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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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Seal of approval for used Herrenknecht machines

Germany-based TBM-maker Herrenknecht has launched a scheme to offer additional security to companies buying used tunnelling equipment
Magazine Article Global News 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Italian contractor secures Doha metro design

According to Italian press reports, Qatar Railways has awarded a US$2.2 billion contract for the design of Doha Metro’s Red Line north to a consortium led by Impregilo
Magazine Article Global News 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Team successfully concludes tests on mesh drainage product

Tests on a new HDPE product designed to cure the problem of inwardly draining leak water have shown it to successfully solve tunnel leaks
Magazine Article Global News 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

SSE Glendoe legal action to start

Contractor Hochtief is to face legal action brought by SSE (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy) following losses SSE claims it incurred on the Glendoe hydro-power station in Scotland following a tunnel collapse
Headline Article Global News 04 Jun 2013 0 Stars

Atlas Copco launches compact rock-bolting rig

Atlas Copco has launched a new, fully mechanised, compact rig for rock bolting in small- to medium-sized tunnels
Breaking News Article Global News 31 May 2013 0 Stars

Civils association wants more infrastructure investment

Report warns that UK's relatively poor infrastructure is costing the country billions of pounds
Breaking News Article Global News 31 May 2013 0 Stars

Veidekke to build Norway hydropower plant

Norwegian contractor tasked to build hydro plant inside a mountain
Breaking News Article Global News 31 May 2013 0 Stars

Femern prequalifies international contractors

Steady progress is being made as Femern draws up a list of contractor consortia for the construction of the Denmark-Germany immersed tunnel
Breaking News Article Global News 31 May 2013 0 Stars

Integral safety from the start

Karsten Holmegaard looks at how Femern’s design, construction and operational strategy will make the Fehmarnbelt immersed tunnel one of the safest of its kind
Magazine Article 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Cultivating a cautious culture

When National Grid began the challenging London Power Tunnels project, it also set out to alter the industry’s safety practices. Mott MacDonald’s David Green explains how this is being achieved
Magazine Article 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Creating a safe haven

Ben Johnson discusses refuge chambers, which, having evolved from the mining sector, are becoming more common in tunelling
Magazine Article 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Pre-injecting to avoid the unexpected

Hans-Olav Hognestad looks at how injection and pre-injection can increase tunnel safety, particularly where water inflows pose a threat to workers
Magazine Article 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Testing times for water-mist systems

Under the SOLIT 2 research project, more than 30 major tests were carried out on water-mist fire-suppression systems for use in road tunnels. Roland Leucker explains
Magazine Article 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Fire and smoke - not a joke

Tunnel-safety expert Donald Lamont looks at the mechanics of fire and smoke in tunnels and current European standards and research that has been undertaken
Magazine Article 07 May 2013 0 Stars

A safer place

Grappling with the complex issues of tunnelling safety
Comment Article 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Immersive learning

Immersed tube tunnels are becoming increasingly popular due to the many time and cost benefits they offer but, as with all things, they come with drawbacks
Comment Article Comment 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Keep those TBMs moving

Whether in emerging markets or worldwide, new contractors are entering the tunnel boring sector, where the role of field service is responding with dramatic changes to keep TBMs operating. Desiree Willis explains
Magazine Article Features 07 May 2013 0 Stars

A global offering

Geneva, Switzerland, will be the venue for the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) on May 31-June 7, hosted by the Swiss Tunnelling Society. The event will include a conference and exhibition. Here are a few selected exhibitors
Magazine Article Features 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Hold the front page

March 2013 marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of World Tunnelling. Today, as World Tunnelling and Trenchless World, it remains the sole publication combining tunnelling and trenchless sectors. Three former WT editors describe their time at the helm
Magazine Article Features 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Clearing the air

The ventilation solution for the Fehmarnbelt immersed tunnel between Denmark and Germany proved to be a key strength in its design success, reports Patrick Reynolds
Magazine Article Features 07 May 2013 0 Stars
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - WT September 2014
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014

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