New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http// BTS-Warwick soft-ground CPD course is online 15-17 June Knowledge and concepts required by engineers to undertake tunnel design in soft ground are key areas covered by a new online CPD course devised by the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) and Warwick University. Wed, 05 May 2021 11:41:00 GMT Final breakthrough on Copenhagen M4 line The final tunnelling breakthrough on the construction of Copenhagen’s M4 Sydhavn metro extension occurred recently when TBM Olivia holed through at Havneholmen station. Wed, 05 May 2021 11:35:34 GMT Herrenknecht trio making good advances on BBT Three Herrenknecht TBMs boring south to north on the two main tubes of the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) continue to make good progress at the Italian construction lot Mauls 2-3. Tue, 04 May 2021 11:28:02 GMT Crews ready TBM for Ship Canal excavation MudHoney – the 6.6m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM that will bore Seattle’s US$570m Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) – has been lowered into the 37m-deep shaft at Ballard where crews are putting the finishing touches to the machine’s assembly. It is due to start mining in summer 2021. Tue, 04 May 2021 11:26:10 GMT Excavation to start soon on Burnaby Mountain Tunnel Crews are preparing to start excavating a 2.6km tunnel through Burnaby Mountain, western Canada, as part of a major expansion that will allow the country to better convey its crude oil to market. Thu, 29 Apr 2021 13:33:59 GMT Inrock launches air hammer for HDD HDD drilling tools supplier Inrock has announced the launch of the new XTH Air Hammer, developed in conjunction with Sandvik and aimed at HDD applications. Thu, 29 Apr 2021 13:32:58 GMT New technology claimed to increase TBM boring speeds New geothermal energy technology to be tested by three companies who intend to drill the deepest borehole in Europe could also be used to speed-up the tunnelling process. Tue, 27 Apr 2021 08:49:26 GMT Secondary lining completed on Tideway giant shaft Tideway – London’s so-called ‘super sewer’ – has notched up another milestone: the secondary lining of the 49m-deep shaft at Albert Embankment has been completed. Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:58:22 GMT Trimble and Amberg partner for more efficient tunnelling Trimble and Amberg Technologies have announced a collaboration that is claimed to increase productivity in underground construction. Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:57:21 GMT New BTS-inspired song suite celebrates the tunneller’s art As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) recently commissioned award-winning folk singer and composer Nancy Kerr to write a suite of songs which celebrate tunnelling and tunnellers. The songs are now available to download. Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:25:07 GMT