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// MTA awards contract for an East Access tunnel Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:45:55 GMT Algiers Metro TBM factory acceptance <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6939969/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Algeria – A CREG TBM has undergone factory acceptance ahead of delivery to the Algiers Metro Extension project. The 10.5m-diameter EPBM will bore a the 9.5km from El Harrach Station to Houari Boumediene International Airport. The contractor is Seli Overseas. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:49:00 GMT McNeilly to lead program management and construction management at WSP US – Bernard P. McNeilly has been named to lead program management and construction management (PM/CM) at WSP USA, the company announced January 10. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Humber Tunnel TBM passes halfway point <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6933546/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – The TBM boring the 5km Humber Tunnel has completed 50% of the excavation. The contractor, a joint venture of Skanska, Porr and A. Hak is utilising a VMT-guided, 4.4m-diameter Herrenknecht machine for excavation at a depth usually around 35m below the waterway with a minimum overburden of 12m. No ground treatment is foreseen. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:03:00 GMT HNTB adds to Seattle staff US – Mike Wongkaew, joined HNTB Corporation’s national tunnel group on January 7 as national tunnel practice lead-Northwest and associate vice president. He is based in Bellevue, Washington, and oversees all tunnelling work on the Sound Transit West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension Project. He also serves as an accomplished resource to the firm’s clients and projects across the nation, the company said, adding in his previous capacity, Wongkaew served as chief tunnel engineer for research and development of an innovative underground transportation system. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 05:38:31 GMT Finans Merkezi- Göztepe TBMs arrive in Istanbul <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6925863/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Turkey – The two TBMs set to mine the Finans Merkezi- Göztepe section of the Istanbul Metro have been successfully tested and accepted at the site. The section forms part of the 13km-long Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe line. The contractor is the Gulermak, Kolin & Kalyon Joint Venture. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:31:06 GMT Epiroc acquires Canadian exploration tools manufacturer Canada – Epiroc has acquired Fordia, a manufacturer of exploration drilling tools. The company provides exploration drilling tools such as diamond bits, down-the-hole tools, drill rods and drill casings, as well as water treatment systems and pumps, used by mining houses and drilling contractors. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 05:16:21 GMT Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority backs Enbridge tunnel Canada/US – Enbridge announced December 19 that it had reached an agreement with the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) on the future of Enbridge's Line 5 light oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac. The three-person panel supported the project unanimously. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 10:00:19 GMT CATT awards 2018 Roger Crawford honor Canada – The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) announced December 20 it has awarded Nayandeep Maan, a third year Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo student, the 2018 Roger Crawford Award. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:38:49 GMT HNTB announces new hires in tunnelling group US – HNTB announced December 20 two new hires, Kenneth Xu and Raghu Bhargava, joined its national tunnel group. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:36:44 GMT