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Successful Reuse of AVN Microtunnelling Machine in France

 

In the little French town of Plobsheim near Strasbourg, a joint venture consisting of the contractors Valentin and SMCE Réha has modernized the municipal drinking water system. Several pipe jacking drives were carried out using an AVN1200 microtunnelling machine. The longest section runs through groundwater in a noncohesive geology and crosses under a busy highway. Since the beginning of 2018 the Plobsheim well has been connected to the urban grid.

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SMT Scharf and Mühlhäuser found strategic Partnership in Tunnel Market

SMT Scharf GmbH, Hamm, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMT Scharf AG (WKN 575198, ISIN DE0005751986), has concluded a cooperation agreement with Mühlhäuser GmbH of Freienbach, Switzerland. Exclusive marketing and sales by Mühlhäuser of a jointly developed logistics solution for tunnel applications worldwide forms the core of the strategic partnership.

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Crossrail - Crossscience: DNA of Bacteria responsible for London Great Plague of 1665 identified for first Time

Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague.

The discovery comes following a year-long study of skeletons found in a mass grave within the New Churchyard, the burial ground excavated by Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) during construction of the new Elizabeth line station at Liverpool Street in 2015.

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