova Multinational explosives supplier Orica is to put its subsidiary ground control products manufacturer Minova up for sale following ‘disrupted’ market conditions and lower than expected company earnings. Mon, 17 May 2021 13:34:02 GMT HS2 announces launch of first TBM Tunnelling can finally begin on Phase One of the UK’s high-speed rail line following HS2’s announcement regarding the launch of the first of 10 TBMs that will dig a total 64 miles (102km) of tunnels. Thu, 13 May 2021 11:35:00 GMT ILF Amberg JV wins Austrian line and tunnel contract Austrian rail operator ÖBB has awarded the JV comprising ILF Consulting Engineers and Amberg Engineering a contract for the 21km-long Salzburg-Köstendorf rail line and the associated tunnelling. Wed, 12 May 2021 11:08:33 GMT Work to start soon on Anderson Dam Tunnel An outlet tunnel is to be built as part of retrofitting efforts to increase the capacity of Anderson Dam in Santa Clara County, California. The reservoir behind the dam is currently limited to 58% capacity due to seismic concerns. Wed, 12 May 2021 11:06:59 GMT Lifting equipment short-course launched A new course aimed at educating end-users about the risks and responsibilities of lifting operations has been launched by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). The course is aimed at company directors, senior managers and others involved in lifting operations. Wed, 12 May 2021 11:05:16 GMT Dismantling begins of Washington DC deep-sewer TBM With excavation recently completed on Washington DC’s US$600m Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project after three years’ tunnelling, crews have now started to dismantle ‘Chris’, the tunnel boring machine (TBM). Mon, 10 May 2021 13:45:18 GMT Latest benefits of HS2 come to light HS2, the UK’s high-speed rail project, has shown that it is not just about futuristic high-speed travel or enabling capacity improvements on other lines. It is also about understanding the history of localities. Fri, 07 May 2021 12:10:25 GMT New technique could revolutionise mining Researchers may have come up with a technique that could have far-reaching consequences for the extraction of metals from deep underground – and with minimal environmental impact. Thu, 06 May 2021 12:06:42 GMT NSW planning Australia’s longest road tunnel Australia’s state government of New South Wales (NSW) is looking at constructing the country’s longest road tunnel to run under the Blue Mountains between Lithgow and Katoomba. Thu, 06 May 2021 12:05:50 GMT