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Epiroc buys South African rock reinforcement business
12 April, 2019
South Africa – Epiroc has completed the acquisition of South African underground rock reinforcement products manufacturer New Concept Mining
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Kpone power plant drives complete
Friday, January 19, 2018 Ghana – Cooling lines for a new oil and gas power plant close to Accra called for a microtunnelled solution. Two tunnels, one for sea water intake and the other for outfall were constructed by Coleman Microtunnelling (a subsidiary of Australia’s Bothar Group) using a 2.5m-diameter Herrenknecht AVND2000AB utility tunnelling machine.
Ismailia TBMs break through after Suez drives
Friday, January 12, 2018 Egypt - Two breakthroughs for the new Ismailia road tunnel project took place in December 2017. The first was on 4 December, while the second machine met daylight on 23 December.
Underground passage considered for Kano to ease traffic congestion
Monday, July 21, 2014 For long, Kano residents and motorists have been suffering due to traffic chaos. Now it appears the gridlock nightmare will end.
South Africa, Lesotho water project - phase II to be completed by 2023
Monday, June 30, 2014 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority expects the SAR 11.2bn (USD 2.99bn) second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project to be completed by 2023, the project's executive manager, Mark Matchett, announced on 23 June, according to South African Government News Agency (
Azhar road tunnel closed briefly due to water leakage
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 The Azhar road tunnel, which connects downtown Cairo with Salah Salem boulevard, was closed on 7 June after partial flooding from a water leak, a security source told Al-Ahram Arabic website.
Galane Gold steps towards underground mine expansion
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Gold producer and explorer, Galane Gold Ltd, has kicked off the first ore mining from its Tau deposit in the northern part of Botswana--a development expected to enhance the company’s performance.
Atlas Copco opens new South African office
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Atlas Copco will open a new distribution and service centre in South Africa that will benefit customers in the country and region, the company announced recently.
South African tunnel collapse kills six
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Six people died and six others were injured when a platform in a tunnel collapsed at an Eskom construction site near Ladysmith, South Africa, local press reported recently.
Keller acquires South African business
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 International ground engineering company, Keller, has announced that it has agreed to purchase the geotechnical division of the Johannesburg-listed civil engineering and construction company, Esorfranki, for an initial consideration of GBP 31M (USD 49.4M).
KFC only a tunnel away
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 A delivery company is offering Gaza residents a chance to indulge in KFC. The underground tunnels that connect Egypt and Gaza are now being used to smuggle food from the fast food chain.
Cairo metro awards Line 1 renovation contract
Friday, February 08, 2013 The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has awarded acontract for a renovation study of Line 1 of the Cairo metro.France-based company, Systra, which originally designed Line 1 andalso worked on Lines 2 and 3, has been awarded the contract.
Leaks keep Gautrain link closed
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Zirga jailbreak
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
T&T Awards 2011 results
Thursday, December 15, 2011
T&T Awards shortlist
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Algiers metro finally open
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Gaddafi taken from safety of tunnels
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Mareer Chowk tunnel receives approval
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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