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Ferrovial wins in Portugal
01 July, 2020
Spain-based infrastructure provider Ferrovial has been selected as preferred bidder in a two-part contract for the €288m (US$323m) expansion of Porto’s metro. The work involves first, extending the Yellow Line from Santo Olvido station by 3.5km, including the construction of a 770m tunnel, three stations and a viaduct.

Silvertown Tunnel blasted by critics
24 June, 2020
‘Incompatible with London’s plan to become carbon-neutral by 2030’ – that is the damning verdict of a new report from UK-based Transport Action Network on the proposed £1.2bn Silvertown Tunnel in East London.

Finally back on track
11 June, 2020
HS2 has at last been given the green light, following the notice to proceed which is enabling four joint ventures to finalise their designs. Julian Champkin reports

Lifting from below
27 April, 2020
While the use of cranes underground may be limited, when they are used, specific adaptations are often required. Ian Vallely spoke to tunnelling experts about their requirements, and crane companies who’ve met these demands

Thames Tideway excavation halfway complete
21 February, 2020
Great Britain – London’s new ‘super sewer’ half excavated. The TBMs boring the Thames Tideway project are 12.5km through the 25km-long, 7m-diameter project. As well as the main tunnel, a 1km-long, 3m-diameter connection tunnel is also currently under construction in Wandsworth at the western end of the project.

Fugro completes Tideway investigation work
12 April, 2018
Great Britain – Geotechnical investigation company Fugro has completed projects for Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke, the JV undertaking the central section of Thames Tideway.

VIP Polymers announced contracts in London and Mumbai
02 March, 2018
UK – Manufacturer VIP Polymers said Tuesday it has won contracts to provide tunnel segment gaskets for two major tunnelling projects in the United Kingdom and India.

Breakthrough on the Northern Line Extension
23 November, 2017
Great Britain - The two TBMs mining the Northern Line Extension project in London have broken through. Launched in February 2017, the two 6m-diameter EPBMs bored twin 3.2km tunnels running from Battersea to Kennington, with the second breakthrough taking place on 8 November.

Interface power
15 November, 2017
Trends in geotechnical data and software. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Andean Potential
06 September, 2017
From hydropower and metro systems to mining and road tunnels, Chile’s tunnelling market remains buoyant and some major projects are on the horizon

Mair takes ice Presidency
06 September, 2017
Paola De Pascali met with Lord Robert Mair to discuss his life and times as he prepares to take up the presidency of the ICE in 2018

Contractor fined for Crossrail incidents
02 August, 2017
Great Britain - The Bam Ferrovial Kier (BFK) joint venture has been fined GBP 1M for three health and safety incidents on London’s Crossrail project, one of which involved the death of a worker.

Branch to battersea
29 June, 2017
Paola De Pascali met TFL senior project manager Mark Thompson and FLO engineeringmanager, Oliver Newman to talk about the Northern Line Extension project

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.

TBMs unveiled for London Northern Line Extension project
31 January, 2017
A joint venture of Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke (FLO) has revealed the two tunnel boring machines to be used in the Northern Line Extension project under South London in the UK.

Los Condores making progress
20 January, 2017
Chie - The TBM boring the Los Condores Hydroelectric Power Plant has completed the 900m access tunnel and is working on the first section of the headrace tunnel. The machine, a 4.56m Robbins double shield was launched on 27 May and has so far excavated 1,300m.

Impervious Infrastructure
08 December, 2016
Spray on waterproof membranes remain a niche market but when it comes to complex geometries and potential tunnel design the advantages are becoming more widely understood and accepted

Efficient design of openings in SCL tunnels
31 October, 2016
This paper by Dr. Angelos Gakis and Petr Salak, both senior tunnel engineers and design managers for Dr. Sauer & Partners, presents the case for SFRC being sufficient to support an SCL tunnel opening, without the need for additional reinforcement.

Tunnelling begins on NLE
28 October, 2016
Great Britain - Tunnelling for the first extension to London’s Northern Line since the 1960s began last month. The running tunnels towards the Kennington loop are being constructed by 15t Schaeff excavators and lined with sprayed concrete and should take about three months to build.

Three teams shortlisted for Melbourne's Metro Tunnel
12 August, 2016
Victoria announced August 11 three consortia have been shortlisted to build Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel and five new underground train stations.The AUD 6bn (USD 4.62bn) PPP is biggest public transport project in Victorian history.