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AECOM wins environmental assessment for longest road tunnel 16 September, 2021
Following a competitive tender, infrastructure provider AECOM has been awarded a contract to undertake the environmental assessment of what looks set to become Australia’s longest road tunnel.
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German team wins Musk boring competition
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 TUM Boring, in association with the Technical University of Munich, has won The Boring Company’s inaugural Not-a-Boring Competition 2021, having completed a tunnel in the fastest time with its mechanical excavation machine.
Mammoth Chinese hard-rock TBM launches in Georgia
Monday, September 13, 2021 Crews from China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) have completed in three months the assembly and launch of one of the world's largest diameter, full-face, hard rock tunnel boring machines for the Kvesheti-Kobi highway tunnel project in Georgia.
India plans major tunnel beneath Brahmaputra River
Monday, September 13, 2021 India is planning to build a road tunnel under the Brahmaputra River in the northeast of the country as a military response to China’s strategy in the troubled border region.
TBM for Scarborough Subway Extension nearing completion
Thursday, September 09, 2021 Teams at Herrenknecht’s factory in Schwanau, Germany are progressing with the tunnel boring machine that will bore what will become Toronto’s biggest subway tunnel.
Smart grout system could completely replace bentonite
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 A new environmentally-friendly backfill grout solution said to completely replace bentonite and allow pumping over long distances has been developed.
STUVA preparing for its first post-lockdown meeting
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 STUVA – the Germany-based tunnel conference and trade fair to be held this year in Karlsruhe – is on target for a 24-26 November opening, thereby becoming one of the first in-person tunnel events to take place after the lockdown.
HS2 reveals community-inspired headhouse design
Friday, September 03, 2021 New revised images reflecting a bold, modernist approach for the Adelaide Road Headhouse in Camden, London have been released by HS2 Ltd, developer of Phase 1 of the UK’s high-speed rail system between London and the West Midlands.
Robbins unveils rectangular rock-mining innovation
Thursday, September 02, 2021 Robbins has designed and supplied an innovative machine which bores rectangular tunnels in hard rock, resulting in flat inverts that can be used immediately by rubber-tyred vehicles.
Design for Panama Canal tunnel gets under way
Thursday, September 02, 2021 Design work has started for the tunnel forming part of Metro de Panama’s US$2.5bn metro Line No 3 that will pass under the Panama Canal.
Musk on cusp of Florida tunnel contract award
Wednesday, September 01, 2021 Elon Musk’s Boring Company is in prime position to be awarded a contract to build twin tunnels in Fort Lauderdale, US, following the passing of a deadline which saw two other proposals fail to meet Florida PPP requirements.

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