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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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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

Construction facing worst decline for more than 30 years

UK construction looks like it will remain in the doldrums for some time, with no growth expected until 2014, according to recent forecasts from the London-based Construction Products Association
Breaking News Article Global News 02 Nov 2011 0 Stars

Doom and gloom…but not for tunnelling

UK-based global infrastructure consultancy firm Halcrow has closed four UK offices but its tunnel departments are not affected
Breaking News Article Global News 02 Nov 2011 0 Stars

Minova buys self-drilling anchor business

Minova has acquired Atlas Copco’s self-drilling anchor business, which will become part of its tunnelling and civil division
Magazine Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Murphy scoops London cable tunnel contract

UK Power Networks has awarded civil-engineering contractor Murphy a US$15 million contract to partially design, construct and project manage a 1.3km cable tunnel in London
Magazine Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

InnoTrans gears up for ninth technology success

There may be 11 months to go until InnoTrans (September 18-21, 2012), but the event is already gearing up to rise to its name as the world’s leading rail technology show
Magazine Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

An impressive return

UK-based Ian Morrison looks at some key criteria to be considered when choosing drilling muds
Magazine Article Features 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Dr Tarkoy and rock classification systems

US-based geotechnical and underground construction consultant Dr Peter Tarkoy responds to the recent WT articles published in connection with rock classification systems
Letter To The Editor Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Costain-Skanska JV hands first tunnel portal to Crossrail

Construction of the portal at Royal Oak on the west London portion of Crossrail has been completed one month ahead of schedule by the Costain-Skanska JV
Headline Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Tunnel academy opens doors to students

The UK’s first dedicated tunnelling and underground training facility, dubbed the Crossrail Academy, has opened its doors to students
Magazine Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Halcrow to be snapped up by CH2M HILL

UK-based engineering consultant Halcrow is about to be acquired for US$194 million by global engineering and construction firm CH2M HILL, the industry’s fifth-largest design company
Headline Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Spend, spend, spend

In difficult economic times, governments should inject money into transport, water and energy infrastructures to resuscitate sluggish economies
Comment Article Comment 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

MVB completes Beckton shaft for Lee tunnel

The first of three shafts at Beckton for London’s Lee tunnel has been finished by the MVB joint venture, comprising Morgan Sindall, Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche
Headline Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Glendoe hydro almost back on track

Work is said to be progressing well at the Glendoe hydroelectric scheme in Scotland, where a rockfall two years ago caused a blockage in the headrace tunnel and the temporary closure of the plant
Magazine Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Accounting for uncertainty

Software developed by Prof Herbert Einstein and colleagues at MIT and EPF-Lausanne considers uncertainty in the tunnelling process. George Demetri explains
Magazine Article Features 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Advancing the safety culture

With an extensive career focused on health and safety, Dr Donald Lamont outlines some of the lessons he has learnt plus those from other tunnelling projects
Interview Article Features 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars
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