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September 2023


TBM unveiled for Sicilian railway
25 September 2023 The second TBM that Webuild will use for the construction of the high-capacity railway between Messina and Catania in Sicily has been unveiled after it passed its Factory Acceptance Test.

Tunnelling under way on Irish water project
25 September 2023 Tunnelling works have commenced on the wastewater upgrade in Athlone, in Co Westmeath, Ireland.

Tunnelling completed on Stroud sewer upgrade
22 September 2023 Tunnelling has been completed on Severn Trent’s £25m project to reduce sewage overflows in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Transpennine Route Upgrade completes tunnelling hat trick
21 September 2023 The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) is celebrating a triple tunnel triumph with the successful drilling of three new drainage tunnels beneath the line at Ulleskelf Mires in North Yorkshire.

New Hydrofraise set to work in Singapore
20 September 2023 A new Hydrofraise model will soon arrive in Singapore for work on the Cross Island Line 1 project.

Bookings open for BTS health and safety course
19 September 2023 Bookings are now open for this year’s BTS Underground Health & Safety Course.

Tunnelling completed for Stuttgart 21
18 September 2023 The final breakthrough has been achieved on the Stuttgart 21 project, marking completion of more than 56km of tunnelling.

First TBM ready for major Chinese water project
15 September 2023 China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corporation Ltd (CRCHI) has manufactured the first shield TBM for China’s Guangdong Water Resources Allocation Project.

NZ rail project "sets new industry benchmarks"
14 September 2023 New Zealand's City Rail Link (CRL) project has been recognised for its "remarkable" efforts to protect the environment.

Work begins on HS2’s longest green tunnel
13 September 2023 HS2 main works contractor EKFB has begun assembling the project’s longest ‘green tunnel’.

Tunnelling progresses on Oslo water project
13 September 2023 A TBM that will drill one of the tunnels for the Oslo New Water Supply Project has arrived in the Norwegian capital.

First two contracts awarded for Hudson Tunnel Project
12 September 2023 The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) has awarded the first two contracts for the Hudson Tunnel Project.

Amtrak awards first major contract for Frederick Douglass Tunnel
12 September 2023 Amtrak has awarded the first of three major contracts for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program.

Sydney’s Beaches Link project axed
11 September 2023 The New South Wales government has cancelled the Beaches Link tunnel project.

Construction completed on BC hydro project
08 September 2023 The Peace River Hydro Partners consortium (PRHP) has completed the construction of the Site C dam in British Columbia.

Cowi secures consultancy for pumped hydro scheme
07 September 2023 Cowi has been awarded a contract by renewable energy company Drax to provide consultancy services for the expansion of its Cruachan pumped storage hydro power station in Argyll, Scotland.

Australia’s first autonomous TBM launched
06 September 2023 Australia’s first autonomous TBM has been launched on Sydney Metro West.

US-based Carroll Technologies to bring mine safety expertise to Canada
05 September 2023 The American company expects to offer its knowledge and experience to contribute to safer and more efficient Canadian mining operations

Western Sydney Airport project makes second breakthrough
05 September 2023 A second TBM has broken through at Sydney Metro’s future Airport Terminal station.

Tunnelling reaches halfway mark on Auckland water project
04 September 2023 Tunnelling on Watercare’s Central Interceptor project in New Zealand has reached the halfway mark.