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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

Atkins announces new CEO

Atkins has announced the appointment of Uwe Krueger as CEO, replacing Keith Clarke, who retired recently.
Breaking News Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

New CEO for Crossrail

Crossrail has a new chief executive in Andrew Wolstenhome, who was appointed to the position in May, and will take up the position in September
Breaking News Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

New CFO for Normet

Finland-based tunnel and mining technology group Normet has announced that Riku Mäkinen has joined the Group as chief financial officer (CFO).
Breaking News Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

Herrenknecht TBM delivered to Lee tunnel site

UK water utility Thames Water has taken delivery of an 8.9m diameter Herrenknecht TBM which will be used to bore the US$647 million Lee tunnel in London.
Breaking News Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

Alain Deleard heads NFM

French TBM-manufacturer NFM Technologies announced recently that Alain Deleard has been appointed chief executive officer, taking over from Luc Devaux
Magazine Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

A measured response

In a letter addressed to the editor, Nick Barton outlines the discrepancies and inaccuracies that he sees in the paper ‘Designs in Jointed Rock’, by Walter Wittke and René Sommer, published last month in World Tunnelling
Magazine Article Features 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars
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