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  • Mulberry Harbour

    Mulberry Harbours: marine engineers' biggest challengeSubscription

    11 November, 1999Updated: 19 February, 2009

    The Second World War presented British marine engineers with their biggest challenge this century. In 1943, they were ordered to build the Mulberry Harbours, artificial havens to shelter ships arriving for the Normandy invasions of 1944.

  • That sinking feelingSubscription

    Immersed tube tunnelling is a firmly established engineering method, yet a tunnel now under construction in the heart of Europort is giving Dutch engineers plenty of fresh challenges.

  • European linkSubscription

    13 September, 2001Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Spain is rapidly joining the European high speed rail club with almost as much line as Italy, Germany and France.

  • The Devil's in the detailSubscription

    2004 By Max Soudain

    Sustainable thinking underlies the A3 Hindhead scheme in Surrey, which includes a tunnel under the Devil’s Punch Bowl. Max Soudain reports on progress of the long-awaited bypass.

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    Heron tower: Ground upwardsSubscription


    Spotlight - Precise knowledge of what lies deep underground is essential to the successful construction of one of London’s new skyscrapers.

  • Incinerators: usually unpopular with locals

    Energy from waste: the burning questionSubscription

    4 May, 2006Updated: 19 February, 2009 By Mark Hansford

    The government wants more energy from waste, but the public doesn’t, Mark Hansford reports.

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    The Creek extensionSubscription

    January 2007

    The Dubai Business Bay development will form a commercial hub at the end of Dubai’s 11km creek and also contain residential, entertainment and retail facilities.

  • Poole Harbour bridge

    Sailing by: Poole Harbour bridgeSubscription

    March 2007 By Andrew Mylius

    The phrase ‘beautifully simple’ might have been invented for Poole Harbour’s new bridge.

  • transport panama 1 070411

    Passage to PanamaSubscription

    May 2007 By Cliff Schexnayder

    After years of wrangling, work to expand the Panama Canal is finally scheduled to begin this year. Cliff Schexnayder reports from central America.

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    Bosphorus blockbusterSubscription

    June 2007 By Jackie Whitelaw

    Next month the second element of the world’s deepest immersed tube tunnel will be sunk in the Istanbul Strait. Jackie Whitelaw reports on construction of the first intercontinental underwater rail link.

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