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Skanska builds City Bypass in Czech Republic

Skanska has signed a contract with The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic for a new bypass outside the city Karvina, Czech Republic. The contract is worth CZK 900 M, about SEK 370 M, which will be included in the order bookings for Europe for the second quarter 2020.


40 Years passed since the Prague Subway’s first Tunnel under the Vltava River broke through

On October 18, 2016, exactly 40 years have passed since the first tunnel of the Prague subway system under the Vltava River broke through. Since it was not possible to perform any blasting work under the Vltava River or under the historical center of Prague, a prototype of the mechanical tunneling shield was used. The giant machine, which was the forerunner of today’s Adéla and Tonda machines, started from a giant cavern near the Mánes Bridge, reaching the Staroměstská Station on October 18, 1976.


Enel in talks with EPH over Slovenské Elektrárne stake

Italian utility Enel announced today that it is in exclusive negotiations with Czech energy company Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) to sell its 66% stake in Slovak nuclear power producer Slovenské Elektrárne. Enel said it may sign a binding share purchase agreement with EPH "in the coming weeks".


The Czech Transportation Structure Competition has a Winner

Guests of the evening included Zdeněk Škromach, Vicemayor of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Tomáš Čoček, State Secretary and the 1st Deputy Minister of Transport, Petr Konvalinka, Rector of Czech Technical University Prague and others. The aim of the competition is a professional presentation to Czech transport engineering and engineering professions to the public as well as political representation.


Victoria bores first Kilometer of the Railway Tunnel at Ejpovice in Czech Republic

As much as one thousand meters of the south section of the more than four-kilometer long railway tunnel at Ejpovice has been bored by Metrostav's team, headed by Štefan Ivor. After overcoming initial difficulties that involved unfavorable geological conditions in the rock underlying Homolka Hill, the boring machine Victoria was able to pick up the pace to such a degree as to allow her to repeatedly achieve record-high progress of 30 meters a day.


Metrostav and Partners set to begin Modernization of another Section of D1 Highway in Czech Republic

The upgrade of the D1 Highway section stretching over approximately five kilometers between the municipalities of Hvězdonice and Ostředek is scheduled to begin in the coming days. Worth approximately 550 million crowns, the project will be carried out by the consortium of Metrostav, Swietelsky and Hochtief, led by the former. Following the signing of the contract with the Road and Motorway Directorate, the consortium’s representatives have taken over the construction site and engaged in intensive preparations for the demanding task that lies ahead.


Strabag: Two new Motorway Orders in Czech Republic

Strabag a.s., the Czech subsidiary of Austrian-based publicly listed technology group Strabag SE, has been awarded two new motorway contracts in the Czech Republic as part of a consortium with Eurovia CS. The company will build two sections of the D3 motorway linking Prague with southern Bohemia. Client for both contracts is the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic.


Ejpovice Tunnel in Czech Republic: TBM Victoria sinks her Teeth in

The first metres of the more than four-kilometre-long Ejpovice tunnel have been driven by the team headed by Metrostav’s Štefan Ivor today. The largest TBM tunnel-boring machine in the Czech Republic, named Victoria, with a head diameter of almost 10 metres, has sunk her teeth into the shale on Homolka Hill near Kyšice, to appear once again near Potoční Street in Pilsen – Doubravka in about ten months. Afterwards, it will return to the starting point, where it will begin the construction of the second (northern) tunnel tube of these underground works, which should be completed in 2017.


Metrostav: Special Tunneling Machine Victoria ready to set to Work in Czech Republic

In observance of a time-honored tradition, a statue of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of all miners, has been placed in the portal of a new tunnel that will be bored in Ejpovice, Czech Republic. Attended by top executives from the Railway Infrastructure Administration and the Metrostav and Subterra corporations, the ceremony also included the christening of a special, more than 110-meter long TBM S-799 tunnel boring machine, before it begins cutting through the Homolka and Chlum hills to bore the two longest tunnels in the Czech Republic. Each will measure more than four kilometers in length.

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