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Breakthrough at Great St Bernard

Last month saw the breakthrough of a Caterpillar Tunnelling double-shield, hard-rock TBM on the 5,774m service and safety tunnel at the Great St Bernard Tunnel.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Veidekke wins Norway road and tunnel contract

Norway’s public roads administration, Statens Vegvesen, has awarded a US$22 million contract to Oslo-based infrastructure constructor Veidekke Entreprenør to secure an exposed stretch of road against avalanches and landslides.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Innovation impedes inflows

New waterproofing techniques are being developed for century-old small railway tunnels in the Swiss Alps, reports Yves Boissonas
Magazine Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Strong support for fibres

Garry Martin argues for the inclusion of structural synthetic fibres in place of steel-cage reinforcement in the manufacture of concrete lining segments
Magazine Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Fibres reinforce innovation

Excavation of the Liefkenshoek rail tunnel, an ambitious project linking Antwerp’s left and right banks, has been facilitated by using steel fibre-reinforced concrete
Magazine Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Preparing the ground in Sofia

Sofia’s increasing population has necessitated a larger city metro, which is now being extended. Ground conditioning treatment has been applied while building the second phase
Magazine Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

In at the deep end

Having started out as a draughtsman in the family firm, Walter Grantz went on to qualify as a civil engineer, with later specialisms in steel-shell immersed and submerged floating tunnels
Interview Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

PB stalwart dies

US-based infrastructure provider Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has announced the death of tunnel ventilation expert William Kennedy. Mr Kennedy, who was 69, is regarded as instrumental in the development of ventilation systems for road and rail tunnels worldwide.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail resurrects historic tunnel – temporarily

A disused tram tunnel in the heart of London is to be used temporarily for the construction of Crossrail, the cross-London urban rail system currently under construction.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

TBM components arrive for Crossrail eastern tunnels

Crossrail has announced that assembly of a 1,000t TBM to work on London’s west-east urban rail project has commenced at the Limmo Peninsula in east London
Breaking News Article Global News 21 Jun 2012 0 Stars

TAM now a fully-owned subsidiary of Normet

Finnish tunnel and mine technology provider Normet Group has acquired the remaining assets of construction chemicals manufacturer and supplier, TAM International
Breaking News Article Global News 21 Jun 2012 0 Stars

Swiss conference ready to roll

Lucerne, Switzerland, will be the venue for the Swiss Tunnel Congress and Colloquium, to be held at the KKL centre on 13-14 June, 2012
Breaking News Article Global News 21 Jun 2012 0 Stars

School kids inspired by tunnels

Children at a school in northeast England have been inspired to write and produce their own newsletter on two local tunnels beneath the River Tyne
Breaking News Article Global News 18 May 2012 0 Stars

Veidekke wins power contract in Norway

Veidekke Entreprenør has signed a contract for the construction of a new transfer tunnel and other work to a power station in Norway
Breaking News Article Global News 18 May 2012 0 Stars

Sandvik starts to Twitter

Sandvik has launched a presence on Twitter – the online social networking and micro-blogging site
Breaking News Article Global News 18 May 2012 0 Stars

Rockmore launches new DTH hammer

Rockmore International has launched a new down-the-hole hammer and the first to be released as part of the company’s Deep Hole Series
Breaking News Article Global News 18 May 2012 0 Stars

Ferrovial lands Galicia high-speed rail contract

Spanish infrastructure provider Ferrovial Agroman, a construction subsidiary of Ferrovial, has won a US$140 million contract to build a tunnel and two viaducts as part of the construction of a 7.6km line on Spain’s Madrid-Galicia high-speed rail project
Magazine Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Bulge causes London Underground scare

A bulge which occurred in the tunnel of London’s Bakerloo metro line on April 26 caused damage to three trains and the suspension of the line between Elephant & Castle and Piccadilly Circus
Magazine Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Industry leaders head-to-head

World Tunnelling invited some of the top names in tunnelling to take part in a teleconference, held on January 18. This is the second and final part of the edited transcript of the event
Magazine Article Features 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Emerging theories

Håvard Østlid is known in Norway for his work on highways and soil mechanics, but more recently, has gained international recognition for his somewhat futuristic theories on submerged floating tunnels
Magazine Article Features 16 May 2012 0 Stars
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