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Operator selected for Sydney¹s NWRL
Monday, July 21, 2014 NSW Premier Mike Baird and minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the AUD 8.3bn (USD 7.7bn) North West Rail Link has reached its most important milestone yet, with a preferred operator selected to run the new rapid transit service.
Mott MacDonald appointed on major upgrade of Auckland CRL
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Mott MacDonald, as part of an integrated team, has been appointed to undertake the reference design for the NZD 2.86bn (USD 2.43bn) upgrade of the City Rail Link (CRL) in Auckland, New Zealand. Mott MacDonald is developing the project on behalf of Auckland Transport, while team members also include Aurecon, Jasmax and Grimshaw.
Arup sends boss to spearhead growth in Australasia
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Robert Care will be relocating to Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), to oversee the growth of Arup's business in the ACT and its expansion in New Zealand and Indonesia.
Robbins TBM launched to bore Australian coal mine
Monday, March 17, 2014 An 8m diameter Robbins EPBM was launched to build the Grosvenor Decline Tunnel for Australia's Anglo-American Coal Mine in December last year, the company announced recently.
TBM excavates tunnel for Austrian hydropower plant
Monday, January 06, 2014 The Herrenknecht TBM has excavated a new headrace tunnel for the Bärenwerk hydropower plant in Fusch, Austria. In six months the machine drilled through 2.8km of solid rock in the Austrian Alps, the company stated last month.
Three groups shortlisted for East West link
Thursday, November 07, 2013 Three consortia have been shortlisted by the Victorian Coalition Government for Melbourne¹s East West Link. East West Connect, Inner Link Group and Momentum Infrastructure have been shortlisted to tender for the tunnel in Victoria, Australia.
Two-year Waterview tunnelling process begins
Thursday, November 07, 2013 Eighteen months into its five-year construction programme, the Waterview Connection project is ready to start tunnelling, it was announced recently.
Chief executive steps down from Laing O'Rourke amid allegations
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 International engineering and construction group, Laing O'Rourke, has announced that David Stewart has stepped down as chief executive officer of its Australian business, and as a member of the Group Executive Committee, with immediate effect.
Brenner issues major tenders
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 The Brenner Base Tunnel client, BBT, announced two mammoth tenders on 30 September. The total value was EUR 830M, with EUR 460M for the Tulfes-Pfons contract and EUR 370M for the Isarco River underpass.
Alice in Auckland
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 The TBM, Alice, has berthed at the Ports of Auckland¹s Waitemata terminal on board the BBC Georgia, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) announced yesterday. The TBM was dismantled for shipping and arrived in 100 separate Œbits¹ including 20 containers of small parts.
Market debut for new borer
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Equipment manufacturer Terratec has launched a new rig to join its raise boring product line. The machine, called the Universal Boxhole Boring Machine - UB1000, is designed to boxhole sections up to 1.06m diameter and 100m long. It can also ream conventional raises nominally 1.8m diameter by 200m deep.
Contract to build Australia's longest rail tunnels awarded
Friday, June 28, 2013 Australia's New South Wales government has announced that a JV made up of Thiess, John Holland and Dragados (TJHD) has been selected to build a new underground rail system in Sydney.
Second Mt Victoria tunnel plan unveiled
Thursday, June 20, 2013 A second two-lane tunnel through Mt Victoria could be open to traffic within a decade, NZ Transport Authority announced recently. The agency has planned a second tunnel and widening of Ruahine St and Wellington Rd to connect to the new NZD 90M (USD 72M) Basin flyover.
Waterview Connection project accepts 14.5m diameter TBM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 The start of tunnelling on the NZ Transport Agency's (NZTA) landmark Waterview Connection project in Auckland has moved a step closer with the agency's Well-Connected Alliance formally accepting the machine it will use to construct the twin 2.5km-long tunnels, NZTA stated earlier this month.
Brisbane Airport Link operator goes bust
Thursday, February 21, 2013 The operator of Brisbane Airportlink, BrisConnections, has gone into voluntary administration with debts of more than AUD 3bn (USD 3.1bn).
Robbins opens Oz office
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 The Robbins Company opened a Brisbane office in the last quarter of 2012, which will provide coverage for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and Indonesia, the company announced yesterday. The subsidiary, Robbins Asia Pacific, joins a second Asia Pacific office based in Hong Kong.
Upgrades needed to prevent Australian tunnel deaths
Friday, February 08, 2013 A coroner has called for safety upgrades to new road tunnels across Australia to prevent fatal crashes such as the March 2007 Burnley Tunnel crash that killed three people, local news reported last week.
Tunnels needed in Perth
Thursday, October 18, 2012 The transport minister Troy Buswell has announced that more tunnels through the city are needed as Perth's population continues to grow, local reports revealed. Buswell told a parliamentary hearing that extra tunnels needed to be considered within the next 20 years to ease congestion.
Global interest in Sydney Rail Link
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 There has been strong Australian and international interest in the AUD 7bn (USD 7.3bn) contract for Australia's longest and deepest tunnel, Sydney's North West Rail Link, the government in New South Wales announced today.
Breaking ground on Waterview
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Excavation work for the first of the Waterview Connection's two 2.4 kilometre-long motorway tunnels beneath Auckland is on-track to begin next year, with last week's ceremonial ground breaking for a 30m deep trench needed for the construction of the project's tunnels, the NewZealand Transport Agency (NZTA) revealed.

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