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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.
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
JIM Technology formalises Terratec relationship with shares purchase
15 October, 2018
Australia/Japan – The Japanese business partner of Australian TBM manufacturer Terratec has purchased 50% of the company’s shares.
Japanese TBM manufacturers sign consolidation basic agreement
05 June, 2015
JAPAN – IHI Corporation, JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE), Japan Tunnel Systems Corporation (JTSC) (a consolidated subsidiary of IHI with 49 per cent of the shares held by JFEE), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and MHI subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems all announced the conclusion of a basic agreement for the integration of their respective shield tunnelling machine businesses.
26 August, 2014
Previously driven by the oil and gas sector, tunnelling in the Middle East is enjoying a new boom as metro systems and new sewer networks are developed throughout the region. Bernadette Ballantyne reports
New metro line inaugurated
21 May, 2014
Cairo inaugurated the second phase of metro Line 3 on 7 May when Egypt's president Adly Mansour, prime minister Ibrahim Mahlib and transport minister Ibrahim El Demeiri officially opened the 7.7km eastern section between Abbasiya and Haroun El Rachid station in the district of Heliopolis.
Three groups shortlisted for East West link
07 November, 2013
Three consortia have been shortlisted by the Victorian Coalition Government for Melbourne¹s East West Link. East West Connect, Inner Link Group and Momentum Infrastructure have been shortlisted to tender for the tunnel in Victoria, Australia.
TBM emerges from below Zhanjiang Bay
21 February, 2013
A 6.26m Robbins slurry TBM excavated the Zhanjiang Bay Sub-Sea Tunnel at the end of 2012, the company announced late last week. The tunnel, which runs 56m below water level, is expected to become operational in March this year.
Which ever way you slice it
27 December, 2012
It is easy to get ‘tunnel vision’ in examining the possible methods of excavation. If engineers were happy with that then disc and roller cutters for hard-rock TBMs would never have been developed as an alternative to drill and blast. Maurice Jones asks what has been tried before and what might still be valid
Time to take charge
19 November, 2012
Tunnels North America editor Nicole Robinson this month looks at the booming Canadian tunnelling market and the mega projects of the US. Last month’s sell out Tunnelling Association of Canada’s conference was a clear indicator of interest in the country and the numerous upcoming hydropower and transport works.
High pressure sea crossing
18 October, 2012
A slurry TBM is cutting through the sands deep under Zhanjiang Bay, China, to provide a crucial water link to and island steelworks. A tight schedule and a 42m head of water are upping the pressure on the project. Tunnels editor Jon Young visits the site
Andean tunnel project proposed
10 October, 2012
A plan to build the longest tunnels in the Americas right through the Andes is being imagined by South American engineers. The mountains create a costly physical barrier for nations ever-more-depended on trade with Asia, US news reports stated earlier this week.
Singapore Power sources funding for cable tunnels
13 May, 2012
Six local and foreign banks have been hired by Singapore Power to provide a SGD 1.5bn (USD 1.2bn) finance loan for its power cable tunnels project.
ESP filtration use and developments
08 February, 2012
Mountainous Japan was the first country to use electrostatic precipitators to filter tunnel air. Arnold Dix of the University of Western Sydney and Atsushi Katatani of Panasonic Ecology Systems give a history of the improvements and use of ESPs in Japanese tunnels
Hitachi Zosen TBM to excavate Alaskan Way tunnel
18 July, 2011
Riding the boom
17 January, 2011
Recent contract awards are boosting the tunnelling sector in the Middle East including Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid. A number of major projects are underway, Bernadette Redfern reports
The 2010 Harding Lecture (Part 2)
01 December, 2010
British Tunnelling Society, Harding Lecture, 15th April 2010
Making Mexico’s Metro
11 November, 2010
Robbins to supply Slurry TBM for subsea tunnel
22 September, 2010
Measuring up the Middle East
14 July, 2010
Metro schemes, roads and sewer projects are expected to boost to the tunnelling sector in the Middle East and North Africa with Egypt and the UAE leading the way reports Bernadette Redfern