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Canada – CRS Tunnelling announced September 11 it has completed a 61m, 1,800mm RCP culvert to twin an existing, like diameter culvert under Highway 400 in Barrie, Ontario, for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
Singapore – Zublin, a subsidiary Strabag, announced today it has been hired by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to build 11.9km of tunnels for the sewerage system of the city. The contract is a part of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 project and worth EUR 309M (USD 370M).
USA – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a ceremony on September 8 to mark the start of tunnelling for the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel.
Australia – The Cross River Rail will be a public private partnership (PPP). The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority announced that it is looking to link with the private sector to deliver core components of the project. The decision was presented to 500 ‘industry leaders’ at a briefing on 30 August 2017.
International - Aurecon has appointed Ben Stapleton as its managing director for infrastructure. The company said Stapleton has experience as a leader and advisor in the infrastructure industry across many geographies and roles that will assist clients navigate mounting complexities, including changing funding mechanisms and delivery models.
Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) is accepting registrations for its health and safety course.
US - James Parkes has joined Schnabel Engineering as a senior associate in the new position of technical tunneling director. Based in Baltimore, he will be responsible for positioning and growing the company’s national tunnel and underground engineering services practice.
US - Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) announced August 17 several leadership changes in accordance with its previously communicated succession plan, which will become effective September 1.
United Kingdom - Lawrence Jackson has been appointed as Managing Director of Hochtief (UK) Construction after former Managing Director, Sally Cox, stepped down.
The Tunnels and Tunnelling Annual Listings is introducing an improved format. This year in addition to the usual corporate details, companies have the opportunity to list sample projects showcasing their expertise and innovation in a practical way.