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Sika invests in Membrane Production in Russia

Sika is expanding its product portfolio in Russia with the commissioning of a new production line for PVC membranes at its factory in Lobnya, near Moscow. It will now also manufacture high-performance thermoplastic membranes for waterproofing structures at this location, resulting in significant cost savings and competitive advantages.

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Herrenknecht TBM constructs large Road Tunnel in Switzerland

 

The shell of the Belchen rehabilitation tunnel has been completed. Tunnelling ended successfully in Eptingen in the Swiss canton of Basel-Country on June 21, 2017, three months ahead of schedule.

The tunnel boring machine (TBM) (diameter 13.91 m) designed and manufactured specifically for this purpose at the Herrenknecht plant in Schwanau, Germany, excavated 3.2 km of tunnel through complex geology in only 16 months. The new structure is the prerequisite for rapid and economic rehabilitation of the two existing parallel road tunnel tubes.

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First animated Film about the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel Factory released

The world's longest road and rail tunnel will require a factory that, in terms of its size, is set to be a record-breaker. The Fehmarnbelt immersed tunnel between Rødbyhavn in Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany will be 18 km long and built from 79 concrete elements and an additional 10 special elements equipped with lower basements for maintenance. Each tunnel element will weigh more than 70,000 tonnes. Each element will be about 217 m long and about 40 m wide.

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First Rogun Dam Milestone in Tajikistan

With the completion of a cofferdam, Salini Impregilo has reached its first milestone in the construction of the Rogun hydroelectric dam in Tajikistan, an ambitious $3.9-billion project that will double the Central Asian country’s capacity to produce electricity.

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Sandvik essential Equipment on major Hong Kong Infrastructure Development

The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP for short) is a series of infrastructure projects that will see the construction of the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen in China and Hong Kong. This will see the construction of highways and tunnels as well as other significant infrastructure programs. Playing a significant role is an array of crushing and drilling equipment from Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, all supported by Sandvik’s Hong Kong office.

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Robbins TBM “Rosie” is First Crossover TBM in the U.S.

A Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM measuring 9.26 m (30.4 ft) in diameter underwent factory acceptance on May 30, 2016. The gargantuan machine was initially unveiled at Robbins’ Solon, Ohio headquarters during a press day on May 25 before being shipped 40 km (25 mi) south for construction of the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) in Akron. Those present included Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan, Robbins chief engineer Dennis Ofiara, and David Chastka, project engineer for contractor Kenny-Obayashi JV.

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A Royal Opening of WTC 2017

It is with great honor and pride, the host of WTC 2017 can announce that His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Norway will open the World Tunneling Congress 2017 Monday the 12th of June.

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Metrostav to build third Tunnel in Iceland

The Czech construction company Metrostav has scored another victory in Iceland. Following the Héðinsfjarðargöng and Norðfjarðargöng projects in the northern and eastern parts of the island, respectively, Metrostav will soon start building a 5.6 km long tunnel and a 7.8 km section of road connecting the Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður fjords on the sparsely inhabited coast in Iceland's northwest. Metrostav will execute the project in cooperation with a local partner, the company Suðurverk.

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