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SRL East tunnelling shortlist announced
06 September, 2022
Three consortia have been shortlisted for the tunnelling contracts on Melbourne’s SRL East rail transport project.

Ministerial endorsement clears way for SRL planning approvals
12 August, 2022
The first stage of Victoria’s biggest ever infrastructure project – Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East – is a significant step closer following ministerial endorsement of an independent planning panel’s key recommendations.

New Saudi city awards major tunnelling contracts
14 June, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s futuristic city, Neom, has awarded drill and blast tunnelling contracts for what is says is one of the world’s largest transportation and utility infrastructure projects.

Five EOIs received for Melbourne’s SRL East
13 June, 2022
The tunnelling contracts for Melbourne’s SRL East twin tunnels have attracted expressions of interest from five bidders.

Another milestone marked on WestConnex
20 April, 2021
WestConnex – Australia’s largest road infrastructure project – has seen another milestone achieved with the breakthrough last week of two roadheaders working on Sydney’s US$2.5bn M4-M5 link tunnels.

Two-Way Tunnelling in Seoul
23 October, 2020
Great Train Express (GTX) is a proposed high-speed commuter line with shared infrastructure that will connect new towns around the greater Seoul Metropolitan Area with the capital. It is the first project in Korea to use a large-bore TBM. Dr Warren Wangryul Jee, chairman and tunnel project manager of GTS-Korea, reports

Arup appoints new global rail leader
08 February, 2018
UK - Arup has appointed Tai Chong Chew as global rail leader to direct the firm’s global rail business. Chew will work closely with interim leader, Anna Squire to establish Arup’s rail business as the world leader in the sector.

Site C project announces preferred proponent for civil works
02 January, 2018
Canada - BC Hydro announced December 21 it selected the Aecon (30 per cent), Dragados Canada (27.5 per cent), Flatiron Constructors Canada (27.5 per cent), and EBC (15 per cent) partnership as the preferred proponent to move to the next procurement phase for the Site C generating station and spillways civil works contract in northeast British Columbia.

Final stages
08 June, 2016
With 12km of tunnelling completed on phase three of India’s most advanced metro project, Terratec gives an update from worksites it supplied machines to, as tunnel work enters the final stages

Tunnelling Down Under
16 May, 2016
Transport infrastructure is providing ample opportunity for Australia’s tunnelling industry. Keren Fallwell reports

Acciona-led JV named preferred proponent for Site C civil works
03 December, 2015
CANADA – BC Hydro has selected Peace River Hydro Partners as the preferred proponent for the Site C main civil works contract, it announced November 25. Peace River Hydro Partners include Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc., Petrowest Corporation and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd.

Excavation completes on first Riyadh Line Five tunnel
21 October, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA – Spanish contractor FCC announced last month that it had broken through into Salah Al-Din Station after a 1.2km drive with its 9.77m TBM ‘San’ah’. The total section of work, on the northern portion of the green line, comprises 5km.

New M5 tunnel project awarded
04 September, 2015
AUSTRALIA – A Leighton Contractors, Dragados and Samsung C&T joint venture has been selected as the preferred contractor to design and construct Sydney’s AUD 5bn (USD 3.51bn) New M5 Motorway.

Sydney gets connected
28 July, 2015
Sydney’s ambitious WestConnex project aims to get the traffic owing freely – and two-thirds of it will be underground. Sally Spencer reports on the project, one of the NSW Government’s key infrastructure projects which aims to ease congestion, create jobs and connect communities, said to be the largest integrated transport and urban revitalisation project in Australia.

Five consortia express interest in Australian WestConnex Stage Two project
11 November, 2014
AUSTRALIA - The Australian and New South Wales Governments have announced the WestConnex Stage Two project has entered a new phase with five consortia expressing interest in delivering Sydney¹s M5 East corridor.

Multiple Delhi breakthroughs for Terratec
05 November, 2014
INDIA - TBM manufacturer Terratec has announced four new breakthroughs on its Delhi Metro worksites. The contracts concerned are CC-24 and CC-34 for the metro’s third phase. The breakthrough details were as follows:

Eastern promise
26 August, 2014
Previously driven by the oil and gas sector, tunnelling in the Middle East is enjoying a new boom as metro systems and new sewer networks are developed throughout the region. Bernadette Ballantyne reports

City of expansion
27 June, 2014
By the end of the year there should be three separate tunnelling contracts underway in Los Angeles to expand the region’s public transportation system. Nicole Robinson looks at each project.

Rail package evokes 'tremendous' interest among international firms
16 April, 2014
A prequalification process, launched by Oman Rail with the aim of identifying competent bidders for its main construction package, has elicited interest from a record 102 civil engineering/construction firms from around the world, including a number of international heavyweights.

Work on 'miracle' metro project kicks off
16 April, 2014
Work on the USD 22.5bn Riyadh Metro project began on 3 April, and Riyadh Governor Prince Khaled bin Bandar, who launched the ground-breaking work, said the project would be completed in 48 months.