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Eastern expanse 29 October, 2015 Construction for metro projects, with events such as the World Cup on the horizon, is driving the demand for tunnelling Qatar. Other cities in the Middle East are also investing in infrastructure development, growing the market for tunnelling across the region. Keren Falwell reports. > read more

Cutting the Silk Road 23 August, 2013 Lawrence Williams visits the Salmankas tunnel site with tunnel supervisor Ersin Yilmaz

Qatari coup 23 August, 2013 Qatar is preparing to set new records in tunnelling with 26 tBms simultaneously boring 59km of twin bore tunnels creating the first phase of the vital doha metro. technical journalist Bernadette Ballantyne reports

The thin sprayed line 30 August, 2012 P H Ferreira and Alfredo Piroddi of South African material and services supplier Minova RSA look at the use of thin sprayed liners and lessons that can be learned from experience in the mining industry

Ingula slant 09 July, 2012 Ingula pumped storage scheme is one of Africa’s larger tunnelling projects and underground works are in their final stages, reports technical journalist Patrick Reynolds

Morocco’s record microtunnel 05 July, 2012 Morocco’s biggest microtunnelling project in length and diameter is Casablanca’s first as the city prepares to connect a new water treatment plant to its sewer network. Dirk Derycke, division manager tunnelling for Belgian contractor Denys gives this report on works in progress

Advancing Africa 04 July, 2012 The extent of tunnelling in the Middle East is well known. And while Africa is hardly synonymous with massive investment programmes, the amount of tunnelling is significan. Alex Conacher takes a look

Two worlds of tunnelling 03 July, 2012 The Middle East stays strong on tunnelling for its new dream cities, while a belt of hydropower projects buoys the African market. Alex Conacher reports

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