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// TBMs leaving site on the Sydney Metro project Australia – The four 7m-diameter Herrenknecht double shields that excavated the tunnels for the City & Southwest phase of the Sydney Metro are being lifted out of construction sites and are leaving the city. Between them they have excavated 30km of twin metro tunnel and only the slurry TBM for the harbour crossing remains. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:08:39 GMT First Forrestfield TBM makes final breakthrough <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7788813/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Australia – The first TBM mining the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth has broken through. ‘Grace’ broke through into the Bayswater dive structure in February and will be followed by ‘Sandy’ in May, which is tunnelling the typical three-months behind the lead machine. The contractor is the Salini Impregilo-NRW JV. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:07:26 GMT HSE issues welding warning Great Britain – The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a reminder that companies must protect their workers from the risks from welding fume. The HSE is undergoing a programme of inspections following a February 2019 safety alert. New evidence showed that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause cancer. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:01:40 GMT Thames Tideway excavation halfway complete <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7784308/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – London’s new ‘super sewer’ half excavated. The TBMs boring the Thames Tideway project are 12.5km through the 25km-long, 7m-diameter project. As well as the main tunnel, a 1km-long, 3m-diameter connection tunnel is also currently under construction in Wandsworth at the western end of the project. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:48:16 GMT Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility releases construction update <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7780146/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>South Dakota – Three of the underground construction components are near completion at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab) for the far site of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s (Fermilab) Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF). Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:34:52 GMT High Speed 2 given go-ahead, with more oversight <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7771040/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – Britain’s new high-speed rail link between its southern capital and major northern cities has survived a review process and will go ahead. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson approved the project, hailing it as a ‘new spine of British transport’ but said the decision was difficult and controversial. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:54:01 GMT Stantec makes leadership appointments Stantec has announced its leadership group for its Infrastructure business as of January. Susan Walter will be taking over as executive vice president, infrastructure for Stantec’s global operations. Susan’s appointment to the position comes as Stuart Lerner, who has helmed the business for two years, is promoted to chief operating officer, North America. Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:16:05 GMT Funding worth $2.3M earmarked for irrigation tunnel repair Nebraska – The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) announced USD 2.3M for the 100-year-old Gering-Ft. Laramie Tunnel repair work, on February 4. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 05:47:15 GMT Herrenknecht completes Barcelona’s third vertical shaft sinking Spain - On February 5 Herrenknecht announced its Vertical Shaft Sinking Machine (VSM) in Barcelona has completed three shafts in extremely confined space conditions. Thu, 06 Feb 2020 12:06:22 GMT Mining Equipment acquires Mühlhäuser USA/Germany – Colorado-based Mining Equipment has acquired Mühlhäuser of Germany, in what it said was its first real step into the European market. The company’s first European office in Breuberg, Germany, will manage the company’s operations in the continent. Thu, 06 Feb 2020 06:06:26 GMT