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RFQs issued for Ontario Line North
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued two Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Ontario Line North segment, including tunnels.
HS2 relaunches TBM for second bore
Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV) has launched a TBM for its second 1.6km (one mile) bore on the HS2 high-speed railway.
HS2’s 2.7km spoil conveyor starts operation
A 2.7km (1.7 mile) network of conveyors has begun operating in West London, and will move more than five million tonnes of spoil excavated for the construction of HS2.
Nepalese headrace tunnel makes good progress
Tunnelling is progressing on the 13.1km headrace tunnel for the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project in southern Nepal.
CRCHI hails belt conveyor development
China’s CRCHI has manufactured what it says is the world’s first continuous belt conveyor with a turn on the spiral curve slope.
Silvertown Tunnel TBM reaches River Thames
The TBM digging the new Silvertown Tunnel in London has reached the River Thames.
Registration open for George A Fox conference 2023
Registration is open for the Underground Construction Association’s (UCA) George A Fox Conference in January.
RFPs submitted for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension contract
The Request for Proposals (RFP) stage has closed for bids to design, build and finance the second Advance Tunnel Contract (ATC2) for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.
Auckland Central Interceptor TBM breaks through for third time
Watercare’s micro TBM Domenica has broken through for the third time on the Central Interceptor project in New Zealand’s largest city.
DFI Europe board changes announced
DFI Europe, a division of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), has announced new board positions.
HS2 announces winners of competition to drive best practice
HS2 Ltd has announced this year’s winners of a competition to share insight from the UK’s largest construction project with the wider infrastructure industry.
HizRay Project Design Workshop Held
A Design Workshop for a brand new HızRAY Project by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Rail System Directorate was organized.
Acciona Ghella hands over Blix Tunnel
The Acciona Ghella joint venture (AGJV) has handed over the Blix Tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in the Nordics.
T&T confirms media partnership for WTC2023
Tunnels & Tunnelling is pleased to announce it is a media partner for next year’s World Tunnel Congress in Athens.
Ferrovial/Vinci consortium secures Toronto subway contract
A Ferrovial Construction and Vinci joint venture has been awarded the civil contract for the design-build-finance of a major portion of Toronto’s new Ontario Line subway.
Porr courts interest in low carbon mortar
Porr is seeking partners to work with its cement-free construction material.
National Highways resubmits application for UK’s longest road tunnel
National Highways has resubmitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Lower Thames Crossing.
GHH launches new load haul dumper
Mining and tunnelling equipment manufacturer GHH has unveiled a new load haul dumper designed for underground hard rock mining.
Southern Water launches market engagement phase 2
Southern Water has launched the second phase of market engagement for the Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling Project.
Three shortlisted for Cumbria water project
United Utilities has taken has shortlisted three consortia for the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) in Cumbria.