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RFQs issued for Ontario Line North
25 November 2022 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
24 November 2022 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
23 November 2022 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
22 November 2022 Tunnelling is progressing on the 13.1km headrace tunnel for the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project in southern Nepal.

CRCHI hails belt conveyor development
21 November 2022 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
21 November 2022 The TBM digging the new Silvertown Tunnel in London has reached the River Thames.

Registration open for George A Fox conference 2023
18 November 2022 Registration is open for the Underground Construction Association’s (UCA) George A Fox Conference in January.

RFPs submitted for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension contract
17 November 2022 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
16 November 2022 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
16 November 2022 DFI Europe, a division of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), has announced new board positions.

HS2 announces winners of competition to drive best practice
14 November 2022 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
14 November 2022 A Design Workshop for a brand new HızRAY Project by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Rail System Directorate was organized.

Acciona Ghella hands over Blix Tunnel
11 November 2022 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
10 November 2022 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
10 November 2022 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
09 November 2022 Porr is seeking partners to work with its cement-free construction material.

National Highways resubmits application for UK’s longest road tunnel
08 November 2022 National Highways has resubmitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Lower Thames Crossing.

GHH launches new load haul dumper
08 November 2022 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
07 November 2022 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
07 November 2022 United Utilities has taken has shortlisted three consortia for the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) in Cumbria.