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Acciona Ferrovial JV wins large Australian twin-tunnel contract
16 July, 2021
A joint venture between Acciona and Ferrovial has won a contract worth around US$1.47bn which involves the construction of twin 11km tunnels for the central section of the Sydney Metro West Line.
Positive start to Vancouver subway extension
17 June, 2021
Having only begun last month, construction is now in full swing on Vancouver’s Broadway Subway Project – a 5.7km extension of the Millennium Line that will run almost entirely underground.
Three JVs picked for BART extension
20 May, 2021
Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has chosen three joint ventures (JV) to submit proposals for the estimated US$2bn track and tunnel work contract for the BART Silicon Valley Extension into Downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, California, US. The teams are:
Shortlisted bidders named for Sydney airport metro
01 March, 2021
Three bidders have been shortlisted to deliver the tunnelling works for Sydney Metro’s Western Sydney Airport rail line.
Sydney Metro West shortlist revealed
02 September, 2020
Three consortia have been shortlisted for two main tunnelling packages on the Sydney Metro West Project, it was revealed recently.
Teams shortlisted for Toronto transit projects
11 August, 2020
Six teams have been shortlisted by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx for advance tunnelling work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension in Toronto, Canada.
27 September, 2019
A round-up of tunnel work in the Nordic Forum
Site C breaks through
26 June, 2019
Canada – BC Hydro announced June 24 it has reached a major milestone on the Site C project with a breakthrough on the excavations of the first of two diversion tunnels on June 22.
10 April, 2019
Paola De Pascali interviews Spanish infrastructure companies and the Spanish Association of Tunnels and Underground Works to understand how the financial crisis affected the tunnelling industry and how the companies became active abroad, getting a strong presence on the international tunnelling market.
Follo line makes final double breakthrough
27 February, 2019
Norway – With a double breakthrough on schedule, the excavation of the longest rail tunnel in the Nordic countries is completed.
24 January, 2019
The successful logistics of staging four TBMs from one location has enabled the first pair of machines to make a breakthrough near Oslo, ahead of schedule. Nicole Robinson reports on the Follo Line’s first major milestone
TAC Directors’ Annual Reports
26 October, 2018
Each regional director for the TAC writes a report in October sharing the status of work and forthcoming projects in the five chapters across Canada
TBMs make double breakthrough on Follo Line
11 September, 2018
Norway – Two TBMs made the first breakthroughs on the 22km Follo intercity rail line in Oslo today. There are a total of four Herrenknecht TBMs excavating the project, as well as drill and blast work.
25 July, 2018
Acciona, currently engaged in the construction of the Quito Metro, spoke with Alex Conacher regarding the project
Site C project announces preferred proponent for civil works
02 January, 2018
Canada - BC Hydro announced December 21 it selected the Aecon (30 per cent), Dragados Canada (27.5 per cent), Flatiron Constructors Canada (27.5 per cent), and EBC (15 per cent) partnership as the preferred proponent to move to the next procurement phase for the Site C generating station and spillways civil works contract in northeast British Columbia.
Melbourne Metro final bids are in
19 April, 2017
Australia – The bids for the Melbourne Metro tunnel and five stations were gathered in April. The project will be the largest public transport scheme in Victoria’s history.
18 April, 2017
An innovative stabilisation system has allowed contractor FCC-Acciona to stay on track boring the Bolaños Rail Tunnel, which is a critical part of Spain’s high speed rail expansion
03 November, 2016
The ITA’s Nordic Forum provides an opportunity for canada and other nations to exchange information. Tunnels & Tunnelling looks at projects underway in the region
31 October, 2016
Two 20km tunnels are underway for the high-speed Follo line project, Norway's biggest scheme and one of the largest in Europe. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman
19 September, 2016
The Norwegian tunnelling sector is seeing many positive trends. According to annual tunnelling statistics there is a steady increase in excavated volume over the last decade. Paola De Pascali reports