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// Vestfold upgrade work commences Norway – Some 14km of new double-track railway is being constructed in eastern Norway for the upgrade of the Vestfold Line. The project calls for the construction of three single-bore tunnels, each with a cross-section of 123m3. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:56:59 GMT Hatta pumped storage project contract awarded UAE – A Strabag-led consortium will design, build and commission the Hatta pumped storage project (PSP) in Dubai. Strabag, along with partners Andritz of Austria and Ozkar Insaat of Turkey will build the EUR 340M scheme for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 05:23:45 GMT Lane secures Seattle ship canal contract Washington – Lane, part of the Salini Impregilo Group, announced October 9 it has won a USD 255M contract to build a water storage tunnel to help reduce polluted overflows into the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Washington. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:14:45 GMT Stakeholders reject working conditions as cause of Bond Street deaths Great Britain – Two workers on Crossrail’s Bond Street project passed away in their sleep in the same week. Various media have reported that working conditions relating to air quality or stress were to blame, but this has been rejected by stakeholders. Reports of further investigation, or further details of the illness were not forthcoming from the contractor or client. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:25:00 GMT The Victorian Tunnelling Training Centre is under construction Australia - The construction of the Victorian Tunnelling Training Centre (VTC) is set to start in Melbourne. The VTC will be located at Holmesglen Institute’s Drummond Street campus in Chadstone and will take the first students during Semester 1 over the next year. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:24:36 GMT Metro Vancouver committee recommends tunnel for Massey crossing British Columbia – A committee of Metro Vancouver mayors made its recommendation on October 2 for an eight-lane, immersed tube tunnel for the Massey tunnel replacement. Two lanes would be reserved for transit. Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:01:50 GMT Queen of Denmark opens the Cityringen metro line Denmark - The 15.5km-long Copenhagen City Circle Line (M3) was inaugurated at the end of September. Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:44:27 GMT Incimmet completes tough ventilation shaft <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7432752/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Colombia – Peruvian mining contractor Incimmet has excavated a 30m-deep, 4.1m-diameter ventilation shaft for the Buriticá mine development project. Ground conditions at the Buriticá complex largely consist of andesite-porphyry, diorites and monzodiorites with intrusive hydrothermal gaps within the volcanic and sedimentary sequences. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 07:30:33 GMT Humber estuary tunnel breaks through <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7432743/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – The Humber tunnel has broken through. The drive was completed by a joint venture of Skanska, Porr and A. Hak is utilising a VMT-guided, 4.4m-diameter Herrenknecht machine. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 07:25:53 GMT Modular data centres displayed underground <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7432625/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Switzerland – A prototype modular data centre was presented at the Hagerbach Test Gallery in September 2019. The project was led by Swiss Center of Applied Underground Technologies (SCAUT) and aims to use underground space server storage. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 06:50:30 GMT