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California’s largest water agency endorses Delta tunnels 19 October, 2017
USA – The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California’s board officially endorsed the California Water Fix project, previously called the Delta Tunnels, and approved its USD 4.3bn share of the project on October 10.
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Golder to buy Alan Auld Group
Friday, October 13, 2017 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.
Murphy’s new CEO
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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.
First TBM breakthrough in Lucknow
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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.
Seattle LRT tunnel one-third complete
Friday, October 06, 2017 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.
University of Texas at Austin announces grouting short course
Thursday, October 05, 2017 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.
CATT announces 2017 award of excellence recipients
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Canada - The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) named Chris Macey of Aecom the outstanding contributor to the industry, on Friday.
3RPORT starts shaft drilling
Friday, September 29, 2017 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.
CBE celebrates 500 projects
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 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.
Two more TBMs for Mumbai Line Three
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 India - The first of two slurry machines destined for the UGC03 contract of Mumbai Metro Line Three underwent factory acceptance in September.
BTS Summer Soirée 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society’s annual late-summer party takes place later this month.

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