New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on http://www.tunnelsonline.info http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ en-us http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http//www.tunnelsonline.info/content/images/logo_big.gif Musk gets approval for massive tunnel expansion across Las Vegas http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/musk-gets-approval-for-massive-tunnel-expansion-across-las-vegas-9174127 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/musk-gets-approval-for-massive-tunnel-expansion-across-las-vegas-9174127 Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been granted a 50-year franchise approval from Clark County to build and operate a 46km network of tunnels for housing a monorail transportation system beneath Las Vegas, US. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:05:31 GMT HS2 announces shortlisted bidders for Phase 2a http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/hs2-announces-shortlisted-bidders-for-phase-2a-9173993 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/hs2-announces-shortlisted-bidders-for-phase-2a-9173993 HS2 has announced a shortlist of three bidders from which the Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner will be chosen to build the new section of Britain’s high-speed rail network connecting the West Midlands and Crewe. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:15:26 GMT Link Alliance TBM holes through in Auckland http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/link-alliance-tbm-holes-through-in-auckland-9173961 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/link-alliance-tbm-holes-through-in-auckland-9173961 An important milestone has been reached on the Auckland City Rail Link (CRL) in New Zealand following the breakthrough of a Herrenknecht EPB TBM into Karangahape Station. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:03:00 GMT Austria opens advanced mine-based tunnel research centre http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/austria-opens-advanced-mine-based-tunnel-research-centre-9169553 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/austria-opens-advanced-mine-based-tunnel-research-centre-9169553 A new, highly advanced tunnel research and training centre for the development of construction methods, materials and equipment has opened at Eisenerz in the Austrian state of Styria. Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:45:36 GMT Skanska to build Norway tunnel for landslide protection http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/skanska-to-build-norway-tunnel-for-landslide-protection-9165491 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/skanska-to-build-norway-tunnel-for-landslide-protection-9165491 Following the signing of a US$40m contract with Vestland County Council in Norway, construction firm Skanska is to build a new road tunnel in Kvinnherad municipality, around 75km southeast of Bergen. Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:52:33 GMT Tideway recognised for floated culvert operation http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tideway-recognised-for-floated-culvert-operation-9162655 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tideway-recognised-for-floated-culvert-operation-9162655 Tideway, London’s partially complete ‘super sewer’, has notched-up another success, having won the accolade of Temporary Works Initiative of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2021. Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:49:00 GMT In-person BTS lectures to resume this month http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/in-person-bts-lectures-to-resume-this-month-9156865 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/in-person-bts-lectures-to-resume-this-month-9156865 Following 18 months of unprecedented living and working under a cruel pandemic, a sense of normality is gradually returning as the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) resumes its highly-acclaimed in-person lectures at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), London. Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:21:00 GMT Strabag bags 36,000 concrete-segment contract from HS2 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/strabag-bags-36000-concrete-segment-contract-from-hs2-9149798 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/strabag-bags-36000-concrete-segment-contract-from-hs2-9149798 Austria-based construction firm Strabag has a won a contract to supply around 36,000 precast concrete segments weighing up to 10t each for the London tunnels of HS2. Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:33:55 GMT Attention young tunnel engineers: the Harding Prize is open for entries http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/attention-young-tunnel-engineers-the-harding-prize-is-open-for-entries-9149792 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/attention-young-tunnel-engineers-the-harding-prize-is-open-for-entries-9149792 Named after the founding chairman of the British Tunnelling Society, Sir Harold Harding, the annual Harding Prize has once again opened for the submission of papers on tunnelling topics. Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:30:50 GMT Wayss & Freytag, Züblin win dewatering tunnel contract at German mine http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/wayss-freytag-zblin-win-dewatering-tunnel-contract-at-german-mine-9149782 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/wayss-freytag-zblin-win-dewatering-tunnel-contract-at-german-mine-9149782 A 50-50 consortium comprising Wayss & Freytag and Züblin has been awarded a contract from RAG Aktiengesellschaft to build a new mine water drainage tunnel for the former Ibbenbüren mine in Germany. Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:29:12 GMT