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Latest Bids

United Kingdom, Blantyre

uk/78

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

France, Provence/Alps/French Riviera

fr/132

Railway

Closing Date: 11/09/2014

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 29.08.2014, for geotechnical investigations, Phase 2 of the preliminary studies to obtain the declaration of public utility for LNPCA (Ligne Nouvelle ... ......Full Information

France, Rhone - Alps

fr/47

Highway

Closing Date: 11/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 11.09.2014, for periodic detailed inspection of the A43 structures. Value of contract EUR50,000-150,000, duration 12 months from award. Contact SFTRF, Modane, tel ... ......Full Information

Romania, Bucharest

ro/13

Metro

Closing Date: 19/08/2014

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 Taberei-Universitate) and 2 ... ......Full Information

Norway, More & Romsdal

no/217

Road

Closing Date: 15/09/2014

Open call for tenders, deadline 15.09.2014, for full rehabilitation of 2,743 m-long Fannefjord tunnel, except for drainage and pumping system, on national road Rv 64. Further information, specs and ... ......Full Information

Italy, National

it/222

Road

Closing Date: 15/09/2014

Invitation to tender by restricted procedure, deadline 15.09.2014, for relief, inspection and database of infrastructures on national roads ANAS in departments: Piemonte, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta ... ......Full Information

Austria, Lower Austria & Styria

at/24

Semmering – Railway

Closing Date: 19/08/2014

Invitation to tender using negotiated procedure, deadline 19.08.2014, for construction supervision services during lot SBT1.1 works at the Gloggnitz tunnel, part of the Semmering base tunnel. ... ......Full Information

Montenegro, Podgorica

me/11

Railway

Closing Date: 02/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 02.09.2014, for emergency railway tunnel infrastructure rehabilitation project funded in part by EBRD loan. Tendering for project ID 7646-IFT-37232 contracts in ... ......Full Information

Norway, Halogaland

no/206

Trunk roads

Closing Date: 19/08/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 19.08.2014, for counselling services from a Fire Protection Manager for road tunnels for the Middle Halogaland Department of Highways. Duration of contract one ... ......Full Information

Italy, Basilicata, Campania, Puglia

it/174

Roads

Closing Date: 15/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 15.09.2014, for o.m. from 2015 to 2017 of road signs and piers in the tunnels on Basilicata, Campania and Puglia roads. Four lots: Lot 1, ref.n. PZLAV035-14: R.A. ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton of Bern

ch/56

Motorway

Closing Date: 29/08/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 29.08.2014, for engineering works required to upgrade the ventilation system in the tunnel Ligerz (2,483 m) on the La Neuveville-Bienne West section on N05. Site ... ......Full Information

Industry News

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

Thomson Line underway

Thomson Line underway

On 27.06.2014 construction of the 30 km-long Thomson Line (TSL) got underway. The new underground rail line, which will connect the northern part of Singapore to the Central Business District (CBD) ... ...Full Story

ExpoTunnel 2014

ExpoTunnel 2014

The second edition of ExpoTunnel will take place in Bologna-Italy on October 23-25, 2014 at BolognaFiere Hall 19. The deadline for early booking of stands at favourable rates is end-June. Visit ... ...Full Story

North West Rail Link update

North West Rail Link update

The NSW Government has announced that the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium has been selected as the preferred operator to deliver the project’s operations contract. Click au/11. The first of ... ...Full Story

Latest Awards

Colombia, Antioquia

co/24

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

co/25

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

co/26

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

it/105

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

fr/107

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

ca/35

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

ch/59

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

es/186

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

Switzerland, Canton of Grisons

ch/61

Highway

Implenia Schweiz AG of Wallisellen secured the EUR7.24 million contract for the construction of a safety tunnel for Viamala tunnel on N13 (Lot 1). Contact USTRA, attn Road Dept, Bellinzona, e-mail ... ......Full Information

Italy, Lombardy

it/68

Highway

Artifoni Spa at Busnago(MB) secured the EUR370,985.47 contract, excluding VAT, for the completion of road pavement, part of the works of consolidation of relining of a section of the bi-tube Monte ... ......Full Information

Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

it/134

Road

Ronzoni Srl at Seveso secured the EUR1,059,506 contract, excluding VAT, for refurbishment and upgrading in Coccau tunnel and bridge on road SS13 Pontebbana in Tarvisio municipality (UD). Contact ... ......Full Information

Austria, Brenner

at/16

High Speed Railway

RTI Amberg Engineering AG/Lombardi SA Ingegneri Consulenti/Lombardi Ingegneria Srl/Müller + Hereth GmbH/Obermeyer Planen + Beraten GmbH/Hbpm Ingenieure of Regensdorf secured the EUR19 million ... ......Full Information

News Feed

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

SF Central Subway tunnel-boring phase reaches milestone

There was no arresting explosion, no sudden, defining crack announcing the breakthrough. Full Story

China to consider British help on tunnel in exchange for role in rail and energy projects

China to consider British help on tunnel in exchange for role in rail and energy projects Full Story

Višňové tunnel to be finished by 2019

THE NATIONAL Highway Company (NDS) signed an agreement over the construction of the D1 cross-country highway stretch between Lietavská Lúčka and Dubná Skala on June 11. Full Story

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Geofluid

1 October 2014 - 4 October 2014

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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