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Akkerman makes new sales appointments

July 19, 2016 , 0

Akkerman has announced the appointment of Cecilia Zavaleta as sales engineer and Yovani Zelaya as project manager to its sales team.

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Summer edition of Trenchless International is now online

The summer edition of Trenchless International is now available to be viewed as a digital flipbook online.

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TERRATEC secures order for seven TBM machines

July 19, 2016 , , , 0

Australian tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufacturer TERRATEC has taken worldwide orders for seven new machines to be delivered during this year and next.

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Work begins on complex tunnel under Isarco River

July 19, 2016 , 0

Construction has started in Frotezza, Italy on a technically complex €303 million (US$333 million) section of the Brenner Base Tunnel.

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TBM breaks through to complete London electricity tunnel

July 19, 2016 , 0

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has completed a 3 km tunnel under London to conclude a three-stage project to increase the capacity of the city’s electricity network.

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Tenders open for Singapore’s DTSS Phase 2 and IWMF

July 19, 2016 , 0

Tenders have been requested for part of the S$9.5 billion Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 and the Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Singapore.

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Leighton Asia wins US$1.2 b tunnel contract

July 19, 2016 , 0

The Leighton Asia and China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) joint venture (JV) has been awarded a US$1.2 billion contract as part of a large-scale Hong Kong transport project.

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Exhibitions places open for No-Dig Live 2016

July 19, 2016 , 0

Exhibition applications have now opened for No-Dig Live 2016, which will run 20-22 September at Peterborough Arena.

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Boring commences on Scotland’s Shieldhall Tunnel

July 19, 2016 , 0

Construction on the largest wastewater tunnel to be built in Scotland has begun, after the project was launched by a Scottish minister on 6 July.

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Tenders open for Australian tunnel project

July 19, 2016 , 0

Three contractors, including the international consortium of Salini Impregilo, Fluor Australia and Lane Worldwide, have been invited to tender for Victoria’s Western Distributor Tunnel project.

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John Holland awarded Melbourne Metro contract

July 4, 2016 , 0

Victorian Premier and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan has announced that John Holland has been awarded the first major contract for the Metro Tunnel.

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Book your place at No-Dig Beijing

July 4, 2016 , 0

The 34th International Society of Trenchless Technology (ISTT) International No-Dig event will be hosted by the China Society for Trenchless Technology (CSTT) in Beijing from 10-12 October 2016.

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Tideway appoints OH&S Director

July 4, 2016 , 0

Tideway has appointed health and safety industry leader Steve Halls to oversee the safe delivery of the 25 km London super sewer.

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Atlanta takes delivery of TBM

July 4, 2016 , 0

The City of Atlanta has welcomed the arrival of the largest section of a new tunnel boring machine (TBM).

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Boring completed on Honolulu sewer project

July 4, 2016 , 0

Boring on the largest ever sewer project in Honolulu has been completed, linking Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (KWWTP) to the Kane‘ohe Wastewater Pre-treatment Facility (KWWPTF).

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Spring edition of Trenchless International is available

July 4, 2016 , 0

The spring edition of Trenchless International is now available to be viewed online.

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UKSTT extends award deadlines

July 4, 2016 , , 0

The deadline for the 2016 UKSTT Award entries has been extended to 29 July.

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NHI and Robbins agree on terms for merger

July 4, 2016 , 0

The terms of a three-stage merger between the Chinese state-owned Northern Heavy Industries Group (NHI) and the Robbins Company has been finalised in Liaoning Province, China.

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Parsons to plan future of wastewater in Dubai

June 20, 2016 , 0

The Dubai Municipality has awarded Parsons the contract to build two deep-waste water tunnels and the associated link sewers as part of its 50-year master plan to cover the key catchments areas of Deira and Bur Dubai.

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Fernco and Source One Environmental (SE1) upgrade manufacturing and distribution

June 20, 2016 , 0

Fernco and SE1 have moved into their band new manufacturing and distribution centre in Davison, Michigan, finally bringing the two companies together.

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Roberts returns to WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff

June 19, 2016 , , 0

Former WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff senior supervising engineer Barrie Roberts has returned to the company as a senior engineering manager and will be based in New York City.

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Deal in place for WSP Global to acquire independent Sweett Group

June 18, 2016 , , 0

Ontario-based WSP Global has agreed the terms of a CA$46.1 million acquisition of British building and infrastructure company Sweett Group.

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Bechtel changes executive leadership

June 16, 2016 , 0

Engineering company Bechtel have made changes to their executive leadership team including President and COO Brendan Bechtel taking over the position of CEO from Bill Dudley, who will occupy the role of vice-chairman.

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Kaveri’s breakthrough was celebrated on June 8 at Majestic after a 750 m (2,640 ft) drive.

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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Deadline extended for UKSTT awards

June 14, 2016 , , 0

The United Kingdom Society of Trenchless Technology (UKSTT) will be holding its annual awards ceremony during No-Dig Live on 21 September 2016.

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