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Strabag Subsidiary Züblin to build new Kriegsstraße Car Tunnel in Karlsruhe in Germany

Karlsruher Schieneninfrastruktur-Gesellschaft mbH (KASIG) is putting its trust in the civil engineering competence of Ed. Züblin AG. The Strabag Group subsidiary is leading a consortium with Schleith GmbH to build the Kriegsstraße car tunnel in Karlsruhe. The two-lane tunnel in Kriegsstraße is the second part of the Kombilösung public transport infrastructure project to build an efficiently functioning rail network for the local public transport and to reduce the volume of traffic in central Karlsruhe. The contract for the road tunnel has a value in the low triple-digit millions.

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London Tunnelling Contract approaches successful Completion

The LPT contract saw the jv partners tunnelling for some 32km under the capital, creating what client National Grid describes as an ‘electricity superhighway’ for high-voltage cables to provide increased resilience for the city’s power supplies. When all aspects of the project are complete in 2018, it will help ensure that London’s growing demand for power can be met over the coming years.

The contract involved driving three major new tunnels under London, linking Hackney in the east with Willesden in the west and Wimbledon to the south, with 14 shafts along the route providing access from street level. This represented the longest single tunnelling contract ever let to a single contractor in London.

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TBM DiGs 2017 in Wuhan in China: Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Third International Conference on Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Grounds (TBM DiGs 2017) will be hosted in Wuhan, China. The organisers of the TBM DiGs 2017 would like to welcome engineers and researchers of the tunnelling community to Wuhan in 2017 to participate the meetings and the discussions on the development and the applications of TBMs in difficult and complex ground conditions.

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SMT Scharf boosts Profitability on reduced Revenue

SMT Scharf AG is reporting a considerable improvement in its operating results during the first months of the current fiscal year. The declining revenue trend at the start of the year stabilised in the third quarter, reflecting robust service business offsetting reductions in new equipment business.

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TBM DiGs 2016 in Istanbul

The Organizers would like to welcome researchers and practitioners involved with TBM tunnelling to the TBM DiGs 2016 conference to share, to cooperate, and to progress. The conference is to be held in Istanbul in 16-18 November 2016.

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