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08 Apr 2021             ALERT SIGNUP
Bidders shortlisted for large-diameter Thames crossing
Three bidders are shortlisted to construct twin 4.3km x 16.4m o.d. alignments under the River Thames as part of the new 23km Lower Thames Crossing highway
Repeat operation for Nepal second TBM drive

COVEC of China is awarded the 13.3km long Sunkoshi Marin water diversion project in Nepal as a repeat of its successful Bheri Babai TBM drive and proposed reuse of the same machine

Crossover TBM operations China

The largest Robbins Crossover TBM to be used in China is launched to complete a 9.16m o.d. rail link under the Pearl River Delta in Guangzhou

Government approves Kuala Lumpur Metro Line 3

Malaysia has approved advance of the next phase of its Klang Valley metro network for the Circle Line 3 and builds on the successes for public transportation in Kuala Lumpur of Lines 1 and 2

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COMMENT FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK - 08 Apr 2021

The advantages of keeping projects rolling with the same contractor can include cost savings from reusing the same TBMs and equipment as well as continuity in using the same team, building on previous experience and good working relationships.

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