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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

Athens symposium in place for March

Backed by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES), the Greek Tunnelling Society is organising a two-day symposium on ‘Practices and Trends for Financing and Contracting Tunnels and Underground Works’
Magazine Article Global News 23 Nov 2011 0 Stars

Green measures claimed to obviate need for super-sewer

It seems the tide could be starting to turn against the proposed Thames tunnel, dubbed London’s ‘super sewer’
Magazine Article Global News 23 Nov 2011 0 Stars

Pointless tunnel?

London needs its Thames tunnel. The use of green technologies some argue could replace the 'super-sewer' are unlikely to be implemented over the long term and on such a huge scale
Comment Article Comment 23 Nov 2011 0 Stars

Alpine breakthrough in Germany

Construction company Alpine recently announced a breakthrough on the US$108 million New Kaiser Wilhelm tunnel on the rail line between Koblenz and Perl, Germany
Headline Article Global News 23 Nov 2011 0 Stars

Athens tunnel symposium gears up for March 2012

Boasting a promising line-up of speakers, the Greek Tunnelling Society is organising a two-day international symposium on 'Practices and Trends for Financing and Contracting Tunnels and Underground Works' to be held in Athens on March 22-23 2012.
Breaking News Article Global News 10 Nov 2011 0 Stars

EC Harris merges with Arcadis

Design, consulting, engineering and management services company Arcadis has merged with EC Harris, the London-based international consultancy and management services provider
Breaking News Article Global News 02 Nov 2011 0 Stars
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