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Pre-qualification begins for Fehmarnbelt immersed tube

Femern has begun the pre-qualification process for contractor consortia interested in building the US$7.2 billion combined road and rail tunnel under the Fehmarnbelt between Denmark and Germany
Headline Article Global News 18 Oct 2012 0 Stars

New European tunnel body aims to enhance tunnelling

A research body launched recently in Lyons, France, will aim to address the key scientific and technical challenges in tunnelling over the next few years
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Sep 2012 0 Stars

UK puts infrastructure at heart of economic growth

A new forum to bring government and industry together to help deliver the UK’s infrastructure needs has been announced
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail tunnel spoil to create nature reserve

Spoil from excavating Crossrail’s tunnels beneath London, UK, is being used to create a wetland to attract birds and fish
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Sep 2012 0 Stars

London's Northern Line metro extension looking more hopeful

London’s proposed Northern Line metro extension is gaining momentum, following a recent commitment from Mayor Boris Johnson
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Major milestone reached on London electricity tunnel

Tunnelling operations on the London Power Tunnels project have reached another major landmark
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Sep 2012 0 Stars

New foaming agent targets sustainability

Foam and additives manufacturer Condat has launched a new eco-friendly foaming agent
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Tunnelling to gain from mining advances

As mineral exploration increasingly requires longer and deeper tunnels to access remote ore bodies, TBM manufacturers are supplying their expertise to the mining sector. But will there be any spin-offs for civil tunnelling?
Comment Article Comment 26 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Maintaining standards

STUVA managing director Dr Roland Leucker heads a research institution that has much influence on German tunnel construction and operation, including standards, health and safety, traffic management and the environment
Magazine Article Features 26 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Tunnel and mine come together

Much innovation is taking place in the mining industry involving companies normally associated with producing large tunnel boring machines. George Demetri reports
Magazine Article Features 26 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Normet Scandinavia appoints new MD

Finnish technology company Normet has appointed Ola Woldmo as managing director of Normet Scandinavia, Ludvika, Sweden
Appointment Announcement Article Global News 26 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Alexis Fries appointed president and CEO of Pöyry

Alexis Fries has been appointed president and CEO of global consulting and engineering firm Pöyry plc
Appointment Announcement Article Global News 26 Sep 2012 0 Stars

First Aker Wirth TBM arrives at Koralm

TBM-maker Aker Wirth has delivered the first of two tunnel boring machines to the Koralm rail tunnel project in Austria, which will form part of the high-speed link between Graz and Klagenfurt
Magazine Article Global News 26 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Herrenknecht TBM makes Vosges debut

A newly developed Herrenknecht open-mode earth pressure balance (EPB) shield able to be converted in-tunnel and adapted to different soil conditions has achieved breakthrough two months earlier than planned on the first tube of the Saverne Tunnel in eastern France
Magazine Article Global News 26 Sep 2012 0 Stars

CAT TBMs achieve double success in Russia

Mostovik, one of Russia’s leading underground contractors, achieved two breakthroughs in August on two projects in the country, with the help of TBMs from Caterpillar Tunneling
Magazine Article Global News 26 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Thames Tideway proposals issued for public preview

London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel – the ‘super sewer’ – is at a critical juncture of its development following the recent unveiling of plans that have been circulated for a 12-week review
Headline Article Global News 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Hi-tech excavation in the Alps

State-of-the-art drill rigs and software are used for the construction of a Swiss tunnel that has seen numerous excavation methods used – including drill and blast, TBM and pipe arching – write Juha Kukkonen and Harald Kompatscher
Magazine Article Features 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Optimising smoke extraction

Severin Wälchli and Rehan Yousaf discuss smoke extraction and air ventilation strategies to ensure the safe evacuation of passengers in the event of a train fire in the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland
Magazine Article Features 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

First 1,000 students graduate from UK tunnelling academy

Around 1,000 people have completed training at the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in London, the UK’s only purpose-built tunnelling academy
Magazine Article Global News 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Completely cuckoo

Switzerland faces a dilemma. Does it build a new road tunnel to allow refurbishment of an existing one, or does it use other means to re-route the traffic while refurbishment takes place?
Comment Article Comment 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars
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