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Industry News

IJM wins RM1.12b LRT3 underground contract

15/03/2018

The contract requires IJM to deliver the design, construction and completion of the twin-bored tunnels, a station, ancillary buildings and other associated works. “The contract requires the use of ...

China exports largest tunnelling machine to Bangladesh

14/03/2018

A Chinese firm on Tuesday rolled out China's largest shield tunnelling machine for export, which is destined for Bangladesh to assist with a river tunnelling project. The export of the machine, ...

Metroselskabet awards contract for Denmark's Sydhavn Metro

14/03/2018

Vinci Construction Grands Projets Northern Europe, British Isles and Americas operations director Eric Chambraud said: “Eighteen years after the delivery of the Øresund tunnel and two years after ...

Revisiting the construction of Japan's now 30 year-old Seikan Tunnel

14/03/2018

The Seikan Tunnel runs beneath the Tsagaru Strait, connecting the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. Surveying of the geological outlay of the area began in 1946, with construction eventually ...

30 years on, world's longest undersea tunnel faces challenges

13/03/2018

According to data by Hokkaido Railway Co., it took about 24 years and cost about 690 billion yen ($6.47 billion) to complete construction work with the involvement of some 14 million workers. ...

Vinci Hochtief JV wins £409M Copenhagen Metro project

13/03/2018

Two parallel tunnels will be built using two earth-pressure tunnel boring machines (TBMs), along with five underground stations and two crossover passages. Tunnels will have an interior diameter of ...

TBM world market

13/03/2018

In the TBM world market, the demand for Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Industry is anticipated to be high for the next six years.

Inside London's £15 billion Underground upgrade which opens next year

13/03/2018

Inside London's £15 billion Underground upgrade which opens next year

Skanska JV pulls out of £1bn Silvertown Tunnel race

12/03/2018

The company confirmed that its JV with Austrian contractor Strabag and investment firm Meridiam would no longer be bidding for the contract to build the tunnel connecting Greenwich with Silvertown.

Tunnels now complete for John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project

12/03/2018

Most of the John Hart Generating Station project is deep underground, a maze of huge tunnels, some that will be used for the flow of water to the generators, while other tunnels were built just to ...

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