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Early breakthrough achieved on Paka Tunnel 12 April, 2021
A first tunnelling breakthrough has been achieved six months ahead of schedule on Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) despite the challenges faced by the project during the past three years.
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Tunnelling milestone reached on Sydney’s Rozelle Interchange
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Tunnelling on the Rozelle Interchange – a key component of Australia’s biggest road infrastructure project – has now reached the halfway mark, with 12km excavated.
Three bidders shortlisted for Lower Thames Crossing
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 Highways England has named three construction/engineering companies which it has shortlisted to build the proposed Lower Thames Crossing – destined to be the longest road tunnel in Britain and hailed as the most ambitious UK roads project for a generation.
BTS introduces four CPD courses
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 Four CPD courses organised by the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) in conjunction with the University of Warwick are now available and formulated to increase knowledge of tunnelling within the framework of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
New contracts awarded for Toyo Tunnel project
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Good progress is being marked on Colombia’s Toyo Tunnel project following the award by the country’s national highway institute Invias of two contracts worth a combined US$222m.
Robbins hybrid TBM launched on Pearl River project
Thursday, April 01, 2021 A 9.16m-diameter Robbins Crossover TBM – the largest such machine in China – has begun boring Lot PZH-1 of the 2.5km (1.6mi) Pazhou Line of the Pearl River Delta Intercity Railway Project in Guangzhou.
TBM breakthrough completes Bangkok Orange line
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Excavation was completed recently on the east section of the MRT Orange Line when a 6.39m-diameter Terratec S70 EPB TBM finished its 3.3km drive on the eastbound tunnel to hole through at Hua Mak Station.
First Snowy Hydro 2 TBM commissioned
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 A milestone has been reached on Australia’s Snowy 2 scheme with the commissioning of the first TBM that is now ready to start mining on the country’s biggest hydropower project.
TBM excavation begins on Swina tunnel
Monday, March 29, 2021 Tunnelling recently got underway on the US$231m Swinoujscie Tunnel under the Swina Strait between the islands of Uznam and Wola in the northwest extremity of Poland.
AECOM makes two new appointments to its Canada team
Friday, March 26, 2021 Global infrastructure consultancy AECOM has appointed two international tunnelling experts to its Vancouver practice.
Fugro completes Fehmarnbelt geotechnical investigation
Friday, March 26, 2021 Geo-data specialist Fugro has completed a nearshore geotechnical investigation for the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel which will connect Denmark and Germany by road and rail and become the world’s longest immersed tunnel.

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