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Negotiating the North Eastern Line An underground journey in Singapore opened the new season of BTS meetings in London in September 2002, with a presentation from Peter Chiappa, area manager Asia Pacific, and Wolfgang Freitzsche, managing director, of Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, detailing the demanding requirements, troublesome ground conditions and ultimate resounding success of Contract 704 on the State's new North Eastern Line (NEL) metro
Progress for Himalayan hydro Construction of the Teesta (Stage V) Hydroelectric Project is now well underway. M M Madan, Chief Engineer of India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd, describes the geology, planning and current construction progress of the project
Pulling the plug - lake tap blasting Blasting out the rock plug in a tunnel designed to take water from India's Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir for an irrigation scheme had to be done without affecting nearby structures. M Ramulu, AK Raina, AK Chakraborty, and GS Naidu explain the painstaking planning and trials that ensured success
Himalayan breakthrough in hydropower Major hydro electric projects in regions like the Himalayas require extensive tunnelling. Chief engineer M M Madan, who is in charge of the Teesta Stage V HE Project for India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), takes a look at some of the country's latest tunnelling projects in hydro power development
Singapore power Singapore based Cummins Power Rent has won a long term rental contract to supply power to Singapore's DTSS project. The initial 12 month contract will see the company power contract T-01, the 5.8km...
Hong Kong forges ahead Hong Kong tunnel consultant Ian McFeat-Smith presented a paper on tunnelling risks in Hong Kong to the Singapore ICTUS international tunnelling conference this month. In an edited extract from the paper, he looks at tunnelling work in the special administrative zone for the next decade.
Work takes off at Changi Singapore's multiplicity of tunnels for new mass transit lines has been reported in general(T&TI April), and the BTS has heard presentations (T&TI March). Recently Adrian Greeman visited one particularly difficult site, at the international airport.
All systems go in Singapore Traditionally, the underground construction industry in Singapore has been more concerned with the successful delivery of infrastructure projects than blowing its own trumpet. However, with the volume of investment now under way in this small island state and a rolling programme of schemes earmarked for the next three decades, there is huge interest in the tunnelling market here. Editor Steve McCormack was invited by the Land Transport Authority to visit key contracts in progress.
Singapore - past, present and future Presentations on the large amount of tunnelling work undertaken in Singapore were given by Alan Finch, Mott MacDonald, UK, and Terry Hulme, consultant to the Land Transport Authority, Singapore, at the British Tunnelling Society in November 1999.
Singapore: a mecca for international tunnelling T W Hulme, Consultant/Advisor,and A J Burchell, Senior Project Manager, both of Singapore's Land Transport Authority, comment on the history of modern tunnelling in Singapore, charting work currently under way and soon to come in this centre of international tunnelling.