New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Lee Tunnel secondary lining complete GREAT BRITAIN – The contractor has completed the secondary lining on the Lee Tunnel project in London, UK. A joint venture of Morgan Sindall, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche, has completed the secondary lining of Thames Water’s 7km sewer tunnel. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:27:00 GMT Worker dies on California microtunnel project USA - A 38-year-old worker from Nevada died Wednesday at a microtunnelling site for the Upper Narrows Pipeline Replacement Project in Victorville, California, when equipment malfunctioned, local media reported. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:43:20 GMT Tunnel completed for underground power station in Toronto CANADA - Toronto Hydro announced it has completed a 600m long tunnel, a major milestone in the construction of the Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station, located in downtown Toronto, on June 25. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:41:47 GMT Atlanta greenlights quarry tunnel project The Atlanta City Council approved a USD 270M project to build a 5-mile- (8km-) long tunnel connecting the Chattahoochee River to and flooding a former rock quarry, creating a 30-day raw water storage vessel, local media reported. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:33:53 GMT Implenia, HOCHTIEF and Thyssen JV to build Gloggnitz Tunnel ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG has jointly awarded Hochtief Infrastructure Austria, Implenia Austria and Thyssen Schachtbau the contract to build the Gloggnitz Tunnel, Hochtief announced on Friday, June 12. The total contract volume for the "SBT 1.1 Tunnel Gloggnitz" joint venture (JV) is some EUR 457M (USD 511M). Hochtief’s share is worth around EUR 183M (USD 204.6M), representing a 40 per cent stake in the JV. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:30:49 GMT Substantial completion reached on Billy Bishop The Independent Certifier issued a "substantial completion" certificate to PortsToronto, PCL Construction, as well as the proponent of the Public Private Partnership (P3), Forum Equity Partners, for the pedestrian tunnel construction project at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, PortsToronto announced June 1. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:26:26 GMT Breakthrough at Sanam Chai THAILAND – Excavation completed last month on the MRTA Blue Line Contract One. A 6.44m-diameter Terratec EPBM broke through at Sanam Chai Station in Bangkok on 16 May, marking the end of tunnelling on 2,800m westbound alignment. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:33:22 GMT North England potash project to spur growth GREAT BRITAIN - A proposed GBP 1.7bn potash mine would transform North Yorkshire's economy, two councils have claimed according to the BBC. Ryedale District Council and Scarborough Borough Council said they "wholeheartedly" backed the project. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:31:49 GMT IMM approves USD 3.5bn tunnel project in Istanbul TURKEY - Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has approved the USD 3.5bn three-level, sub-sea tunnel project that was recently announced by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:30:17 GMT Environmentally friendly revision to Fiordland Tunnel NEW ZEALAND – A new plan has been put forward for a tunnel in Fiordland National Park to reduce the travel time between Queenstown and Milford Sound. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:19:31 GMT