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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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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

Copenhagen's new circle line

The Danish capital is adding a new line to its metro network. Rodney Craig investigates what this involves
Magazine Article Features 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Shotcreting as a core business

Stuart Manning looks at the development of shotcrete in the UK, and some of the issues concerning training and development
Magazine Article Features 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Swedish trials probe wagons' safety limits

Sweden’s SP Technical Research Institute recently undertook full-scale fire tests in a Metro-type environment, which formed the subject of a recent two-day conference
Magazine Article Features 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Expressions of interest sought for Crossrail fit-outs

Crossrail, the body overseeing the construction of the 118km east-west rail line across London, has announced that it has begun procurement for major tunnel fit-out works, worth around US$629 million
Magazine Article Global News 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Grouting practice in Norway

The Norwegian Tunnelling Society has developed and applied pre-excavation rock-mass grouting to deal with groundwater inflows in rock tunnelling
Magazine Article Features 26 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Executive decisions

Olivier Vion has a packed schedule as executive director of the International Tunnelling Association. He spoke to George Demetri
Magazine Article Features 06 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Rock classification debate continues

Rock classification methods such as the Q-System are debated in World Tunnelling, following two recent articles. Here, Prof W Wittke and Dr R Sommer respond to last month’s response by Dr Nick Barton
Letter To The Editor Article Global News 06 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Femern asks firms to think about forming consortia

Femern, the body responsible for delivering the immersed tunnel between Germany and Denmark, has announced that major construction and engineering companies should start familiarising themselves with the project and, if desired,consider forming consortia
Headline Article Global News 06 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Facing the future

The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) may have its work cut out given its limited resources and the rapid global demand for its services. Electonic communications technologies could provide the answer but so will better support from the industry
Comment Article Comment 06 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Rock future secured

Norway has been the home of much progress with rockbolts in recent years. Below are three companies that have contributed to this development
Magazine Article Features 06 Oct 2011 0 Stars

Breath of fresh air at Gotthard

Alwin Larcher and Andreas Kuhn report on the design and development of the world’s most powerful tunnel-ventilation system
Magazine Article Features 06 Oct 2011 0 Stars

SELI bags Italian subsea tunnel

Italian TBM-maker SELI has won a contract worth US$54 million to build a sub-sea, high voltage cable tunnel between Sicily and Calabria, Italy.
Breaking News Article Global News 08 Sep 2011 0 Stars

Herrenknecht set to make record TBM for Russian tunnel

Herrenknecht has received a record-breaking order for the world’s largest diameter TBM to excavate the Orlovski tunnel in St Petersburg, Russia
Breaking News Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

New CEO for Arcadis UK

International design, engineering and management services consultancy Arcadis has appointed Mike Carroll as its CEO in the UK
Breaking News Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars
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Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
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