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Norway, Sogn og Fjordane

no/132

Ship tunnel

Closing Date: 26/05/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 26.05.2015, for consultancy services to preliminary project for construction of the Stad marine tunnel at Haugesund. Duration of contract from 09.06.2015 to ... ......Full Information

Norway, Troms

no/229

Motorway

Closing Date: 09/06/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 09.06.2015, for the construction of the 4.6 km-long Sorkjosfjell tunnel as well as open air road on the new E06 Langslett-Sorkjosen (Lot T02) in the Nordreisa ... ......Full Information

France, Paris

fr/12

Metro

Closing Date: 30/04/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 30.04.2015, for technical control for  the southern extension of Line 14 from Olympiades station to Orly Airport. Duration of contract 123 months from ... ......Full Information

France, Paris

fr/127

Grand Paris Express

Closing Date: 13/05/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 13.05.2015, for geotechnical assistance to the general management during construction of RTPGP (Reseau de Transport Public du Grand Paris). The contract is ... ......Full Information

Italy, Lombardy

it/68

Highway

Closing Date: 21/04/2015 (Tender Closed)

Open invitation to tender, deadline 21.04.2015, for removal of water infiltration from the tunnel vaults on SS36. Contract value EUR99,950.00, duration 50 days. Contact Anas SpA, Lombardy Road Dept, ... ......Full Information

Italy, Sicily

it/229

Motorway

Closing Date: 12/05/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 12.05.2015, for electric maintenance in the 1,784 m Trmonzelli tunnel on the motorway A19 Palermo-Catania. The power lines for permanent lighting will be replaced ... ......Full Information

Italy, Lombardy

it/127

Roads

Closing Date: 21/04/2015 (Tender Closed)

Open invitation to tender, deadline, 21.04.2015, for painting San Roberto tunnel (1,086 m, 1,086 m) to complete Lot 1 of Bergamo interurban axis with a new link to the SS 342 in Mapello. Contract ... ......Full Information

France, Ile-de-France

fr/136

Sewer

Closing Date: 19/05/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 19.05.2015, for the construction of the future tailrace tunnel (1,120 m-long and  5 m-diameter) for the WWTP at Seine Aval, suburbs of Paris. Contract ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton Jura

ch/90

Highway

Closing Date: 12/05/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 12.05.2015, for ventilation hatches in the tunnels Mont Terri (4,068 m) and Mont Russelin (3,572 m) on N16 (Lot BSA. 005). Duration of contract from ... ......Full Information

France, Savoy

fr/61

Road

Closing Date: 18/05/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 18.05.2015, for lighting upgrading in the 1,620 m-long Siaix tunnel on trunk road RN 90 in Saint-Marcel. Duration of contract five months from award. Contact DIR ... ......Full Information

Sweden, Stockholm

se/37

Road

Closing Date: 10/11/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 10.11.2015, for construction of the tunnel south to Lovo, part of E4 Stockholm bypass. For electronic access to information and submission of tenders ... ......Full Information

Sweden, Stockholm

se/37

Road

Closing Date: 10/11/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 10.11.2015, for construction of the tunnel north to Lovo, part of E4 Stockholm bypass. For electronic access to information and electronic submission of tenders ... ......Full Information

Industry News

Evergreen line TBM maintenance

In British Columbia, Canada the Evergreen Line is being driven by TBM Alice, named for Alice Wilson, born in 1881 in Cobourg (Ontario) and the first woman to hold a professional position at the ... ...Full Story

Sunset Tunnel renovation

Last month the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) began replacing the ageing track and other infrastructure inside the 1,290 m Sunset Tunnel to improve safety and reliability of ... ...Full Story

Call for Abstracts

All authors are invited and encouraged to submit their maximum 300 words abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the Scientific Programme for Underground Construction Prague 2016. All abstracts ... ...Full Story

Toronto-York Spadina plan

In Canada, the TTC Board approved a plan to complete the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project by the end of 2017. Tunnelling with the four TBMs was completed 18 months ... ...Full Story

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs move

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs move

Over the weekend of April 17-20, 2015 the TBMs Dennis and Lea involved in the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line in Toronto, Canada will be lifted out of the extraction ... ...Full Story

Improving rail links to Heathrow

A new direct rail link connecting the west to Heathrow will improve passenger journeys to the UK’s busiest airport and help to increase economic productivity across the Thames Valley. Network ... ...Full Story

Sandvik DT1131i jumbo in Korea

Sandvik DT1131i jumbo in Korea

A new high speed railway is being constructed in Korea to link Wonju and Gangneung as part of an extensive infrastructure programme for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Gusan Construction has ... ...Full Story

New Sandvik Construction website

New Sandvik Construction website

Sandvik Construction has launched a brand new website to provide customers with information tailored to their specific requirements. To view, visit www.construction.sandvik.com. 15/15. ...Full Story

Parallel Thimble Shoal tunnel

The Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project in Virginia, US currently includes the following elements of design and construction: approximately 1,740 m of two-lane tunnel connecting previously ... ...Full Story

Robbins system in Indianapolis

Robbins system in Indianapolis

On 05.03.2015 a Robbins 6.2 m-diameter Main Beam TBM completed boring a 2.8 km-long extension tunnel, known as the Eagle Creek Tunnel, for the Indianapolis Deep Tunnel System in Indiana, USA. The ... ...Full Story

Turkey Expositions

Tunnel Expo Turkey takes place in Istanbul 27-29th August, 2015. The Expo parallels a concurrent Mining Expo, and also hosts a tunnelling short course. Read the prospectus and visit ... ...Full Story

Delaware-Rondout Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will build a 4.02 km-long bypass tunnel around a leaking portion of the Delaware-Rondout aqueduct in New York. Other leaks in the Town of Wawarsing, ... ...Full Story

Latest Awards

France, Paris

fr/12

Metro

The JV Spie Batignolles TPCI/DODIN Campenon Bernard/Chantiers Modernes Construction/Sogea TPI/Botte Fondations/Spie Fondations of Boulogne-Billancourt secured the EUR60 million contract, excluding ... ......Full Information

Canada, Ontario

ca/30

Metro

The Toronto Transit Commission has entered into an agreement with Bechtel Canada Co. for project management of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) for up to CD80 million. The contract ... ......Full Information

Italy, Sardinia

it/94

Road

Stacchio Impanti Srl of Pollenza (MC) secured the EUR171,450.81 contract, excluding VAT, for tunnel equipment and roads maintenance on SS125var/131DCN/NSA268/291var in Cagliari and Olbia-Tempio ... ......Full Information

Belgium, Brussels

be/36

Metro

JV SPIE Belgium SA/Putman Freres of Bruxelles secured the EUR8.17 million, excluding VAT, framework agreement for the renewal and strengthening of cable ladders, associated equipment and various ... ......Full Information

United Kingdom, South East England

uk/89

Railway

Network Rail has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a contract to support its proposed new rail link from the West of England to London Heathrow airport. The proposed Western Rail Access to Heathrow ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton of Grisons

ch/61

Highway

STB Engineering AG of Berschis secured the EUR529,782 contract for switchgear combinations (Lot 107) in 2,170 m-long Crapteig tunnel on N13. Contact USTRA, Bellinzona, e-mail ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton of Grisons

ch/61

Highway

ACG Autcomp Grischa AG of Chur secured the EUR1.12 million contract for delivery and commissioning of new lighting  and ventilation control, integration with the Grisons control system (Lot ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton of Grisons

ch/61

Highway

The JV Alpiq InTec Ost AG & Kummler+Matter SA c/o Alpiq InTec Ost AG of Chur secured the EUR3.12 million contract (Lot 109) for installation of Low Voltage, Medium Voltage, Low Power, Optical ... ......Full Information

United States, New York

us/117

Water Supply

The JV Kiewit-Shea Constructors secured the EUR643,830,988 (USD706,605,852) contract for construction of the Delaware-Rondout Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel (4.02 km-length). The other bidders were Bypass ... ......Full Information

Italy, South Tyrol

it/209

Sewer

Pac SpA of Bolzano secured the EUR6.22 million contract, excluding VAT, for rehabilitation of concrete structures in the vault of the 9,873 m Adige-Garda tunnel, used for the control and disposal of ... ......Full Information

Italy, Umbria

it/203

Road

The JV Dervit SpA/Visco Daniele & Raffaele Snc of Roccadaspide (SA) secured the EUR2.77 million contract for technological equipment in the 1.5 km-long Casacastalda tunnel and the interchange ... ......Full Information

France, Paris

fr/97

Central roads

SDEL Infi of Nanterre has been awarded the EUR1.2 million contract for maintenance and upgrading of computer systems for centralized traffic management (Gtc) and  automatic incidents detention ... ......Full Information

News Feed

Tough success at Dariali hydro scheme

TBM boring was recently completed despite challenges on Dariali hydro scheme, in Georgia. Report by Patrick Reynolds Full Story

Allen closes for next phase of tunneling on Eglinton Crosstown

Crosstown construction fans will get seating and a coffee to watch the giant tunneling machines lifted out of the ground and replanted on the east side of Allen Rd. Full Story

DC Water names tunnel boring machine 'Lucy'

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC Water named the third tunnel boring machine "Lucy" Tuesday during a christening and ceremony to bless the machinery Full Story

Construction of one kilometer of tunnel on Balykchi – Jalal-Abad highway is worth $60-62 mln

Construction of one kilometer of tunnel on Balykchi – Jalal-Abad highway is worth $60-62 mln Full Story

Norwegian tunnel scheme

Spanish contractor Acciona and Italian firm Ghella have signed a €1 billion agreement for a tunnelling scheme, which is part of Norway’s Follo Line high-speed railway ... Full Story

The Helsinki to Tallinn tunnel could be operational by 2030

The Helsinki to Tallinn tunnel could be operational by 2030 Full Story

Video: Watch crews remove a piece of Bertha from rescue pit

Video: Watch crews remove a piece of Bertha from rescue pit Full Story

How it works: Evergreen Line tunnel boring machine

There has been much chatter in recent months over how the tunnel boring process for the SkyTrain Evergreen Line works. But how exactly does it work? Full Story

Twin tunnels project nears finish

Metro Vancouver staff are entering the final stages of a massive water infrastructure project more than 10 years in the making. Full Story

Tunnel breakthrough at Norwest

The giant boring machine broke through...... Full Story

Akron to begin largest part of sewer overhaul, $317 million tunnel

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron City Council signed off Monday on a $317 million, 27-foot-diameter tunnel, the largest portion of the city's $1.4 billion sewer redo required by ... Full Story

Bid winners of the GBP4.2b London Super Sewer are announced

Thames Tideway Tunnel project chiefs have picked the preferred construction consortia to drive three major tunnel sections of the London Super Sewer Full Story

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WTC 2015

22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015

The WTC 2015 will take place on May 22-28th, 2015 at Lacroma Valamar Congress Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia. The opening ceremony includes speeches from Prof Lunardi (Italy) and Prof In Mo Lee (Korea). The open session will be dedicated to hydro energy and how the use of underground space makes this energy even more sustainable. Many workshops will be organized on technical innovation, underground space use and tunnel safety. Within the congress week four technical visits take place: to the underground structures of HPP Zakucac and HPP Peruca; to the underground structures of HPP Dubrovnik I and II; to tunnels on highway Zagreb-Split-Ploce (Biokovo and Mala Kapela tunnels); and to a tunnel on highway Bar-Boljare, Montenegro. On-line registration to the WTC 2015is open, with early bird rate until March 15th, 2015. Visit http://wtc15.com. 07/15.

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