News By Pascal Cantin BLS is to purchase 52 latest-generation Flirt trains. The Flirt will replace three older train models, enabling BLS to push ahead with the planned expansion of regional transport in the Berne area. Peter Spuhler, President of the Board of Directors of Stadler, and the CEO of BLS Bernard Guillelmon signed a… Continue reading BLS and Stadler sign contract for the acquisition of 52 new trains.
News High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network in the UK. HS2 is a dedicated high-speed railway that will connect London to Birmingham from 2026 and then, along a Y-shaped route, to Manchester in the West and Leeds in the East… Continue reading High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd.
News Sources: Business Insider | The Guardian | New York Times By Mark-Anthony Johnson The Netherlands has a highly ambitious renewable-energy plan in the works. The country hopes to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm by 2027, along with a 2.3-square-mile artificial island to support it. As The Guardian notes, the farm would sit… Continue reading The Dutch plan to build the world’s biggest wind farm, complete with a large floating island. By Mark-Anthony Johnson
News Spea Engineering in Podgorica, Montenegro for the Kick-off meeting of the project Development of a Road Database of Montenegro funded by the European Union. The aim of the project is the collection and processing of the data on all trunk and regional roads in Montenegro, in order to create a Computerized Management System of… Continue reading Development of a Road Database of Montenegro – Kick off meeting.
News ACCIONA has won a significant contract to build the new Cebu-Cordova bridge in the Philippines, marking the company’s second major deal in the country. The contract is worth USD 400 million, and will be carried out as the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) in partnership with First Balfour Inc and D.M. Consunji, Inc. The… Continue reading ACCIONA wins Philippines bridge construction contract.
News The use of GFRP reinforcement is gradually spreading to replace or to integrate the traditional steel rebar for tunnels excavated with shielded TBMs and lined with a precast segmental lining. The complete replacement of the steel rebar with GFRP is particularly used for segments that have to be demolished after their installation, for example… Continue reading GFRP reinforcement for segmental linings of mechanized excavations.
News Mumbai: Work on constructing the first-ever tunnel in Mumbai for the fully underground Metro 3 line began at the Naya Nagar site in Mahim on Friday, with two more tunnel boring machines (TBMs) lowered to dig towards Dadar. Naya Nagar is one of the seven ‘launching shafts’ from where tunnelling operations will be conducted.… Continue reading Mumbai Metro | MMRC begins tunnelling work for Metro 3 project at Naya Nagar.
News Di Preston Pysh Gazprom is a Russian based global energy company whose integrated operations include exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sale of gas and oil. The company is also engaged in the sale of vehicle fuel and the generation and marketing of both heat and electric power. Gazprom is amongst the top four… Continue reading The Intrinsic Value of Gazprom.
News di Ian Royall The fastest way to Sydney is by plane. But this high-tech tube might revolutionise the way we travel between Australia’s biggest cities and get you there faster. Forget the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry: a rapid transport link between the cities could see them become an economic “mega-region” within a decade. Australia’s booming population… Continue reading Hyperloop technology could make Melbourne to Sydney quicker than plane.
News The recently opened Steve Jobs Theater embodies the extraordinary eight-year collaboration between Apple and Foster + Partners at Apple Park. Sir Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, said: “The Steve Jobs Theater is a place for us to gather. It provides an opportunity for our friends and visitors to experience Apple Park and,… Continue reading Steve Jobs Theatre all’Apple Park