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United Kingdom - Lawrence Jackson has been appointed as Managing Director of Hochtief (UK) Construction after former Managing Director, Sally Cox, stepped down.
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.
Austria – August saw the European Commission approve the merger of Hobas and Flowtite. The companies, owned by Amiantit and Wietersdorfer respectively, are pipe manufacturers.
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.
Great Britain – A small fire broke out as a Bakerloo Line approached Oxford Circus in London this morning (11 August).
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.
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.
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.
USA – Blasting operations for the intake shaft on a Chicago tunnel project are now complete, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced August 7.
Cowi North America announced that Michael Brethel joined Cowi Tunnel as Chief Project Manager, effective August 1.