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  Hindhead bypass comprising 1.6 km-long twin-tube, two-lane, 11.5 m-diameter NATM tunnels in cemented sands and gravels with up to 60 m cover to be let by Highways Agency as design/build contract, value $150 million. Prequalification expected this year. Visit www.mouchel.co.uk and www.highways.gov.uk 19/01. Preinformation notice published on 2nd October for planning, design and contruction of a 6.5-km dual 2-lane road in Surrey including the 2 x 1.7-km Hindhead tunnel with a 11-12 m diameter depending on excavation technique. NATM assumed. Geology consisting of sand and weakly cemented sandstone. Tunnelling costs of £67 million funded by central government. Consultants Mouchel involved up to 1995. WS Atkins recently appointed to prepare contract documents and act as Employers Agent. Visit http://ted.eur-op.int, document S 189-129630, or fax +44 1306878123. Also visit www.highways.gov.uk 42/01. Restricted tender, deadline 3rd December, 2001 for 6.5 km of dual two-lane trunk road including the 1.7 km twin bored tunnel under Hindhead Common. Visit http://ted.eur-op.int, document S 213-146004 or contact Highways Agency, Dorking, fax +44 013 06 878123. 46/01. The Highways Agency has awarded a £320,000 contract for ground investigation work for the A3 Hindhead tunnel scheme to Soil Mechanics Ltd. The work involves the drilling of twelve boreholes to determine ground conditions and monitor groundwater levels between August and November 2002. It forms part of the investigations being undertaken to provide 1.7 km twin tunnels beneath Hindhead Common for the realignment of the A3. The contract to design and build the new road will be awarded in September 2002. Work would start in 2005 and be completed by 2009. Visit www.highways.gov.uk 34/02. Five consortia have prequalified for the design and construction of the 6.5 km realignement of motorway A 3 including the 2 x 1.7-km Hindhead tunnel. They are: Amec and Halcrow; Balfour Beatty and Mott McDonald; Costain, Scott Wilson and Symonds; Alfred McAlpine; Bouygues, Mouchel and Donaldson; and Nishimatsu, Mowlem and Brown & Root. Visit www.highways.gov.uk 37/02.Balfour Beatty has been selected by the Highways Agency for the 6.5 km A3 Hindhead scheme, a £129.8 million design/build project including a 1.9 km two-lane twin bore tunnel to remove the A3 trunk road from Hindhead village and the Devil's Punchbowl, a famous natural landmark. Mott MacDonald will act as designer to Balfour Beatty. The two companies will develop the scheme design in sufficient detail to permit publication of draft orders and preparation of the environmental statement in late summer 2003. Detailed design and construction will begin immediately the final scheme is approved, with a completion target date of 2009. Mott MacDonald is responsible for all design aspects, including civil, structural, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical, fire and safety systems engineering. Probably NATM tunnel. Visit www.highways.gov.uk, www.balfourbeatty.com and www.mottmac.com 41/02.Sandvik will supply Balfour Beatty with three DT820-AC twin boom tunnelling jumbos for the 2 x 1.9 km Hindhead tunnel project, which will complete the dual carriageway link between London and Portsmouth, in the west. Click here. Visit www.sandvik.com 52/07-01/08.Balfour Kilpatrick, the services and power systems business of Balfour Beatty, has been awarded a GBP25 million contract to deliver mechanical and electrical services for Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, which is currently working on the GBP371 million A3 Hindhead tunnel project on behalf of the Highways Agency. The scheme includes a 1.8 km twin-bore tunnel under the Devil's Punch Bowl. The Hindhead tunnel will feature cross-passages every 100 metres and state-of-the-art safety and communications systems, including high quality lighting and ventilation, CCTV surveillance and radio-rebroadcast systems to convey appropriate information to tunnel users. Click here. Visit www.balfourkilpatrick.com 22/08.


UK-based Navtech Radar will supply six ClearWay TS350-X radar for real-time incident detection for the 2 x 1.7-km Hindhead Tunnel, opening mid-2011, and part of the new 6.5 km road to complete the dual two-lane A3 highway link between London and Portsmouth. For more, visit uk/37 and www.nav-tech.com. 15/10.


Restricted tender, deadline 02.07.2012, for management, maintenance and refurbishment of Highways Agency (HA) roads and highways in Area 3, including 1.7 km-long, twin-tube Hindhead tunnel. Contract value range: EUR124-173 million, VAT not included. Contract duration 01.03.2013 to 31.8.2018. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=167835-2012 and http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=174194-2012. 24/12.