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Canada - Golder announced October 12 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets and ongoing operations of the Alan Auld Group of Companies.
Great Britain - J. Murphy & Sons Limited has appointed John Murphy as its new CEO. Murphy was the company’s current chief operating officer as Tunnels and Tunnelling went to print, responsible for leading the group’s operations in the UK and abroad. CEO Steve Hollingshead will step down at the end of the year (December 2017) and take up a role as non-executive director on the company’s board.
India - Crews celebrated breakthrough on the first TBM-driven tunnels in the capital of Uttar Pradesh. A Gulermak-Tata Projects JV was the contractor for the project, which is part of the 22,88km Phase 1A of the Lucknow Metro North-South Line.
US - Tunnel construction has advanced more than 700ft (213m) of the total 2,000ft (610m) drive below Bellevue, Washington, as part of Seattle's East Link light rail project, Sound Transit said on October 3.
Texas Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin announced it is holding the 39th Annual Grouting Short Course from February 12-16, 2018, an earlier date than in years past.
Canada - The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) named Chris Macey of Aecom the outstanding contributor to the industry, on Friday.
US - Contractor S.A. Healy Company (a subsidiary of Lane Construction)/Salini Impregilo began drilling on 28 September for the launch shaft on the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
France - Tunnel segment mould manufacturer CBE has taken on its 500th project. The milestone happened to fall in the group’s 30th anniversary which it has been celebrating this year.
India - The first of two slurry machines destined for the UGC03 contract of Mumbai Metro Line Three underwent factory acceptance in September.
Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society’s annual late-summer party takes place later this month.