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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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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

Continually developing

Having spent his early years with contractors and consultants, Mike King has worked on numerous international tunnel projects, including the Channel Tunnel. Today, he heads the underground construction unit within the Crossrail Technical Directorate
Interview Article Features 07 May 2013 0 Stars

The essence of a tunnel

World Tunnelling looks at how the design, materials, handling, tolerances, erecting and overall performance of lining segments can play a critical role in the long-term performance of a tunnel project
Magazine Article Features 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Turin to Lyon under the Alps

Rodney Craig examines the history, development and proposed construction of a new rail tunnel through the Alps that will link France and Italy
Magazine Article Features 07 May 2013 0 Stars

BASF partners with Atlas Copco on advanced shotcrete

Following the recent sale of its MEYCO equipment business, global chemical giant BASF has signed an agreement with Atlas Copco to partner on the development of sprayed-concrete technology and expertise
Magazine Article Global News 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Norway to build world’s first large ship tunnel

Norway is preparing to construct what has been hailed as the world’s first large shipping tunnel that will allow cargo ships to by-pass a region of choppy seas and high winds
Magazine Article Global News 07 May 2013 0 Stars

STUVA gears up for November conference

STUVA, the Germany-based, independent, non-profit research institution for underground transportation, will hold its conference on November 27-29 at the International Congress Centre in Stuttgart (ICS), Germany
Magazine Article Global News 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Sandvik continues DTi rig development

Sandvik is continuing the development of its recently launched DTi series of intelligent tunnelling jumbos
Headline Article Global News 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Mott MacDonald appointed to aid Crossrail fit-out

Mott MacDonald has been appointed engineering consultant for the fitting-out of the new Crossrail tunnels in London
Magazine Article Global News 07 May 2013 0 Stars

Herrenknecht gripper TBM completes Swiss hydro-power tunnel

A Herrenknecht gripper TBM has successfully completed boring its second 40°-inclined headrace tunnel for the new pumped storage power plant at Limmern, Switzerland
Headline Article Global News 07 May 2013 0 Stars
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