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LNSS buys Caterpillar's tunnelling business 20 October, 2014
CANADA -Liaoning Censcience Industry (LNSS) has acquired the fixed assets and entire Intellectual Property of Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corporation (CTCC). The two companies entered into an Assets Purchase Agreement in January 2014, and a closing ceremony was held at CTCC's facilities in Toronto, Canada.
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Design contract awarded for new Chesapeake Bay tunnel
Thursday, October 09, 2014 USA - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., announced October 7 that it was awarded a contract from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission (CBBT) to serve as the design manager for a new tunnel along the 23-mile (37km) toll crossing at Thimble Shoals Channel between Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the Delmarva Peninsula.
Salini Impregilo/Healy is Dugway Tunnel’s lowest bidder
Thursday, October 09, 2014 USA - The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) opened bids for its Dugway Storage Tunnel (DST) on September 10, with a JV of Salini Inpregilo/Healy.
Direct Pipe TBM delivered to Calgary
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Canada - Calgary Tunnelling, a subsidiary of Enterprise Group, Inc., has taken delivery of a Direct Pipe TBM, manufactured by Herrenknecht, to install a 42-inch pipe casing under the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta.
Tunnel road survey defies last snag
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 BHUTAN - Except for an undefined weak zone, the Thimphu-Wangdue tunnel road has been found feasible, it was learned last month.
Kholongchu hydropower project construction to kick off by December
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 BHUTAN - Construction of the much anticipated 600MW Kholongchu hydroelectric project (KHP), in Trashiyangtse, is expected to begin by December, project officials said.
London's Bakerloo Line expansion unveiled
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 GREAT BRITAIN - Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and Transport for London (TfL) recently launched a public consultation to seek views on the extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo line, which could run from Elephant & Castle towards New Cross, Lewisham, Bromley and Hayes.
Waterview Connection project reaches halfway point
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 NEW ZEALAND - The first of the twin 2.4km long road tunnels on the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection project has been completed. Alice, the project’s 14.4m diameter Herrenknecht EPBM, broke through on 29th September, at the end of her 10-month journey from Owairaka to Waterview.
Final breakthrough of Swedish tunnel achieved
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 SWEDEN - The final breakthrough of tunnelling work at the Hallandsås Tunnel, Sweden, has been achieved. The project used a Herrenknecht TBM to cut through the last meters of rock to the target shaft after eight years of tunnelling.
Voters reject Lake Geneva tunnel plans
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 SWITZERLAND - Voters in canton Geneva have turned down plans to build a new 1.5km-long road tunnel under the lake close to the city’s famous Jet d’Eau fountain. Last week, 63 per cent of voters turned down the initiative to construct a tunnel at the far western end of the lake, local press reported.
Scottish water contract awarded
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 SCOTLAND - Costain and Vinci Construction have been awarded a GBP 86M (USD 138M) contract by Scottish Water to construct the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow, Costain announced yesterday.

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