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Acidic ground water raises concerns for London metro line

Acidic ground water said to have the strength of vinegar is posing a corrosion danger to the spheroidal graphite iron segmental linings used on London’s Jubilee metro line
Breaking News Article Global News 03 May 2013 0 Stars

ITA Croatia preparing May conference

MediTunnel 2013, the symposium on tunnelling in the Mediterranean region, is preparing to welcome visitors on May 7-8, 2013, in Poreč, Croatia. The deadline for papers is April 15
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Influencing the tide of tunnelling

We asked selected manufacturers of tunnelling consumables and larger items to outline what they feel have been the main product developments affecting tunnel construction over the past 25 years
Magazine Article Features 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Bio-tenacious growth in subsea concrete

Researcher Peter Hughes suggests that marine bio-fouling has implications for the durability of undersea SNFRC and therefore on the safety of tunnels, postulating how micro-organisms might play a significant role in the deterioration of this type of concrete
Magazine Article Features 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

A collective experience

With 25 years having passed since the first issue of World Tunnelling was published in March 1988, we asked some of the world’s top tunnel engineers for their views on the key tunnelling developments during the period
Magazine Article Features 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Doing well over there

Gregg Davidson’s move from his native Scotland to the US was critical for his career development, but so was working on challenging projects, such as the Channel Tunnel and the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Magazine Article Features 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Three of a kind

The biggest names in TBM tunnelling deliver
Magazine Article Features 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

TfL opens the door to innovation

Transport for London (TfL), operator of London’s metro – the Underground or Tube – has launched an online innovation portal to enable staff, suppliers, industry and academia to share and capture pioneering and efficient solutions to TfL’s biggest future challenges, as it continues with its multi-billion-pound programme to modernise the transport network
Magazine Article Global News 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Atlas Copco marks 140 years' manufacturing

Over nearly one and a half centuries, Atlas Copco has introduced numerous innovations, including the first light rock drills in 1905; manufactured the first portable air compressor that same year; introduced the world’s first serial-produced hydraulic breakers in 1966, and launched error-proof and low-energy tightening tools.
Magazine Article Global News 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Conference will focus on links across straits

The Sixth Symposium on Strait Crossings 2013 will take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 16-19
Headline Article Global News 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

World Tunnel Congress in Geneva draws near

The World Tunnel Congress in Geneva (May 31-June 7) is drawing near and will be held under the banner of ‘Underground – the way to the future’
Headline Article Global News 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Costain Skanska awarded Crossrail station contract

Crossrail has awarded the Costain Skanska joint venture a five-year contract to deliver the main station works at the new Crossrail Bond Street station in London, UK
Breaking News Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Breakthrough achieved at Preston sewage tunnel

Following the completion of a 3.5km TBM drive, the KMI+ joint venture has broken through on the Preston Interceptor Sewage Tunnel
Breaking News Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Something to celebrate

To mark World Tunnelling's 25th anniversary, numerous special articles will appear throughout this year. In this issue, we look at the very first WT, its aims, aspirations and how it has changed over the years
Comment Article Comment 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Building on tradition

Heinz Ehrbar originally trained in hydraulics, which led to him specialising in hydro tunnels and culminating in his work on the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in Switzerland. He has now gone to new pastures. He spoke to George Demetri
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Editorial is still first

George Demetri looks at the eventful years that span the birth of World Tunnelling (WT), its growth and its various transformations, as well as the people who have made it happen
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

From headrace to tailrace

Desiree Willis of The Robbins Company looks at 60 years of TBM tunnelling and, in the process, gives a brief history of hydro-power tunnels
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

All in the mix

Shotcreting is a valued form of primary and secondary rock support in tunnelling. Ailbhe Goodbody examines some of the chemicals, additives and types of fibre that can be used
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Best of both worlds

Rodney Craig reports from two tunnels being built on Italy’s A1 highway using both conventional and TBM methods through a complex geology
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Renewed interest in Cambridge sub-surface transport proposals

Municipal officials in the university city of Cambridge, UK, have renewed their interest in a scheme for a network of bus routes running through tunnels beneath the historic centre
Magazine Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - WT November 2014

Professional PlacementsProfessional Placements: Executive Director - PDAC

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to oversee its operations from its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario

Russian precious metals company Polymetal International plc’s commitment to establishing an extensive pipeline of growth projects has continued with the acquisition of the Kyzyl gold project.
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.

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