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July 2022

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Acciona/YIT preferred bidder for Finnish undersea tunnel
01 July 2022 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
01 July 2022 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.

June 2022

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HS2 awards SCS JV extra £78m
30 June 2022 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
29 June 2022 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
28 June 2022 The third TBM has been launched on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut regional rapid transport system.

Automated underground freight transport moves a step closer
27 June 2022 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
24 June 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
24 June 2022 National Grid’s London Power Tunnels (LPT) project completed the first of five drives this week.

Amtrak launches procurement for tunnel replacement
23 June 2022 Amtrak has issued a Request for Letters of Interest for the B&P Replacement Tunnel in Baltimore.

Tenders open for Cumbrian water project
22 June 2022 United Utilities Water (UUW) has launched the invitation to tender for the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) works contract.

Silvertown TBM final assembly begins
21 June 2022 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
20 June 2022 Tunnelling is set to begin on Wuhan’s Two Lakes Tunnel Project.

Ferrovial Gamuda JV secures NSW contract
20 June 2022 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
17 June 2022 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
15 June 2022 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
14 June 2022 The first breakthrough has been made on Austria’s Semmering Base Tunnel, connecting Göstritz and Fröschnitzgraben.

New Saudi city awards major tunnelling contracts
14 June 2022 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
14 June 2022 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
13 June 2022 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
13 June 2022 The tunnelling contracts for Melbourne’s SRL East twin tunnels have attracted expressions of interest from five bidders.