Schiphol Freight Traffic tunnel

Project description

As Schiphol continues to grow, so does the need for proper freight handling. Schiphol Group initiated a new area for handling freight operations, and asked Tunnel Engineering Consultants to provide a project study and design for a new freight handling area located just south-east of the runway 06-24. To connect the new freight area with the center of Schiphol, a tunnel was built. The tunnel has a width of 13-m and a total length of 850-m, with an enclosed tunnel length of 550-m.

The tunnel crosses the runway and two taxi-ways. At the northern entrance of the tunnel, a connection with an existing tunnel, running perpendicular, had to be constructed. The tunnel crosses the runway and two taxi-ways.  At the northern entrance of the tunnel, a connection with an existing tunnel, running perpendicular, had to be constructed.  In order to reduce the time in which the runway 06-24 is not in use, in relation to construction costs, a number of construction methods were evaluated. Amongst these different methods, are the cut & cover method, an immersed tunnel, a bored tunnel, and the “wall roof” method.

Scope of work

  • Studies of construction methods, with cost estimates and time schedules
  • Civil design calculations and drawings (preliminary design, final design)
  • Contract specifications for a Design Bid Build DBB contract as well as for a “design and build” contract
  • Electrical and mechanical installations
Specification sheet 2 page(s) - 73 kB

Client

N.V. Airport Schiphol; Schiphol Project Consult

In co-operation with

Type of project

Cut & Cover Tunnels

Country

The Netherlands

Location

Schiphol Airport

Project duration

1993 - 1997

Project phase

Completed

Construction cost

€ 22.690.000,= (excl. VAT)

Consultancy fee

€ 660.000,= (excl. VAT)