New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on www.tunnelsonline.info http://www.www.tunnelsonline.info/ en-us http://www.www.tunnelsonline.info/ New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://www.tunnelsonline.info/content/images/logo_big.gif Alaskan Way TBM finishes maintenance stop http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/alaskan-way-tbm-finishes-maintenance-stop-210716-4955983 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/alaskan-way-tbm-finishes-maintenance-stop-210716-4955983 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4955983/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>US - Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) resumed mining on July 18 following a month of routine and hyperbaric maintenance on the TBM mining the SR99 tunnel, the Washington Department of Transportation said (WSDOT). Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:36:00 GMT Crossrail 2 public concerns addressed http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/crossrail-2-public-concerns-addressed-4947050 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/crossrail-2-public-concerns-addressed-4947050 GREAT BRITAIN – Transport for London and Network Rail published their response to a recent Crossrail 2 public consultation. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:32:10 GMT VDMA nervous over Brexit http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/vdma-nervous-over-brexit-120716-4946430 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/vdma-nervous-over-brexit-120716-4946430 GERMANY - The VDMA, a mechanical engineering association, has expressed concern over the British decision to exit the European Union (EU). In a statement the organisation said it feared a loss of confidence in Europe as an industrial location and a drastic reduction of exports to the UK. And Germany is particular is losing a key ally in economic terms. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:28:00 GMT Longer Yarraville tunnel option selected http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/longer-yarraville-tunnel-option-selected-120716-4946422 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/longer-yarraville-tunnel-option-selected-120716-4946422 AUSTRALIA - The reference design for Melbourne’s second river crossing was released on 10 July. The design opted for the longer of two tunnel proposals, a 1.6km twin tunnel at 15.5m diameter. Public opinion against the destruction of surface green space in the Yaraville neighbourhood prompted the decision. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:27:00 GMT Midtown Tunnel opens to traffic http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/midtown-tunnel-opens-to-traffic-4942816 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/midtown-tunnel-opens-to-traffic-4942816 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4942816/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>USA - The Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) Project Team, comprised of Elizabeth River Crossings OpCo, LLC (ERC), SKW Constructors, JV (SKW) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), opened one lane of the new, immersed Midtown Tunnel under the Elizabeth River on June 17. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:13:22 GMT TBM components arrive in Atlanta for quarry tunnel project http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tbm-components-arrive-in-atlanta-for-quarry-tunnel-project-4942806 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tbm-components-arrive-in-atlanta-for-quarry-tunnel-project-4942806 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4942806/thumbnail.JPG'/></a>USA—The main beam of a Robbins TBM arrived in Atlanta on June 29 for assembly at the Bellwood Quarry, where a USD 270M project will build a 5-mile- (8km-) long tunnel connecting the Chattahoochee River and flooding the former rock quarry. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:05:00 GMT Money secured for Virginia rail tunnel refurbishment http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/money-secured-for-virginia-rail-tunnel-refurbishment-4942776 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/money-secured-for-virginia-rail-tunnel-refurbishment-4942776 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4942776/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>USA--The Commonwealth of Virginia Transportation Board approved in June USD 1.3M in funding to restore a long-abandoned, historic railway tunnel located in Central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:59:45 GMT Breakthrough on UKPN tunnel http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/breakthrough-on-ukpn-tunnel-010716-4939188 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/breakthrough-on-ukpn-tunnel-010716-4939188 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4939188/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – A 3km UK Power Networks (UKPN) tunnel has broken through in Tower Hamlets, east London. J. Murphy & Sons excavated the GBP 27M (USD 36M) 2.85m-diameter tunnel at a depth of 23-30m. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:32:26 GMT IET announces new deputy and president-elect http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/iet-announces-new-deputy-and-president-elect-010716-4939182 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/iet-announces-new-deputy-and-president-elect-010716-4939182 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4939182/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that Professor Jeremy Watson will become its next President, taking up the position on 1 October. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:26:03 GMT TBM manufacturers to merge http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tbm-manufacturers-to-merge-010716-4947160 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tbm-manufacturers-to-merge-010716-4947160 INTERNATIONAL - Robbins and Northern Heavy Industries (NHI) agreed to a three-phase merger plan on 28 June. Initially the Shenyang based heavy machinery giant will take a minority interest in Robbins. Following this, probably in July 2016, NHI will take a 61 per cent stake in the American TBM manufacturer. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT