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Childom Cable Tunnel project accepts TBM
10 May, 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.
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TBM passes halfway point at Jilin
Friday, March 02, 2018 China - The TBM boring lot three of the Jilin Yinsong Water Supply Project has excavated more than 50% of the tunnel. The tunnel will be 24.3km long when complete and contractor Beijing Vibroflotation Engineering had excavated 14 km of the tunnel as of January 2018.
North Sitra Sewage Scheme microtunnel breakthrough
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Bahrain - Joseph Gallagher successfully installed its first microtunnel of 2018 in Bahrain. The project was to install a short drive, some 35m, of 600mm steel pipe underneath a road to form part of a new sewer network, the North Sitra Sewage Scheme.
Mae Tang-Mae Ngad TBMs to face challenging geology
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Thailand - Two 4.74m-diameter hard rock double shields have recently undergone factory acceptance.
Tight Bangkok cable tunnel breakthrough
Monday, December 18, 2017 Thailand - On 22 September the first drive for the Phra Khanong Cable Tunnel Project broke through. The project, carried out by contractor Nawarat Patanakarn called for a 32m-radius curve as the TBM exited the launch shaft to avoid some existing piles. The TBM used was a 3.2m Terratec EPBM, which is now excavating the second drive.
Guangxi Liugong Machinery buys into piling foundation business
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 China - Guangxi Liugong Machinery Co., Ltd announced on November 30 an RMB 546M (USD 85.24M) acquisition of 51 per cent shares in Shanghai Jintai Engineering Machinery Co., Ltd., which was formerly held by Guangxi Liugong Group Corp.
CCCI to buy Canadian contractor
Thursday, November 23, 2017 China/Canada - Aecon has announced that it will be bought by CCC International. The agreement will see the Chinese company purchase all issued and outstanding Aecon shares for a total value of CAD 1.51bn (USD 1.2bn).
TBM Completes third bore for Chennai metro project
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 India - On October 31 a 6.65m diameter Robbins EPBM broke through at Chennai Metro, making this the third tunnel the machine has bored for the project and for contractor Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
First TBM breakthrough in Lucknow
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 India - Crews celebrated breakthrough on the first TBM-driven tunnels in the capital of Uttar Pradesh. A Gulermak-Tata Projects JV was the contractor for the project, which is part of the 22,88km Phase 1A of the Lucknow Metro North-South Line.
Two more TBMs for Mumbai Line Three
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 India - The first of two slurry machines destined for the UGC03 contract of Mumbai Metro Line Three underwent factory acceptance in September.
Four groups in contest for Zojila Tunnel
Friday, June 16, 2017 India - Local media has reported that four teams are in the running for the Zojila Tunnel contract in Jammu & Kashmir, northern India. These are: a JV of Reliance Infrastructure and Dogus Construction; Larsen and Toubro; IL&FS Engineering and Construction; Jaiprakash Power Ventures
Thai river diversion scheme accepts TBMs
Friday, May 05, 2017 Thailand – April saw factory acceptance for the two 5.7m-diameter Terratec EPBMs that will bore the Bueng Nong Bon to Chao Phraya River Diversion Tunnel Project in Bangkok. These will be the newly-branded ‘Terratec Tight Radius Shields’ alluded to in a previous news article.
TBMs ready for Lucknow Metro project
Thursday, November 03, 2016 India - The TBMs set to bore the Lucknow Metro are in transit. The two 6.52m-diameter Terratec EPBMs will bore the city’s Phase 1A north-south line. The project consists of twin 1,812m-long tunnels. The TBMs will be launched and received at ramps.
Unusual articulation for Phra Khanong project
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Thailand - The TBM set to bore the Khanong cable tunnel project in Bangkok was accepted at the Terratec factory in late September. The client, Bangkok’s Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and local contractor Nawarat Patanakarn attended the event.
Bodies recovered from MWSS tunnel project
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Philippines - Last month rescuers recovered the bodies of six workers killed on the Sumag River Diversion project. All six worked for contractor Cav Deal.
John Holland opens new office
Thursday, June 09, 2016 SINGAPORE – John Holland has opened a new South East Asia office in Singapore. The company’s regional general manager for South East Asia, John Anderson, said that the region had a promising pipeline of work and excellent potential for growth.
John Holland to construct Siglap Station
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 SINGAPORE – A John Holland – Zhen Hua joint venture will construct Siglap Station on the Thomson – East Coast Line (TEL). The contract, T309, for the two level underground station was valued at SGD 176M (USD 128.8M).
LTA issues Cross Island Line EIA results
Monday, February 15, 2016 SINGAPORE – The Environmental Impact Assessment for the stretch of Cross Island Line around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve has been issued. It concluded that the proposed site investigation works would cause ‘moderate impact’ on the few parts of the reserve where works are to take place.
LTA awards three TEL station contracts
Monday, February 01, 2016 SINGAPORE – The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded three station contracts for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). The contracts, worth a total of about USD 663.5M cover works for the Tanjong Rhu, Katong Park and Marine Terrace stations.
Terratec announces MTBM factory acceptance
Friday, January 29, 2016 THAILAND – Contractor Italian-Thai Development has accepted two MTBM systems. Manufactured by Terratec, the machines will be put to work on the MRTA Green Line (North) project. The MTBMs are made for jacking standard Concrete Pipes of either I.D. 1,500mm or 1,800mm, with 3,000mm length. Contractor.

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