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Snowy 2.0: TBM Factory Test Celebration for Webuild's renewable Energy Project in Australia

The most sophisticated tunnel-boring machine (TBM) for the construction of Snowy 2.0, the biggest renewable energy project in Australia, has passed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), making it ready to be shipped to the site where Snowy Hydro Ltd and Webuild (formerly Salini Impregilo) will expand the Snowy Scheme’s network of hydro power stations in the Snowy Mountains and underpin the country’s transition to a low-carbon emissions future.

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bauma CHINA 2020 will take place as planned

China’s economy is recovering apparently from the coronavirus shutdowns, and trade fairs are key to rebuilding economies.

China unveiled a series of economic stimulus policies and the investment in infrastructure is expected to increase by 10%. Thanks to this, it is estimated that the growth rate of China's construction machinery industry will reach 10% this year. These figures were published by the Shanghai Securities Co., Ltd.

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Mighty Breakthrough for Europe's biggest Tunnel Boring Machine in Italy

 

In Italy, the largest tunnel boring machine ever used in Europe successfully completed its drive in June. The supersize borer (Earth Pressure Balance Shield, diameter 15.87 m) made by Herrenknecht in Schwanau, Baden/Southern Germany, dug 7.5 km of highway tunnel through the Apennines. In cooperation with the customer, Herrenknecht designed a new system for the machine, to protect particularly the site crew from the expected methane gas deposits in the ground.

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Thinkproject's BIM/CAD Software supporting the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel

The plans are ready and the contracts are signed to connect Germany and Denmark via an 18 km long immersed tunnel. The so called Fehmarnbelt tunnel will be the world's longest of its type for both road and rail. Good preparation and use of the BIM/CAD software of thinkproject should lead to the opening of the tunnel in 2028.

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Skanska builds new Bridge in Trondheim, Norway

Skanska has signed a contract with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration on the construction of a new bridge in Trondheim, Norway. The contract is worth NOK 805 M, about SEK 800 M, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the third quarter 2020.

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Kick-off for further Design Services for the Swiss Belchen Road Tunnel

The Swiss Belchen road tunnel was opened in 1970 and consists of two separate twin-lane tubes with unidirectional traffic, each having a length of 3.2 km. In early 2021, with the so-called rehabilitation tunnel going into operation, the Belchen tunnel system will comprise three twin-lane tunnels. ILF Consulting Engineers is also involved in the design and construction of the rehabilitation tunnel.

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Settlement North/South Metro Project, Cologne in Germany

The City of Cologne, Cologne Public Transport (KVB) and the joint venture (‘Arge’) that constructed a section of Cologne’s North/South metro line have reached an agreement to settle all outstanding claims with regard to this project, including damages caused by the collapse of the building of the City archives on 3 March 2009.

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Hatch named one of Australia's Top Intern Programs

For the third year in a row, Hatch has ranked in a list of Australia’s Top Intern Programs for 2020. Hatch placed seventeenth in the list of the top forty intern programs, which are providing amazing educational opportunities for students and young professionals across the nation.

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Victaulic names new President

Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, announced Rick Bucher has been appointed to the position of President and COO, effective immediately.

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Salini Impregilo becomes Webuild: bigger, stronger and ready to serve the Nation

Salini Impregilo is changing its name to Webuild, with the message “bigger, stronger and ready to serve the nation” to accompany a publicity campaign that begins in Italy’s major newspapers and news websites. It also comes on the day that Salini Impregilo shareholders meet at their annual assembly to approve the new name of a Group that is ready to contribute to the revival of the Italian economy within the context of an infrastructure investment plan capable of creating thousands of jobs. The launch of the Company’s new name, which will soon be online at www.webuildgroup.com and on social media channels with the account name Webuild, signals the latest step in the Group’s evolution, becoming ever more global with a strong base in Italy. It is a process of growth for the Company under the management and coordination of Salini Costruttori SpA within the context of Progetto Italia (Project Italy), and also thanks to the support of CDP Equity SpA and the country’s main financial institutions (UniCredit, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco Popolare BPM) and investors who believe in the project.

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