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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

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
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