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Steady advance marked on Izmir Metro Phase 4 17 May, 2021
Turkish contractor Gülermak has 2km of tunnelling left to complete the Izmir Metro Expansion Phase 4 project in Turkey.
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Orica to sell Minova
Monday, May 17, 2021 Multinational explosives supplier Orica is to put its subsidiary ground control products manufacturer Minova up for sale following ‘disrupted’ market conditions and lower than expected company earnings.
HS2 announces launch of first TBM
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Tunnelling can finally begin on Phase One of the UK’s high-speed rail line following HS2’s announcement regarding the launch of the first of 10 TBMs that will dig a total 64 miles (102km) of tunnels.
ILF Amberg JV wins Austrian line and tunnel contract
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Austrian rail operator ÖBB has awarded the JV comprising ILF Consulting Engineers and Amberg Engineering a contract for the 21km-long Salzburg-Köstendorf rail line and the associated tunnelling.
Work to start soon on Anderson Dam Tunnel
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 An outlet tunnel is to be built as part of retrofitting efforts to increase the capacity of Anderson Dam in Santa Clara County, California. The reservoir behind the dam is currently limited to 58% capacity due to seismic concerns.
Lifting equipment short-course launched
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 A new course aimed at educating end-users about the risks and responsibilities of lifting operations has been launched by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). The course is aimed at company directors, senior managers and others involved in lifting operations.
Dismantling begins of Washington DC deep-sewer TBM
Monday, May 10, 2021 With excavation recently completed on Washington DC’s US$600m Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project after three years’ tunnelling, crews have now started to dismantle ‘Chris’, the tunnel boring machine (TBM).
Latest benefits of HS2 come to light
Friday, May 07, 2021 HS2, the UK’s high-speed rail project, has shown that it is not just about futuristic high-speed travel or enabling capacity improvements on other lines. It is also about understanding the history of localities.
New technique could revolutionise mining
Thursday, May 06, 2021 Researchers may have come up with a technique that could have far-reaching consequences for the extraction of metals from deep underground – and with minimal environmental impact.
NSW planning Australia’s longest road tunnel
Thursday, May 06, 2021 Australia’s state government of New South Wales (NSW) is looking at constructing the country’s longest road tunnel to run under the Blue Mountains between Lithgow and Katoomba.
Implenia to build world’s deepest metro station
Thursday, May 06, 2021 Swiss construction company Implenia has signed a contract with Stockholm Region for the construction of a new subway station and associated tunnels at Sofia in the Swedish capital. The order is worth around US$85m.

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