New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Illustrations of world’s first TBM acquired by museum <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/6082469/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – The “most beautiful Brunel collection ever to enter the public domain” has been purchased at auction for the Brunel Museum in London. The designs show in great detail the miners and bricklayers working in the world's first TBM. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:20:41 GMT Terratec delivers a further four TBMs for Istanbul <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/6076337/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Turkey – Terratec has manufactured four 6.56m EPBMs for the ongoing expansion of Istanbul’s metro system, for a total of seven from the Australia-based manufacturer. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:15:51 GMT Whiteball Tunnel to be refurbished Great Britain – Murphy has been awarded a GBP 2.4M (USD 3.33M) contract for tunnel maintenance on the Whiteball Tunnel in Somerset. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:13:39 GMT Underground space book to be published shortly International – A new book, ‘Underground Spaces Unveiled - Planning and Creating the Cities of the Future’ is set to be published by ICE Publishing next week. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:10:44 GMT BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course 2018 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/6076322/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society’s annual design and construction course is set to return to the University of Warwick this July. Held in the first week of the month, the course. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:08:00 GMT Black & Veatch adds to Houston office US – Black & Veatch announced March 5 it has created a center of excellence facility in its Houston office to deliver "sustainable, cost-effective tunneled solutions." Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:53:38 GMT Los Angeles breaks ground for Purple Line Phase 2 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/6071117/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>US – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) held a ground breaking ceremony on February 23 for the second phase of its Purple Line extension Purple Line Phase 2, which will add 2.6-miles (4.2km) of new subway service to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City. Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:01:32 GMT TBM passes halfway point at Jilin <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/6070556/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>China - The TBM boring lot three of the Jilin Yinsong Water Supply Project has excavated more than 50% of the tunnel. The tunnel will be 24.3km long when complete and contractor Beijing Vibroflotation Engineering had excavated 14 km of the tunnel as of January 2018. Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:07:55 GMT VIP Polymers announced contracts in London and Mumbai <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/6070541/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>UK – Manufacturer VIP Polymers said Tuesday it has won contracts to provide tunnel segment gaskets for two major tunnelling projects in the United Kingdom and India. Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:02:49 GMT Dr Sauer management changes Great Britain/Canada – Brian Lyons will be taking over from Gerald Skalla as MD of Dr Sauer & Partners in London, UK. Skalla will be strategic director for the UK, but will focus on the Canadian market and will build up a company office in Toronto, in response to a growing infrastructure market. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:32:34 GMT