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Tunnelling completed on London Power Tunnels
03 October, 2023 National Grid’s £1bn (US$1.2bn) London Power Tunnels (LPT) project has achieved a major milestone with its final tunnelling breakthrough at Eltham substation in Greenwich, south-east London.
  • ITA President Arnold Dix Launches Lego Technic TBM Challenge
    International Tunnelling Association President Arnold Dix has launched a worldwide Lego Technic tunnel boring machine (TBM) design competition, in partnership with the Lego group, as part the ITA’s ongoing initiative to inspire the next generation of tunnellers and civil engineers.


Rental Solution in Stockholm
26 September, 2023 Working on two short-term subway tunnel and station projects in Stockholm, Sweden, the Italian construction company Itinera had the challenge of acquiring expensive mining equipment or find another solution. It did so through a rental deal with Sandvik that includes equipment, parts and a full-time service agreement, says Mikael Vallgren
  • Breakthroughs on Turkey Rail Project
    A Robbins single shield machine recently successfully completed its second tunnel in challenging hard rock on the Bahçe-Nurdagi rail project, in Turkey
  • Updated Code on Risk Management
    Earlier this year, the ITA and IMIA published the updated, 3rd edition of their Code of Practice for Risk Management in Tunnel Works
  • Stronger for the Next 50 Years
    To help deliver on the ambitious agenda that got him elected barely 12 months ago, ITA President Arnold Dix has had a whirlwind year of near non-stop global travel. As promised to the organisation’s gathering on the occasion of the World Tunnel Congress (WTC), in September 2022, in Copenhagen, Dix planned to act fast and relentlessly in pursuit of the mission that got him elected, unopposed. Since then, he has built momentum for speedy delivery, barely stopping on the way. Here, he outlines for T&T readers what has been achieved so far and what is coming next
  • Helping to See the Way Ahead
    Lighting technology has advanced in recent years to bring sufficient cost-effective, environmentally well-performing illumination to underground settings in support of health & safety as well as construction efficiency on projects. Darren Woodhouse, Lighting Director of LMXLED, discusses with T&T the developments and options of using LED systems in tunnel projects