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 Aecon Traylor consortium to build Annacis Water Supply Tunnel http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/aecon-traylor-consortium-to-build-annacis-water-supply-tunnel-9444947 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/aecon-traylor-consortium-to-build-annacis-water-supply-tunnel-9444947 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9444947/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Aecon has announced that Metro Vancouver awarded a US$225m contract to the Traylor-Aecon General Partnership for the construction of the Annacis Water Supply Tunnel/ Fraser River Crossing project in British Columbia, Canada. Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:36:53 GMT Lingering Covid forces WTC2022 postponement to September http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/lingering-covid-forces-wtc2022-postponement-to-september-9438101 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/lingering-covid-forces-wtc2022-postponement-to-september-9438101 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9438101/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Ongoing health concerns stemming from the pandemic have forced the WTC2022 Organising Committee and the ITA to push back WTC 2022 from its current date in April to September (2-8) in Copenhagen. Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:00:00 GMT Barton responds to T&T Moscow Metro article http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/barton-responds-to-tt-moscow-metro-article-9438074 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/barton-responds-to-tt-moscow-metro-article-9438074 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9438074/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Sir,<br> <br />I read with interest about the impressive Moscow metro expansion (from the interview with Anna Merkulova, T&T, November 2021, p18). One sentence in particular caught my attention: “We increased the pace of the programme by placing most of the new sections close to the surface rather than deep down.” Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:57:00 GMT Excavation on longest road tunnel completed http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/excavation-on-longest-road-tunnel-completed-9431100 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/excavation-on-longest-road-tunnel-completed-9431100 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9431100/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Drill and blast excavation has been completed on the 14.5km-long new Zigana twin-tube road tunnel which looks set to become the longest in Turkey and Europe. Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:38:32 GMT HyperTunnel joins Vinci foresight and innovation platform http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/hypertunnel-joins-vinci-foresight-and-innovation-platform-9423087 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/hypertunnel-joins-vinci-foresight-and-innovation-platform-9423087 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9423087/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Launched by Vinci Group in autumn 2019, Leonard is Europe’s first acceleration programme specialising in construction and mobility, and has selected tunnel tech start-up hyperTunnel to participate in the programme. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:50:00 GMT Tunnel works at flagship pumped hydro facility have a golden heritage http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tunnel-works-at-flagship-pumped-hydro-facility-have-a-golden-heritage-9419802 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/tunnel-works-at-flagship-pumped-hydro-facility-have-a-golden-heritage-9419802 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9419802/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Tunnelling work has started in Far North Queensland, Australia on the Kidston Pumped Hydro Project which involves the world’s first conversion of a disused gold mine into a pumped-storage hydroelectric power facility. Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:19:05 GMT NSW awards contract for Sydney Western Harbour Tunnel http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/nsw-awards-contract-for-sydney-western-harbour-tunnel-9416700 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/nsw-awards-contract-for-sydney-western-harbour-tunnel-9416700 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9416700/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Construction of Sydney’s Western Harbour Tunnel (WHT) will begin within months, following the award of a US$522m contract for the first stage of tunnelling, announced the New South Wales government. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:15:00 GMT Traylor-Sundt JV wins Dallas water tunnel contract http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/traylor-sundt-jv-wins-dallas-water-tunnel-contract-9416702 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/traylor-sundt-jv-wins-dallas-water-tunnel-contract-9416702 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9416702/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Traylor-Sundt Joint Venture has been awarded a contract by Tarrant Regional Water District to construct the IPL Section 19 Long Tunnel Crossings project in the Dallas area, Texas. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:13:00 GMT Action group seeks halt to Fehmarnbelt Tunnel dredging http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/action-group-seeks-halt-to-fehmarnbelt-tunnel-dredging-9413353 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/action-group-seeks-halt-to-fehmarnbelt-tunnel-dredging-9413353 Following ‘urgent’ concerns raised by an environmental group, a federal court in Leipzig, Germany has recommended a suspension of dredging work at contended reef areas on the German side of the Fehmarnbelt fixed link. Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:41:30 GMT Drilling and blasting completed at Oslo water tunnel project http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/drill-and-blasting-completed-at-oslo-water-tunnel-project-9409057 http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/drill-and-blasting-completed-at-oslo-water-tunnel-project-9409057 Following a final blast on 13 January, Switzerland-based Marti Tunnel has completed a 3,585m excavation through mainly hard Precambrian basement rock at the Skullerud–Enebakkveien tunnel project in Oslo, Norway. Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:02:00 GMT