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ADS appoints new CEO 21 August, 2017
US - Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) announced August 17 several leadership changes in accordance with its previously communicated succession plan, which will become effective September 1.
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New Hochtief UK managing director
Monday, August 21, 2017 United Kingdom - Lawrence Jackson has been appointed as Managing Director of Hochtief (UK) Construction after former Managing Director, Sally Cox, stepped down.
Tunnels and Tunnelling Project Listings 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017 The Tunnels and Tunnelling Annual Listings is introducing an improved format. This year in addition to the usual corporate details, companies have the opportunity to list sample projects showcasing their expertise and innovation in a practical way.
Hobas and Flowtite merger approved
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Austria – August saw the European Commission approve the merger of Hobas and Flowtite. The companies, owned by Amiantit and Wietersdorfer respectively, are pipe manufacturers.
Brockville tunnel reopens on Saturday
Friday, August 11, 2017 Ontario - Canada's first railroad tunnel, in Brockville, Ontario, reopens on Saturday, August 12, following restoration work converting it to a recreational space connected to the city's trail system.
Oxford Circus train fire
Friday, August 11, 2017 Great Britain – A small fire broke out as a Bakerloo Line approached Oxford Circus in London this morning (11 August).
Final Emscher breakthrough
Friday, August 11, 2017 Germany - Tunnelling and pipe jacking has concluded on the Emscher sewer. The final drives, two 10km-long main collectors in the town of Oberhausen, were carried out by contractor Porr between October 2014 and June 2017 using two Herrenknecht 3,397mm EPBMs.
Jacobs Engineering to buy CH2M
Thursday, August 10, 2017 International – Jacobs and CH2M have entered into an agreement that will see Jacobs acquire all outstanding CH2M shares for a total value of USD 3.27bn. This amount includes around USD 416M in CH2M debt.
Omaha CSO project celebrates TBM breakthrough
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 USA - The South Interceptor Force Main tunnel project in Omaha made its final breakthrough on August 5, following a year-long delay due to a stuck TBM in unexpected ground.
Albany Park project marks blasting milestone
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 USA – Blasting operations for the intake shaft on a Chicago tunnel project are now complete, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced August 7.
Brethel joins Cowi
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Cowi North America announced that Michael Brethel joined Cowi Tunnel as Chief Project Manager, effective August 1.

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