- Expansion and conversion of production site in Hartlepool, northeast England
- Production of 36,000 precast concrete segments for HS2’s Northolt Tunnel East
- Start of construction: January 2022; start of production: end of 2022
The TenCate Polyfelt® P006A non-woven, which is treated with fire retardant additives, is an integral part of the tunnel sealing system and thus essential for the success of this major project involving one of Europe’s future largest bridges. The non-woven geotextile was manufactured and installed according to the project requirements.
It is generally known that the design of segments tends to become thinner and thinner due to cost, handling and environmental aspects. As a result the contact area between the segment has to be increased as much as possible, which will lead in turn reducing the distance for the gasket to the edge of the segment.
The first enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machine passed the one mile mark this week during the construction of the first tunnels for HS2 - Britain’s new high speed rail link between London, Birmingham and the north.
Ceremony by the Swiss Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) to mark the ground-breaking for the second tube of the Gotthard road tunnel. Implenia is significantly involved in two lots. The complex tunnel and civil engineering works have already started.
Implenia Baugesellschaft m.b.H. plans to sell its Austrian building construction unit to ZECH Bau Austria GmbH, with closing scheduled for end-October. Implenia thus continues to focus on its defined core portfolio in accordance with its strategy.
Poland's longest underwater tunnel thus far, the Świna Tunnel, is currently being built between the islands of Uznam and Wolin in the city of Świnoujście. The tunnel below the river Świna will strengthen the coastal region through improved infrastructure connections to the rest of the country and the world. More than 50,000 chemical and steel heavy-duty fixings by fischer have been used to reinforce the tunnel.
- Robotics for more productivity, flexibility and best working conditions
Automation with robots has long since found its way into many sectors. One of the world's leading manufacturers of technical high-performance textiles for civil engineering, agriculture, industry and lightweight construction, the HUESKER Group, recently discovered the advantages that robotics can also make in niches. Together with ABB, a pioneer in robotics and automation, HUESKER developed a prototype that is not available off the shelf, which is specifically used for handling and palletizing heavy yarn reels - a relief for the employees in yarn production.
• A new metro station on the Cross Island Line (Line 8) and the associated tunnels • A €400 million (S$644 million) contract • A technological challenge in a very tight urban environment
Webuild has definitively formalized the acquisition of 100% of Seli Overseas, a company specialized in tunneling, acquired as part of the agreement with Grandi Lavori Fincosit. This completes a further step of Progetto Italia, the industrial project launched by Webuild in 2018.
With the opening day of TAC 2020-One Toronto less than 11 weeks away, the Organizing Committee is gearing up to welcome the tunnelling industry to the Hilton Toronto on October 19. We’re optimistic that the planned in-person conference can proceed and that Canada’s extensive Covid-19 vaccine uptake will help counter the Delta variant challenges we currently face.
ACCIONA, in consortium with Ferrovial, has been awarded the contract to build the central section of Sydney Metro West, the new underground rail line that runs through a large part of Australia's largest city.
Robbins XRE TBMs cross the Finish Line in Massive Metro Project
TELT (Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin) awarded Lot 3 of the 57.5 km long Mont-Cenis base tunnel to a Joint Venture led by Implenia (34%). The total contract volume is CHF 248 million (EUR 228 million) and the project is in line with the company’s strategic focus on large, complex infrastructure projects.
Femern A/S has prequalified three consortia to compete for the contract to establish a large transformer station to supply the Fehmarnbelt tunnel and the railway between Denmark and Germany with green electricity. The transformer station will also have the capacity to power electric vehicles.
Normet is known as a supplier of wide product and solution range for underground mining and tunnelling industry. Perhaps the most well-known are the Normet concrete sprayers. Normet has been offering technical and operator training since the production of sprayers started in the 1970’s.