New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International BOUYGUES-UrbaCon CHOSEN TO CONSTRUCT SEWAGE TUNNELS IN QATAR QATAR - The Qatar Public Works Authority has awarded two contracts for the design and construction of sewage tunnels to Bouygues Travaux Publics (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction), in partnership with a local contractor, UrbaCon Trading & Contracting. The two contracts are worth approximately EUR 550M (USD 617.5M). Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:30:02 GMT Breakthrough at Lal Quila INDIA – The TBM boring from Kashmere Gate to Lal Quila in Delhi has completed its journey. Part of Delhi Metro Phase III, contract CC-07 forms part of the extension of the Central Secretariat corridor to Kashmere Gate. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:58:57 GMT IOM3 Hong Kong Branch conference on Underground Design and Construction draws international attendance HONG KONG - On the 11th and 12th of September, over 350 Delegates converged on Hong Kong to partake in the second IOM3 Underground Construction Conference organised by the Hong Kong Branch (<a href=""></a>), the last one being held over 5 years ago. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:17:34 GMT Tunnelling VPs appointed at WSP PB CALIFORNIA – WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Steve Klein and Steve Dubnewych vice presidents of the firm’s tunnelling practice in California, it was announced September 22. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:54:00 GMT Two more TBMs deploy on Eglinton Crosstown CANADA – The Aecon-ACS Dragados Canada Inc. JV will launch the next two TBMs on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project on September 29, the Ministry of Transportation announced on September 24. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:52:00 GMT Follo Line ceremony kicks off works NORWAY - A ceremony to start the main works on the Follo Line was headed by the Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications. The ceremony took place at the Follo Line Project’s construction site at Sydhavna in Oslo, where the construction of a new tunnel for the inbound Østfold rail line now has begun. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:47:21 GMT New York's Number 7 Subway Line Extension opens USA - The No. 7 Subway Line Extension has opened in New York. The project has extended the metro line into the vicinity of 25th Street and 11th Avenue. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:45:58 GMT Former ITA president highlights Crossrail technical and PR successes POLAND - Speaking at a conference in Krawkow, former International Tunnelling Association (ITA) president and CH2M tunnelling MD Martin Knights saluted the achievements of London’s Crossrail project, and made particular mention of the importance of public awareness of tunnelling activities. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:44:55 GMT TBM launch on TEP II wastewater project MEXiCO - The TBM was launched on the Túnel Emisor Poniente II (TEP II) Project in Mexico City in August. The wastewater project will be undertaken by a joint venture of Aldesa, Proacon and Recsa. The 5.9km will be excavated through variable ground conditions consisting of sections ranging from fairly competent to weathered volcanic rock, soft sands and clays. The TBM was manufactured by Robbins and is an 8.7m-diameter dual mode Robbins Crossover machine. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:43:58 GMT Euclid Creek Tunnel completed under budget USA – The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) announced September 17 the Euclid Creek Tunnel completed USD 3.6M under budget. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:45:00 GMT