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Harding Prize lecture set for April
28 March, 2023
The three finalists for this year’s Harding Prize will present their papers at the British Tunnelling Society’s (BTS) April meeting.

Central Interceptor project completes tunnelling for first link sewer
28 March, 2023
A micro-TBM on Auckland’s Central Interceptor project has broken through to complete Link Sewer C – the first of two connecting sewers to the main tunnel.

HS2 delay and Euston revisions will add costs, says NAO
27 March, 2023
The government’s two-year pause on parts of HS2 will create additional costs and a potential higher price overall, according to the public spending watchdog.

Two 15.01m Slurry TBMs of CRCHI Break through on Two Projects
24 March, 2023
On Mar 12th, the largest slurry TBM in China’s Hunan Province broke through, which marks the completion of the right line tunneling of the Xiangya Road river-crossing tunnel in Changsha City and represents that the largest diameter shield machine tunnel in Hunan Province has achieved twin-tunnel through. The 15.01m slurry TBM ‘Xingsheng’ is manufactured by China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corporation Limited (CRCHI) and launched on Mar 30,2021.

UK’s largest TBM rotated in reception chamber
24 March, 2023
Engineers working on London’s Silvertown Tunnel have used nitrogen ‘skates’ to rotate the first section to the TBM in the reception chamber.

Second breakthrough made on Vancouver subway
24 March, 2023
The Broadway Subway Project Corporation, an Acciona Ghella joint venture, has made a second tunnel breakthrough on Vancouver’s Broadway Subway Project.

BTSYM workshop focuses on sustainability and waterproofing
24 March, 2023
The British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM) is holding a workshop on sustainability and waterproofing in underground projects in Leeds on April 3.

HS2 reveals design for last key structure for Chiltern Tunnel
23 March, 2023
HS2 has revealed the final designs for the North Portal of the Chiltern Tunnel – the last of seven key structures for the high-speed rail project’s underground stretch.

National Grid launches market engagement for cable tunnelling project
23 March, 2023
National Grid has launched a pre-procurement Early Market Engagement (EME) exercise for a cable tunnelling project in south-east England.

SSE makes £100m “down payment” on Coire Glas hydro project
21 March, 2023
Energy company SSE is providing a £100m investment boost to Coire Glas, Britain’s biggest pumped hydro storage scheme for 40 years.

WTC 2024 - Call for Abstracts
21 March, 2023
ITA-AITES and the China Civil Engineering Society are calling for abstracts for the World Tunnel Congress 2024 (WTC2024) which will be held in Shenzhen, China, 19-25 April, 2024. The theme of WTC2024 is Tunnelling for a Better Life.

Tunnelling on the Hampton Roads-Bridge Tunnel Expansion expected to start next month
20 March, 2023
TBM assembly is under way on the Hampton Roads-Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project (HRBT) – the largest construction project ever awarded in the state of Virginia – and tunnelling is expected to start next month.

Professor Marc Panet to deliver Muir Wood Lecture at WTC2023
17 March, 2023
Professor Marc Panet will deliver the 12th Muir Wood Lecture at this year’s World Tunnel Congress in Athens in May.

Implenia wins second Fornebu Line contract
16 March, 2023
Implenia has won a second tunnelling package on Oslo’s Fornebu Line.

TAC gears up for 2023 conference
15 March, 2023
The Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC) will hold this year’s conference – TAC 2023 – in Toronto from September 24-26.

London Power Tunnels completes first underwater breakthrough
14 March, 2023
A TBM working on National Grid’s London Power Tunnels (LPT) has completed its drive in a flooded shaft in south-east London.

Rail research centre to trial hyperTunnel techniques
13 March, 2023
A project to build an underpass, trialling advanced technology from hyperTunnel, has been awarded funding from Europe’s first purpose-build rail innovation facility.

Breakthrough celebrated on Lima Metro
13 March, 2023
The TBM boring Line 2 of the Lima Metro has broken through at Buenos Aires Station in the port of Callao.

HS2 and Lower Thames Crossing face two-year delays
10 March, 2023
The Birmingham to Crewe leg of HS2 is being delayed for two years to improve government cash flow.

EPBM breaks through on Macau pipeline
08 March, 2023
Breakthrough has been achieved on the Macau New Port Area sewage interception pipeline project.