Issue : 11 October 2012
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
ICE backs further shale gas explorationSubscription
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 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
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
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
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.