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India - Local media has reported that four teams are in the running for the Zojila Tunnel contract in Jammu & Kashmir, northern India. These are: a JV of Reliance Infrastructure and Dogus Construction; Larsen and Toubro; IL&FS Engineering and Construction; Jaiprakash Power Ventures
USA - The mayor, Tom Henry, and members of the Fort Wayne City Council, along with staff from the Utility Advisory Group, and contractors S.A. Healy Company and Salini Impregilo, among others, attended a ceremony to mark ground breaking for tunnelling on June 15.
USA – New York's governor Andrew Cuomo announced June 12 orders to accelerate construction on bridges and tunnels in the region, in anticipation of added traffic due to Amtrak emergency repair work.
US – The TBM excavating twin tunnels for the Regional Connector project in Los Angeles broke through to the Grand Ave/Bunker Hills Station at 2nd/Hope Thursday morning, June 1.
Austria - Contractor Strabag announced that its order backlog on 31 March 2017 had passed the EUR 16bn mark for the first time in the company's history. The full value of the work was EUR 1,611,313,000.
US – Akron Ohio’s mayor debuted the completed TBM, manufactured by Robbins, for the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) on May 25, in Solon, Ohio.
US - DLZ has announced May 30 the acquisition of WMB Consulting Engineers. Formerly known as Wright, Morgan, and Brown, WMB Consulting Engineers specializes in the planning and design of rural and urban highways, interstates, and bridges. WMB has been serving clients in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 1957.
US - Atlas Copco announced May 23 the grand opening of its new production facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 17.
US - Charles Stone will join HNTB Corporation as principal tunnel engineer on May 30. Stone will be based in the firm's New York City office and work with clients nationwide.
In April 2017, a ceremony was held to celebrate the commissioning of the Dariali Hydropower Project in the Republic of Georgia, announced TBM manufacturer Robbins.