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Tunnel works at flagship pumped hydro facility have a golden heritage 21 January, 2022
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.
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NSW awards contract for Sydney Western Harbour Tunnel
Thursday, January 20, 2022 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.
Traylor-Sundt JV wins Dallas water tunnel contract
Thursday, January 20, 2022 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.
Action group seeks halt to Fehmarnbelt Tunnel dredging
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 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.
Drilling and blasting completed at Oslo water tunnel project
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 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.
Genting Tunnel TBM nearing full assembly for launch
Monday, January 17, 2022 Tunnelling on the Genting Tunnel which will form part of Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is ramping up as the first of two Chinese-made TBMs nears full assembly and is expected to be launched by March.
NGS 2022 abstract deadline extended…but time running out
Thursday, January 13, 2022 Abstracts for the Nordic Grouting Symposium (NGS 2022) can now be submitted up to 21 January 2022, following a deadline extension by the organiser.
Herrenknecht wins twin TBM order for Sydney Metro West tunnels
Thursday, January 13, 2022 Following a global tender process, the Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture has contracted Herrenknecht to design, build and deliver two tunnel boring machines to excavate rail tunnels on the Sydney Metro West project, Australia.
Breakthrough marks completion of Singapore Circle Line 6 tunnelling
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Tunnelling works on Singapore’s Circle Line 6 have been completed following the breakthrough of a TBM at Cantonment station on 12 January, announced the country’s Land Transport Authority (LTA).
TBM makes first breakthrough on Mumbai Coastal Road project
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 India’s largest-diameter TBM has holed through on the first of two tunnels which will form part of the US$1.6bn Coastal Road Project – a roughly 29km freeway running alongside Mumbai’s western seafront.
Uncontrolled groundwater inflows the subject of BGA webinar
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 ‘Thinking conceptually about groundwater problems’ is the British Geotechnical Association’s (BGA) next annual John Mitchell Lecture to be presented online on 18 January by T&T contributing author Dr Martin Preene.

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