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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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Fire under the White Mountain

The Alps are no stranger to tragedy and the tunnels traversing them are no exception
Reports Article Features 24 Jul 2014 0 Stars

Flexible solutions for Fehmarnbelt?

Though initially rejected as being too costly, an optimised TBM solution could be a viable option for the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link
Headline Article Features 24 Jul 2014 0 Stars

Why did the woman cross the rail?

Germany has Angela Merkel, World Cup mascot and chancellor for almost 10 years now. The US had Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state from 2005 to 2009, followed by Hilary Clinton until 2013, who is about to say ‘Zip it, Bill!’ and possibly become the first female president of one of the most powerful nations in the world
Comment Article Comment 24 Jul 2014 0 Stars

Stockholm Metro awards tender for design of Arenastaden extension

Engineering consultant WSP’s Swedish outfit has won the contract to design a new subway route in Stockholm
Magazine Article Global News 24 Jul 2014 0 Stars

JV to sign $1bn Northern Line contract for London

London Underground has selected the Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke joint venture as the preferred bidder for its £600 million (US$1 billion) Northern Line extension
Magazine Article Global News 24 Jul 2014 0 Stars

Why did the woman cross the rail?

Germany has Angela Merkel, World Cup mascot and chancellor for almost 10 years now. The US had Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state from 2005 to 2009, followed by Hilary Clinton until 2013, who is about to say ‘Zip it, Bill!’ and possibly become the first female president of one of the most powerful nations in the world.
Breaking News Article Global News 23 Jul 2014 0 Stars

Time to talk

In June I attended the first European Minerals Conference in Madrid, held to discuss the development of mineral resources and minerals policy across the European Union (EU). The theme of the conference was fitting to this issue of MEM which is focused on policy and legislative development
Comment Article Opinion 04 Jul 2014 0 Stars

Revenue transparency in the mining sector

Starting as little more than a ‘something must be done’ idea, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has developed into the most prominent standard for good governance in oil and minerals rich countries
Reports Article EMEA 04 Jul 2014 0 Stars

Europe aims for responsible mining

The European Union plans to address its dependence on resource imports and the sustainability of raw materials supplies, delegates at a meeting of politicians and industry stakeholders were told at a seminar in November
Magazine Article EMEA 03 Jul 2014 0 Stars

Concrete pioneer passes away

Celebrated civil engineer Dr Edwin “Giff” Gifford, founder of Gifford & Partners, has died at the age of 93 after a long illness
Breaking News Article Global News 12 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Peak interest in Fehmarnbelt tunnel tender

Six major international contractor consortia have applied for the tender for Fehmarnbelt tunnel’s electrical and mechanical installations.
Breaking News Article Global News 12 Jun 2014 0 Stars

100 Considerate Contractors signed up

The Bam Ferrovial Kier Joint Venture (BFK) has become the 100th signatory on the Considerate Constructors Scheme
Breaking News Article Global News 12 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Two decades for VMT

From a two-man operation to two decades in business: Germany-based tunnelling solutions provider VMT celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 7
Breaking News Article Global News 12 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Terratec TBM on Turkey metro

The JV behind the planned new line on Istanbul’s metro system has purchased a Terratec tunnel boring machine
Breaking News Article Global News 12 Jun 2014 0 Stars

In the thick of it

Sprayed concrete has benefited tunnelling globally. But, as George Demetri finds, there remain safety lessons to learn, while not everyone agrees on just how conservative you should be in design
Breaking News Article Global News 06 Jun 2014 0 Stars

US$50 billion tunnel for London

London mayor Boris Johnson has commissioned proposals to develop a new 22-mile (35.4km) tunnel in an effort to beat increasing noise, traffic and pollution caused by vehicles in the UK capital
Breaking News Article Global News 29 May 2014 0 Stars

Bad British business for Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty’s operational issues in its UK mechanical and electrical engineering businesses and delays in some of its major building projects have led to a £30 million (US$50.1 million) shortfall
Breaking News Article Global News 29 May 2014 0 Stars

New chairman for BASF SE

The new Supervisory Board of BASF SE has elected Dr Jürgen Hambrecht as its new chairman
Breaking News Article Global News 29 May 2014 0 Stars

New UK national engineering framework

A national framework is being procured by public sector procurement specialist Scape to support clients in delivering their civil engineering and infrastructure requirements
Breaking News Article Global News 29 May 2014 0 Stars

In the thick of it

Sprayed concrete has benefited tunnelling globally. But, as George Demetri finds, there remain safety lessons to learn, while not everyone agrees on just how conservative you should be in design
Headline Article Features 28 May 2014 0 Stars
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