New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Stone joins HNTB US - Charles Stone will join HNTB Corporation as principal tunnel engineer on May 30. Stone will be based in the firm's New York City office and work with clients nationwide. Wed, 24 May 2017 10:23:17 GMT Hydro tunnels commissioned in Republic of Georgia In April 2017, a ceremony was held to celebrate the commissioning of the Dariali Hydropower Project in the Republic of Georgia, announced TBM manufacturer Robbins. Fri, 19 May 2017 08:03:34 GMT Aldea makes Toronto appointment Canada - Aldea Services announced May 12 the appointment of Angel Del Amo Moreno as senior tunnel engineer in its Toronto office. Angel brings nearly 15 years of engineering and tunnel design experience to his new position, having most recently served as the lead designer on the Istanbul Metro in Turkey. Wed, 17 May 2017 11:30:05 GMT Harding Prize winner 2017 Great Britain - Omar Mohammed was awarded the 2017 Harding Prize. The Transport for London engineer was recognised for presenting the best paper, as chosen by BTS judges, at the May meeting of the society. Thu, 11 May 2017 11:33:00 GMT Tunnel cave in at contamination site US - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office declared an emergency at the Hanford Site at approximately 8:30 a.m. May 9 after a cave-in of a 20ft (6m) section of a tunnel used to store contaminated materials. Thu, 11 May 2017 05:43:55 GMT Shieldhall construction halfway complete <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5809592/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain - Work on Glasgow’s Shieldhall project is halfway complete, according to Scottish Water. In an announcement in early May, the client said that the milestone was reached as the TBM passed under Pollok Park. The project will be the longest wastewater tunnel in Scotland when complete. Wed, 10 May 2017 08:48:58 GMT British explosives standard out for consultation Great Britain – The Code of practice for the safe use of explosives in the construction industry (BS 5607) is currently out for consultation. The period began on 19 April and public comment ends on 20 June. Fri, 05 May 2017 09:06:34 GMT Thai river diversion scheme accepts TBMs Thailand – April saw factory acceptance for the two 5.7m-diameter Terratec EPBMs that will bore the Bueng Nong Bon to Chao Phraya River Diversion Tunnel Project in Bangkok. These will be the newly-branded ‘Terratec Tight Radius Shields’ alluded to in a previous news article. Fri, 05 May 2017 08:51:58 GMT Elon Musk discusses tunnelling at TED Talk Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, called for a tenfold improvement in the cost per mile of tunnelling. Fri, 05 May 2017 07:54:20 GMT Lower Thames Crossing route announced <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5799895/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain - Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the preferred route for the Lower Thames Crossing in April. The new crossing will create a new link between the A2 and the M25 and ease the burden on the busy Dartford Crossing. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:45:42 GMT