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Austria, Lower Austria & Styria

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Semmering – Railway

Closing Date: 07/10/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 07.10.2014, for construction of eastern section twin single-track tubes of lot SBT1.1 at the Gloggnitz tunnel, part of the Semmering base tunnel. Contract ... ......Full Information

Italy, Emilia Romagna

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Road

Closing Date: 23/09/2014

Invitation to tender by restricted procedure, deadline 23.09.2014, for construction of RoadRail interchange at Casalecchio di Reno (BO), North Section toward Bologna (km. 0+236,80 – km ... ......Full Information

India, Jammur & Kashmir

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Railway

Closing Date: 06/08/2014

Invitation to tender, deadline 06.08.2014, for providing supply and monitoring services for tunnel instrumentation during construction of tunnel T49 A&B (15 km-long) in Zone II and III of ... ......Full Information

India, Jammur & Kashmir

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Railway

Closing Date: 06/08/2014

Invitation to tender, deadline 06.08.2014, for providing supply, installation and monitoring services of tunnel instrumentation during construction of tunnel T48 (10.2 km-long) in Zone I of ... ......Full Information

India, Andhra Pradesh

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Railway

Closing Date: 04/08/2014

Invitation to tender, deadline 04.08.2014, for contract for new broad gauge railway line from Obulavaripalle to Venkatachalam. Construction of  roadbed from km 17/0 to km 35/0 including ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton Valais

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Motorway

Closing Date: 16/10/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 16.10.2014, for the conclusion of the Riedberg tunnel (451.5 m, 587.15 m) excavation on A9 motorway. At the moment the two tubes are partially built: north tube ... ......Full Information

Romania, Bucharest

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Metro

Closing Date: 19/08/2014

Additional information about open invitation to tender, deadline 19.08.2014, for railway works, third rail, E&M equipment, elevators and escalators for section 1 on  tranche 1 (Drumul ... ......Full Information

Norway, Oslo

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Water

Closing Date: 22/08/2014

Postponed from 06.06.2014 to 22.08.2014 the deadline of the invitation to tender by negotiated procedure for engineering design services during the construction of Voldslokka tunnel, on the basis of ... ......Full Information

Italy, Lyon-Turin

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High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 29/08/2014

Negotiated procedure, deadline 29.08.2014, for the certification of the project costs for the cross border section for the new rail link Lyon-Turin. Duration of contract 24  months, value ... ......Full Information

France, Rhone-Alps

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High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 29/08/2014

Negotiated procedure, deadline 29.08.2014, for the certification of the project costs for the cross border section for the new rail link Lyon-Turin. Duration of contract 24  months, value ... ......Full Information

United Kingdom, Blantyre

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Sewer

Scottish Water is shortly expected to announce a joint venture of Costain and Vinci as preferred bidder to design and build a 3-mile long sewer tunnel in Glasgow. The 4.5 m-diameter Shieldhall ... ......Full Information

Romania, Bucharest

ro/13

Metro

Closing Date: 19/08/2014

Additional information about open invitation to tender, deadline 19.08.2014, for railway works, third rail, E&M equipment, elevators and escalators for section 1 on  tranche 1 (Drumul ... ......Full Information

Industry News

Top award for Lok Home of Robbins

Once a year, the Underground Construction Association honours a person who has made major contributions to the tunnelling industry throughout their career. Lok Home is the exceptionally deserving ... ...Full Story

Merano northwest bypass

Merano northwest bypass

On 22.07.2014 Bozen Province in Italy approved the definitive alignment of Merano northwest bypass – Lot 2. Tender is expected in 2016, start of work in 2017. Lot 2 will be mainly underground ... ...Full Story

Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway

RNVL is implementing the 125.09 km-long rail project in the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand with a preliminary cost of EUR530 million. The rail project passes through Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri and ... ...Full Story

Breakthrough at the Kargi HEPP

A Robbins double shield TBM broke through on 05.07.2014 in Turkey at the Kargi HEPP. The machine made it through fault zones and squeezing ground, ultimately excavating over 700 m/month. Click ... ...Full Story

First Northgate Link TBM launches

The first of two TBMs that will dig new twin light rail tunnels from the Northgate neighbourhood in Seattle to the University of Washington began mining on 09.07.2014.  The TBM will mine ... ...Full Story

Basel east ring road, new variant

Basel east ring road, new variant

The Federal Roads Office has drawn up, and discussed with the cantons, a new variant involving the construction of a tunnel under the Rhine between Birsfelden and the North Ring Road branch Wiese to ... ...Full Story

WTC2015 – Deadline Abstracts

WTC 2015 will take place on May 22-28, 2015 at Lacroma Valamar Congress Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2014. Visit http://wtc15.com/forms/call-for-papers. ... ...Full Story

Terratec micro impresses

Terratec micro impresses

A Terratec MTBM working in Bangkok, Thailand has completed a 380 m-long drive of 1.8 m-ID pipejacked tunnel in just 23 days. Key to this successful operation was the high performance of the ... ...Full Story

Australasian conference papers

The 15th Australasian Tunnelling Conference entitled “Underground Space – Solutions for the Future” takes place in Sydney on 17-19th September, 2014. Click here for online ... ...Full Story

New products from Condat

New products from Condat

French manufacturer Condat supplies a complete range of self-extinguishing lubricants to the tunnelling industry that includes Tail Seal Greases, Main Bearing Lubrication & Protection ... ...Full Story

Fairbank-Silverthorn Prequalification

Fairbank-Silverthorn Prequalification

City of Toronto, Canada has posted information for potential prequalifiers for the upcoming design-build Fairbank-Silverthorn Trunk Storm Sewer System project for which an RFP is expected to be ... ...Full Story

DTL2 metro tunnels completed

On 11.06.2014 McConnell Dowell completed excavation on the 1,395 m-long twin metro tunnel from King Albert Park (KAP) to Sixth Avenue (SAV) station for DTL2 in Singapore (contract C917A). The TBM ... ...Full Story

Latest Awards

Norway, Akershus

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Railway

The Norwegian National Rail Administration has released tender documents to the six companies and joint ventures prequalified last June for the EPC Oslo Central Station contract for the Follo Line ... ......Full Information

Germany, Berlin

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Metro

Bietergemeinschaft Bleck u Soehne/Brauer/Heckmann of Berlin secured contract number 4501198802, value EUR1,548,507 excluding VAT, for rehabilitation of 100 year-old U2 line Zoologischer Garten and ... ......Full Information

Austria, Tyrol

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Expressway

The JV Sanierung Arlberg Jaeger Bau GmbH with G. Hinteregger & Soehne of Salzburg secured the EUR128 million contract, excluding VAT, for the partial refurbishment of the 13,972 m-long Arlberg ... ......Full Information

Germany, Baden Wuerttemberg

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Railway

Tunnel Denkendorf c/o Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG of Bad Bentheim secured the EUR38.83 million contract, excluding VAT, for starting of award procedures on 21.11.2013 for the ... ......Full Information

Colombia, Antioquia

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Pacifico 2 highway

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) awarded until 2038 the Pacifico 2 highway concession to the consortium P.S.F Concession la Pintad comprising Grupo Odinsa SA (25 percent), Mincivil SA ... ......Full Information

Colombia, Antioquia

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Pacifico 1 highway

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) awarded the Pacifico 1 highway concession to the consortium comprising Estudios y Proyectos del Sol SaS Episol SaS (60 percent) and Iridium Colombia ... ......Full Information

Colombia, Antioquia

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Pacifico 3 highway

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) awarded the Pacifico 3 highway concession to the consortium comprising Mario Alberto Huertas Cotes (75 percent) and Constructora Meco Sociedad Anonima ... ......Full Information

Italy, Aosta Valley

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Motorway

Nidec ASI Spa of Milan secured the EUR332,535,60 contract, excluding VAT, for ten years maintenance of moto-fan groups in the Mont Blanc tunnel. Contact Daniele Marino, GEIE du Tunnel du Mont-Blanc, ... ......Full Information

France, Rhone-Alps

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Motorway

Nidec ASI Spa of Milan secured the EUR332,535,60 contract, excluding VAT, for ten years maintenance of moto-fan groups in the Mont Blanc tunnel. Contact Daniele Marino, GEIE du Tunnel du Mont-Blanc, ... ......Full Information

Canada, Ontario

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Sewer

Strabag has secured the EUR54 million (CAD 79 million) contract to build the Mid-Halton Outfall Tunnel in Canada. The project centres on the excavation of two 60 m deep shafts and a 6.3 km ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton of Schaffhausen

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Road

Prime Communications AG of Zurich secured the EUR671,000 contract for counselling on information, events and public relations work around the 1,138 m-long Galgenbuck tunnel on N04/06, in ... ......Full Information

Spain, Basque Region

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Railway

The JV Aubide (gaimaz Infraest. y Ser.,S.A.- Jardines y Bosques, S.L.- Exc. Cantabricas, S.A.- Gertek, S.A.) of Markina-Xemein secured the EUR58,252,965 contract, excluding VAT, for maintenance and ... ......Full Information

News Feed

How U.K.’s Crossrail Project Drives Economic Growth

How U.K.’s Crossrail Project Drives Economic Growth Full Story

Exclusive first-look at Saadiyat Cultural District’s tunnel project from Louvre Abu Dhabi

For the sake of clarity and for the reader, journalists are often encouraged to make comparisons when it comes to explaining complex facts and figures. If an object ... Full Story

Balfour and Carillion in talks to create £3bn construction giant

The companies behind the London Olympics Aquatics Centre and the St Pancras Channel Tunnel rail link last night confirmed they have been in talks for the last few weeks ... Full Story

Strabag and Salini Impregilo continue to grow longest rail tunnel

The Salini Impregilo and Strabag involvement in the construction of the Brenner Base Tunnel through the Alps continues, as the contractors are awarded another contract ... Full Story

9 of the world's greatest tunnels

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel linking France with the United Kingdom, and the 50th anniversary of the deal which led to its ... Full Story

Tunnelling under the Chalco Valley

A giant canal tunnel will be built using an earth pressure balance tunnelling machine in Mexico’s Chalco Valley over the next three years, following the contract being ... Full Story

Boring! Sound Transit's Northgate tunnel machine begins digging

The tunnel-digging machine that will dig Sound Transit's 3.5-mile Northgate Link tunnel has begun digging. Full Story

Nearing the end of the tunnel

July saw the end of the period during which the general public and organisations in Germany could comment on, and raise objections to Full Story

Liberty Tunnel work to begin

Painting of the Liberty Tunnel in Pittsburgh is set to resume Monday with several closures planned for the nightly work Full Story

Bouygues and Soletanche Bachy to extend Paris metro

A €164.9 million contract for the second tunnel package of the Paris metro line 14 extension project has gone to a consortium consisting of Bouygues Travaux Publics ... Full Story

Tunnel completion for Crossrail’s north east branch

Tunnel completion for Crossrail’s north east branch Full Story

George Osborne unveils Crossrail Thames tunnel between Plumstead and North Woolwich

The Chancellor of the Exchequer unveiled the newest tunnel under the Thames between Plumstead and North Woolwich as part of Crossrail’s £14.8bn rail link. Full Story

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The 20th edition of Geofluid, the show specializing in subsoil fluid prospecting extraction and transport, geological and geophysical drilling, deep foundations, no-dig technology and construction of tunnels, will take place from 1st to 4th October, 2014 at the Piacenza Expo exhibition centre in Italy. Visit www.geofluid.it. 43/13.
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