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Hudson Tunnel gets green light for construction 02 December, 2021
With the US Army Corps Of Engineers having issued the Section 404/10 permit to NJ Transit and Amtrak, the US$12.3bn Hudson Tunnel Project has cleared its final bureaucratic hurdle and is allowed to proceed to full construction.
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Work to begin on Baltimore rail tunnel reconstruction
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 Following a ground-breaking ceremony in Baltimore, US on 29 November, work can now start on enlarging the cross section of the 2.7km Howard Street Tunnel to allow double-stacking of rail-borne shipping containers.
Terratec TBMs enroute to Kanpur metro project
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Australia-based TBM-maker Terratec has announced that it has completed the ex-works delivery of two EPB machines for Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation to work on Corridor-1 of the Kanpur MRTS project in India.
Ship sets sail carrying components for Scarborough TBM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Jumbo Vision, the appropriately named ship with a jumbo cargo, has left European shores, setting its sights on Canada where it will deliver the parts for a Herrenknecht TBM that will bore Toronto’s Scarborough Subway Extension.
Howden wins major fan contract for Sydney’s Rozelle Tunnel
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Howden – global provider of air- and gas-handling products, technologies and services – has won a major contract to supply ventilation fans for the WestConnex Rozelle Interchange tunnels in Sydney, Australia.
New work on soft ground tunnelling published
Monday, November 29, 2021 November 11 saw the publication of the first-ever comprehensive textbook on soft ground tunnel design.
Moscow prepares to open stretch of longest underground line
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Moscow is getting ready to open a section of metro on the Big Circle Line – described as the world’s longest underground metro.
Komatsu adds V-series to hydraulic breaker range
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu has announced it has expanded its range of hydraulic breakers for use in tunnelling and general construction.
Sika to acquire MBCC Group (formerly BASF)
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Switzerland-based construction and industry chemicals group Sika is to acquire MBCC Group, the former BASF Construction Chemicals.
Implenia and Webuild win huge Brenner Base Tunnel contract
Friday, November 19, 2021 A 50/50 partnership between Implenia and Webuild has been awarded a US$736m contract to build part of the Austrian side of the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT).
John Holland CPB Ghella JV hands over key section of Sydney Metro TSE works
Thursday, November 18, 2021 After four years of works, the joint venture comprising John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella has completed construction of the US$2.04bn Sydney Metro City & Southwest Tunnel and Station Excavation (TSE) works Stage 2.

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