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NorthConnex nears public opening
Opening of the 9km NorthConnex underground highway in Sydney is approaching following delay caused by coronavirus impacts
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-03Sep2020-NorthConnex-nears-public-opening.php
Publication Date: Sep 2020 | Author: Jonathan Rowland, TunnelTalk
WestConnex M8 opens, NorthConnex opening soon
The new underground M5 highway, now renamed the M8, has become the second stage of the 33km WestConnex network to open in Sydney, Australia, with the NorthConnex link nearing its opening date
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-09Jul2020-New-M5-tunnels-are-second-stage-of-WestConnex-to-open-to-traffic.php
Publication Date: Jul 2020 | Author: Jonathan Rowland, TunnelTalk
Contaminated soil delays Melbourne West Gate TBMs
Mega TBMs supplied by Herrenknecht lie idle on the Melbourne West Gate highway project as contaminated soil delays start of excavation
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-22Apr2020-Contaminated-soil-delays-launch-of-West-Gate-TBMs.php
Publication Date: Apr 2020 | Author: Jonathan Rowland, TunnelTalk
Offtake deal clears way for Kidston construction
A long-term power sales deal has secured viability of the Kidston pumped storage scheme in Australia and brings expected start of its construction to within 2020
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-31Mar2020-A-power-sales-deal-secures-construction-start-of-the-Kidston-pump-storage-scheme.php
Publication Date: Apr 2020 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
First breakthrough for Melbourne Metro
The first TBM has broken through on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-27Feb2020-First-breakthrough-for-Melbourne-Metro.php
Publication Date: Feb 2020 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Two more breakthroughs on Sydney Metro
A third and fourth TBM have broken through on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest line
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Sydney-19Dec2019-Two-more-breakthroughs-on-Sydney-Metro.php
Publication Date: Dec 2019 | Author: Jonathan Rowland, TunnelTalk
Melbourne Metro breaks ground
Two TBMs have begun excavating the 9km metro extension in Melbourne, Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-14Nov2019-Melbourne-Metro-breaks-ground.php
Publication Date: Nov 2019 | Author: Karen Martin, TunnelTalk
Slurry TBM makes five on Sydney Metro
A Herrenknecht Mixshield TBM begins excavation under Sydney Harbour, joining four more machines extending Sydney Metro
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Sydney-05Sep2019-Slurry-TBM-extends-Metro-under-Sydney-Harbour.php
Publication Date: Sep 2019 | Author: Jonathan Rowland, TunnelTalk
Kidston hydro set for construction
With the majority of funding secured, the Kidston pumped storage project in Australia readies for construction
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-20Aug2019-Kidston-pumped-storage-hydro-construction-nears.php
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Sydney opens new underground highway
As the M4 route of the Sydney WestConnex highway project opens, work on the other three elements of the underground highway continues on schedule and on budget
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-01Aug2019-Sydney-WestConnex-M4-opens-as-on-other-elements-continue.php
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: Jonathan Rowland, TunnelTalk
Obituary
There is deep loss and emptiness at many job sites and project offices around the world and among colleagues and friends at the shock news that Enrique González of Spanish contractor Dragados has lost his life after being knocked down by a truck during a bicycle road race on Saturday 23 March near his home and close to the city of Madrid. He died at the scene of the accident. Following a funeral service on Wednesday, his body was taken by his wife and young family for burial in his hometown of Oviedo. Enrique will be missed by so many for his energy, his knowledge, his personal integrity and his professional ‘we-will-succeed’ attitude.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Obituary-Mar2019-Enrique-Fernández-González.php
Publication Date: Mar 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Mega TBM arrives in Melbourne
The first of two 15.6m diameter mega Herrenknecht TBMs arrives in Melbourne to prepare for its 4km long drive on the city’s West Gate twin tube highway tunnel project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-06Mar2019-Mega-TBM-arrives-in-Melbourne.php
Publication Date: Mar 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Volatility forecasts an unpredictable 2019
2019 looks set to be a volatile year geopolitically with that volatility likely to impact activity in the international tunnelling industry with projects planned and even progressing likely to be vulnerable to uncertain financial commitments
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-Jan2019-A-perspective-for-activity-in-2019.php
Publication Date: Jan 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk Reporting
WestConnex final link awarded
The final link for the Sydney WestConnex underground highway, the Rozelle interchange, is awarded as work progresses towards completion of the M5 tunnel works
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-20Dec2018-WestConnex-awards-Rozelle-interchange-award.php
Publication Date: Dec 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Precision roadheader and rockbolting on WestConnex
Software and hardware systems supplied by VMT of Germany for precise guidance and positioning of roadheaders and rockbolters have been proving their worth on the tunnels for the WestConnex highway project in Sydney, Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-20Dec2018-VMT-guidance-for-WestConnex-roadheaders-and-rockbolters.php
Publication Date: Dec 2018 | Author: VMT News Release
Double contract win to supply moulds to Australia
Two Australian contracts to be supplied with carousel and moulds from CBE Group
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-05July2018-CBE-wins-Australian-contracts.php
Publication Date: Jul 2018 | Author: CBE News Release
WestConnex awards the underground M4-M5 Link
The vital underground highway link to connect the new M4 and M5 underground highways is awarded to the Lendlease/Samsung C&T/Bouygues Construction JV
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-14Jun2018-WestConnex-M4-M5-Link-awarded.php
Publication Date: Jun 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk Reporting
WestConnex shortlists final elements
Shortlist announced for Westconnex Rozelle Interchange in Sydney Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-31May2018-WestConnex-shortlist-for-Rozelle-Interchange.php
Publication Date: May 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Fun times enjoyed at the BTS gala dinner
The Brewery in central London was the venue once again for an enjoyable evening for the guests and hosts of the 30th BTS black tie annual dinner
http://www.tunneltalk.com/BTS-Dinner-May2018.php
Publication Date: May 2018 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Melbourne West Gate highway approved
From an unsolicited proposal, the West Gate highway in Melbourne is approved as a PPP project and with order for two mega TBMs of 15.6m diameter on order for the twin tube tunnels involved
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-12Dec2017-West-Gate-in-Melbourne-goes-ahead.php
Publication Date: Dec 2017 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
China acquires Aecon of Canada
CCCI, the international division of China Communications Construction Group has taken over construction and infrastructure group Aecon for an agreed Can$1.3 billion (US$950 million)
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-Nov2017-China-acquires-Aecon-of-Canada.php
Publication Date: Nov 2017 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Bids in for Melbourne Metro PPP race
Bids submitted by all three shortlisted consortia for Melbourne Metro PPP contract
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-19Jul2017-Tunnels-and-stations-contract-awarded-for-Melbourne-Metro.php
Publication Date: Jul 2017 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
First VDM prepares for launch in Perth
The Salini Impregilo/NRW JV prepares to launch the first of two Herrenknecht variable density TBMs for the Perth Forrestfield airport rail link
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-10Jul2017-Variable-density-TBM-prepares-for-Perth-airport-link-drive.php
Publication Date: Jul 2017 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Shortlist for last WestConnex contract
Two JVs shortlisted for Sydney WestConnex M4-M5 highway link
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-28Jun2017-Sydney-shortlists-contractors-for-WestConnex-M4-M5-highway-link.php
Publication Date: Jun 2017 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Sydney Metro awards mega extension project
The John Holland/CPB Contractors/Ghella Joint Venture is awarded the 15.5km Sydney Metro City and Southwest tunnel project, including the twin tunnel under crossing of Sydney Harbour
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-28Jun2017-Sydney-Metro-City-and-Southwest-project-award.php
Publication Date: Jun 2017 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Guiding roadheaders for WestConnex
VMT wins contracts to supply TUnIS navigation systems for roadheaders and rockbolting rigs on the WestConnex highway tunnel project in Sydney
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-June17-VMT-TUnIS-navigation-system-for-WestConnex-roadheader-excavation.php
Publication Date: Jun 2017 | Author: VMT News Release
Bids in for Melbourne Metro PPP race
Bids submitted by all three shortlisted consortia for Melbourne Metro PPP contract
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-12Apr2017-Melbourne-metro-rail-PPP-consortia-bids.php
Publication Date: Apr 2017 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Two mega-TBMs for Melbourne highway tunnel
CPB Contractors/John Holland JV selected for design-build construction of the West Gate highway tunnel project in Melbourne, Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-04Apr2017-Design-build-contractor-JV-selected-for-Melbourne-West-Gate-Tunnel.php
Publication Date: Apr 2017 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Variable density TBMs ordered for Perth airport link
Two Herrenknecht variable density TBMs are ordered by the Salini Impregilo/NRW JV to excavate the running tunnels of the Forrestfield Airport Link through mixed geology beneath Perth, Western Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Herrenknecht-variable-density-technology-selected-for-Perth-Airport-Link.php
Publication Date: Mar 2017 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Reflecting on a record-breaking 2016
Reflecting on 2016
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2016-Dec-2016-in-retrospect.php
Publication Date: Dec 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
WestConnex secures Aust$1.7 billion in funding
WestConnex secures Aust$1.7 billion to finance M4 widening and M4 East in Sydney, Australia via innovative private sector debt funding.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WestConnex-Dec2016-funding-secured-for-M4-and-M4-East.php
Publication Date: Dec 2016 | Author: WestConnex News Release
Logistic management of segment production
The flexibility of the VMT Segment Documentation System allowed for modification after setup to expand the interface for access by authorized users in the contractor and client project teams of the Sydney Metro Northwest contract in Australia and its TUnIS Deformation Monitoring software assisted monitoring of the new rail tunnels at Epping beneath existing surface rail infrastructure
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelTECH-Oct2016-Logistic-management-of-segment-production-by-VMT-in-Sydney.php
Publication Date: Oct 2016 | Author: Ian Clarke, Technical Journalist
Harbour Crossing bidders selected
Five TBMs required for 15km twin running tunnels of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-07Sep2016-Bidders-selected-for-Sydney-Harbour-Tunnel.php
Publication Date: Sep 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Training roadheader operators in Sydney
The M4 East project contractor on the WestConnex highway tunneling project in Sydney has modified the normal single-seat to double occupancy cabins to allow for on-the-job training of new roadheader operators and ensure availability of skilled operators for an extensive programme of tunnelling to be advanced in the city over the coming years
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-30Aug16-WestConnex-contractor-introduces-on-the-job-roadheader-training.php
Publication Date: Aug 2016 | Author: WestConnex news release
Bids in for PPP race
Collapse of tunnelling works beneath a main street of Ottawa city centre in Canada brought the mid-week morning traffic to a standstill when a large sinkhole swallowed the road deck and raised questions for the engineers about the design and progress of the underground excavations by the design-build contractor
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-17Aug2016-Melbourne-Metro-tunnel construction-shortlist-announced.php
Publication Date: Jul 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Three EOIs for Melbourne Metro mega-project
Collapse of tunnelling works beneath a main street of Ottawa city centre in Canada brought the mid-week morning traffic to a standstill when a large sinkhole swallowed the road deck and raised questions for the engineers about the design and progress of the underground excavations by the design-build contractor
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-12Jul2016-Three-EOIs-for-Melbourne-Metro-Tunnels-and-Stations-package.php
Publication Date: Jul 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
China deal for Robbins
As the latest in a string of acquisitions by Chinese companies, NHI has concluded a deal with The Robbins Company of the USA that injects financial support into Robbins and supports aspirations by NHI to be an international TBM manufacturer and supplier
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-29Jun2016-Robbins-deal-with-Chinese-TBM-manufacturer.php
Publication Date: Jun 2016 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Shortlist for Melbourne highway mega-project
John Holland awarded shaft excavation contract as $11 billion Melbourne Metro construction procurement gets under way
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-23Jun2015-Three-JVs-shortlisted-for-Melbourne-Western-Distributor.php
Publication Date: Jun 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
First contract award for Melbourne Metro
Collapse of tunnelling works beneath a main street of Ottawa city centre in Canada brought the mid-week morning traffic to a standstill when a large sinkhole swallowed the road deck and raised questions for the engineers about the design and progress of the underground excavations by the design-build contractor
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-22Jun2016-First-contract-award-for-9km-Melbourne-Metro.php
Publication Date: Jun 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
East Coast Line contract rollout in Singapore
First underground civil contracts awarded by Singapore Land Transport Authority for the all underground 13km East Coast extension of the 30km Thomson Line
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Singapore-MRT-27Jan2016-Contract-rollout-of-Thomson-Line-East-Coast-extension.php
Publication Date: Jun 2016 | Author: Singapore LTA News Release
Perth Forrestfield–Airport link award
Archer Western Construction with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as the lead designer are to complete a $198.5 million design-build upgrade and overhaul of the underground sections of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) metro system
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-23Feb2016-Salini-Impregilo-NRW-JV-selected-for-Perth-Forrestfield-Airport-Link.php
Publication Date: Feb 2016 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
TBM record for Sydney rail mega-project
Five TBMs required for 15km twin running tunnels of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-02Feb2016-Five-TBMs-for-15km-Sydney-Metro-City-and-Southwest.php
Publication Date: Feb 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Final breakthrough for Sydney rail mega-project
The Thiess/John Holland/Dragados joint venture has achieved final breakthrough using one of four NFM double shields, to complete mechanised excavation of 15km of twin tunnelled alignment for Sydney’s Northwest Metro project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-18Jan2016-Final-breakthrough-for-Sydney-Northwest-Metro-mega-project.php
Publication Date: Jan 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
First tunnel award for Sydney West Connex
Leighton John Holland and Samsung joint venture awarded construction of 5.5km cut and cover tunnel for Phase 1 of West Connex highway project in Sydney, Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-10June2015-West-Connex-Sydney-M4-East-Tunnel-award.php
Publication Date: Jun 2015 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Perth sets shortlist for underground airport link
Three international consortia are selected to prepare proposals to design-build the 8.5km long underground rail link to the Perth Airport and the foothill suburbs of Western Australia’s capital city
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-6May2015-Perth-Airport-rail-link.php
Publication Date: Apr 2015 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Reflecting on 2014
Review of underground construction industry project developments, company news and progress in 2014
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2014-Dec2014-in-retrospect.php
Publication Date: Dec 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Leighton sells John Holland division to Chinese
Australian construction giant Leighton, itself owned by Hochtief of Germany, sells subsidiary company John Holland to CCCC International Holding Limited of China, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Industry
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-11Dec2014-Leighton-sells-John-Holland-to-the-Chinese.php
Publication Date: Dec 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Politics threatens East West Link in Melbourne
Buoygues/Acciona/Lend Lease JV selected as preferred bidder to constuct multo billion dollar East West Link traffic tunnel in Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Melbourne-awards-highway-mega-project.php
Publication Date: Oct 2014 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
AFTES holds court in Lyon
The 2014 AFTES conference and exhibition in Lyon in October had on display and in the programme of presentations and lectures a wide range of topics and exhibits to attract the attention of the delegates and the many hundreds of visitors who had access to the exhibition halls free of charge
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-Oct2014-AFTES-held-court-in-Lyon.php
Publication Date: Oct 2014 | Author: Shani Wallis and Binda Punj, TunnelTalk
London and Sydney award rail concessions
MTR Corp of Hong Kong signs concession agreements to operate rail services for Crossrail in London, and as part of a consortium with John Holland and Leighton to design, construct and operate rail services for the new North West Rail Link in Sydney, Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-16Sep2014-MTR-Corp-to-run-underground-rail-services-in-London-and-Sydney.php
Publication Date: Sep 2014 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Singapore rolls out Thomson Line packages
Four more construction contracts awarded for Singapore Thomson Line
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Singapore-MRT-22Oct2013-Thomson-Line-continues-construction-rollout.php
Publication Date: Apr 2014 | Author: Singapore Land Transport Authority News Release
Hochtief seizes control of troubled Leighton
Hochtief looks to increase its stake in subsidiary Leighton Holdings and complete board level changes and a restructuring program in the wake of heavy PPP losses
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-12Mar2014-Hochtief-looks-to-restructure-Leighton.php
Publication Date: Mar 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Double contract win for formwork specialist
CBE of France selected to supply segment mould sets for Anacosta River project in Washington DC and Rennes Metro
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-12Mar2014-CBE-selected-to-supply-segment-moulds-for-Anacostia-River-project-and-Rennes-Metro.php
Publication Date: Mar 2014 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Ramping up mega-TBM progress in Auckland
Well Connected Alliance team of New Zealand Transportation Agency, McConnell Dowell, Fletcher and Obayashi ready to build momentum after three months of putting the 14.5m diameter Herrenknecht mega-TBM through its paces during early excavation stages of the Waterview highway connection in Auckland
http://www.tunneltalk.com/New-Zealand-12Feb2014-Mega-TBM-ramping-up-speed-for-Waterview-highway-tunnel-delivery-in-Auckland.php
Publication Date: Feb 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Melbourne contracting model to minimize risk
Availability PPP method selected as financing and construction model for Melbourne East West Link eastern tunnel
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-21Nov2013-Melbourne-East-West-Link.php
Publication Date: Nov 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Prizes for international tunnelling achievements
November has been a busy month for the British Tunnelling Society and for London as the venue for presentation of the international tunnellingawards as sponsored by the ITA International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Accolades-and-Awards-Nov2013-ITA-presents-international-tunnelling-awards.php
Publication Date: Nov 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Single company sweeps Sydney TBM order - TunnelTalk
French TBM manufacturer NFM Technologies to supply all four machines for the Sydney North West Rail link in Australia
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-17Sep2013-NFM-Technologies-secure-all-TBMs-for-North-West-Rail-Link.php
Publication Date: Sep 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Australia suffers toll concession failures
A review of the highway concessions and PPP public-private-partnership toll tunnel projects in Australia that have become the subject of major lawsuits and financial failure of the operating concession companies soon after opening to traffic to substantially lower than forecast traffic usage and toll revenue income.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-16Jul13-Australia-PPP-toll-tunnel-crisis.php
Publication Date: Jul 2013 | Author: Paul Grad, TunnelTalk Correspondent, Australia, and Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Optimised design wins Bank Station upgrade
An Innovative Contractor Engagement (ICE) procurement process has secured a highly optimised design-build contract for the London Underground Bank Station upgrade project from Spanish contractor Dragados and its design partners URS as leadand Dr Sauer & Partners Ltd as SCL excavation engineer
http://www.tunneltalk.com/London-Underground-11Jul2013-Bank-Station-upgrade-award.php
Publication Date: Jul 2013 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Sydney awards billion dollar rail mega-project
New South wales in Australia awards 15km North West Rail Link twin running tunnels and underground station contract to Thiess/John Holland/Dragados joint venture
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-25June2013-Sydney-awards-North-West-Rail-Link-tunnel-contract.php
Publication Date: Jun 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Doha rolls out metro contracts
Impregilo, part of the Salini Group, confirms award of the Doha metro Red Line North twin tunnel construction contract in Qatar
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Doha-Metro-21May2013-Impregilo-led-consortium-wins-Red-Line-North-tunnel-contract.php
Publication Date: Jun 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Qatar begins Doha metro tunnel awards
Impregilo/ SK Engineering/ Galfar Engineering joint venture set to be awarded first construction contract on Doha metro Red Line North in Qatar
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Doha-Metro-17Apr13-Red-Line-North-awarded-as-Qatar-begins-construction-contract-rollout.php
Publication Date: Apr 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Macmahon exits civil tunnelling after 50 years
Australian giant Macmahon to concentrate solely on mining operations, exits loss making construction sector and sells its portfolio to Leighton
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-27Feb13-Australian-giant-Macmahon-exits-construction-sector-and-sells-its-portfolio-to-Leighton.php
Publication Date: Feb 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Achievement accolades for Richard Lovat
After building a company from small mechanical repair shop into a global TBM manufacturing enterprise, Richard Lovat was the deserving winner of two life-time achievement awards recently in Toronto, one from the Tunneling Association of Canada and the other from the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Honours-and-Awards-Dec12-Recognition-of-a-life-time-in-tunneling-for-Richard-Lovat.php
Publication Date: Dec 2012 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Tunnels at the heart of Sydney transport vision
Government of Australia to part fund new Sydney WestConnex highway tunnel project including M4 extension M4-M5 link new M5 traffic tunnel and prioritises 2km dedicated bus tunnel and 8km M2-F3 tunnel link
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-Oct12-Government-funding-moves-Sydney-West-Connex-project-towards-design-phase.php
Publication Date: Oct 2012 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Three vie to build longest rail tunnel in Australia
Baulderstone Bouygues Obayashi McConnell Dowell Laing O'Rourke Thiess John Holland and Dragados make final shortlist for Sydney North West Rail Link TBM bored tunnel construction
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-Sep12-Three-consortia-to-compete-for-Sydney-North-West-Rail-Link-tunnel-construction.php
Publication Date: Sep 2012 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
New Zealand awards mega-TBM undertaking
Twin EPBM tunnels of 14m diameter lie at the heart of the largest infrastructure project in New Zealand's history. Estimated at NZ$1.4 billion, the Waterview Connection highway construction project in Auckland is integral to completing the city's Western Ring Route. The project is one of seven Roads of National Significance, identified by the NZTA in 2009 as being vital to the country's economic prosperity. A completed ring route will reduce dependency on the Auckland Harbour Bridge Highway (SH1) for through traffic and provide a continuous highway link from the city centre to the international airport (Fig 1).
http://www.tunneltalk.com/New-Zealand-Aug11-Award-of-the-Waterview-Project-in-Auckland.php
Publication Date: Aug 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Brisbane completes Airport Link excavation
Within three days of each other, the two 12.48m diameter Herrenknecht EPBMs in Brisbane, Australia, completed the last lengths of excavation for the Airport Link underground highway. Rocksy broke through on Monday 4th July and Sandy on Wednesday 6th.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Brisbane-Airport-Link-Jul11-Excavation-complete.php
Publication Date: Jul 2011 | Author: Airport Link News Release
It's a pair as second machine breaks through
The second TBM on the Brisbane Airport Link project in Queensland brokethrough this week to join its twin in the enormous 23m wide purpose built cavern deep underground at Wooloowin.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Brisbane-Airport-Link-Feb11-First-TBM-breakthrough.php
Publication Date: Mar 2011 | Author: Airport Link News Release
Buried end for Airport Link TBMs
Some 17km of TBM, roadheader and cut-and-cover tunnelling comprises the Airport Link highway
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Brisbane-Jan11-Buried-end-for-Airport-Link-TBMs.php
Publication Date: Jan 2011 | Author: BrisConnections Progress Report
Brisbane road tunnels survive flood threat - TunnelTalk
A torrent of floodwater sweeping down the Brisbane River catchments wiped out all before it and threatened catastrophic inundation of the state capital. As well as residents and businesses preparing for the worst, the city's $4.8 billion Airport Link construction project doubled precautions to avert flooding of the tunnelling works.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Queensland-floods-Jan11-Tunnels-spared.php
Publication Date: Jan 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
TBM launch for Brisbane Airport Link
A year-long drive has begun for Rocksy, the first of two TBMs working on the Brisbane Airport Link. Before the end of this month (August 2010), the second machine, Sandy, is due to set off on the parallel 2.5km highway tunnel bore.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Brisbane-Aug10-First-TBM-launch.php
Publication Date: Aug 2010 | Author: Patrick Reynolds, Freelance Reporter
Brisbane's Airport Link powering ahead
Transport Minister Rachel Nolan joined hundreds of Thiess John Holland workers last Friday, (June 18) to celebrate the first tunnel breakthrough for construction of Australia's longest road tunnel.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Brisbane-June10-Airport-Link-breakthrough.php
Publication Date: Jun 2010 | Author: Project News Release
Brisbane takes delivery of second TBM
The second Herrenknecht TBM for the Brisbane Airport Link has arrived in Brisbane to complete another step towards launch of TBM tunnelling on the project this year.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Brisbane-Apr10-Airport-Link-TBM-2-arrives.php
Publication Date: Apr 2010 | Author: Project news release
Brisbane road tunnels celebrate milestones
Brisbane announced on Monday (December 7, 2009) the three short listed consortia qualified to bid on the 5km Northern Link tunnel - the third of four tunneling projects to ease serious traffic congestion in the Queensland capital (Fig 1).
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TransApex-Dec09-Brisbane-road-tunnels.php
Publication Date: Dec 2009 | Author: Paula Wallis, TunnelTalk
Short listed pre-qualifiers for Sydney metro
Three pre-qualified consortia are selected to tender for design and construction of the central starter section of a new and ambitious metro system for Sydney, Australia. The short listed three are:
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Sydney-Metro-Aug09-Construction-shortlist.php
Publication Date: Aug 2009 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor
Robbins TBM protecting waterways in Melbourne
The Robbins runner and its operating crew
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TBM-Recorder-July09-Robbins-flood-control-drives.php
Publication Date: Jul 2009 | Author: Desiree Willis, Technical Writer, The Robbins Company
Subsea connection for desalination plant
Twin 2.2km long x 2.8m i.d. tunnels bored out under the sea off the coast of Queensland are the vital lifelines for the new Gold Coast Desalination plant in Australia. The principal design criteria for these saltwater conveyance tunnels and the construction and programme constraints are discussed.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Subsea-connection-for-desalination-plant.php
Publication Date: Aug 2008 | Author: By Carla Carroll, Senior Communication Consultant for the GCD Alliance
Edited by Shani Wallis
Herrenknecht makes it four for Brisbane
Friday 15 August, 2008, Brisbane, Queensland: Brisbane committed to the Aust$5 billion Airport Link toll highway with confirmation of a Aust$90 million contract with Herrenknecht for two new large diameter TBMs.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Herrenknecht-four-for-Brisbane.php
Publication Date: Aug 2008 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor, reports from Queensland
Brisbane awards airport highway tunnel link
A group of Macquarie Capital Group, Thiess, John Holland, Arup and PB, is selected this week to deliver Brisbane's airport highway link in Queensland, Australia. The group's proposal maximizes the underground option placing 5.25km of the 6.7km electronic toll road in Australia's largest highway tunnel to date.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Brisbane-awards-airport-highway-tunnel-link.php
Publication Date: May 2008 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor
Lane Cove collapse investigations
Collapse of a heading during excavation of the Lane Cove highway tunnel in Sydney has added to the heat of toll road tunnelling investigation in Australia in recent times. TunnelTalk examined the source of such intense scrutiny.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Lane-Cove-collapse.php
Publication Date: Feb 2007 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor
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