New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Thames Tideway financial backers confirmed GREAT BRITAIN – Construction of the new ‘super sewer’ in London will begin next year. Confirmation of finance for the independent investors to finance and deliver the scheme was announced in August. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:59:18 GMT Buchan awarded Shieldhall ring supply contract GREAT BRITAIN – Buchan Underground was recently awarded a contract to supply 3,277 precast rings for the Shieldhall Tunnel project in Glasgow. Each 4.56m-diameter ring is made up of six segments, each weighing 2300kg that equates to over 19,500 segments to be supplied to the project. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:15:04 GMT Sulza in surprise leadership change SWITZERLAND – Pump manufacturer Sulza announced its surprise that CEO Klaus Stahlmann announced his resignation last month. The board of directors added that to maintain clarity and focus in management, it released Stahlman with immediate effect and appointed CFO Thomas Dittrich as interim CEO. The recruiting process is ongoing. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:12:04 GMT Sika announces growth in all regions SWITZERLAND – Speciality chemicals company Sika announced growth and profit improvements in its half-year report, although the strength of the Swiss Franc resulted in a negative sales result. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:09:55 GMT Schréder opens new Perth office AUSTRALIA – Lighting solution provider Schréder has opened a new office in Perth, Australia. With the opening of the new company and the office in Perth, Schréder said it significantly increased its presence in the region. The company’s manager for Western Australia, Mike Huyerman, will run the new office. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:07:59 GMT Barhale awarded Elan Valley contract GREAT BRITAIN – Barhale has recently been awarded a multi-million pound contract by Severn Trent Water to deliver three tunnelling projects and one pipeline project on the Elan Valley Aqueduct. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:05:49 GMT New ventilation for deep Norwegian tunnels Norway – New ventilation systems have been installed as part of a refurbishment programme on the Byfjord and Mastrafjord tunnels. Systemair said it had supplied 43 MoJet AJ1120 fans with 37 kW IE3 motors for the Byfjord, and 45 for the Mastrafjord tunnel. The setup also required mounting frames made from stainless steel, isolator switches, and automatic lubrication systems. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:02:29 GMT Aecon reports revenue and profit growth in the second quarter of 2015 CANADA - Aecon reported results for the second quarter of 2015 including a revenue increase of 13 per cent over the second quarter of last year and higher Adjusted EBITDA of CAD 29.9M (USD 22.9M) compared to CAD 13.9M (USD 10.7M) in the same period of 2014. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:32:44 GMT Crossrail publishes 2015 Sustainability Report GREAT BRITAIN – Crossrail has released a new sustainability report. The report outlines the project’s economic, environmental and social successes since construction began in 2009, and looks forwards to full operation in 2019. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:35:00 GMT New President and CEO at Sandvik SWEDEN - Björn Rosengren, President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation, will become president and CEO of Sandvik on 1 November. The company’s board agreed that he should replace the previous CEO, Olof Faxander, at a meeting this month. Olof Faxander has been the President and CEO of Sandvik since 2011. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:33:00 GMT