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Lonato rail link TBM set for assembly in Italy
A CREG TBM manufactured in China is procured to excavate the twin tube Lonato high speed rail tunnel in Italy
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Italy-03Jun2020-CREG-EPBM-for-Lonato-rail-tunnel.php
Publication Date: Jun 2020 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Conference schedule uncertainty
As a consequence of the disruption caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, organisers and venues of the schedule of industry fixtures for the second half of 2020 and into 2021 are still in a state of uncertainty and confusion
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-June2020-Conferences-confusion-uncertainty-and-virtual-alternatives.php
Publication Date: Jun 2020 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Projects resume and conferences go online
Projects resume and conferences go online
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-2020-Coronavirus-Unprecedented-times.php
Publication Date: May 2020 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Consultancy contract confirmed on Fehmarnbelt Link
Atkins signs eight year contract with Femern to provide consultancy for Fehmarnbelt link immersed tube between Denmark and Germany
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-13Feb2020-Atkins-signs-consultancy-deal-with-Fehmarn.php
Publication Date: Feb 2020 | Author: Atkins News Release
Smooth sailing into the 2020s
As we turn into the new year and the new decade, there is no shortage in planned and progressing projects and urgent needs for underground infrastructure to keep all sectors of the industry engaged and busy
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-01Jan2020-Plenty-to-progress-through-the-new-year-and-the-new-decade.php
Publication Date: Jan 2020 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Looking back on 2019
Events of 2019 give indications of the direction of the industry and major projects into the future
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-Dec2019-Looking-back-on-2019.php
Publication Date: Dec 2019 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Countdown to ITA Awards 2019
The 5th edition of the ITA Awards will be held from 18 to 20 November 2019 in Miami, Florida
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Accolades-and-Awards-14Nov2019-2019-ITA-Awards-approaches.php
Publication Date: Nov 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Finalists announced for ITA Awards 2019
The finalists for the 2019 ITA Awards have been announced
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-12Sep2019-2019-ITA-Awards-finalists-announced.php
Publication Date: Sep 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Shortlist of 2019 ITA Awards entries selected
Shortlist of 2019 ITA Awards entries selected
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Acalades-andAwards-25Jul2019-Entries-pre-selected-as-outstanding-for-the-ITA-2019-Awards.php
Publication Date: Jul 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Global entries for 2019 ITA Awards
Global entries for 2019 ITA Awards
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Accolades-and-Awards-18Jul2019-Global-entries-received-for-2019-ITA-Awards.php
Publication Date: Jul 2019 | Author: ITA News Release
Objections filed as Fehmarn prepares for construction
Fehmarn gets legal complaints as main construction set to start
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-29May19-Fehmarn-sealink-update.php
Publication Date: Jun 2019 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Call for nominees for 2019 ITA Awards
Nominees invited for 2019 ITA Awards
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Accolades-and-Awards-04Apr2019-Nominees-invited-for-2019-ITA-Awards.php
Publication Date: Apr 2019 | Author: ITA News Release
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
Hampton Roads undersea TBM drive awarded
Hampton Roads undersea TBM drive awarded
http://www.tunneltalk.com/USA-20Mar2019-Award-of-Hampton-Roads-undersea-TBM-drive.php
Publication Date: Mar 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Review for revision of BS 6164 code
BSi revising BS 6164 code of practice for health and safety in tunnelling
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-28Feb2019-Input-sought-for-revised-health-and-safety-code-of-practice.php
Publication Date: Feb 2019 | Author: BSi News Release
Germany approves Fehmarnbelt fixed link
Germany finally approves plans to construct the immersed tube highway and railway fixed link with Denmark but prepares for appeals against project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-14Feb2019-Germany-approval-for-Fehmarnbelt.php
Publication Date: Feb 2019 | Author: Femern A/S News Release
Fehmarn plans as German approval nears
Fehmarn planning advances as German approval nears
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-15Jan19-Fehmarn-link-update.php
Publication Date: Jan 2019 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Fire protection for Hong Kong-Macao sea link
Promat developed the structural fire protection system for the HZMT, which consisted of 290,000m2 of PROMATECT®-H boards and 8,000 tubes of 600ml PROMASEAL®-A acrylic sealant along with a substantial amount of PROMASEAL® FyreStrip to seal movement joints
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelTECH-Jan2019-Fire-protection-for-the-Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macao-tunnel-project.php
Publication Date: Jan 2019 | Author: Rick Fox, Asia Pacific Regional Tunnel Manager, Promat
China manufacturing on show
Among the 3,350 exhibitors at the bauma China construction equipment trade show in Shanghai in late 2018, 73% were Chinese, emphasizing the growth in the made-in-China brand and the strategies the nation has in exporting its manufacturing capacity internationally
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-27Dec2018-bauma-China-showcases-Chinese-manufacturing.php
Publication Date: Dec 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Winners of the 2018 ITA Awards
Winners of the ITA Tunnelling Awards were announced at a gala banquet in Nanjing, Chuzhou, China, with the immersed tube of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao project taking the top honour and Dr Evert Hoek presented with the Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Awards-Accolades-Nov2018-ITA-2018-Award-winners-announced.php
Publication Date: Nov 2018 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao sea link
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao sea link highway project is a design-build project featuring a 6.7km-long subsea immersed tube tunnel between two man-made islands that link the six-lane highway to landfall bridges at either side
http://www.tunneltalk.com/China-Oct2018-Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macao-sea-link-highway.php
Publication Date: Oct 2018 | Author: Lin Ming, Project Director; Lin Wei and Liu Xiaodong, Project Designers; Yin Haiqing, Lu Yongchang, Liang Heng, Gao Jibin, Construction Managers of the design-build China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) JV for construction of the artificial islands and immersed tube tunnel
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao highway sea link immersed tube construction
After nine years in construction, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao fixed sea link highway and its 6.7km long immersed tube tunnel under the shipping channels of the Pearl River estuary is opened on 23 October 2018 by President Xi Jinping of China
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelCast-Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macao-link-opens.php
Publication Date: Oct 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Final element ready to complete Marieholm link
The last of three elements for the Marieholm immersed tube is ready for placing to create the highway link under the Gota River
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Sweden-19Sep18-Marieholm-road-tunnel-Trafikverket.php
Publication Date: Sep 2018 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Excellence in the 2018 ITA Awards shortlist
Finalists announced for the 2018 ITA Awards to be presented in November in Chuzou, China
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Awards-Accolades-30Aug2018-Finalists-ITA-Awards.php
Publication Date: Aug 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
TBM confirmed for Hampton Roads undersea link
A TBM operation is selected over the immersed tube alternative for providing the parallel tube to upgrade capacity and eliminate the current single tube bottleneck for the undersea section of the Hampton Roads bridge-tunnel link across Chesapeake Bay
http://www.tunneltalk.com/USA-09Aug2018-TBM-option-confirmed-for-Hampton-Roads-undersea-link.php
Publication Date: Aug 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Sweden makes Varberg, Stockholm contract awards
Swedish transport authority Trafikverket awards contracts in Varberg and Stockholm
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Sweden-28June2018-Varberg-Stockholm-contracts.php
Publication Date: Jun 2018 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
TBM developments a main focus at NAT
Presentations of high standard detail and composition provoked interesting Q&A audience participation within each of the technical sessions at the NAT conference in Washington DC in June 2018
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-Jun2018-TBMs-in-high-profile-at-NAT-in-Washington-DC.php
Publication Date: Jun 2018 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Shortlist for Hampton Roads subsea link
Three private-sector teams will be invited to tender the parallel capacity expansion project of the Hampton Roads bridge-tunnel link across Chesapeake Bay
http://www.tunneltalk.com/USA-03May2018-Three-shortlisted-for-Hampton-Roads-channel-link-expansion.php
Publication Date: May 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Bid deadline and milestone in Sweden
Tender deadline for Varberg rail tunnel as Marieholm project hit another milestone for Swedish client Trafikverket
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Sweden-29March2018-Varberg-rail-Marieholm-road-tunnel-Trafikverket.php
Publication Date: Mar 2018 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
UK Silvertown project decision delay
Decision delay for London’s Thames River Silvertown road crossing
http://www.tunneltalk.com/UK-15March2018-Silvertown-road-contract-delay.php
Publication Date: Mar 2018 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Hydrodemolition for renovation of historic Maastunnel
After 75 years in operation, the historic Maastunnel in Rotterdam is undergoing major renovation and restoration employing hydrodemolition to remove deteriorated concrete
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelTECH-Feb2018-Hydrodemolition-assists-renovation-of-historic-Maastunnel.php
Publication Date: Mar 2018 | Author: Roger Murrow for TunneTalk
Renewed momentum for Helsinki-Tallinn fixed link
A fixed rail link between Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn city Estonia has been discussed for several decades with the aspiration being pursued by several groups including the FinEst consortium
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Finland-Estonia-Feb2018-Helsinki-Tallinn-fixed-link-vision.php
Publication Date: Feb 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Russia plans start of Sakhalin fixed link
Russia to build an immersed tube fixed link to connect Sakhalin with the mainland
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Russia-13Feb2017-Sakhalin-Island-fixed-link.php
Publication Date: Feb 2018 | Author: Eugene Gerden for TunnelTalk
Promises and plans for US public infrastructure
A plan to advance US$1.5 trillion was put forward by President Trump in his first State of the Union address in 2018 to “rebuild our crumbling infrastructure”
http://www.tunneltalk.com/USA-Jan2018-State-of-union-infrastructure-plans.php
Publication Date: Feb 2018 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Road tunnel under the Neva for St Petersburg
The St Petersburg Government is planning to build a new road tunnel under the River Neva which is positioned as a replacement for the once planned mega-TBM drive Orlovsky highway tunnel
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Russia-12Dec2017-Road-tunnel-under-the-Neva-in-St-Petersburg.php
Publication Date: Dec 2017 | Author: Eugene Gerden for TunnelTalk
Turkey examines achievements and aspirations
A two-day symposium in Istanbul identified how Turkey is leading underground activity in the region and is attracting players in each sector of the market to met the demand and provide value for money for the many projects currently progressing and in planning
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-Dec2017-Tunnelling-activity-in-Turkey.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
Fehmarn looking at 2020 construction start
Schedule shifts for giant Fehmarn road-rail project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-November17-Fehmarn-road-rail-tunnel-schedule.php
Publication Date: Nov 2017 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Sevastopol Bay immersed tube plans
Plans are adopted to build an immersed tube road tunnel link across the city across Sevastopol Bay in Crimea
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Crimea-Nov2017-Road-tunnel-plans-for-Sevastopol.php
Publication Date: Nov 2017 | Author: Eugene Gerden for TunnelTalk
UK Silvertown project decision delay
Decision delay for London’s Thames River Silvertown road crossing
http://www.tunneltalk.com/UK-Nov17-Silvertown-road-tunnel-decision-delayed.php
Publication Date: Nov 2017 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
New east coast base for COWI North America
COWI New Jersey office moves to new premises
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-26Oct2017-COWI-North-America-office-move.php
Publication Date: Oct 2017 | Author: COWI News Release
Managing safety under Sydney Harbour
Managing the fire life safety issues for Australia’s first and currently only subsea road tunnel under the harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, has been a 25 year operation and has been a constant programme of upgrade and development
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-Aug2017-Sydney-Harbour-highway-tunnel-25-years-old.php
Publication Date: Aug 2017 | Author: Australasian Tunnelling Society News Release
EPBM for Thimble Shoals parallel tunnel
The Chesapeake Tunnel JV of Dragados and Schiavone selects Herrenknecht to manufacture the EPBM that will excavate the parallel Thimble Shoals Tunnel under Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, USA
http://www.tunneltalk.com/USA-02Aug2017-Herrenknecht-to-supply-TBM-for-Thimble-Shoals-parallel-tunnel.php
Publication Date: Aug 2017 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
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
Hampton Roads crossing plans revitalized in USA
Procurement of the planned Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project in Virginia, USA, includes potential for TBM bored tunnels or additional immersed tube construction to increase traffic capacity across Chesapeake Bay
http://www.tunneltalk.com/USA-11Jul2017-Hampton-Roads-Bridge-Tunnel-expansion-project.php
Publication Date: Jul 2017 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Gothenburg immersed tube highway
Float-out of first immersed tube element begins the installation stage of the the Marieholm road tunnel in Gothenburg for the Swedish transport authority Trafikverket
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Sweden-25May17-Gothenburg-Marieholm-immersed-tube-road-tunnel.php
Publication Date: May 2017 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Rebranding of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
As part of its takeover and rebranding process, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is now officially WSP worldwide and will operate in the United States as WSP USA
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-May2017-Rebranding-of-WSP-Parsons-Brinckerhoff.php
Publication Date: May 2017 | Author: WSP USA 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
Fehmarn signs new framework consultants
New consultancy contracts signed for Fehmarn road and rail undersea immersed tube project to connect Denmark and Germany
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-30Mar17-Fehmarn-project-consultancy-contracts-signed.php
Publication Date: Mar 2017 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Rock splitting solution on Hong Kong bypass
An award-winning project on the island of Hong Kong will ease heavy traffic congestion in the east-west direction and required particular engineering and excavation expertise to excavate the hard rock trinocular highway tunnel and without using drill+blast
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Hong-Kong-20Mar2017-Specialised-excavation-for-Central-Wan-Chai-highway-bypass-rock-tunnel.php
Publication Date: Mar 2017 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Variable density TBM on song in Hong Kong
Hong Kong MTR gains milestone progress on the Shatin-Central Metro Link including success with a Herrenknecht variable density TBM
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Hong-Kong-Mar2017-Shatin-Central-MTR-Link-VD-TBM.php
Publication Date: Mar 2017 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Silvertown Thames highway crossing shortlist
Three international consortia are named by Transport for London as the shortlisted prequalified groups selected to tender for the new Silvertown highway tunnel crossing of the Thames River in London
http://www.tunneltalk.com/UK-16Mar2017-Silvertown-Thames-crossing-highway-shortlist-announced.php
Publication Date: Mar 2017 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Parsons Brinckerhoff name to disappear
Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the most recognised engineering firms in the US and international tunneling industry, is to lose its iconic name and be absorbed into WSP after being bought by WSP in October 2014
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-Jan2017-Parsons-Brinckerhoff-absorbed-into-WSP.php
Publication Date: Jan 2017 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
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
Fehmarn prequals framework consultants
Fehmarn immersed tube project prequalifies consultants for new framework services packages
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-15Nov2016-Fehmarn-re-tenders-consultancy-contracts.php
Publication Date: Nov 2016 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
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
Thimble Shoals tunnel contract award
Revised and de-scoped bids for construction of the bored Thimble Shoals Parallel Tunnel
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Chesapeake-Bay-Bridge-Tunnel-27Jul2016-Thimble-Shoals-Tunnel-awarded.php
Publication Date: Jul 2016 | Author: CBBTC News Release
Revised bids for Thimble Shoals Tunnel
Revised and de-scoped bids for construction of the bored Thimble Shoals Parallel Tunnel
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Chesapeake-Bay-Bridge-Tunnel-20Jul2016-Revised-Thimble-Shoals-Tunnel-bids.php
Publication Date: Jul 2016 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
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
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
New immersed tunnel for Göteborg
Trelleborg awarded the gasket and seal contract for the new Marieholms concrete immersed tube road tunnel in Göteborg, Sweden, which is currently under construction by the Züblin/Boskalis JV
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-08June2016-Trelleborg-wins-gasket-and-seal-contract.php
Publication Date: Jun 2016 | Author: Trelleborg/ Trafikverket News release
Narrow bid spreads for Thimble Shoals Tunnel
Bids for design-build construction of the Thimble Shoals Parallel Tunnel for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel come in US$292 million more than the Engineers Estimate. All bids proposed a TBM solution.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Chesapeake-Bay-Bridge-Tunnel-25May2016-Thimble-Shoals-Tunnel-bid-spreads.php
Publication Date: May 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Modern seals for segment lining integrity
Recent developments in the design and materials of segment gaskets have enabled several technical improvements, chief among these are anchored or cast-in gaskets, the use of hydrophilic material to swell on contact with moisture, and designs to resist higher pressures
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelTECH-Apr2016-Segmental-lining-gaskets-review.php
Publication Date: May 2016 | Author: Maurice B Jones, WAM Underground Communications for TunnelTalk
Complaint forces Fehmarn contract signing delays
The Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle is to be closed for two weeks to enable safe undercrossing by TBM Bertha.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-16May2016-Legal-challenge-to-Fehmarn-contract-awards.php
Publication Date: May 2016 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Thimble Shoals contract award imminent
Construction award of the Parallel Thimble Shoals Tunnel, along one of two tunnelled sections of the iconic Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia, USA, is expected in the next month. Construction will be either immersed tube or TBM
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Chesapeake-Bay-Bridge-Tunnel-26Apr2016-Parallel-Thimble-Shoals-Tunnel-award-imminent.php
Publication Date: Apr 2016 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Shatin-Central Link progress in Hong Kong
Trelleborg selected for Hong Kong Victoria Harbour immersed tunnel gasket supply as drill+blast and TBM excavations progress on the 17km Shatin-Central Link
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Hong-Kong-17Feb2016-Victoria-Harbour-immersed-tunnel-for-Shatin-Central-link.php
Publication Date: Feb 2016 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Lake Mead makes ASCE Award shortlist
Lake Mead No. 3 Intake Project makes final shortlist of the American Society of Civil Engineers 2016 OPAL Award for Outsranding Engineering Achievement.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Awards-Accolades-10Feb2016-Lake-Mead-Intake-No-3-makes-2016-awards-shortlist.php
Publication Date: Feb 2016 | Author: ASCE News Release
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
TBM specified for critical Thames highway crossing
UK Highways Agency selects TBM methodology for the planned Lower Thames highway crossing between Gravesend and xxxxx
http://www.tunneltalk.com/UK-28Jan2016-TBM-preferred-for-Lower-Thames-highway-crossing.php
Publication Date: Jan 2016 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
COWI looks to grow its US tunnel business
Jenny Engineering officially becomes part of COWI North America
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-17Dec2015-Jenny-Engineering-officially-becomes-COWI-North-America.php
Publication Date: Dec 2015 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Boundaries busted for highway under the Bosphorus
A 3.4km long bored tunnel under the Bosphorus in Turkey will provide a double deck highway crossing of the strait to add capacity to existing bridge and ferry links across the continental divide between the Asian and European sides of Istanbul city, using a BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) model to finance, design and construct the total 14.5km long highway project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Turkey-24Sep15-Eurasia-highway-tunnel-crossing-of-the-Bosphorus-in-Istanbul.php
Publication Date: Sep 2015 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Technical Partner to develop UK mega-project
UK Highways England to appoint Technical Partner to develop Lower Thames mega project
http://www.tunneltalk.com/UK-19Aug2015-Technical-Partner-to-develop-new-Thames-crossing-proposals.php
Publication Date: Aug 2015 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Melbourne kills off road link to revive metro
A new political administration in the State of Victoria, Australia, has scrapped the Melbourne East-West Link highway project that had been awarded to a joint venture of Lend Lease, Acciona and Buoygues, and instead revived plans for a 9km metro rail link under the Central Business District
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Australia-28Apr2015-Melbourne-scraps-East-West-highway-link-and-revives-9km-Metro-Rail-Project.php
Publication Date: Apr 2015 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Fehmarn link approved but intial bids “too high”
Tunnel construction bids much higher than expected for the Fehmarn immersed tube leading to long negotiations with all bidders over preliminary offers and possible solutions to finalise procurement and reach contract awards to build the road and rail fixed link between Denmark and Germany for which the Construction Act has been adopted by the Danish Parliament
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-Apr15-Fehmarn-road-rail-immersed-tubetunnel-construction-contracts-preliminary-bids-high-prices-negotiations-Femern-Construction-Act-adopted-northern-Europe-fixed-link-Europe-Scandinavia-fixed-crossing.php
Publication Date: Apr 2015 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
RFQs for USA Bay Bridge Tunnel expansion
Chesapeake Bay and Bridge Tunnel District issues RFQs for $1 billion design-build construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Chesapeake-Bay-Bridge-Tunnel-23April2015-Notice-of-RFQs-for-US$1-billion-Parallel-Thimble-Shoal-Tunnel-construction.php
Publication Date: Apr 2015 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
European connectivity masterplans
Transport Ministers of seven European Member States and four European Coordinators of major cross-boarder corridor projects in Europe were present at the BrennerCongress 2015 conference in Innsbruck in March 2015 to discuss the planning, financing and procurement strategies for realizing the multi-billion investments in the nine corridors of the TEN-T network for improving transportation connectivity through the European Unio
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-08Apr2015-European-connections-disucssed-at-Brenner-Congress.php
Publication Date: Apr 2015 | Author: Dipl.-Ing. Roland Herr, International Freelance Journalist
Fehmarn costs adjusted as awards awaited
Fehmarn construction cost estimates are updated for inflation and in preparation for tender assessment of the largest contracts and to give data for submission of the Construction Act government permissions to establish the combined road-rail immersed tube fixed link between Denmark and Germany
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-Jan2015-Fehmarn-financial-update.php
Publication Date: Jan 2015 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Promoting the underground and meeting demand
As the tunnelling industry pushes at its own boundaries, demand is expanding dramatically placing pressure on industry resources, in particular on new talent and increased human resources and manpower
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2015-perspective-Jan15-Promoting-and-expanding-the-underground-in-2015.php
Publication Date: Jan 2015 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Designing a 100km collider tunnel for CERN
CERN alignment planning using BIM software modelling in partnership with engaged concept design consultant Arup, and also in partnership with geological profiling and mapping specialists Amberg and GANZ, for the proposed 100km long Future Circular Collider tunnel facility in Switzerland and France
http://www.tunneltalk.com/CERN-10Dec2014-Future-Circular-Collider-preliminary-alignment-studies.php
Publication Date: Dec 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Sinking the concrete elements at Midtown
Sinking the first concrete elements of the new Midtown Tunnel in Virginia, USA, on behalf of the Elizabeth River Crossings Consortium (ERCC) by its joint venture design build contractor team of Skanska, Kiewit and Weeks Marine (SKW)
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Midtown-Tunnel-02Dec2014-Sinking-the-first-elements-for-the-Norfolk-Portsmouth-immersed-tube-tunnel.php
Publication Date: Dec 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
London river crossing preliminary design
Preliminary design specifications of the proposed £700 million 12.5m diameter Silvertown to Greenwich traffic tunnel under the River Thames in London, with Mott MacDonald as lead engineering designer. Preference at this stage is for a single EPBM to drive both the twin-running tunnels.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/London-02Dec2014-Silvertown-traffic-tunnel-preliminary-design.php
Publication Date: Dec 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
COWI acquires Donaldson Associates of the UK
COWI has announced today its acquisition of Donaldson Associates of the UK in a move that strengthens its underground engineering, geotechnics and heavy civil engineering activities and established a foundation for COWI in the active UK tunnelling market.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-06Oct14-COWI-acquires-Donaldson-Associates.php
Publication Date: Oct 2014 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Fehmarnbelt Link announces M&E prequalifers
Four joint venture teams prequalified for M&E fit out of Germany-Denmark Fehmarnbelt undersea link
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-09Sept2014-Fehmarnbelt-announces-M&E-prequalifiers.php
Publication Date: Sep 2014 | Author: Femern A/S News Release
Innovation gets Amsterdam Metro on track
Boring in soft soil, underneath historic buildings, and sometimes within millimetres of existing infrastructure and support structures, construction of the twin tunnels for Amsterdam North-South Metro has been a complex operation requiring substantial technological innovation.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Amsterdam-Metro-09July14-Innovation-on-North-South-Line-construction.php
Publication Date: Jul 2014 | Author: Armand van Wijck – TunnelTalk Europe Correspondent
Netherlands joins race to host WTC 2017
Amsterdam joins race to host WTC 2017
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Netherlands-24April2014-Bidding-to-bring-WTC-to-Amsterdam-in-2017.php
Publication Date: Apr 2014 | Author: Armand van Wijck, TunnelTalk Europe Correspondent
Civil tenders submitted for Fehmarn Link
Civil tenders submitted for Fehmarn immersed tube tunnel between Denamrk and Germany
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-17Apr14-Fehmarn-Link-road-rail-works-tenders.php
Publication Date: Apr 2014 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Norway launches bid to host WTC2017
Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF launches bid for Bergen to host WTC2017
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Norway-02April2014-Bidding-to-bring-WTC-to-Bergen-in-2017.php
Publication Date: Apr 2014 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
M&E prequalification process under way
Femern A/S launches procurement phase for a single mega-M&E contract covering ventilation, fire safety, emergency systems and monitoring for the 18km Fehmarnbelt fixed link between Germany and Denmark
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-12Dec2013-Fehmarnbelt-fixed-link-M-and-E-procurement.php
Publication Date: Dec 2013 | Author: Femern A/S News Release
Bosphorus rail link joins East and West
Nearly 10 years after work began, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey today marked a the jointing oftwo continents with the opening of the Marmaray undersea immersed tube railway tunnel across the Bosphorus Strait providing rail travel and transportation for the first time between the European side and the Asian side of Istanbul through the deepest immersed tube rail tunnel in the work at 56m (184ft) before the sea surface
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Bosphorus-Crossing-29Oct2013-Immersed-tube-undersea-rail-link-inaugurated.php
Publication Date: Oct 2013 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Turkey invests in specific industry training
International professionals gathered together in Istanbul, Turkey, to conduct a successful short course on tunnelling and microtunnelling technology and design to an audience of Turkish students and young engineers
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Education-and-Training-16Oct2013-Turkey-stages-a-tunnelling-short-course.php
Publication Date: Oct 2013 | Author: Turkish Tunnelling Society News Release
Hong Kong awards major undersea highway
A new TBM bored tunnel to provide a twin tube undersea highway link from the New Territories to Chek Lap Kok Airport on Lantau Island in Hong Kong will demand new hyperbaric intervention innovations for successful undersea TBM operations
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Hong-Kong-05Sep2013-New-undersea-highway-tunnel-to-link-the-New-Territories-with-Chek-Lap-Kok-Airport-on-Lautau-Island.php
Publication Date: Sep 2013 | Author: Armand van Wijck, TunnelTalk
Abstract rush for WTC2014
WTC 2014 Igassu Falls Brazil Scientific Committee reports submission of technical abstracts has exceeded expectations
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Brazil-22Aug2013-Rush-of-abstracts-for-WTC2014-in-Igassu-Falls.php
Publication Date: Aug 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Sandvik jumbos on rail duty in Turkey
Seven high-specification drilling jumbos are ordered by the construction joint venture Şenbay-Özgün for excavation of the 10km long Doğançay tunnel project on the high-speed railway link between Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Turkey-14Aug2013-Sandvik-jumbos-on-high-speed-duty-in-Turkey.php
Publication Date: Aug 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Fehmarn link prequalifiers unveiled
Prequalified contractors confirmed for Fehmarnbelt immersed tube tunnelbetweenDenamrk and Germany
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Denmark-Germany-27May13-Fehmarn-Link-road-rail-immersed-tube-tunnel-prequalified-contractors.php
Publication Date: May 2013 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Toll judgment throws Midtown into chaos
Court ruling by Judge James Cales in Portsmouth Circuit Court says tolls planned to help fund Midtown submerged tunnel are unconstitutional. The judgment throws construction plans by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its private partner Elizabeth River Crossings Consortium (ERCC) into confusion.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Midtown-Tunnel-22May2013-Toll-judgment-throws-Midtown-tunnel-PPP-project-into-turmoil.php
Publication Date: May 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Hong Kong Shatin-Central metro awards
Seli in JV with Chun Wo wins TBM tunnel contract on MTR Corporation owned Hong Kong metro Shatin to Central link
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Hong-Kong-26Mar13-Seli-wins-contract-on-17km-Shatin-Cental-metro-link.php
Publication Date: Apr 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Reflecting on Europe's first immersed tunnel
Rotterdam Maastunnel writes immersed tube tunnel history
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Netherlands-19Mar13-Rotterdam-Maastunnel-immersed-tunnel-history.php
Publication Date: Mar 2013 | Author: Armand van Wijck, TunnelTalk Europe Correspondent
Jenny Engineering is acquired by COWI
Jenny Engineering Corporation of New Jersey, USA is acquired by Danish engineering practice COWI
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News-19Feb13-COWI-of-Denmark-buys-Jenny-Engineering-of-North-America.php
Publication Date: Feb 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Femarnbelt link design safety contract
Femern A/S selects consortium of RINA Services and SINTEF to assess design safety of the 18km subsea Femarnbelt immersed tube link between Germany and Denmark
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Femarn-Crossing-Jan13-Safety-consultants-selected-to-verify-Femarnbelt-rail-link-design.php
Publication Date: Jan 2013 | Author: Femern A/S News Release