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Hudson Tunnel is repairable even before building a new one says LBA 26 November, 2020
A report drawn up by UK-based tunnel consultant London Bridge Associates (LBA) claims that the ailing 110-year old Hudson Tunnel can be repaired without having to wait for the construction of a new tunnel.
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Prototype promises first step towards autonomous charging
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Orica and Epiroc have co-developed what they claim is the world’s first wireless, semi-automated explosives delivery system for use in hard rock drill-and-blast operations. The technology aims to ensure that the right explosives are safely delivered into the right holes within the right timeframe for improved safety and efficiency.
Brisbane Cross River Rail TBMs being readied
Monday, November 23, 2020 Two TBMs are being retrofitted in Brisbane, Australia in preparation for the city’s Cross River Rail project which has a total length of 10.2km and includes 5.9km of twin tunnels.
NHI advancing on TBM coal-mining front
Monday, November 23, 2020 China’s Northern Heavy Industries (NHI) – which has a controlling stake in US-based The Robbins Co – has claimed it is creating a new era in China with the use of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in coal mining on a greater scale than ever before.
Traylor-Shea to design and build RiverRenew tunnel system
Friday, November 20, 2020 US-based AlexRenew – the public utility for water renewal in Alexandria, Virginia – has awarded a US$454.4m contract to Traylor-Shea Joint Venture to design and construct the RiverRenew Tunnel System Project.
Hudson tunnel still suffering from Hurricane Sandy
Friday, November 20, 2020 With a litany of problems, many stemming from the Hurricane Sandy flooding of October 2012, a soon to be published study by Amtrak will urge urgent repairs are needed to the Hudson Tunnel in the next few years if ‘potentially catastrophic failures’ are to be avoided.
UK breaks record for longest hydraulically-inserted pipeline
Thursday, November 19, 2020 UK energy company National Grid has completed what has been hailed as the world’s longest hydraulically-inserted pipeline, now officially recognised by Guinness World Records.
Work starts on Sydney Metro West
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Work has officially started on the Sydney Metro West project following the confirmation of seven proposed metro stations as part of a new underground railway that will connect Greater Parramatta with the Sydney CBD.
New ICE President Skinner warns over carbon emissions
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Having been inaugurated recently as the 156th President of the London-based Institution of Civil Engineers, WSP’s Rachel Skinner has made achieving Net Zero Carbon for infrastructure her rallying cry.
Green light for Stonehenge Tunnel
Monday, November 16, 2020 UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has given the go-ahead for work to start on the 3.2km Stonehenge Tunnel which will form part of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down carriageway improvement scheme in Wiltshire, England.
Arup appoints US-based underground infrastructure leader
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Engineering and professional services provider Arup has named Andreas Raedle as its new underground infrastructure leader for the Americas region. He will be based in San Francisco, US.

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