New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International California’s largest water agency endorses Delta tunnels USA – The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California’s board officially endorsed the California Water Fix project, previously called the Delta Tunnels, and approved its USD 4.3bn share of the project on October 10. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:15:22 GMT Golder to buy Alan Auld Group Canada - Golder announced October 12 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets and ongoing operations of the Alan Auld Group of Companies. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:53:51 GMT Murphy’s new CEO <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5946035/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain - J. Murphy & Sons Limited has appointed John Murphy as its new CEO. Murphy was the company’s current chief operating officer as Tunnels and Tunnelling went to print, responsible for leading the group’s operations in the UK and abroad. CEO Steve Hollingshead will step down at the end of the year (December 2017) and take up a role as non-executive director on the company’s board. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:23:46 GMT First TBM breakthrough in Lucknow India - Crews celebrated breakthrough on the first TBM-driven tunnels in the capital of Uttar Pradesh. A Gulermak-Tata Projects JV was the contractor for the project, which is part of the 22,88km Phase 1A of the Lucknow Metro North-South Line. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:20:11 GMT Seattle LRT tunnel one-third complete US - Tunnel construction has advanced more than 700ft (213m) of the total 2,000ft (610m) drive below Bellevue, Washington, as part of Seattle's East Link light rail project, Sound Transit said on October 3. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:29:35 GMT University of Texas at Austin announces grouting short course Texas Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin announced it is holding the 39th Annual Grouting Short Course from February 12-16, 2018, an earlier date than in years past. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:20:24 GMT CATT announces 2017 award of excellence recipients Canada - The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) named Chris Macey of Aecom the outstanding contributor to the industry, on Friday. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:36:31 GMT 3RPORT starts shaft drilling US - Contractor S.A. Healy Company (a subsidiary of Lane Construction)/Salini Impregilo began drilling on 28 September for the launch shaft on the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:23:36 GMT CBE celebrates 500 projects <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5934378/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>France - Tunnel segment mould manufacturer CBE has taken on its 500th project. The milestone happened to fall in the group’s 30th anniversary which it has been celebrating this year. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:36:45 GMT Two more TBMs for Mumbai Line Three <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5934365/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>India - The first of two slurry machines destined for the UGC03 contract of Mumbai Metro Line Three underwent factory acceptance in September. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:29:35 GMT