Qualification system, deadline 19th January, 2006 for preliminary design and environment impact study for the Gibraltar fixed link between Spain and Morocco. Click here and read E-News Weekly 30/2005 & 5/2005. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=232324-2005, OJ S 235, or contact SECEG, Madrid, fax +34 915796086. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 02/06.A JV of Typsa, Lombardi, Ingema and Geodata has won the contract for the preliminary design and environment impact study for the 40 km railway tunnel between Europe and Africa running under the Strait of Gibraltar. Typsa leads and manages the JV and is responsible for the EIS while Lombardi is the leader for the technical project. The JV has one year to draw up the plans for one of the most complex projects of its kind ever. Preliminary studies should be finished by 2008. If the project goes ahead, it will be a close cousin of the Eurotunnel that runs under the Channel between France and Britain. Running at depths of 300 to 600 metres, it will connect Tarifa in Spain to Tangiers in Morocco. A 4.8 m-wide service tunnel will be built first. This tube should help the engineers figure how much water might leak into the tunnel. The pressure on the tunnel will be huge, approximately 500 tonnes per square metre, so powerful pumps will be needed to avoid it filling up with water. Another problem is the risk of earthquakes in an active seismological zone. Read E-News Weekly 30/2005 & 5/2005. Click here. Visit www.typsa.es, www.lombardi.ch, www.ingema.co.ma and www.geodata.it 41/06.