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Funding secured for Lyon-Turin test bore 24 October, 2014
FRANCE/ITALY - Funding for the latest test bore on the Lyon-Turin base tunnel project has been approved. The 9km drive from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte in southeast France will eventually form part of one of the main 10.5m-diameter, 57km-long twin tunnels that will connect Italy and France.
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Eurotunnel has bumper summer
Friday, October 24, 2014 GREAT BRITAIN/FRANCE - Record-breaking August traffic has resulted in strong Q3 revenues for Eurotunnel. The Channel Tunnel operator reported group revenues of EUR 343.9M (USD 435.13) for the period July to September, up seven per cent on 2013.
Third push for Stonehenge Tunnel
Friday, October 24, 2014 GREAT BRITAIN - The UK Government has set up a working group to reconsider shelved plans to construct a tunnel under Britain’s famous Neolithic monument, Stonehenge. The World Heritage Site also plays host to the heavily congested A303 highway. A tunnel would enable it to be dualled, reducing congestion and protect the area.
LNSS buys Caterpillar's tunnelling business
Monday, October 20, 2014 CANADA -Liaoning Censcience Industry (LNSS) has acquired the fixed assets and entire Intellectual Property of Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corporation (CTCC). The two companies entered into an Assets Purchase Agreement in January 2014, and a closing ceremony was held at CTCC's facilities in Toronto, Canada.
Design contract awarded for new Chesapeake Bay tunnel
Thursday, October 09, 2014 USA - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., announced October 7 that it was awarded a contract from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission (CBBT) to serve as the design manager for a new tunnel along the 23-mile (37km) toll crossing at Thimble Shoals Channel between Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the Delmarva Peninsula.
Salini Impregilo/Healy is Dugway Tunnel’s lowest bidder
Thursday, October 09, 2014 USA - The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) opened bids for its Dugway Storage Tunnel (DST) on September 10, with a JV of Salini Inpregilo/Healy.
Direct Pipe TBM delivered to Calgary
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Canada - Calgary Tunnelling, a subsidiary of Enterprise Group, Inc., has taken delivery of a Direct Pipe TBM, manufactured by Herrenknecht, to install a 42-inch pipe casing under the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta.
Tunnel road survey defies last snag
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 BHUTAN - Except for an undefined weak zone, the Thimphu-Wangdue tunnel road has been found feasible, it was learned last month.
Kholongchu hydropower project construction to kick off by December
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 BHUTAN - Construction of the much anticipated 600MW Kholongchu hydroelectric project (KHP), in Trashiyangtse, is expected to begin by December, project officials said.
London's Bakerloo Line expansion unveiled
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 GREAT BRITAIN - Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and Transport for London (TfL) recently launched a public consultation to seek views on the extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo line, which could run from Elephant & Castle towards New Cross, Lewisham, Bromley and Hayes.
Waterview Connection project reaches halfway point
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 NEW ZEALAND - The first of the twin 2.4km long road tunnels on the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection project has been completed. Alice, the project’s 14.4m diameter Herrenknecht EPBM, broke through on 29th September, at the end of her 10-month journey from Owairaka to Waterview.

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