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Greek Young Members emerge with Athens Career Day
01 December, 2014
GREECE - The first activity of the Young Members Group of the Greek Tunnelling Society (YMG-GTS) enjoyed an enthusiastic industry reception. The ‘Career Day for Tunnel and Geotechnical Professionals’ was held on 28 September during the 2nd Eastern European Tunnelling Conference in Athens, Greece and its attendance of 80 professionals exceeded expectations.
Crossrail unworried by crane operator strikes
29 October, 2014
GREAT BRITAIN - Crossrail does not expect operator strikes against crane hire company HTC will cause any delays to construction, due to limited presence by that company on Crossrail sites. Construction union UCATT said in contrast: “Sites that are set to be affected by the industrial action includes: Crossrail, the London Bridge redevelopment, Nova Square Victoria, Elephant and Castle redevelopment and the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermarston.”
Final breakthrough of Swedish tunnel achieved
07 October, 2014
SWEDEN - The final breakthrough of tunnelling work at the Hallandsås Tunnel, Sweden, has been achieved. The project used a Herrenknecht TBM to cut through the last meters of rock to the target shaft after eight years of tunnelling.
Scottish water contract awarded
07 October, 2014
SCOTLAND - Costain and Vinci Construction have been awarded a GBP 86M (USD 138M) contract by Scottish Water to construct the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow, Costain announced yesterday.
Breakthrough on East End Crossing
12 September, 2014
USA - Work on the East End Crossing project in Kentucky achieved a significant milestone on September 5, completing the breakthrough of the southbound tunnel beneath the historic Drumanard property.
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.
Smooth as silk
26 March, 2014
The Croix Rousse Tunnel rehabilitation and expansion project in Lyon, France had a number of technical considerations to overcome. This article is drawn from material provided by Vinci
Fifteen Herrenknecht TBMs for Doha Phase One
27 February, 2014
A delegation of Qatar Rail representatives visited Schwanau, Germany on Monday. The visit to the Herrenknecht factories was to inspect the first of the 15 TBMs being manufactured the German machinery giant for the Doha Metro project.