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Illustrations of world’s first TBM acquired by museum 14 March, 2018
Great Britain – The “most beautiful Brunel collection ever to enter the public domain” has been purchased at auction for the Brunel Museum in London. The designs show in great detail the miners and bricklayers working in the world's first TBM.
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Terratec delivers a further four TBMs for Istanbul
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Turkey – Terratec has manufactured four 6.56m EPBMs for the ongoing expansion of Istanbul’s metro system, for a total of seven from the Australia-based manufacturer.
Whiteball Tunnel to be refurbished
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Great Britain – Murphy has been awarded a GBP 2.4M (USD 3.33M) contract for tunnel maintenance on the Whiteball Tunnel in Somerset.
Underground space book to be published shortly
Thursday, March 08, 2018 International – A new book, ‘Underground Spaces Unveiled - Planning and Creating the Cities of the Future’ is set to be published by ICE Publishing next week.
BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course 2018
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society’s annual design and construction course is set to return to the University of Warwick this July. Held in the first week of the month, the course.
Black & Veatch adds to Houston office
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 US – Black & Veatch announced March 5 it has created a center of excellence facility in its Houston office to deliver "sustainable, cost-effective tunneled solutions."
Los Angeles breaks ground for Purple Line Phase 2
Friday, March 02, 2018 US – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) held a ground breaking ceremony on February 23 for the second phase of its Purple Line extension Purple Line Phase 2, which will add 2.6-miles (4.2km) of new subway service to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City.
TBM passes halfway point at Jilin
Friday, March 02, 2018 China - The TBM boring lot three of the Jilin Yinsong Water Supply Project has excavated more than 50% of the tunnel. The tunnel will be 24.3km long when complete and contractor Beijing Vibroflotation Engineering had excavated 14 km of the tunnel as of January 2018.
VIP Polymers announced contracts in London and Mumbai
Friday, March 02, 2018 UK – Manufacturer VIP Polymers said Tuesday it has won contracts to provide tunnel segment gaskets for two major tunnelling projects in the United Kingdom and India.
Dr Sauer management changes
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Great Britain/Canada – Brian Lyons will be taking over from Gerald Skalla as MD of Dr Sauer & Partners in London, UK. Skalla will be strategic director for the UK, but will focus on the Canadian market and will build up a company office in Toronto, in response to a growing infrastructure market.
RATP awards contract on future Line 14
Friday, February 23, 2018 The consortium led by Vinci Construction (Dodin Campenon Bernard, lead company; Vinci Construction France; Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Botte Fondations), together with Spie batignolles (Spie batignolles Génie Civil and Spie batignolles Fondations), has been awarded a major contract as part of the Grand Paris Express programme.

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