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Software spur for hard rock

Per Eriksson, Gunnar Nord and Dave Kay look at how the latest digital technologies are affecting the drill and blast process
Magazine Article Features 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Stockholm city line scoops STUVA prize

STUVA, the German research body for Underground Transportation Facilities, has awarded its 2011 prize to the Citybanan project in Stockholm
Headline Article Global News 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Fehmarnbelt may be a bored tunnel

Danish agency Femern has announced that the bored tunnel idea is being re-evaluated for the Germany-Denmark fixed link
Headline Article Global News 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail ready for March construction start

Crossrail has announced that tunnelling on Europe’s largest construction project – the proposed east-west rail scheme across London – will start in March
Headline Article Global News 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Green light signals opportunities

Recently given the go-ahead, HS2 will provide the UK with a much-needed high speed rail link. But what challenges and opportunities does it present?
Magazine Article Comment 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Finns dispute rising tunnel costs

Finland-based Helsingin Sanomat reports that a row has broken out over dramatically increased construction costs on Helsinki’s Ring Rail line
Magazine Article Global News 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Serbia on course for first metro

Serbia and France have signed an agreement that will see the construction of a metro in Belgrade
Magazine Article Global News 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Germany's growing workload

The biennial STUVA tunnelling conference was held in Berlin in December. Rodney Craig reports
Magazine Article Features 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Swedish drill rig punches through tunnel roof

A piling rig working on a new housing estate in Stockholm, pierced the roof of the Silver road tunnel, hitting two trucks and a bus
Magazine Article Global News 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Royal accolade for Hindhead engineer

Paul Arnold, the project manager leading the design and construction of the Hindhead tunnel in Surrey, England, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list
Magazine Article Global News 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Green light for UK high-speed line

Tunnellers across the UK breathed a sigh of relief last month when the UK government gave the go-ahead to HS2 (phase one) – the US$50 billion high-speed rail network that will link London with Birmingham and is expected to be operational by 2026
Headline Article Global News 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Making the right choices

Passive fire protection is essential for tunnels, but selecting the most appropriate measures is much more complicated, explains Sean Appleton
Magazine Article Features 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

HS2 appoints first partners

HS2 – the body overseeing the next phase of the UK’s high speed rail project – has announced the proposed appointment of CH2M Hill as its development partner
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Jan 2012 0 Stars

Wayss & Freytag wins major contract in Germany

German tunnel specialist Wayss & Freytag has been awarded a US$553 million contract in Germany for the construction of a 35km wastewater tunnel
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Jan 2012 0 Stars

UK tunnelling bucks construction gloom

New forecasts show that the current economic uncertainty shrouding UK construction looks set to continue, although tunnelling is still booming
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Jan 2012 0 Stars

East Europe tunnel conference shaping up

The first Eastern European Tunnelling Conference (EETC) will take place in Budapest on September 18-21 2012 and is being organised by the Hungarian Tunnelling Association
Breaking News Article Global News 27 Jan 2012 0 Stars

Merry Christmas and happy new year from the WTO team

This is the last World Tunnelling Online (WTO) newsletter for 2011. The WTO team would like to wish all our readers and advertisers a successful and prosperous New Year.
Breaking News Article Global News 15 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Hungarian society organising Euro conference

ITA-AITES has endorsed the 1st Eastern European Tunnelling Conference (EETC) 2012, to be held in Budapest, in September
Breaking News Article Global News 15 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Keeping it in the family

Germany-based Prof Walter Wittke is an outspoken critic of rock classification systems and has worked on a wide range of international tunnel projects
Magazine Article Features 23 Nov 2011 0 Stars

Skanska wins Norwegian rail contract

Norway’s national rail administration, Jernbaneverket, has awarded Skanska a US$235 million contract for the construction of a twin-track railway on the Vestfold Line in the south of the country
Headline Article Global News 23 Nov 2011 0 Stars
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