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
N.V. Airport Schiphol; Schiphol Project Consult
In co-operation with
Type of project
1993 - 1997
€ 22.690.000,= (excl. VAT)
€ 660.000,= (excl. VAT)