No Dig 2017

Posts In: Tunnelling

15 August 2017
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Herrenknecht makes double breakthrough at Emscher sewer

Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have broken through to a target pit, successfully completing the tunnelling work on section 40 of the Emscher sewer in Germany.

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1 August 2017
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Events

NDDU exhibition space sells out!

Exhibition space for Australasia’s only dedicated Trenchless Technology conference and exhibition, the ASTT’s No-Dig Down Under (NDDU), has sold out.

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1 August 2017
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Events

Last chance registrations available for ASCE Pipelines 2017 Conference

Last minute registrations are still available with less than a week until the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pipelines 2017 Conference taking place in Phoenix, Arizona on 6-9 August.

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1 August 2017
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Asset management

Registrations open for NSTT No-Dig

Registrations have opened for the Netherlands Society for Trenchless Technology’s (NSTT’s) No-Dig Event taking place at Hart van Holland in Nijkerk, Netherlands on 11-12 October 2017.

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17 July 2017
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Herrenknecht TBM completes Belchen rehabilitation tunnelling

Herrenknecht’s custom designed 13.91 m diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM) completed 3.2 km of tunnelling for the Belchen rehabilitation project last month, 3 months ahead of schedule.

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4 July 2017
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From the magazine

Laying the foundations in Qatar

As part of its preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar is in the midst of an unprecedented level of construction in the leadup to the event.

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4 July 2017
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From the magazine

Tesla founder Elon Musk’s venture into tunnels is anything but boring

Billionaire-entrepreneur Elon Musk, who confirmed he was venturing into underground construction earlier this year, has started the construction of the first of what he says will be many tunnels in Los Angeles, California.

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30 June 2017
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Wastewater

City in Indiana starts work on a combined sewer overflow tunnel

Earlier this month, Salini Impregilo and Lane Construction Corporation started work on a shaft for the US$188 million Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) project in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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23 May 2017
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Tunnelling

WSP announces worldwide changes

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has announced changes that will have global repercussions.

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23 May 2017
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Robbins TBM excels in the Andes

A 4.56 m Robbins Double Shield tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been launched in Andean Mountains, Chile, where it has already completed large sections of a 12 km intake tunnel as part of the Los Condores Hydroelectric Project (HEPP).

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10 May 2017
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Elon Musk outlines vision for boring company

Billionaire-entrepreneur Elon Musk has confirmed his latest venture into underground construction during a TED Talk last month.

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10 May 2017
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Shieldhall Tunnel TBM reaches halfway

The tunnel boring machine (TBM) is constructing Scotland’s largest ever wastewater tunnel and has reached the halfway stage of the project.

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11 April 2017
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WATCH: TBM breaks through in Seattle

The tunnel boring machine (TBM) on the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel has broken through, after tunnelling for more 2.8 km underneath Seattle, Washington.

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30 January 2017
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Hawaii completes its largest wastewater tunnelling project

In June 2016 boring was completed on Hawaii’s largest ever wastewater tunnelling project, which has been designed to increase storage capacity of the region’s wastewater system and reduce the likelihood of overflow. The project also marks the first time in Hawaii’s history that a tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to excavate a wastewater tunnel.

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6 December 2016
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Excavation begins on AU$4.3 billion transport tunnel in Sydney

Excavation has begun on a large-scale transport infrastructure project in Sydney Australia.

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6 December 2016
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Herrenknecht founder receives lifetime achievement award

The founder and chairman of the board of a leading tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufacturer has received a lifetime achievement award at the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) awards in Singapore.

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8 November 2016
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TERRATEC delivers TBMs to Lucknow Metro system

The first of two TERRATEC earth pressure balance (EPB) tunnel boring machines (TBM) will be delivered to the site of the Lucknow Metro system in Uttar Pradesh, India later this month.

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25 October 2016
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Robbins machine breaks through in Bangalore

The Namma Metro Phase 1 tunnel boring machine (TBM) known as ‘Krishna’ has broken through, marking the end of tunnelling on the project in Bangalore, India.

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14 October 2016
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European projects sign mutual agreement

Two record-breaking European infrastructure projects have signed an agreement for mutual cooperation.

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16 June 2016
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Kaveri’s breakthrough was celebrated on June 8 at Majestic after a 750 m (2,640 ft) drive.
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Phase 1 Metro tunnel breakthrough in Bangalore

One of two 6.4 m (21.0 ft) diameter mixed-face earth pressure balance tunneling machines (EPBTMs) has broken through at Namma Metro, as part of the North-South Bangalore Phase 1 Metro.

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2 June 2016
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Installation

Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel drone fly-over

Scottish Water has released a drone fly-over video of the entrance of the Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel, which is scheduled to commence construction in the coming weeks.

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27 May 2016
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Microsoft and Facebook are building a subsea cable across the Atlantic.
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Microsoft and Facebook to build subsea cable across Atlantic Ocean

Microsoft and Facebook have announced an agreement to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic.

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24 May 2016
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EIB backs the Thames Tideway Tunnel

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a £700 million loan for the Thames Tideway ‘Super Sewer’, the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry.

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20 May 2016
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Skanska wins £40 m River Humber Gas Pipeline contract

National Grid has awarded Skanska with a £40 million design build contract for a tunnel underneath the Humber River on the east coast of Northern England.

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18 May 2016
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Nicholson Begins Work on Dugway Storage Tunnel

Nicholson Construction Company will begin work on the Dugway Storage Tunnel as a part of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s overall program to improve the control of combined sewer overflows in the Greater Cleveland service area.

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9 May 2016
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TBM makes maintenance stop in Mexico City

A Robbins Crossover tunnel boring machine (TBM) is undergoing planned maintenance in Mexico City ahead of commencing its final 3.2 km drive.

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