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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.
Update on BTS/ICE specification 4th edition
11 October, 2022
At the end of the first day of the BTS Conference today there will be a BTS evening meeting at 6pm with a presentation entitled “The BTS/ICE specification 4th edition. Collaborating for sustainability”, by Christoph Eberle, Chair of the BTS Technical Committee, and Technical Principal at Mott MacDonald.
More JV signs Stonehenge main works contract
03 October, 2022
More joint venture has signed the contract to deliver the £1.25bn tunnel and main construction work at Stonehenge in the UK.
ITA president to give keynote at BTS Conference
27 September, 2022
Newly-elected ITA president Arnold Dix will be a keynote speaker at the BTS Conference and Exhibition in London on October 11-12.
United Utilities Water starts pipeline tender process
16 May, 2022
The tender process for the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) will get under way with a tender launch event in Manchester on June 8.
Construction about to begin at Kinguele Aval hydro
25 August, 2021
Financial closure has been declared for the Kinguele Aval hydropower project in Gabon, Central Africa.
Harding Prize yields another young worthy winner
16 April, 2021
Presentations from three promising young tunnel engineers kept an audience fascinated for the best part of two hours yesterday evening during the online Harding Prize final organised by the British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM). So, the winner of the 2021 Harding Prize is…
Costain twins with Microsoft in digital tie-up
11 March, 2021
UK-based infrastructure solutions provider Costain is partnering with Microsoft to digitally optimise the way UK infrastructure is designed, delivered and operated.
Mott MacDonald appointed to Cambridgeshire metro scheme
11 January, 2021
Infrastructure provider Mott MacDonald is one of three suppliers chosen by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to help develop conceptual designs for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM).
Flooding raises questions over SMART tunnel efficacy
17 September, 2020
Questions are being asked as to why the SMART tunnel did not protect Kuala Lumpur after extremely heavy rainfall caused major flooding in the Malaysian capital recently.
Tunnels facilitate first UK curved jacked-box structure
05 August, 2020
On 1 August 2020, UK-based Morgan Sindall broke through on the second of two tunnels on Network Rail's Werrington Grade Separation project. Advancing around 7m/day, a Lovat RM132 3.5m-diameter EPB machine has excavated two guide tunnels that form part of an ambitious civil engineering project that will see installation of the UK’s first-ever curved jacked-box structure.
Economical stacked platform solution chosen for BART
23 April, 2020
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) have agreed on a stacked solution to bring rail services to 1.7m Silicon Valley residents. VTA’s 10km BART Silicon Valley Phase 2 extension project comprises four new stations (three underground, one at grade), an 8km TBM-bored tunnel, as well as storage and maintenance facilities. Agreement has centred around stacked tunnels in stations, as opposed to a less economical twin-tunnel approach.
Ontario Line awards technical advisor contract
03 March, 2020
Ontario – Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected the HDR-led team to serve as technical advisor for the approximately CAD 10.9bn (USD 8.1bn) Ontario Line in Toronto, it was announced on March 2. This nearly 16km long, free-standing subway line will be a combination of tunnelled and elevated sections, with 15 proposed stations, running from Ontario Place/Exhibition Place through downtown Toronto to the Ontario Science Centre.
Two Kowloon Peninsula road contracts awarded
06 December, 2019
Hong Kong – Contracts for the Central Kowloon Route (CKR) and Trunk Road T2 have been awarded to Bouygues Construction. These projects form part of a new trunk road known as Route 6. When completed, Route 6 will provide an east-west link in the region with three lanes in both directions.
AI targeted to assist project management
31 July, 2019
International – A group of consultants have banded together in the hopes of using AI to prevent cost overruns on major projects. The companies, Mott MacDonald, Endeavour Programme and WT Partnership have formed what they call a ‘global technology alliance’ to achieve this. WT is a cost management consultancy and Endeavour is an Australian technology firm.
TAP project secures funding
27 February, 2019
Italy – The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), an EUR 3.9bn (USD 4.43bn) natural gas pipeline project in the eastern Mediterranean, has been granted full funding. Mott MacDonald was the lenders’ technical advisor on the project and performed technical due diligence on TAP’s design, construction and operational plans.
HRBT team to build Virginia extension
18 February, 2019
US – Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced February 15 that the Commonwealth of Virginia has selected Hampton Roads Connector Partners, a design-build team, to deliver the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project. The fixed price (USD 3.3bn) and fixed completion date (November 1, 2025) contract is expected to be executed in April.
Mott MacDonald makes high-level changes
13 February, 2019
International – Mott MacDonald has appointed Paul Hammond as global practice leader for its new Infrastructure Development and Economics practice; Anne Kerr as new managing director for Greater China; and Liz King as managing director for Africa.
Chelsea-Battersea tunnel nears completion
10 December, 2018
Great Britain – Work on a new tunnel under the River Thames project in Battersea Park is nearing completion. Costing GBP 18M (22.9M USD), the 330m-long tunnel will transport gas under the Thames between Chelsea and Battersea in West London. Owned by gas distribution company Cadent, the tunnel forms part of a GBP 1bn programme to replace ageing infrastructure in the UK’s capital.
ORD Express rail RFQ responses announced
14 February, 2018
USA - Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced February 7 the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) received four responses to the RFQ to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the O’Hare Express operating system.