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Martina Booth

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020 7728 4549


  • Turning the tide at TywynSubscription

    15 September, 2010Comments (1)

    After years of repairs to its sea wall, Tywyn in North Wales is getting a complete set of new sea defences. Martina Booth reports.

  • Flooding the marketSubscription

    23 June, 2010

    As the fight against flooding continues, high tech solutions are appearing. Martina Booth takes a look at the new tools in engineers’ boxes.

  • Pipeline sections are lifted onto a ship

    Russian gas for Western homes: The Nordstream gas pipelineSubscription

    27 May 2010

    Engineers are working on one of the world’s largest undersea pipelines to bring gas from Russia to western Europe. Challenges include disposing of unexploded mines, preserving marine life and laying over 1,200km of pipeline. Martina Booth reports.

  • The Victoria Desalination Plant

    The Victorian Desalination Plant: A saline solutionSubscription

    13 May 2010Comments (1)

    Australia has long been prone to inconsistent rainfall, imposing severe water shortages on its residents, industry and agriculture. In Victoria a huge desalination plant is taking shape as part of the state’s solution to the problem. Martina Booth reports.

  • Mobile formwork for the Gotthard Tunnel lining

    Gotthard: A titanic tunnelSubscription

    29 April 2010

    Construction of the world’s longest railway tunnel has reached the half way mark, Martina Booth reports on the challenges overcome so far and those still facing Gotthard Base Tunnel contractors.

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    Mayor opens first section of East London LineSubscription

    27 April, 2010Comments (2)

    London mayor Boris Johnson has officially opened the first section of the £1bn London Overground East London Line, which has been delivered early and on budget.

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    Gautrain first-phase link almost completeSubscription

    26 April, 2010

    Civil construction works on Gautrain’s first-phase link are nearly complete.

  • Brisbane's Northern Link gets state approvalSubscription

    26 April, 2010

    Brisbane’s AUS $1.7bn (£1bn) Northern Link, which will connect the city’s western and northern suburbs via an underground toll road tunnel, has received state government approval.

  • California High Speed Rail

    California high-speed rail chooses Transbay terminus in San FranciscoSubscription

    13 April, 2010

    The new Transbay Terminal has been officially chosen as California high-speed rail’s San Francisco terminus.

  • Nord Stream construction beginsSubscription

    12 April, 2010

    Construction of the Nord Stream Pipeline, which will link Russian natural gas reserves to Europe, has been officially launched.