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// Mill Creek Drainage Tunnel TBM unveiled <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7620954/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Texas – The City of Dallas unveiled the 11.6m-diameter hard rock machine that will bore the 8km-long Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel. The machine, manufactured by Robbins, will change diameter at one point along the bore and continue at a diameter of 9.9m. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:28:51 GMT DMRC HCC award Delhi Metro Line 8 extension works contract awarded Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:28:44 GMT Sydney Metro finishes city centre tunnels <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7620957/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Australia – Four out of five drives for the Sydney Metro’s ‘City and Southwest’ phase have been completed. The most recent breakthrough was into Barangaroo Station. These drives represent the entirety of the city centre tunnels, with only a second tube crossing the harbour still to be completed. As of 21 January, some 97% of tunnel excavation had been completed. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:25:42 GMT Single Delta tunnel to start environmental review California-- Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, announced January 15 the California Department of Water Resources issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) initiating the environmental review process for a single-tunnel conveyance solution in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:59:14 GMT GHH adds to equipment range Germany – Mining and tunnelling machinery manufacturer GHH announced a major increase in its range. Some 18 machine types were announced in November 2019, due to an alliance with Titan. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:37:04 GMT Barbco announces new patent <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7597808/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Ohio – Barbco announced January 12 the co-owner and CEO Anthony Barbera was granted U.S. Patent #10465460 for the Barbco FlexBor tooling and technology on November 5, 2019. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 06:04:34 GMT Tunnelling starts under Toronto highways <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7589554/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Ontario – Metrolinx announced tunnel work has begun under highways 401 and 409 for its new train tunnel. Considered one of the busiest sections of highway in North America, according to Metrolinx, which released a video on December 16 showcasing the SEM construction below 21 live lanes of traffic. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:33:07 GMT Jennmar rebrands to Xcal Tools Tony Calandra, group president of Frank Calandra Inc. and Calandra Group, LLC., announced January 6 Jennmar McSweeney's, Jennmar Sanshell, Cuda Tools Inc., and Jennmar Construction Tools will be re-branded and changing their names to Xcal Tools. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:27:58 GMT FIDIC endorses infrastructure transparency initiative International – The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) stated that it will endorse the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative (CoST), a global initiative to ‘improve transparency and accountability in public infrastructure’. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 06:56:52 GMT Monark buys Epiroc’s handheld drilling business Norway – A rock drilling tools manufacturer has bought Eprioc’s handheld drilling business and factory. The facility, based in Ockelbo, about 200km north of Stockholm, was part of Epiroc’s Rock Drilling Tools division. The approximately 40 employees who work at the facility will be offered to transfer to the new owner. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 06:54:55 GMT