New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on http://www.tunnelsonline.info http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ en-us http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http//www.tunnelsonline.info/content/images/logo_big.gif Shovels at the ready for Ottawa LRT project http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/shovels-at-the-ready-for-ottawa-lrt-project-8156026 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/shovels-at-the-ready-for-ottawa-lrt-project-8156026 Tunnel construction has officially started – albeit symbolically – on the US$3.48bn Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) West Extension (or ‘O-Train’) in Ottawa, Canada. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:46:14 GMT New milestone achieved on Tideway http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/new-milestone-achieved-on-tideway-8153978 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/new-milestone-achieved-on-tideway-8153978 Tunnelling on Tideway has now reached another significant marker with the completion of the western section of the main tunnel, which at depths of between 30-35m below ground is also the shallowest along the entire alignment. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:08:31 GMT Webuild makes twin breakthrough on Italian high-speed line http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/webuild-makes-twin-breakthrough-on-italian-high-speed-line-8151048 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/webuild-makes-twin-breakthrough-on-italian-high-speed-line-8151048 Webuild Group is celebrating two breakthroughs on the 53km-long Terzo Valico del Giovi high-speed rail line between Milan and the port of Genoa in northern Italy. The double breakthroughs mean that nearly half of the 36km underground section has been completed. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:43:16 GMT Strabag begins Karawanks Tunnel refurbishment http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/strabag-begins-karawanks-tunnel-refurbishment-8148844 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/strabag-begins-karawanks-tunnel-refurbishment-8148844 Austrian construction group Strabag is continuing work on the €68.4m (US$79m) contract awarded in July 2020 by ÖBB-Infrastruktur for the rehabilitation and modernisation of the Karawanks Railway Tunnel (Lot KRT 1 Karawankentunnel – Construction Technology). Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:12:52 GMT Laser-drilling technology may benefit tunnelling http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/laser-drilling-technology-may-benefit-tunnelling-8148841 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/laser-drilling-technology-may-benefit-tunnelling-8148841 Idaho-based Merger Mines Corp says it has laser and robotics technology that has the potential to benefit not only mining but also large-bore tunnelling, dams and other construction applications. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:11:35 GMT WTC2021 cancelled, Denmark now to host WTC2022 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/wtc2021-cancelled-denmark-now-to-host-wtc2022-8141978 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/wtc2021-cancelled-denmark-now-to-host-wtc2022-8141978 ITA-AITES has cancelled the WTC2021 conference due to the uncertainties arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was taken by a vote of the 78 member nations of the ITA General Assembly which took place last week during the virtual WTC2020 congress. Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:12:01 GMT VDOT gives green light for HRBT construction start http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/vdot-gives-green-light-for-hrbt-construction-start-8140755 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/vdot-gives-green-light-for-hrbt-construction-start-8140755 A Notice to Proceed (NTP) has been issued by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for construction work to start on the US$3.8bn Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion project in Virginia, US. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:24:51 GMT Flooding raises questions over SMART tunnel efficacy http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/flooding-raises-questions-over-smart-tunnel-efficacy-8138691 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/flooding-raises-questions-over-smart-tunnel-efficacy-8138691 Questions are being asked as to why the SMART tunnel did not protect Kuala Lumpur after extremely heavy rainfall caused major flooding in the Malaysian capital recently. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:59:34 GMT New Sandvik simulator is designed for safer training http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/new-sandvik-simulator-is-designed-for-safer-training-8133808 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/new-sandvik-simulator-is-designed-for-safer-training-8133808 Underground drill operators and maintenance teams can now train in a safer environment thanks to the introduction of the latest Sandvik training simulator. Sandvik says it has developed Digital Driller to improve performance in underground hard-rock drilling, whether in tunnelling or mining applications. Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:27:47 GMT WTC2020 opens successfully but without the usual ceremony http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/wtc2020-opens-successfully-but-without-the-usual-ceremony-8131893 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/wtc2020-opens-successfully-but-without-the-usual-ceremony-8131893 Monday 14 September saw the official opening of the World Tunnel Congress (WTC2020) under an extraordinary virtual scenario brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:50:00 GMT