Construction company John Holland has been awarded the first major Melbourne Metro Tunnel contract, which includes excavating massive shafts in the center of Melbourne as part of preparations for the tunnel and the new underground stations in the CBD.
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ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA) has completed the end of Tunnel Excavation works for Line 5 (Green Line), one of the three lines being constructed by FAST Consortium (Freyssinet Saudi Arabia, Alstom, Samsung, Strukton, Setec and Typsa) – one of the three international Consortia commissioned to build the six-line Riyadh metro project.
Sirius Minerals Plc announced on June 2 that is has selected preferred contractors for its North Yorkshire polyhalite project. The key components of the project include mine development and the construction of a 23-mile long Mineral Transportation System connecting the mine and a processing and port facility.
STRABAG SE, the European technology group for construction services, has been selected as main contractor to build a section of European Route E16, the most important link between the Norwegian capital of Oslo and the country’s second largest city of Bergen.
Mott MacDonald’s Mark Leggett has been appointed chairman of the British Tunnelling Society (BTS), taking over from Roger Bridge who has completed his two-year tenure.
Parsons announced that it was awarded a contract by Dubai Municipality for two deep wastewater tunnels and associated link sewers. The two tunnels are required to support Dubai’s strategic 50-year master plan and cover the key catchments of Deira and Bur Dubai.