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Basque Y
06 May, 2019
Paola De Pascali looks at the Basque Y network in Spain that is set to reduce travel times between the regional capitals and to connect Spanish and European high speed networks.

The big conversion
12 April, 2019
Paola De Pascali spoke with Florent Detraux, tunnel construction manager at Vinci Construction Grand Projets, about the conversion of an NFM TBM to use Herrenknecht Variable Density technology on the third metro line Phase 4A in Cairo

Herrenknecht wins Bauma Innovation Award
12 April, 2019
Germany – Herrenknecht scooped the Bauma Innovation Award for its E-Power Pipe installation method. The award was granted in the ‘machine’ category, and was presented on Sunday.

International Iberia
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.

Moncalieri extension
08 March, 2019
Paola De Pascali talked with Lombardi Ingegneria technical director, Alessandro Damiani and CMC project manager Lorenzo Fiorentino about the challenges met during excavation of the Metro Line 1 extension in Turin, Italy

To the next century
08 March, 2019
Alex Conacher visits the Elan Valley Aqueduct project in Wales, where tunnellers are constructing three bypass sections adjacent to the existing Victorian asset

Update from Forrestfield
05 March, 2019
There is some late-breaking news as Tunnels and Tunnelling International goes to press. On 19 February the Forrestfield-Airport Link’s client announced that its two stopped TBMs should resume tunnelling in mid- and late-March respectively, good news for a project that was previously held up by a sinkhole last September.

TAP project secures funding
27 February, 2019
Italy – The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), an EUR 3.9bn (USD 4.43bn) natural gas pipeline project in the eastern Mediterranean, has been granted full funding. Mott MacDonald was the lenders’ technical advisor on the project and performed technical due diligence on TAP’s design, construction and operational plans.

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.

First West Gate TBM arrives on site
22 February, 2019
Australia – Assembly is underway on the first of the two 15.6m diameter Herrenknecht EPBMs that will build the West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne.

First Sirius Minerals TBM set to arrive
13 February, 2019
Great Britain – The first Herrenknecht TBM for the York Potash Project’s Mineral Transport System (MTS) tunnel is undergoing final checks at the factory is due to arrive in February 2019. The 23-mile (37km) tunnel and will be excavated in three separate drives by Austrian contractor Strabag. The first of which will stretch for 8 miles, with the remaining 15 coming following subsequent TBM launches in 2020.

Herrenknecht nominated for Bauma award
07 February, 2019
Germany – TBM manufacturer Herrenknecht has been nominated for an innovation award at Bauma, the world’s largest construction equipment trade show. Engineers at the company’s factory in Schwanau will have their fingers crossed at the event in Munich this April.

Humber Tunnel TBM passes halfway point
11 January, 2019
Great Britain – The TBM boring the 5km Humber Tunnel has completed 50% of the excavation. The contractor, a joint venture of Skanska, Porr and A. Hak is utilising a VMT-guided, 4.4m-diameter Herrenknecht machine for excavation at a depth usually around 35m below the waterway with a minimum overburden of 12m. No ground treatment is foreseen.

West Gate Tunnel
20 December, 2018
Paola De Pascali talked with Shane D’Rozario, technical director from West Gate Tunnel Authority, and Andrew Shepherd, tunnel zone manager from CPBJH joint venture, about the main challenges they expect to meet during the construction of the West Gate Tunnel

Getting Clearance
20 December, 2018
Navigating existing infrastructure above and below ground, Dragados/ Tomlinson has completed the first of two drives for a new stormwater storage system in Ottawa. Nicole Robinson reports

Getting a picture
22 November, 2018
Fugro’s Rod Eddies, Simon Brightwell and Ray Wood discuss how tunnelling risks related to the ground and built structure can be managed into better stakeholder outcomes - such as accelerated construction, extended asset life and optimised return on investment - through integrated and appropriately phased use of modern geoscientific technologies

A New Life for Abotunnel
22 November, 2018
Paola De Pascali spoke with Marcelo Alfaro, chair of the Bolivian Tunnelling Society to understand their challenges and to explore their future plans as the society prepares to relaunch

Twin tunnels supplement Singapore canal
05 November, 2018
Singapore – Herrenknecht recently released a report on the successful completion of a drainage tunnel in Singapore. The project, which broke through in December 2017, required the construction of 1,000m-long twin tunnels with an excavated diameter of 5,250mm and a minimum distance between the tubes of 2.46m.

Getting clearance
01 November, 2018
Navigating existing infrastructure above and below ground, Dragados/ Tomlinson has completed the first of two drives for a new stormwater storage system in Ottawa. Nicole Robinson reports

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