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Issue : 11 October 2012

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  • Crossrail tunnel boring machine cutter head

    Crossrail confirms complete tunnelling stop near PaddingtonSubscription

    Article17 October, 2012

    Crossrail confirmed today that tunnelling had stopped on both bores for the western running tunnels since last week to enable the removal of a build-up of spoil following last month’s hopper collapse.

  • GE Awards open for entriesSubscription

    Article17 October, 2012

    GE’s annual awards event has become a highlight on the geotechnical calendar and entries are now open for the 2013 edition of the GE Awards, which will be presented at a special ceremony on 25 April next year at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

  • Highways Agency scraps corroded bridge replacement planSubscription

    Article16 October, 2012

    The Highways Agency has scrapped plans to replace a heavily corroded bridge over the M5 near Gloucester after local stakeholders objected to the 47-week reconstruction programme.

  • Consultation set to open on A6 to Manchester airport relief roadSubscription

    Article16 October, 2012

    A consultation on the proposed 10km long dual carriageway A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road scheme is due to start on Monday.

  • Atlantis completes testing of tidal turbineSubscription

    Article16 October, 2012

    Research firm Atlantis has this week completed the first testing programme of its 3MW tidal turbine at the Nation Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) off the coast of Northumberland.

  • Cuadrilla drill rig

    ICE backs further shale gas explorationSubscription

    Article16 October, 2012

    The ICE said this week shale gas exploration in the UK should be “further investigated in an enhanced regulatory framework” following the success its production has had in bringing down energy prices in US.

  • Detailed plans for Battersea development submittedSubscription

    Article16 October, 2012

    Detailed plans for the first phase of Rafael Viñoly’s Battersea Power Station masterplan have now been submitted to Wandsworth Council.

  • Liverpool abandons plan to move out of AnfieldSubscription

    Article16 October, 2012

    Premier League football club Liverpool FC has decided to abandon plans to build a new stadium in nearby Stanley Park and instead focus on redeveloping its existing home Anfield, club officials announced yesterday.

  • Government seeks Virgin franchise extensionSubscription

    Article16 October, 2012

    The Department for Transport announced yesterday that it intends to negotiate a temporary extension of Virgin Rail’s franchise to run services on the West Coast Main Line.

  • TBM supplied for Rio metro projectSubscription

    Article12 October, 2012

    German firm Herrenknecht AG has supplied an 11.46m diameter tunnel boring machine for the construction of a new metro line in Rio de Janeiro.

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