Mexico City’s Record-Breaking Crossover TBM Makes Final Breakthrough

On June 8, 2017, an 8.7-m diameter Robbins Crossover TBM marked a historic breakthrough on the the Túnel Emisor Poniente (TEP) II in Mexico City.

Normet Announces Changes to Leadership Team

Normet announced that Himanshu Kapadia has been nominated as head of GCCT (Ground Control and Construction Technologies) Business Line as of July 1, 2017, and Odd-Björn Kleven will move to a new role to head Solutions Development.

CREG Gripper TBM Breaks Through in Lebanon

On May 5, 2017, CREG’s 3.5-m diameter gripper TBM Lèa made its first breakthrough of Tunnel Drive 3 in the Greater Beirut Water Supply Project. A celebration was held in presence of representatives from CMC di Ravenna (the contractor), the local authorities, CREG and all project partners.

USA’s Essex Elected to ITA Executive Committee

Randy Essex, executive vice president at Mott MacDonald, was elected to serve on the International Tunnelling Association’s (ITA) Executive Committee (ExCo) during ITA’s World Tunnel Congress June 9-15, 2017, in Bergen, Norway.

World Tunnel Congress 2017 Gathers in Norway

Held in Bergen, Norway from June 9-15 by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) and the Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF), the World Tunnel Congress 2017 and 43rd ITA General Assembly were a momentous occasion and an undoubted success for the global tunneling industry.

Woertz to Supply Power Cables for Gotthard Tunnel

Woertz AG, a Swiss manufacturer of flat cable power bus systems, will provide its fire proof safety cable to power emergency lighting and life safety equipment in the Gotthard Tunnel upgrade construction project.

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