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Bouygues Travaux Publics Murphy JV wins Lower Thames Crossing tunnelling contract
08 December, 2023
National Highways has awarded Bouygues Travaux Publics – Murphy Joint Venture (BMJV) the Lower Thames Crossing Tunnels and Approach contract to build the country’s largest bored tunnels.
HS2 adopts digital concrete testing to cut carbon
14 November, 2023
A successful trial of a digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across HS2’s West Midlands sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the high-speed rail project.
BTS November 2023 Meeting – Hinkley Point C: Balfour Beatty Marine Works: Connecting Tunnels Under the Bristol Channel
24 October, 2023
Event Date: Thursday 16th November 2023 at 18:00 hrs
HS2 exhibition aims to inspire next generation of engineers
19 October, 2023
An exhibition showcasing the HS2 tunnels has opened at Birmingham's science museum, Thinktank.
Secondary lining completed on Tideway
06 October, 2023
London’s new super sewer, Thames Tideway, is one step closer to being delivered following the completion of the final section of secondary lining.
Two years of permanent construction completed at HS2’s Old Oak Common Station site
23 June, 2023
Two years of permanent construction have been completed at HS2’s Old Oak Common Station site.
HS2 unveils Bromford Tunnel TBM
15 June, 2023
HS2 has unveiled the TBM that will dig the Bromford Tunnel, between Water Orton in North Warwickshire and Washwood Heath in Birmingham.
12 June, 2023
TBMs on tunnelling projects are supported by major lifting capacity and conveyor capability
First base slab pour completed at HS2’s Old Oak Common Station
16 May, 2023
HS2 has completed the first concrete pour in the west box at Old Oak Common Station.
Work starts on Hinkley C offshore shafts
12 April, 2023
Two huge jack-up vessels have arrived off the coast of Somerset to create shafts for the UK’s newest nuclear power station, Hinkley C.
First HS2 twin-bore tunnel completed
30 March, 2023
HS2’s first twin-bore tunnel has been completed with the breakthrough at the Long Itchington Wood Tunnel south portal in Warwickshire.
Barhale appoints new director
01 February, 2023
Civil engineering and infrastructure specialist Barhale has appointed a new regional director for Yorkshire and north-east England.
HS2 partners with Build UK for Open Doors 2023
11 January, 2023
HS2 is partnering with Build UK, an organisation representing more than 40% of the UK construction industry, to support the Open Doors 2023 programme.
BTS 2023 lecture series gets under way
05 January, 2023
The British Tunnelling Society’s (BTS) 2023 evening lectures kick off with a presentation on HS2 on January 19.
HS2 relaunches TBM for second bore
24 November, 2022
Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV) has launched a TBM for its second 1.6km (one mile) bore on the HS2 high-speed railway.
HS2’s 2.7km spoil conveyor starts operation
23 November, 2022
A 2.7km (1.7 mile) network of conveyors has begun operating in West London, and will move more than five million tonnes of spoil excavated for the construction of HS2.
HS2 announces winners of competition to drive best practice
14 November, 2022
HS2 Ltd has announced this year’s winners of a competition to share insight from the UK’s largest construction project with the wider infrastructure industry.
National Highways resubmits application for UK’s longest road tunnel
08 November, 2022
National Highways has resubmitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Lower Thames Crossing.
Out and in at sea
31 October, 2022
Major lifts for tunnel projects have taken place at sea recently for an outfall off Kuwait and at Hinkley Point C power station, in UK
Design and construction of a cavern in downtown LA
31 October, 2022
Christoph Eberle reports on the BTS March evening meeting where Carlos Herranz, Tunnel Design Manager at Mott MacDonald, discussed the design and construction by sequential excavation of LA Metro’s largest underground cavern.