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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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Herrenknecht adds extra shaft to power station

Herrenknecht said one of its raiseboring rigs has been used to increase capacity at the Vianden pumped-storage plant in Luxembourg
Magazine Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

Expressions of interest invited for Crossrail portal

Crossrail has placed a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, seeking expressions of interest for the remaining tunnel portal contract (C340) at Victoria Dock, London
Magazine Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

More debate needed

A controversial paper published last month in WT has spawned a strident response in this issue from a well-known tunnel consultant. Both arguments have benefitted WT and its readers
Comment Article Comment 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

BSI rolls out new publication on health and safety

Work on the revision of BS 6164, ‘Code of practice for health and safety in tunnelling in the construction industry’, has been completed and the revised standard published by the British Standards Institution
Magazine Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

Aker Wirth awarded for innovation

German TBM-maker Aker Wirth has been hailed as one of Germany’s top 100 innovators in a scheme that recognises creativity and vision
Magazine Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

Team TBM going for gold

Desiree Willis reports on the double shield TBMs pushing through difficult ground to create rail tunnels in time for Sochi’s Winter Olympics
Magazine Article Features 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

Hindhead opens on time and budget

Following a 4.5-year building period, the 1.8km Hindhead road tunnel in southern England opened on July 27
Headline Article Global News 18 Aug 2011 0 Stars

Eivind Grøv addresses Malta conference

Proponents of an undersea tunnel connecting Malta and Gozo must have been heartened by confirmation that the rock along the proposed alignment appears to be geologically promising
Headline Article Global News 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Skanska awarded contract to extend Prague metro

Skanska has been awarded a US$218 million contract to provide technical services for Prague’s subway Line A extension
Magazine Article Global News 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Milan Line 4 metro gets underway

Italian construction and civil engineering group Impregilo has won, provisionally, the concession to build and operate Line 4 of the Milan metro
Headline Article Global News 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

The only way is up

This year's World Tunnel Congress held in Helsinki, in May, was a great success, further evidence perhaps, that global tunnelling is in a healthy state and, by all accounts, could remain so for some time to come.
Comment Article Comment 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Thames tunnel debate hots up

Following the unease expressed by some London boroughs, a commission has been set up to look into the worthiness of the Thames tunnel, the 32km ‘super sewer’ designed to put an end to polluting storm discharges
Headline Article Global News 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Caterpillar TBMs advance in Winter Olympics works

Caterpillar, the construction equipment maker that acquired Lovat, announced recently that one of its TBMs, a Cat 243, has excavated the third tunnel complex on a mountain resort in Russia
Magazine Article Global News 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Working in high-pressure compressed air

Dr Donald Lamont, a civil engineer with decades of experience in health and safety, describes some of the issues associated with the use of HPCA
Magazine Article Features 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Soundings on segments

Dr Robert Sturk outlines a breakthrough in using impact echo measurement for the non-destructive quality control of backfill material in segmentally lined tunnels
Magazine Article Features 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Designs in jointed rock

Dr Walter Wittke and Dr René Sommer compare rock mechanical models and classification systems, and ask whether their application involves any risk
Magazine Article Features 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Risk management on track

Dr Rupert Lieb & Heinz Ehrbar outline the risk management system used on the Gotthard Base Tunnel in which the geology assumes critical importance
Magazine Article Features 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Bekaert researcher recognised as innovator

Ann Lambrechts, head of building products R&D at steel fibre-maker Bekaert, has won the ‘Industry’ category of the European Inventor Award
Magazine Article Global News 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Danish site for Femern production

Danish state-owned company Femern has chosen Rødbyhavn, Denmark, as the future site for the production of the immersed-tunnel units for the Fehmarnbelt fixed link
Headline Article Global News 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars

Greek tunnelling still going strong

Dr George Dounias, vice-president of the Greek Tunnelling Society, outlines the feverish tunnelling activity that has taken place in the country recently
Magazine Article Features 20 Jul 2011 0 Stars
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