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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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Soft and hard challenges

Patrick Reynolds reports on research in ground conditioning, particularly on foams that reduce tool wear on EPB and hard-rock TBMs
Magazine Article Features 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

Climbing mountains

Fresh from having organised a highly successful World Tunnel Congress in Geneva, Felix Amberg reflects on his career and some of the finance and technology challenges facing tunnelling. He spoke to George Demetri
Magazine Article Features 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

Turning back the tide

London’s Crossrail tunnelling project is encountering various dewatering challenges, reports Patrick Reynolds
Magazine Article Features 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

Aktor wins Serbia tunnel contract

Greece’s largest construction company, Aktor, recently signed a US$96 million contract for the construction of a 16.6km section of highway and two tunnels on Serbia’s E80 highway
Magazine Article Global News 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

Veidekke to build Norway railway tunnels

Bergen Light Rail Development & Construction has awarded Norway-based contractor Veidekke a US$103 million contract to build 2.7km of double-track railway from Lagunen to Sandslivegen, Norway, that will also include three tunnels, two stations and a bridge
Magazine Article Global News 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

Moscow TBM makes landmark breakthrough

A Robbins EPB TBM excavating the Moscow Metro achieved breakthrough at the end of May
Headline Article Global News 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

PERI makes formwork for English water scheme

Germany-based shuttering provider PERI is to provide formwork and falsework solutions to a US$170 million sewer improvement scheme near Preston, northwest England
Magazine Article Global News 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

Report proposes major London road tunnelling

Londoners could have Boston Big Dig-style highways operating beneath their feet, should the proposals of a strategic road review by the Mayor of London’s Roads Task Force (RTF) come to fruition
Headline Article Global News 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

STS concludes successful congress

Having welcomed more than 1,800 visitors and some 110 exhibitors, the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) held in Geneva was drawn to a successful close on June 7
Headline Article Global News 18 Jul 2013 0 Stars

New show to highlight sustainable tunnelling

A new event dedicated to underground construction, ExpoTunnel, will take place in October in Italy
Breaking News Article Global News 20 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Oslo metro contract win for Skanska

Skanska Norway is to construct a subway at Løren in Oslo, Norway, following the signing of a US$62 million contract
Breaking News Article Global News 20 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Major global tunnel event prepares for autumn roll

The International Urban Tunnelling Conference, a major event in the tunneller's calendar, is to take place in London on September 16-19, 2013
Breaking News Article Global News 20 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Crossrail tunnelling and stations gathering momentum

Crossrail, the east-west rail scheme that will stretch 118km across London and beyond, is now one third complete
Breaking News Article Global News 20 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Is geological risk analysis always relevant?

Cédric Gaillard, Emmanuel Humbert, Fabien Rival and Alain Robert discuss the necessary conditions for undertaking risk analyses, estimating the consequences and achieving a satisfactory level of geological knowledge
Magazine Article Features 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Competitive and sustainable

Jo Stimpson looks at immersed-tunnels and outlines the various steps involved in their creation, from design to building a water-tight, underwater structure that can turn out to be as cost-competitive as a bored tunnel or bridge
Magazine Article Features 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

To grout or not to grout

Grouting can form an indispensable component of the tunnel advance, but what does it comprise, when do we use it, and in what applications?
Magazine Article Features 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Sorting out the grout

Tunnel contractors can choose whether to use cement or chemical grouts, and to help them out, Britt Babcock discusses both types, which to use, when to use them and why… and an idea of how much it will all cost
Magazine Article Features 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Chalking-up steady advances

Drill and blast is a multi-faceted technique which over recent years has seen innovation and improvement in all its component areas, says George Demetri
Magazine Article Features 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Conference on the Bosporus

Istanbul, Turkey, will be the venue for the International Symposium and Exhibition on Underground Excavations for Transportation, to be held in November
Magazine Article Global News 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

SELI unveils second Copenhagen TBM

The second SELI-Kawasaki EPB TBM for the Copenhagen Metro project was inaugurated at the SELI factory in Aprilia, Italy, last month
Magazine Article Global News 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars
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