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Skanska renovates Road Tunnels in Norway

Skanska has signed a contract with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration for the renovation of two tunnels on the E6 in Akershus, Norway. The contract is worth NOK 385M, about SEK 400M, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the third quarter 2017.

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Opening of the new A9 Motorway in Montpellier in France

Following five years of works under Vinci Autoroutes programme management, the new section of the A9 motorway at Montpellier has just been opened more than six months ahead of the original schedule. The opening capped France’s largest motorway project in recent years. Vinci Autoroutes financed the €800 million investment and more than 300 companies and 1,500 people were involved in the project during the peak construction period.

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First of its Kind: Bucket Wheel Excavator Barracuda makes Coal Mining in China safer and more efficient

 

Thyssenkrupp has won its first order for its new Barracuda® compact bucket wheel excavator. China Huaneng Group has ordered the bucket wheel excavator based overburden system from the mining unit of the company’s Industrial Solutions business area. The order is worth more than €40 million. The Barracuda is due to go into operation at the Yiminhe open-pit mine in Inner Mongolia in 2018.

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Bartec and eVision enter into Global Partnership

In a clear push towards mobile innovation, Bartec and eVision announce a global agreement for the delivery of rugged, intrinsically safe devices. This partnership ensures worldwide distribution and support of eVision’s suite of mobile Control of Work applications on Bartec’s explosion-proof mobile devices.

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Robbins Single Shield to repair a Part of World’s Longest Tunnel below the Hudson River in the USA

 

Robbins has completed the manufacture and testing of a unique tunnel boring machine that will be used to repair the longest continuous tunnel in the world. The TBM will be used to overhaul a section of New York City’s Delaware Aqueduct, a 137 km (85 mi) long tunnel that delivers about 50 percent of the City’s drinking water each day. Over the span of two days in February, representatives from the owner New York Department of Environmental Protection (NYDEP), consultant McMillen Jacobs (MJ), and JV contractor Kiewit-Shea Constructors (KSC) traveled to the Robbins facility in Solon, Ohio to witness the Factory Acceptance Testing of the custom tunnel boring machine.

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Herrenknecht: No Run of the Mill Mission on the Florida Coast near Miami

In February 2016 construction company Bessac completed work on a protection tunnel in extremely difficult geology in South Florida. In just ten months and using a customized machine designed especially for the mission, a "Herrenknecht Combined Shield" (HCS, diameter 3.13 m), 1,613 meters were tunnelled adhering to the highest safety standards. A new sewer line was installed in the finished tunnel – after half a century in use the old pipe was simply worn out.

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