New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Los Condores making progress <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5720765/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Chie - The TBM boring the Los Condores Hydroelectric Power Plant has completed the 900m access tunnel and is working on the first section of the headrace tunnel. The machine, a 4.56m Robbins double shield was launched on 27 May and has so far excavated 1,300m. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:24:19 GMT Hyperbaric maintenance completed on SR99 TBM United States - Seattle Tunnel Partners resumed mining on Monday, January 17, following 10 days of hyperbaric maintenance on the SR 99 TBM. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:26:19 GMT WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff rebrands as WSP United States - WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will assume the WSP name effective May. The firm has operated as WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff since the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff by WSP in October 2014. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:24:23 GMT Court rules against Glendoe client Great Britain – A court has issued its ruling on the Glendoe collapse, finding in favour of contractor Hochtief at the expense of client Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE). The decision was given on 21 December and denied SSE a GBP 130M (USD 160M in Jan 2017) damages claim against Hochtief. The contractor will however have to pay low availability damages of GBP 1M (USD 1.24M in Jan 2017) for not completing the remedial work. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:43:15 GMT IPS launches Metro Crane by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> IPS Cranes has expanded into the underground railway market with the introduction of the IPS Metro Crane. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:30:00 GMT BTS modelling soil structural interaction seminar Don't forget to register for the joint NAFEMS/BTS one-day seminar on modelling soil structural Interaction during tunnel excavation on 23rd February 2017 at the University of Warwick. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:31:13 GMT Terratec delivers two more for Istanbul Turkey - Two further EPBMs have been delivered to the Istanbul Metro expansion project following factory acceptance on 6 December. The 6.56m-diameter machines will bore the 14.2km Dudullu-Bostancı stretch runs north to south across the city and involves 13 stations. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:29:13 GMT European pipe manufacturers to merge Europe - Hobas Europe and Amiantit Europe are to merge. According to a company statement, the two have complementary specialities: "HOBAS is a specialist for 'centrifugally cast', Amiantit for 'continuous filament wound' pipe systems". Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:00:27 GMT Pipe Jacking Association appoint new chairman and vice-chairman Great Britain - Graeme Monteith, Tunnelling Engineering Manager at Barhale Construction, has been appointed chairman of the Pipe Jacking Association and Jim Kirby, an Associate at consulting engineer Donaldson Associates, vice-chairman. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:44:46 GMT Port Authority earmarks funds for Gateway Tunnel US – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Friday, January 6, it has issued a USD 32bn draft capital plan with USD 2.7bn set aside for the Gateway Tunnel program. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:10:56 GMT