New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on http://www.tunnelsonline.info http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ en-us http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http//www.tunnelsonline.info/content/images/logo_big.gif US puts best foot forward http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/us-puts-best-foot-forward-8477535 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/us-puts-best-foot-forward-8477535 Having had two different definitions of what constitutes a ‘foot’, the US federal government is preparing to settle the matter once and for all: the longstanding US 'survey foot' (sft) will be given the boot in favour of the 'international foot' (ift). Thu, 28 Jan 2021 13:46:22 GMT Flatiron wins San Diego water project http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/flatiron-wins-san-diego-water-project-8477530 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/flatiron-wins-san-diego-water-project-8477530 US-based infrastructure provider Flatiron has been awarded a US$110m contract by the City of San Diego to work on the Morena Pump Station project which will involve significant microtunnelling. Thu, 28 Jan 2021 13:46:09 GMT Western Harbour Tunnel gets the green light http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/western-harbour-tunnel-gets-the-green-light-8475133 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/western-harbour-tunnel-gets-the-green-light-8475133 Planning approval has been granted by the Government of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for the construction of a new tunnel under Sydney Harbour as part of a major transport infrastructure programme. Wed, 27 Jan 2021 12:39:03 GMT Kier wins tunnel maintenance contract http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/kier-wins-tunnel-maintenance-contract-8475131 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/kier-wins-tunnel-maintenance-contract-8475131 UK construction and infrastructure services provider Kier has been awarded a £200m maintenance and management contract for Transport for London’s (TfL) road tunnels and pumping stations. Wed, 27 Jan 2021 12:38:10 GMT Tender launched for Chennai twin tunnels http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tender-launched-for-chennai-twin-tunnels-8469115 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tender-launched-for-chennai-twin-tunnels-8469115 Chennai Metro has issued a tender (Phase 2/CP06/UG06) for the construction of twin TBM-bored tunnels and five underground stations in the Indian city. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:58:06 GMT Vienna metro expansion contract awarded http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/vienna-metro-expansion-contract-awarded-8466894 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/vienna-metro-expansion-contract-awarded-8466894 Wiener Linien, builder and operator of Vienna’s public transport system, has awarded a €242m (US$294m) contract to the joint venture comprising Hochtief, Swietelsky, and Habau Hoch und Tiefbau for the expansion of the city’s metro in the coming years. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:55:48 GMT Tunnelling MSc once again on stream at Warwick http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tunnelling-msc-once-again-on-stream-at-warwick-8466120 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tunnelling-msc-once-again-on-stream-at-warwick-8466120 Having been paused in 2020 due to the pandemic, applications are now open for October 2021 entry to the University of Warwick MSc ‘Tunnelling and Underground Space’ programme. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 05:47:00 GMT L&T wins huge Himalayan tunnel contract http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/lt-wins-huge-himalayan-tunnel-contract-8459811 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/lt-wins-huge-himalayan-tunnel-contract-8459811 India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded a contract by Rail Vikas Nigam for Package 4 of a new broad-gauge line between Rishikesh and Karanprayag which includes substantial TBM and NATM tunnelling. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:15:31 GMT Next BTS Lecture not to be missed http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/next-bts-lecture-not-to-be-missed-8459809 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/next-bts-lecture-not-to-be-missed-8459809 Lok Home, president of US-based TBM maker The Robbins Company will give the next British Tunnelling Society (BTS) lecture to take place online (via YouTube) on 21 January 2021 at 18.00 (UK time). Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:14:15 GMT Mothballed TBM generates multi-million storage costs http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/mothballed-tbm-generates-multi-million-storage-costs-8457985 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/mothballed-tbm-generates-multi-million-storage-costs-8457985 A giant EPBM that was due to bore one of Spain’s Guadalquivir River crossings but instead has been in storage for nine years has generated storage costs of €11m (US$13.3m). Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:35:00 GMT