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// Salini starts Seattle ship canal tunnel <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7514543/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Washington – A new stormwater tunnel will be built in Washington within a dense urban area where unexpected ground conditions might happen. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:55:00 GMT Epiroc and Orica announce semi-automatic explosives initiative <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7514527/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Global – Epiroc announced November 14 it has entered a partnership with Orica to jointly develop a semi-automated explosives delivery system, enabling safer and more productive blasting operations in underground mines. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:50:18 GMT Strabag to build Ashbridges Bay feeder tunnels <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7514509/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Ontario – The City of Toronto awarded Strabag a CAD 120M contract for the second section of the Ashbridges Bay project, the contractor announced November 18. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:47:36 GMT Boring Company starts tunnelling in Las Vegas Nevada – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced November 16 tunnelling has started for it's underground people mover. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:43:03 GMT Central Interceptor project’s TBM ordered New Zealand – The Central Interceptor wastewater project has ordered a 5.45m-diameter Herrenknecht EPB for its main 13km tunnel. The tunnel depth will vary from 15-110m, with a harbour crossing 15m below the seabed. The finished diameter of the tunnel will be 4.5m. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:15:12 GMT Protan hires personnel for move to tunnelling <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7506795/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Norway/Turkey – Protan has hired Ardnt Hedtkamp to lead its tunnel business in Central Europe and Simen Aaserud as its business development manager. The Norwegian industrial group had acquired Turkish tunnel membrane manufacturer Multiplan in August. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:11:53 GMT Leaked HS2 cost review says proceed Great Britain – The High Speed 2 (HS2) project in the UK should go ahead, according to a leaked draft of the review into the project. Seen by British newspaper ‘The Times’, the report highlights the benefits to the North of England, despite significantly rising costs and falling estimates of the final return on investment. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:06:19 GMT Progress update from Isarco River Underpass <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7493563/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Italy – Salini Impregilo, Strabag, Consorzio Integra and Collini Lavori have completed 70% of the excavation work on the southernmost lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel project. This amounts to 3,800m of excavation as Tunnels and Tunnelling goes to press. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:15:12 GMT Bechtel opens Melbourne office to target infrastructure pipeline Australia – Bechtel has opened an office in Melbourne. It stated that the move was to pick up work from the Victorian Government’s AUD 100bn infrastructure pipeline. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 05:52:10 GMT First two TBMs gear up for Pune Metro <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7493360/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>India – Two Terratec EPBMs have been completed and shipped to the underground works on Line 1 of the 16.56km Pune Metro. The TBMs have already been despatched from the factory in China and are currently being shipped to the port of Mumbai. Both machines are expected to arrive in November and will be transported to Pune where they will be assembled and then tested on site in mid-December. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 05:25:13 GMT