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// Haver & Boecker Niagara rebrands Canada – Haver & Boecker announced March 29 its family of companies and equipment brands — W.S. Tyler, Haver & Boecker Canada, Haver Niagara GMBH, and Haver & Boecker Latinoamericana — are coming together under one brand: Haver & Boecker Niagara. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:14:26 GMT Ümraniye-Atasehir-Göztepe TBMs on site <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7841300/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Turkey – Two Terratec TBMs are being assembled prior to boring the Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe (UAG) metro line in Istanbul. The 6.56m EPBMs will be used by the Gulermak, Nurol & Makyol JV will launch these, and two other identical machines, in mid-May. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:33:26 GMT British Tunnelling Society calls for safety input Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) has begun hosting key information from the Transforming Tunnel Safety (TTS) industry group on its website. The hope is that this will make it easier for “busy tunnellers” to quickly access what they need and disseminate it throughout the workforce. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:07:00 GMT Crossrail and TfL worksites to close Great Britain – Crossrail and Transport for London (TfL) project sites are to halt works where possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The announcement comes shortly after work was paused at Crossrail’s Bond Street site, where a worker tested positive for the disease. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:45:00 GMT Action urged on silica Great Britain – The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Respiratory Health has urged the Government to take action to prevent silica from taking more lives in the UK. The group, together with the not-for-profit group Building and Civil Engineering (B&CE), has released a joint report called ‘Silica – the next asbestos?’ to examine the danger posed by respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Wed, 18 Mar 2020 11:02:15 GMT VMT updates microtunnelling offering Germany – VMT released it TUnIS Navigation MT system in January 2020, replacing the previous UNS gyro navigation system. From mid-2020 onwards, the associated stand-alone version based on the new MT connect optimised hardware platform will also be available, replacing the SLS microtunnelling product series. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:59:00 GMT Tunnelling for Toronto transit extensions out for bid Ontario – Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario announced on March 10 the tunnelling work it out for bids for the Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West extensions. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 06:57:53 GMT Schnabel acquires Deere & Ault VIRGINIA—Schnabel Engineering announced March 10 the acquisition of Deere & Ault Consultants, Inc. (D&A), a Water Resources, Civil, and Geotechnical Engineering services firm with locations in Longmont, Colorado and Boise, Idaho. The companies merged on February 29. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 10:25:24 GMT Enbridge selects Jay Dee/Obayashi for Great Lakes tunnel Michigan--Enbridge has selected a contractor for the Great Lakes Tunnel Project, it announced March 6. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:09:12 GMT Intermediate breakthrough at Letan <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7816214/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>China – The TBM boring Lot 1 of the North Line Water Irrigation Project broke through in January. The 5.97m Robbins machine completed the first of two tunnels which will form an 11.9km-long conduit for this 29.4km drought tunnel network located near Laibin City in Guangxi Province. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:00:35 GMT