Harding Prize lecture set for April
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
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
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
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
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Engineers working on London’s Silvertown Tunnel have used nitrogen ‘skates’ to rotate the first section to the TBM in the reception chamber.