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Pöyry to provide technical services for Austrian tunnel

Infrastructure provider Pöyry has won a US$3.2 million contract to provide technical and consulting services to Austrian motorway company ASFiNAG for the 4.4km Götschka road tunnel in Austria
Magazine Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

Morgan Sindall results healthy

Preliminary results released to year-end 2011 reveal a robust performance by UK construction and infrastructure firm Morgan Sindall Group
Magazine Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

Bright start at Brenner

Work has begun on the Brenner Base Tunnel, which, when complete, will increase rail freight traffic through the Alps. Rodney Craig reports
Magazine Article Features 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

The man behind Hindhead

UK-based Highways Agency project manager Paul Arnold MBE delivered the 1.9km road tunnel on time within budget. It has set new standards in safety and innovation
Magazine Article Features 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

Veidekke wins cavern parking contract with Straume Parkering

Norway-based contractor Veidekke Entreprenør has signed a contract with Straume Parkering for the construction of a 1,500-space car park, which will be built in an underground rock cavern at Sotra, west of Bergen in Norway
Magazine Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

SELI completes third extension of Rome B1 line

Italian TBM-maker SELI has finished the third extension of Rome’s B1 metro line, from Conca d’Oro to Piazzale Jonio
Magazine Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

Bilfinger Berger scoops double win in Berlin

Germany-based Bilfinger Berger (BB) has won two tunnelling contracts worth more than US$306 million for the construction of the U5 underground metro line in downtown Berlin, and for the underground link between the main station and the urban rail ring
Headline Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

PFI crucial for infrastructure but investment found lacking

Following last month’s Public Accounts Committee hearing into private finance initiative (PFI) equity in London, UK, CG/LA Infrastructure warned that, without it, the UK’s much-needed infrastructure investment would not materialise
Headline Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

Mine of the Future to benefit tunnelling

UK-based international mining group Rio Tinto (RT) said it is expanding its Mine of the Future programme, which aims to develop new technologies for tunnelling and mining
Headline Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

Contractors advised to bid for Fehmarnbelt tunnel

Femern, the Danish agency co-ordinating the Fehmarnbelt fixed link between Denmark and Germany, said it wishes to attract bids from international contractors and advised them to become acquainted with the project
Headline Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

Optimising the drilling process

Recent improvements in drill rig technology have ushered in cost, speed and efficiency benefits for the drill and blast process
Magazine Article Features 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

Disused tunnel to be refurbished for Crossrail

A disused 19th century tunnel will be refurbished extensively to form part of Crossrail’s new east-west urban rail link, involving 21km of tunnels beneath central London
Headline Article Global News 07 Mar 2012 0 Stars

London metro stations to get cooling systems

New plans announced by London Underground will see tunnels at Green Park and Oxford Circus stations get new air cooling technology
Breaking News Article Global News 29 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail spoil disposal details announced

Contractor BFK has appointed GB Railfreight to transport around a million tonnes of material which will be excavated from Royal Oak to Northfleet on Crossrail’s C300 western running tunnels contract
Breaking News Article Global News 29 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Global engineering behemoth formed

Royal Haskoning and DHV have announced that they will merge to create what looks set to become one of the world’s top ten independently-owned global engineering consultancies
Breaking News Article Global News 29 Feb 2012 0 Stars

MottMac scores in employer satisfaction survey

A recent survey carried out by the London-based Sunday Times newspaper has ranked infrastructure provider and engineering consultant Mott MacDonald as one of the better employers to work for
Breaking News Article Global News 29 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Designing dry tunnels

Mike Harper discusses the practical use of sprayed waterproofing membranes
Magazine Article Features 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

Master of all it surveys

George Demetri looks at a new development in laser scanning technology that will allow faster and more precise tunnel surveys
Magazine Article Features 07 Feb 2012 0 Stars

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
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