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Ferrovial named 'most sustainable company' 07 August, 2020
Ferrovial, the Spain-based infrastructure services provider, has been named the ‘most sustainable company in the infrastructure sector of 2020’ by World Finance Magazine.
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500 jobs to go at Aecom
Thursday, August 06, 2020 In a sweeping restructuring of its business, infrastructure services provider Aecom is to make up to 500 employees redundant in the UK and Ireland. All areas of the business, including engineer roles are likely to be affected, with the process starting in October and continuing through to January 2021.
Tunnels facilitate first UK curved jacked-box structure
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 On 1 August 2020, UK-based Morgan Sindall broke through on the second of two tunnels on Network Rail's Werrington Grade Separation project. Advancing around 7m/day, a Lovat RM132 3.5m-diameter EPB machine has excavated two guide tunnels that form part of an ambitious civil engineering project that will see installation of the UK’s first-ever curved jacked-box structure.
United Utilities TBM progressing under M65
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 UK water services provider United Utilities has started boring a new wastewater pipeline beneath the M65 motorway at Darwen in Lancashire, northern England. The project forms part of the £150m Blackburn and Darwen wastewater upgrade scheme.
Private partner sought for new Sydney Harbour tunnel
Monday, August 03, 2020 The government of New South Wales (NSW), Australia is seeking a partner from the private sector to help deliver the Western Harbour Tunnel. Construction of the 6.5km twin-bore immersed tube scheme is expected to start after 2022. When completed, it will be the second road tunnel under Sydney Harbour.
ITA requests WTC2020 refund increase
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Following the pledge made by the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) to refund 70% of monies received from registrants for the now cancelled WTC2020 conference, the ITA is now urging the IEM to reconsider and increase the level of refund.
Tideway TBM parts lowered for assembly
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Greenwich pumping station recently saw the delivery of the tail can and cutterhead of the TBM that will excavate the 4.5km-long Greenwich Connection Tunnel which will link much of southeast London to the main Tideway ‘super sewer’ currently under construction.
Coronavirus infections force segment plant closure
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 A rise in the number of workers testing positive for the coronavirus has forced infrastructure provider Balfour Beatty to close its state-of-the-art concrete segment plant at Bristol Port Dock in Avonmouth, England. The site, which will be closed until further notice, makes segments for EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.
HRCP making good progress on HRBT scheme
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Preparations are well under way in Norfolk, Virginia for the expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) scheme – the largest transportation project ever undertaken by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Laos tunnel completed following severe deformations
Monday, July 27, 2020 Excavation has been completed on the 7km Houay Phoulai Tunnel in northern Laos following a difficult bore which saw daily deformations of supporting steelwork in excess of 100mm.
Country barn aims to placate HS2 opponents
Friday, July 24, 2020 On the surface, it is a functional, rustic, country barn set back from the road and in harmony with its bucolic setting. A closer inspection reveals not a barn at all but a headhouse for an HS2 tunnel ventilation shaft.

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