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Ferrovial and Vinci JV preferred bidders for Ontario line
16 September, 2022
A consortium led by Ferrovial Construction and Vinci Construction Grands Projets has been selected to build the stations and tunnels for the southern section of a new rapid transit line in Toronto.
Tunnelling completed on NZ’s largest transport project
15 September, 2022
The final tunnel breakthrough has been made on Auckland’s City Rail Link – New Zealand’s first underground rail line and the largest transport infrastructure investment ever undertaken in the country.
Four-legged robot assists Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel
01 August, 2022
An autonomous robot about the size of a Labrador dog is documenting progress on Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel project.
Uinta Basin railway teams announced
20 May, 2022
Rio Grande Pacific Corporation has awarded the final engineering and construction contracts for the Uinta Basin Railway in Utah.
Pawtucket Tunnel TBM arrives in the US
11 May, 2022
The TBM for Rhode Island’s Pawtucket Tunnel Project has arrived in the US.
TBM starts second drive on Auckland underground
26 April, 2022
The TBM digging New Zealand’s first underground railway has started its second journey.
Tunnelling among solutions for Scottish Highlands road
07 March, 2022
A tunnel is among options being considered for a notorious section of the A83 in Scotland.
TBM makes first breakthrough on Mumbai Coastal Road project
11 January, 2022
India’s largest-diameter TBM has holed through on the first of two tunnels which will form part of the US$1.6bn Coastal Road Project – a roughly 29km freeway running alongside Mumbai’s western seafront.
CSO capture for cleaner water
29 October, 2021
Jon Sickling, Tunnel Shafts Delivery Manager, Watercare Services, and Stefano Vittor, Construction Manager, Ghella-Abergeldie JV, outline details of New Zealand’s largest wastewater project – Auckland’s new Central Interceptor
HS2 announces shortlisted bidders for Phase 2a
21 October, 2021
HS2 has announced a shortlist of three bidders from which the Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner will be chosen to build the new section of Britain’s high-speed rail network connecting the West Midlands and Crewe.
Digging the deal on infrastructure
11 October, 2021
George Demetri takes a look at the state of US infrastructure, the possible causes of its lacklustre performance and how it may be improved, taking in along the way the views of some high-profile engineers and consultants
First Canadian mixshield TBM completes Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel
05 October, 2021
Excavation has been completed on Metro Vancouver’s tunnel under the Burrard Inlet which will convey drinking water from the North Shore to households throughout the region.
AECOM wins environmental assessment for longest road tunnel
16 September, 2021
Following a competitive tender, infrastructure provider AECOM has been awarded a contract to undertake the environmental assessment of what looks set to become Australia’s longest road tunnel.
Defying the quakes
17 June, 2021
Reconstructing an existing dam and building new intakes, outtakes and spillway form part of an ambitious 10-year programme in the drought-hit and earthquake-prone Santa Clara Valley, California. George Demetri reports
Notes from underground
07 June, 2021
Persuading lay people and decision makers of the potentially life-improving benefits of subsurface developments can be an uphill task. The popular imagination has been conditioned since childhood to think of the underground in terms of being dark, dirty, unwelcoming and potentially menacing, not a place to linger in for long. This is reinforced by the influence of popular fiction and Hollywood movies such as ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, and the fearful associations many of us may have with burial and entombment. So, how can the ill-informed and the sceptical be persuaded that subsurface developments can be attractive, adaptable, safe, sustainable and resilient, not only promising new urban typologies but also new ways of living?
AECOM makes two new appointments to its Canada team
26 March, 2021
Global infrastructure consultancy AECOM has appointed two international tunnelling experts to its Vancouver practice.
Construction to start on Pawtucket Tunnel
13 January, 2021
Joint venture contractor CB3A has received a notice to proceed from Narragansett Bay Commission for the design and construction of the US$480m Pawtucket Tunnel Project in Rhode Island, US.
TAC presents 2020 awards in virtual ceremony
17 December, 2020
TAC – the Tunnelling Association of Canada – recently held a virtual ceremony to present its 2020 TAC Achievement Awards.
Tideway TBM bores successfully under Tower Bridge
02 November, 2020
A critical section on the construction of Tideway – London’s so-called ‘super-sewer’ – has been completed successfully following the recent passage of TBM Ursula beneath Tower Bridge.
Herrenknecht TBM delivered for Auckland City Rail Link
23 October, 2020
A 7.15m-diameter Herrenknecht EPB TBM has been delivered to the Link Alliance for work on New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project – the Auckland City Rail Link (CRL).