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The greatest grout

London’s busiest underground station was a fitting location for the UK’s largest jet-grouting exercise

Halfway into history

As of September this year, half the rings were in place for the tunnel section of New Zealand’s largest road project


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The good, the bad and the ugly

He lost the feeling in his toes, there were constant interruptions and he hadn’t moved from the same spot for two and a half hours. No, I am not talking about a polar bear’s attempts to mate on an ice floe during a blizzard in the Arctic
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Global News

Balfour takes TBM north

Crossrail may have directed numerous TBM deliveries to the south of the UK, but the Manchester Ship Canal has hailed one north

Terratec’s big breakthroughs

During September and October four Terratec TBMs broke through on the Delhi Metro Phase III project

Whittaker joins Keyline

Civils and rail materials supplier Keyline has appointed Mark Whittaker to grow its business further

Atkins UK gets a fresh start

Atkins’ new UK and Europe chief executive officer Nick Roberts will take the helm on December 1

CH2M Hill probes problem projects

Accounting errors on four major construction jobs in Australia, Europe and the US will signal a post-tax loss in excess of US$125 million for CH2M Hill’s first nine months of 2014

Bouygues wins deal to extend metro in Baku

In February 2015 Bouygues Construction subsidiary Bouygues Travaux Publics will begin works on the expansion of the Baku metro in Azerbaijan
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Features

More than nine lives

September was the month that CAT’s doors closed on Canada and opened in China. Despite this, the Canadian tunnelling industry is very much alive and kicking

Concrete for the Crosstown

A light rail transit project in Toronto called for some heavy hardware

The greatest grout

London’s busiest underground station was a fitting location for the UK’s largest jet-grouting exercise

Novel solutions in ‘Nowhere’

Soft sand in a mine-development project in Botswana called for a unique tunnelling solution

The long run-up to the rings

Almost a quarter of a million tonnes of segments wait patiently while Seattle Tunnel Partners battles steel pipes and seashells

Hitting the mark

With Europe’s largest construction project you would expect the numbers to be big. World Tunnelling looks into the quantities of Crossrail

Halfway into history

As of September this year, half the rings were in place for the tunnel section of New Zealand’s largest road project
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