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Hitachi looking to expand TBM sales in Southeast Asia 26 October, 2020
Japan-based heavy machinery manufacturer Hitachi Zosen is looking to increase its share of the TBM market in Southeast Asia by expanding its support services, such as remote assistance for clients in machine assembly and operation.
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Herrenknecht TBM delivered for Auckland City Rail Link
Friday, October 23, 2020 A 7.15m-diameter Herrenknecht EPB TBM has been delivered to the Link Alliance for work on New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project – the Auckland City Rail Link (CRL).
Caverns completed on Sydney Metro’s Martin Place
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Twin mammoth caverns on Sydney’s Martin Place station have been completed six months ahead of schedule and after two years of excavation. It is the first time in 50 years that train tunnels are being built under the central business district.
India to see massive strategic tunnel construction
Thursday, October 22, 2020 India plans to build up to ten tunnels totalling over 100km to facilitate year-round military movements in the high altitude regions of Ladakh and Kashmir.
Barhale tunnel shield overcomes pipe-jack issues
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 UK-based infrastructure specialist Barhale designed an innovative tunnel shield for a 215m pipe jack which has connected to the main Tideway Tunnel beneath London’s River Thames.
Robbins TBM and conveyor duo complete Ohio River Tunnel
Friday, October 16, 2020 Despite a challenging geology, a 6.7m-diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM has achieved impressive advance rates on the 6.5km Ohio River wastewater storage tunnel below Louisville, Kentucky, US.
TBM breaks ground on Italian high-speed rail project
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Construction has officially started on the 48km Brescia Est to Verona high-speed railway in Northern Italy with the launch of CREG’s TBM Martina. A high-profile ceremony held at Lonata del Garda was attended by national and local dignitaries.
Marti trains help SBB tunnels’ renovation
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Infrastructure provider Marti has created new tracked modules for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) that will facilitate urgently-needed repairs to three tunnels on CFF Line 224/Lot 3 Neuchatel-La Chaux de Fonds.
Contract signed for first HS2 TBMs
Friday, October 09, 2020 HS2 Ltd has announced that main works civils contractor Skanska Costain Strabag JV has signed the contract for the first two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for London’s HS2 tunnels. The tunnels will be twin bore, each 13 miles long and roughly the same length as the Crossrail tunnels.
Virgin pushes hyperloop to next level
Friday, October 09, 2020 Virgin Hyperloop, the company set up by Sir Richard Branson to exploit hyperloop technology, has announced that West Virginia in the US will be the location for the global Hyperloop Certification Centre (HCC).
Green light given to Kolkata metro project
Friday, October 09, 2020 Approval has been given by the Indian government for a new metro line in Kolkata. The US$1.17bn East-West Metro Corridor project is hoped will boost mass rapid transport in the area.

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