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Stantec/Hatch/Tetra Tech to study third link 17 May, 2018
Canada - The Groupement mobilité inter-rives―a joint venture composed of Stantec, Tetra Tech, and Hatch―has been chosen by the Quebec Ministry of Transportation, Sustainable Mobility, and Electrification of Transport (MTMDET) to prepare an opportunity study related to the new transportation link between Quebec City and Lévis. This link aims to improve the flow of trips on the Greater Quebec City territory.
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Metrolinx awards Finch West contract
Friday, May 11, 2018 Canada – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx announced May 7 that Mosaic Transit Group (Mosaic) has signed a contract valued at $2.5 billion to design, build, finance and maintain the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. Mosaic's successful proposal will deliver the LRT by 2023.
Childom Cable Tunnel project accepts TBM
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Thailand – Factory acceptance for the Childom Cable Tunnel’s TBM took place in April. The 4.27m-diameter Terratec machine will bore the tunnel for a new high voltage cable tunnel in Bangkok.
Normet inaugurates new India facility
Thursday, May 10, 2018 India – On 3 May, Normet opened a new manufacturing and service facility in India. The site, which the company calls its ‘Facility for Equipment Assembling, Manufacturing of Construction Chemicals & Global Service Centre’ will be used for both chemicals and equipment, with scope for chemicals R&D.
Rokycany-Pilsen line completes
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Czech Republic – Twin 9.89m-diameter 4.15km-long tunnels were successfully mined by a Herrenknecht multi-mode TBM (EPB to open single shield). Breakthrough took place in October 2017 and the tunnels form part of the Rokycany-Pilsen rail line.
Heritage organisation attacks Stonehenge Tunnel proposal
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Great Britain – The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has sent a letter to the UK’s Highways Agency objecting to the proposed Stonehenge Tunnel. The condemnation comes after the Highways Agency wrapped up its formal consultation for the 2.9km tunnel near the famous monument.
Tunnelling spurs major archaeological dig in Victoria
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Australia - The largest transportation project in Victoria will result in one of the state’s most impressive archaeological programmes. The Metro Tunnel project has seen surface structures demolished, but tunnelling through the CBD will be held until the historical subsurface has been fully explored.
First female Harding Prize winner
Monday, April 30, 2018 Great Britain – After 32 years the Harding prize has been awarded to a female young tunneller. “I am also proud to be the first woman to win since 1986, which is actually the year I was born,” said Leah Jacobs, who works for London Bridge Associates. Jacobs won the competition bringing her paper on “Changing the safety Culture” based on her contribution to the Waterview Connection project in New Zealand.
Verloop to lead ITACUS Young Talent Program
Monday, April 23, 2018 The Netherlands – Rosanne Verloop has been chosen lead the new ITA Committee for Underground Space (ITACUS) Young Talent Program. The announcement is due to be made on 24 April by ITACUS executives Han Admiraal and Antonia Cornaro.
Keller acquires Moretrench
Friday, April 20, 2018 Keller and Hayward Baker announced today they have acquired New Jersey-based Moretrench, a contractor operating predominantly along the east coast of the US and with a strong heritage of complex geotechnical projects. Moretrench will operate as a division within Hayward Baker. The enlarged entity will be very well-positioned for the expected long run renewal of infrastructure.
Hagihara Industries buys Elasto Plastic Concrete
Monday, April 16, 2018 Hagihara Industries of Japan announced last week it has acquired 100 per cent ownership of BarChip macro synthetic fibre (MSF) distributor Elasto Plastic Concrete (EPC).

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