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// Bauer launches compact underground slurry wall system Germany-based Bauer has launched what it claims is a “truly global innovation” for constructing diaphragm (slurry) walls which allows subway stations to be built under existing buildings, so providing new possibilities for engineers and architects. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:35:00 GMT Buried Tideway TBM allows milestone breakthrough Tideway has announced that TBM Millicent, which had been due to complete her drive toward the shaft at Carnwath Road Riverside Site in Fulham, London, has instead been turned and buried to allow the construction of a short connection tunnel. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:24:00 GMT Metro Tunnel TBM dismantling underway Following the completion of tunnelling in May 2021, the four slurry TBMs which since April 2020 have been excavating Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel are now being retrieved from underground. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:23:00 GMT Record Chinese TBM holes through in Moscow Chinese crews have holed through in Moscow using the largest-diameter shield TBM ever exported by China to Europe. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:12:00 GMT Work well underway on first HS2 shaft Engineers working on the UK’s new high-speed railway (HS2) have begun excavating the first of five ventilation and emergency access shafts for the 16km-long tunnels being bored under the Chiltern Hills. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:46:00 GMT UK start-up aims to transform tunnel construction Tunnel technology start-up hyperTunnel, which says it aims to reimagine conventional tunnel-building processes, has been awarded a contract to work with Network Rail on non-disruptive tunnel construction, enlargement and repair work. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:45:00 GMT World Bank to use Emerald Book for underground works contracts International engineering federation FIDIC has extended its licensing terms to allow the World Bank (WB) to use the Emerald Book (Conditions of Contract for Underground Works) for all WB-financed underground works contracts. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:10:50 GMT Robbins TBMs in final Mumbai Line 3 breakthrough Robbins has announced that its 6.65m-diameter Crossover XRE TBM (the second of two) recently made its third and final breakthrough on India’s Mumbai Metro Line 3, following its sister machine’s final breakthrough made in late April. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:14:00 GMT Japan proposes tunnel under Panama Canal Panama’s government is said to be mulling over a Japanese proposal for a 5.3km tunnel that will pass under the Panama Canal as part of the planned US$2.5bn metro Line No 3. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:13:00 GMT BTS revises guide to compressed air working A revision of the BTS ‘Guide to the Work in Compressed Air Regulations’ has been released by the British Tunnelling Society (BTS). Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:42:00 GMT