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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.

Troubled waters
13 July, 2016
The Tideway Tunnel, a major new sewer that will help tackle the problem of overfl ows from the capital's Victorian sewers, has caused controversy since its initial proposal. Rhian Owen looks at the lengthy site selection process that was undertaken and the scope of work that lies ahead to bring this project to completion.

Ridham fires up
24 June, 2016
Great Britain – The precast facility at Ridham Dock in Kent has begun work. The factory will supply the Ferrovial Agroman-Laing O’Rourke JV with concrete segments to line the Northern Line extension project. The Morgan Sindall-owned site received a GBP 8M (USD 11.1M) order for the project.

Fisher street crossover: construction of the secondary lining
08 June, 2016
Engineers working at the Fisher Street Crossrail site analyse the secondary lininginstalled for a crossover between the two main lines

Achievements and Aspirations
08 June, 2016
Last month saw a changing of the guard at the BTS, with Roger Bridge handing the Chairman’s baton over to Mark Leggett. They spoke to Sally Spencer about achievements thus far and plans for the future

Forrestfield-Airport Link preferred bidder announced
01 March, 2016
AUSTRALIA – Perth’s major new rail project has revealed its preferred joint venture. The Salini Impregilo - NRW JV is tipped to fulfill the main design and construct contract for the USD 1.43bn Forrestfield-Airport Link. The other shortlisted groups were a JV of ACCIONA Infrastructure, BAM International and Ferrovial Agroman; and a JV of John Holland and Leighton Contractors.