New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Tunnelling ends on Eglinton Canada – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation announced August 17 tunnelling is now complete on the 10km of underground alignment for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:27:05 GMT Ottawa releases study on trunk tunnel feasibility Canada – A tunnel between the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge and Highway 417 for mixed traffic is technically possible, according to a recently completed feasibility study, the City of Ottawa said on August 17. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:25:49 GMT Trans-Pennine tunnel route options unveiled <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4987364/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – Five potential routes for the proposed Sheffield to Manchester tunnel have been unveiled. The Department for Transport calls it the most ambitious road scheme undertaken in the UK for five decades. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:24:30 GMT Three teams shortlisted for Melbourne's Metro Tunnel Victoria announced August 11 three consortia have been shortlisted to build Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel and five new underground train stations.The AUD 6bn (USD 4.62bn) PPP is biggest public transport project in Victorian history. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:35:17 GMT Black & Veatch grows water engineering staff Black & Veatch announced August 11 it has hired or relocated an additional six engineers for its water and wastewater business at the company’s Houston regional office to support project growth in Texas and globally. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:31:51 GMT Queen Street Tunnel completed just ahead of schedule <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4976981/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>GREAT BRITAIN - Refurbishment works on the Queen Street Tunnel in Glasgow were finished on 5 August, three weeks ahead of schedule according to Network Rail. Work began in March. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:30:32 GMT Fugro personnel net roles in ground investigation bodies <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4976960/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>GREAT BRITAIN - Engineers and managers from Fugro Geoservices have been appointed to prominent positions in two prominent geosciences bodies. John Grainger, manager of the company’s drilling service, was made a director of the British Drilling Association (BDA). Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:20:09 GMT Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project TBM passes halfway <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4976948/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>LAOS – The TBM boring the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy project passed the halfway point in early July. The TBM, a 5.74m-diameter double shield, was manufactured by Terratec and launched from an 500m-long adit constructed by drill and blast in summer 2015. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:14:16 GMT Pipe Jacking Association releases soil disaggregation research GREAT BRITAIN – The Pipe Jacking Association (PJA) has published a thesis it sponsored to its website. The topic is the disaggregation of soil during slurry pipe jacking. The Geotechnical Engineering Research Group at City University, London, originally published the thesis, which was submitted for a PhD by Neil Phillips. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 04:35:06 GMT Hayward Baker expands in New Orleans USA - Hayward Baker announced July 31 the opening of a new office location in New Orleans, Louisiana. The new office will support customers and projects along the Gulf Coast. As an extension of the Houston office, the New Orleans office is spearheaded by recent hire Christopher Rogers, project manager with oversight from Tyson Deklavs, area manager. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 06:33:00 GMT