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Costain Group Plc, a UK-based engineering solutions provider, has announced that ATC, its joint venture with Alstom and TSO, has won a contract worth about £300 million ($460.13 million) to design, fit-out and commission the railway systems in Crossrail’s tunnel network in the UK.
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Santos GLNG has announced that tunnelling works has begun underneath the Narrows Crossing in Gladstone Harbour, Australia.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan of PLN1 billion ($318.69 million) for the construction of new metro new line for the central section of Warsaw metro in Poland.
Avrasya Tüneli İşletme İnşaat ve Yatırım A.Ş. (ATAŞ), a partnership between Turkey-based Yapı Merkezi and Korea-based SK E&C, has secured final funding and approvals for the Istanbul Strait Road Tunnel Crossing project in Turkey.
The ATC joint venture (JV), consisting of Alstom, TSO and Costain, has won a contract worth over €350 million ($449.47 million) to fit out and commission the Crossrail tunnels currently being bored under the streets of London.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltran) has completed construction work on $439 million Devil's Slide-bypass tunnels and opened to public in San Mateo County, California.
Crossrail has announced its tunnel boring machine (TBM) Phyllis has reached Bond Street station, which marks a key tunnelling milestone for the Crossrail project in London, UK.
Ontario Power Generation Incorporated (OPG) has announced the completion of €900 million ($1.16 billion) Niagara Tunnel Project, which involved development of water supply tunnels below the city Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.
Jacobs Engineering Group Incorporated, a US-based construction services provider, has secured a design-build subcontract from Walsh Construction Company Vinci Construction Grands Projets joint venture for the East End Crossing Project in Indiana.
The Highways Department of Hong Kong has awarded a HKD4.79 billion ($617.35 million) contract to China State Construction Engineering (HK) Limited for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) Project in Hong Kong.
Transport Canada has commenced next stage of tunnelling work on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project in Canada.
UK-based engineering solutions provider Costain Group PLC, in association with tunnelling partners VVB and Joseph Gallagher, has completed tunnelling for the National Grid’s electricity transmission project in London, UK.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is set to commence tunnelling work for the NZD1.4 billion ($1.15 billion) road project called Waterview Connection in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Robbins Company, engaged in the design and manufacture of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), has announced completion of the Zhanjiang Bay Sub-Sea Tunnel using Robbins’ Slurry TBM in China.
Crossrail has announced that construction work has started on a new tunnel portal at Victoria Dock in east London.
Crossrail has announced its fifth tunnel boring machine, called Sophia, has commenced excavating under the river Thames in London, UK.
Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport is undertaking site preparation for tunnel breakthrough at Legacy Way’s Kelvin Grove worksite in Australia.
Hochtief AG, a Germany-based provider of construction services, has announced its US-based subsidiary Flatiron has won new infrastructure construction contracts totalling $275.9 million in US and Canada.
Crossrail has announced that its sixth and seventh tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are ready to commence tunnelling work on new Crossrail routes in London, UK.
EGRT Construction, a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin Incorporated, has won a contract worth $889 million to design, build and finance the Evergreen Line in Canada.
Lemminkäinen Oyj, a Finland-based construction company, and the Turku Municipal Property Corporation have agreed to complete the currently halted Unioninkatu construction project in Turku, Finland.