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This page lists all articles in the Europe region in the World Tunnelling database. You can sort the list by type, date, or reader rating. To browse another section, use the menu in the column on the right.
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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

ITA publishes recruitment video online

“Nowhere is the engineering spirit more alive than underground.” These words will no doubt resonate with many engineers, but they have also been used as the opening words of the recruitment video launched recently by the International Tunnelling Association (ITA).
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Femern appoints new MD

Femern, the agency overseeing the development of the immersed tunnel link between Denmark and Germany, has appointed Claus Baunkjær as managing director.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Letter to the editor: Round Table

I refer to the second part of the Round Table, published in the June issue of World Tunnelling [concerning the desirability or otherwise of standardising global metro tunnel sizes].
Letter To The Editor Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Presenting in good time

How long should a conference paper be? What is the ideal period to ensure that speakers can get their points across and, at the same time, keep the audience’s attention without them transferring prematurely to a parallel stream?
Comment Article Comment 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

ARUP launches deep geology joint venture

Design and engineering consultancy Ove Arup & Partners (Arup) has launched a deep-geology business offering a broad range of underground investigation and monitoring services.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars
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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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