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Musk gets approval for massive tunnel expansion across Las Vegas 21 October, 2021
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.
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HS2 announces shortlisted bidders for Phase 2a
Thursday, October 21, 2021 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.
Link Alliance TBM holes through in Auckland
Thursday, October 21, 2021 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.
Austria opens advanced mine-based tunnel research centre
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 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.
Skanska to build Norway tunnel for landslide protection
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 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.
Tideway recognised for floated culvert operation
Monday, October 18, 2021 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.
In-person BTS lectures to resume this month
Thursday, October 14, 2021 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.
Strabag bags 36,000 concrete-segment contract from HS2
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 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.
Attention young tunnel engineers: the Harding Prize is open for entries
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 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.
Wayss & Freytag, Züblin win dewatering tunnel contract at German mine
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 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.
5G SA brings new connectivity levels to Silvertown Tunnel
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Ferrovial is using the Silvertown Tunnel project, London, to deploy the UK’s first operational 5G SA private wireless network to enhance the project’s communications capability and provide site-wide, reliable connectivity.

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