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Acciona/YIT preferred bidder for Finnish undersea tunnel
Finnish energy company Helen has selected a consortium of Acciona and YIT as the preferred bidder for an undersea heat recovery project for Helsinki.
New HS2 conveyor removes 30,000 HGV journeys
A new conveyor has started operating on HS2’s Long Itchington Wood Tunnel site to carry more than 750,000 tonnes of excavated material over the Grand Union Canal where it will be reused in other locations on the project.
HS2 awards SCS JV extra £78m
HS2 Ltd has awarded the Skanska, Costain, Strabag joint venture (SCS JV) an additional £78m (US$94m) for its role in delivering the approach tunnels for Euston station.
NZ government backs light rail and new tunnel for capital
The New Zealand government has backed light rail and a new tunnel as its preferred option to overhaul Wellington’s transport infrastructure.
Third TBM starts on Indian RRTS
The third TBM has been launched on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut regional rapid transport system.
Automated underground freight transport moves a step closer
Switzerland’s Federal Council has paved the way for the underground freight tunnel network Cargo Sous Terrain (CST).
UCA Award winners announced at NAT 2022
The winners of this year’s UCA Awards were announced at the North American Tunneling Conference in Philadelphia this week.
London power project completes first drive
National Grid’s London Power Tunnels (LPT) project completed the first of five drives this week.
Amtrak launches procurement for tunnel replacement
Amtrak has issued a Request for Letters of Interest for the B&P Replacement Tunnel in Baltimore.
Tenders open for Cumbrian water project
United Utilities Water (UUW) has launched the invitation to tender for the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) works contract.
Silvertown TBM final assembly begins
The first elements of the TBM for London’s new Silvertown Tunnel have been lowered into the launch chamber, marking the start of final assembly.
First TBM ready for China’s sub-lake tunnel
Tunnelling is set to begin on Wuhan’s Two Lakes Tunnel Project.
Ferrovial Gamuda JV secures NSW contract
The Australian and New South Wales governments have chosen Ferrovial Gamuda Joint Venture to design and construct the new US$1.53bn (A$2.2bn) Coffs Harbour Bypass.
Vegas Loop expansion gets approval
The Las Vegas City Council has approved the Boring Company’s application to expand the Vegas Loop in downtown Las Vegas.
Aecon pilots low carbon concrete
Aecon has become the first construction company in Ontario to pilot a new low-carbon concrete from carbon upcycling technologies.
First breakthrough achieved on Semmering Base Tunnel
The first breakthrough has been made on Austria’s Semmering Base Tunnel, connecting Göstritz and Fröschnitzgraben.
New Saudi city awards major tunnelling contracts
Saudi Arabia’s futuristic city, Neom, has awarded drill and blast tunnelling contracts for what is says is one of the world’s largest transportation and utility infrastructure projects.
Vinci investment backs hyperTunnel growth
UK start-up hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from Vinci which will fund .business expansion and practical development and testing of the company construction method.
BLS receives planning approval for partial expansion of Lötschberg base tunnel
Swiss railway company BLS has received planning approval for the partial expansion of the Lötschberg base tunnel.
Five EOIs received for Melbourne’s SRL East
The tunnelling contracts for Melbourne’s SRL East twin tunnels have attracted expressions of interest from five bidders.