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Connecting HS2 at Euston
22 September, 2020
Work on the UK’s new HS2 high-speed rail line is on track. Emma Hale and Christoph Eberle of Mott MacDonald describe one of the line’s first underground structures to be built in London

Skanska wins tunnel work in Oslo
19 August, 2020
Infrastructure firm Skanska has signed a contract for preparatory work on a new water supply system for Oslo which aims to ensure that the city can provide enough drinking water even in the event of supply failure.

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

Tunnelling North
10 June, 2020
Nordøyvegen is a spectacular engineering project which will connect five Norwegian islands to the mainland with tunnels and bridges. Julian Champkin spoke with Lars Erik Skjolden, the project’s chief engineer

Momentum
23 December, 2019
The City of Los Angeles has seen several milestones this summer for its Purple Line extension, Nicole Robinson reports on the progress for each phase

Crossrail issues Bond Street air quality update
24 October, 2019
Great Britain – Crossrail and contractor Costain Skanska JV ordered an independent air quality survey at the Bond Street project, following concerns about two (off-site) worker fatalities.

Stakeholders reject working conditions as cause of Bond Street deaths
10 October, 2019
Great Britain – Two workers on Crossrail’s Bond Street project passed away in their sleep in the same week. Various media have reported that working conditions relating to air quality or stress were to blame, but this has been rejected by stakeholders. Reports of further investigation, or further details of the illness were not forthcoming from the contractor or client.

Humber estuary tunnel breaks through
01 October, 2019
Great Britain – The Humber tunnel has broken through. The drive was completed by a joint venture of Skanska, Porr and A. Hak is utilising a VMT-guided, 4.4m-diameter Herrenknecht machine.

Momentum
27 September, 2019
The City of Los Angeles has seen several milestones this summer for its Purple Line extension, Nicole Robinson reports on the progress for each phase

Northern exposure
27 September, 2019
A round-up of tunnel work in the Nordic Forum

Chelsea to Battersea tunnel surface settlements
16 August, 2019
Monitoring of ground surface movements induced by the construction of the Chelsea to Battersea Pipeline Tunnel project is presented as part of this case study. The surface settlements induced by the shaft construction have been analysed and compared with current methodologies and information from recent projects. Movements from excavation and construction of the tunnel are also analysed, and back-analysis of volume losses is presented. The authors are Veriuska Ortiz Lovera, geotechnical engineer, Mott MacDonald; Andrew Hejdner, project manager, Cadent Gas; James McCaffrey, construction manager, Skanska UK Construction; and Mohammad Arasteh, senior tunnel engineer, Mott MacDonald

Planning for the twenties
14 August, 2019
In this issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling International Paola De Pascali reports from the World Tunnel Congress, which was held in Naples in May and saw a number of publications from working groups and committees. The ITA Committee for Technology (ITAtech was particularly prolific.

Crossrail outlines plan to complete Elizabeth Line
26 April, 2019
Great Britain – Crossrail has released an action plan to bring the project to a conclusion. The project has encountered delays and overspend in its final stages. The project will not be fully complete until 2021.

Helsinki spreads west
12 April, 2019
Paola De Pascali talked with Salminen Jukka principal designer of rock engineering at Pöyry’s to understand how the Western Metro is being extended from Matinkylä to Kivenlahti

HS2 signs Euston construction partner contract
19 March, 2019
Great Britain – Mace/Dragados will deliver the High Speed 2 (HS2) terminus at London Euston. It will act as a construction partner, working with HS2 and the station designers, to coordinate the building of the new station, including platforms, concourse and links to London Underground and other rail services.

MTA awards contract for an East Access tunnel
18 January, 2019
US – Skanska USA announced January 10 it has signed a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to work on East Side Access.

Chelsea-Battersea tunnel nears completion
10 December, 2018
Great Britain – Work on a new tunnel under the River Thames project in Battersea Park is nearing completion. Costing GBP 18M (22.9M USD), the 330m-long tunnel will transport gas under the Thames between Chelsea and Battersea in West London. Owned by gas distribution company Cadent, the tunnel forms part of a GBP 1bn programme to replace ageing infrastructure in the UK’s capital.

A life underground
09 May, 2018
A journey through the career of Ken Muir, working all over the world, often in extreme conditions

First female Harding Prize winner
30 April, 2018
Great Britain – After 32 years the Harding prize has been awarded to a female young tunneller. “I am also proud to be the first woman to win since 1986, which is actually the year I was born,” said Leah Jacobs, who works for London Bridge Associates. Jacobs won the competition bringing her paper on “Changing the safety Culture” based on her contribution to the Waterview Connection project in New Zealand.

Drive time
26 March, 2018
The TBM mining twin tunnels for the Regional Connector project in Los Angeles makes its final breakthrough, Nicole Robinson reports