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Positive start to Vancouver subway extension 17 June, 2021
Having only begun last month, construction is now in full swing on Vancouver’s Broadway Subway Project – a 5.7km extension of the Millennium Line that will run almost entirely underground.
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Norway’s longest subsea tunnel is part of mammoth road scheme
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 NPRA – the Norwegian Public Roads Administration – is inviting contractors, subcontractors and consultants to an online information meeting concerning the E39 Ålesund-Molde road improvement project which includes the construction of the country’s longest subsea tunnel. The meeting will be held over Microsoft Teams on 21 June.
Sky-high salaries agreed for West Gate tunnellers
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Following the successful conclusion of a pay deal between the contractor and a local building union, tunnellers working on the US$5.2bn West Gate Tunnel project in Melbourne, Australia, look set to earn more than US$240,000 a year.
Bids invited for Phase 4 section of Delhi Metro
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) is inviting international bids for the design and construction of twin TBM-bored tunnels, cut and cover, plus underground ramp and other tunnel-related works for package DC-05 of Delhi Metro’s Phase 4.
Twin-tunnel win for Webuild consortium
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 An Italian consortium comprising Webuild (70%) and Pizzarotti (30%) has been announced best bidder for the US$445m design-build Orsara-Bovino contract which includes significant tunnelling.
Tunnelling begins on Auckland Central Interceptor
Thursday, June 10, 2021 A Herrenknecht microtunnel boring machine (MTBM) has installed the first 3m-long section of concrete pipe on a new branch sewer that kicks-off the excavation of the 14.7km Watercare Central Interceptor Tunnel (CIT) in Auckland, New Zealand.
Jerusalem sinkhole may be linked to tunnel construction
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 An enormous sinkhole which opened up in a Jerusalem hospital car park and completely swallowed-up three cars in just 15 seconds may have been caused by nearby tunnelling.
Herrenknecht TBM passes factory testing
Monday, June 07, 2021 Herrenknecht has announced that ‘Mary’, the TBM that will excavate the HRBT twin tunnels in Virginia, US, has passed its factory acceptance tests at the firm’s Schwanau facility in southwest Germany.
Chennai Metro invites bids for Corridor 4 line
Friday, June 04, 2021 Chennai Metro, Chennai, on India’s east coast, has launched an online tender to select a general consultant for the Chennai Metro Rail Phase 2 Project – Corridor 4 (plus parts of Corridors 3 and 5).
First breakthrough celebrated on Bikos Tunnel
Thursday, June 03, 2021 Marti Tunnel subsidiary Tucon has broken through on the 1.1km-long west tube of the Bikos Tunnel which forms part of Slovakia’s R4 expressway currently under construction.
Terratec TBM to tackle tough Taiwan terrain
Thursday, June 03, 2021 TBM-maker Terratec has supplied a 6.24m-diameter EPB TBM (EPBM) to BES-Daiho-Okumara JV for its underground works contract on Taoyuan City’s MRT Green Line Contract GC02, Taiwan.

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