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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

SOLIT issues fire guidance

A recent conference on the Safety of Life in Tunnels covering the latest developments in fixed fire fighting systems has resulted in the publication of guidance for engineers and designers
Magazine Article Global News 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Herrenknecht gala celebrates company success

TBM maker Herrenknecht recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, in addition to the birthday of founder Martin Herrenknecht, at a grand gala in Germany
Magazine Article Global News 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

An expert opinion

Sweden-based Håkan Stille has specialised in soil and rock mechanics,in a career spanning both the academic and consulting fields in tunnelling
Magazine Article Features 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

UK students shun civil engineering and construction

Figures released recently showing the number of applications for degree courses at UK universities show that applications for civil engineering degrees were down by 12.1% compared with 2011. The drop across applications for all subjects was only 7.7%
Headline Article Global News 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Herrenknecht TBMs finalise hi-tech excavation

A Herrenknecht TBM recently completed the excavation of a complex system of tunnels at the X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL)European research facility in Hamburg, Germany
Headline Article Global News 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Caterpillar TBM reaches London power tunnel site

UK-based civil engineering and building contractor J Murphy & Sons has taken delivery of a Caterpillar TBM for work on a US$15.6 million electricity supply contract in London for UK Power Networks
Headline Article Global News 30 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Helsinki plans new metro

The Finnish capital is planning a new underground rail line to serve the city centre
Breaking News Article Global News 23 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail making good ground

Crossrail has announced that its first TBM has reached Paddington in Central London
Breaking News Article Global News 23 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Drill bit improves rock penetration rates

Rockmore International has launched a new drill bit designed for hard rock quarry drilling
Breaking News Article Global News 23 Aug 2012 0 Stars

NCC wins Norway rail tunnel contract

Norway’s National Rail Administration has awarded NCC Construction a contract to build a 4.8km rail tunnel southwest of Oslo
Breaking News Article Global News 26 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Hungarian tunnel conference in September

Budapest is preparing to host the 1st Eastern European Tunnelling Congress
Breaking News Article Global News 26 Jul 2012 0 Stars

WSP appointed on Stockholm underground project

Engineering consultant WSP has been appointed by the City of Stockholm to provide all engineering services for the underground section of a major regeneration project in the Slussen area, including a new underground bus terminal.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Novel car concept could affect tunnel design

A new transport infrastructure concept unveiled recently in Berlin, Germany, might revolutionise the way we use electric vehicles, but it might also affect the number, size and type of road tunnels needed in the future.
Headline Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

London Power Tunnels reach major milestone

UK-based contractor Costain has announced a number of “significant milestones” in the construction of three deep-level tunnels – part of the London Power Tunnels contract for National Grid – the UK’s electrical distribution network. The project aims to provide the capital with an easily maintained underground electricity superhighway.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars
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