New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Melbourne Metro final bids are in Australia – The bids for the Melbourne Metro tunnel and five stations were gathered in April. The project will be the largest public transport scheme in Victoria’s history. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:33:12 GMT Stad ship tunnel approved <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5790650/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Norway – Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen has given the go-ahead to the Stad Tunnel, the world’s first ship tunnel. The announcement came after the release of the country’s National Transport Plan 2018-2029. Funding has been earmarked for the project in the first half of this period. The earliest the project could start is 2019. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:04:17 GMT Lee to manage tunnel projects for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff US - WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff announced April 17 Sean Lee, a senior supervising engineer in the New York office, will manage tunnel projects. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:58:09 GMT Officials make recommendation for Hudson River Tunnels US - The Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey Transit have identified a preferred alternative for examination in the EIS for new tunnels under the Hudson River, it was announced in early April. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:45:34 GMT Mini-Cam expands into Austria Austria – The pipeline inspection equipment company Mini-Cam has opened a new factory in Austria. The site was set up for its subsidiary, InPipe Innovation and it has allowed the subsidiary to move from a small workshop to a 7,500 sq ft (700 sq m) facility in the Alpine village of Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal, near the German border. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:47:30 GMT Fort Wayne awards engineering and construction management contracts US – Fort Wayne City Council approved USD 18.5M in engineering and construction management contracts for the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel on April 4. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:27:12 GMT Gomes joins SMEC in key tunnel role Australia – SMEC has appointed Alexandre Gomes as chief technical principal Tunnels and Underground. Based in SMEC’s Sydney office, the company said Gomes brings knowledge and global experience in the field of underground engineering to generate innovative, economical and practical engineering solutions. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:58:47 GMT TBM completes second tunnel for Crenshaw/LAX Line <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5782742/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced April 6 the TBM mining the Crenshaw/LAX tunnels arrived at the Leimert Park Station, thereby completing the second of the project’s twin rail tunnels on the underground section of the 8.5-mile (13.6km) line. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:46:00 GMT Salini/Lane win Fort Wayne contract US – The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, awarded a USD 188M contract to Salini Impregilo and Lane Construction Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary S.A. Healy Company, for the design-bid-build of the the Three Rivers Protection & Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT). Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:37:50 GMT Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy project holes through early <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5780994/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Laos – The headrace tunnel has been completely mined on the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydroelectric Project in southern Laos. The feat is three months ahead of schedule and was accomplished by Seli Overseas using a Terratec TBM. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:20:24 GMT