New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Funding secured for Lyon-Turin test bore FRANCE/ITALY - Funding for the latest test bore on the Lyon-Turin base tunnel project has been approved. The 9km drive from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte in southeast France will eventually form part of one of the main 10.5m-diameter, 57km-long twin tunnels that will connect Italy and France. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:24:48 GMT Eurotunnel has bumper summer GREAT BRITAIN/FRANCE - Record-breaking August traffic has resulted in strong Q3 revenues for Eurotunnel. The Channel Tunnel operator reported group revenues of EUR 343.9M (USD 435.13) for the period July to September, up seven per cent on 2013. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:24:00 GMT Third push for Stonehenge Tunnel GREAT BRITAIN - The UK Government has set up a working group to reconsider shelved plans to construct a tunnel under Britain’s famous Neolithic monument, Stonehenge. The World Heritage Site also plays host to the heavily congested A303 highway. A tunnel would enable it to be dualled, reducing congestion and protect the area. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:14:34 GMT LNSS buys Caterpillar's tunnelling business CANADA -Liaoning Censcience Industry (LNSS) has acquired the fixed assets and entire Intellectual Property of Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corporation (CTCC). The two companies entered into an Assets Purchase Agreement in January 2014, and a closing ceremony was held at CTCC's facilities in Toronto, Canada. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:21:58 GMT Design contract awarded for new Chesapeake Bay tunnel USA - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., announced October 7 that it was awarded a contract from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission (CBBT) to serve as the design manager for a new tunnel along the 23-mile (37km) toll crossing at Thimble Shoals Channel between Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the Delmarva Peninsula. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:18:49 GMT Salini Impregilo/Healy is Dugway Tunnel’s lowest bidder USA - The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) opened bids for its Dugway Storage Tunnel (DST) on September 10, with a JV of Salini Inpregilo/Healy. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:14:13 GMT Direct Pipe TBM delivered to Calgary Canada - Calgary Tunnelling, a subsidiary of Enterprise Group, Inc., has taken delivery of a Direct Pipe TBM, manufactured by Herrenknecht, to install a 42-inch pipe casing under the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:12:13 GMT Tunnel road survey defies last snag BHUTAN - Except for an undefined weak zone, the Thimphu-Wangdue tunnel road has been found feasible, it was learned last month. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:00:43 GMT Kholongchu hydropower project construction to kick off by December BHUTAN - Construction of the much anticipated 600MW Kholongchu hydroelectric project (KHP), in Trashiyangtse, is expected to begin by December, project officials said. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:58:18 GMT London's Bakerloo Line expansion unveiled GREAT BRITAIN - Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and Transport for London (TfL) recently launched a public consultation to seek views on the extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo line, which could run from Elephant & Castle towards New Cross, Lewisham, Bromley and Hayes. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:36:14 GMT