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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

Integrating safety: the camera never lies

New video technology automates the identification of potential disasters in tunnels, generating instant alarms and facilitating a rapid response which can enhance overall safety. Urs Rufener reports
Magazine Article Features 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Complex cocktail for Dutch capital

Work on the North-South metro comprises a varied mix of TBM-bored tunnels, deep stations, cut-and-cover, and immersed units, not to mention difficult ground conditions. Rodney Craig reports
Magazine Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Ground monitoring courses for engineers

Training courses on perform­ance monitoring are being offered in the UK for practising civil engineers
Magazine Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

A cure in sight for concrete cancer?

Concrete cancer and cracks in concrete generally could become a thing of the past if a new product is brought successfully to the market
Magazine Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail - updating the Connaught Tunnel

Dewatering wells have been sunk at the 130-year-old Connaught Tunnel, which will form part of the Crossrail route in east London
Headline Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail - TBM breaks ground at Royal Oak

Tunnel boring machine ‘Phyllis’ has broken ground at Royal Oak and marked the start of excavation on Crossrail’s first section of tunnel between Royal Oak and Farringdon, scheduled for completion in 2013
Headline Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Engineering - cool, man

One of the messages to emerge from the recent World Tunnelling Round Table is that the tunnelling industry does not do enough to promote tunnelling – at all levels
Comment Article Comment 16 May 2012 0 Stars

UK construction slow-down deepens

While the UK tunnelling sector is enjoying an unprecedented boom, the recession in the nation’s construction industry is deeper than previously thought, according to the latest statistics released by the Office of National Statistics
Headline Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail - first SCL tunnels completed

As part of the construction of Crossrail Liverpool Street Station, the project’s first two sprayed concrete tunnels have been built under Finsbury Circus in the City of London – a stone’s throw from the offices of World Tunnelling
Headline Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars

A58 road tunnel to undergo major structural repairs

Leeds City Council, UK, is carrying out a structural assessment of a city-centre tunnel that is suffering from corrosion and spalling caused by road de-icing salts
Magazine Article Global News 16 May 2012 0 Stars
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