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// Trelleborg expands China production facility <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7553221/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>China – Gaskets supplier Trelleborg has expanded its Chinese factory in response to an increase in local demand for tunnel seals. The expansion will see the company produce its Gina gasket locally for the Chinese market, following the addition of a new manufacturing line at its Qingdao facility. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:42:00 GMT Dawn Greig takes UKSTT chair Great Britain – Dawn Greig has been elected as chair of the United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology. Greig is the global creative and business director with Picote Solutions, part of the Finland-based Picote Group which specialises in the innovation and manufacture of solutions for the trenchless rehabilitation of smaller diameter drains and sewers. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 07:51:38 GMT Sandvik announces Stage V complaint underground loaders <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7551447/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Sweden - Sandvik is ready to launch its first Stage V compliant underground loaders for hard rock mining applications, starting with Sandvik LH517i and Sandvik LH621i early next year. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 07:50:00 GMT City of Dallas unveils Mill Creek TBM Texas – The City of Dallas recently unveiled the Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel TBM, it announced December 6. The 37.7ft (11m) by 230ft long machine will excavate a 5-mile (8km) tunnel for flood protection. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 07:49:21 GMT Severomuysky Tunnel TBMs ordered <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7543028/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Russia – Two 10.37m-diameter Robbins Crossover (XRE) machines have been chosen to bore the second Severomuysky Tunnel. The tunnel is a 15.5km-long drive that will form part of a new rail line that will supplement the existing Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM). Fri, 06 Dec 2019 06:51:00 GMT Two Kowloon Peninsula road contracts awarded Hong Kong – Contracts for the Central Kowloon Route (CKR) and Trunk Road T2 have been awarded to Bouygues Construction. These projects form part of a new trunk road known as Route 6. When completed, Route 6 will provide an east-west link in the region with three lanes in both directions. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 06:46:14 GMT Felix Amberg awarded Stuva prize Switzerland – Amberg president Felix Amberg was awarded the Stuva prize last month. The award, presented at the German research group’s biennial conference, was given for a lifetime of achievement in the industry. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 06:44:45 GMT Aecom to provide technical assistance for the Lyon-Turin high-speed rail line France – Aecom has been awarded a framework contract to provide technical support for the design and construction stages of the Lyon to Turin high-speed rail line, which includes 57.5km twin bored base tunnel between St Jean de Maurienne, France, and Chiomonte in Italy. Tue, 03 Dec 2019 05:44:06 GMT TfL finalises Silvertown contract Great Britain – The contract for the Silvertown Tunnel project has been finalised. The contract had been delayed by legal challenges, but the Riverlinx consortium, comprising Ferrovial’s Cintra, Bam PPP PGGM, Macquarie Capital, Aberdeen Standard Investments and SK E+C has taken the work. Wed, 27 Nov 2019 04:26:00 GMT Tideway launches TBM tracker Great Britain – Thames Tideway has launched a web-based tracking tool to allow users to view the progress made by the TBMs working on London’s new ‘super sewer’. Wed, 27 Nov 2019 04:25:36 GMT