HSL-Zuid tunnels Oude Maas & Dordtsche Kil: detailed design

For this high speed railway line from Schiphol Airport to Antwerp a number of large works have to be constructed. Two of them are the crossings of the river Oude Maas and the river Dordtsche Kil which are done by immersed tunnels.

Project description

The enclosed parts of the tunnels are 1500 m. The sections below the rivers will be constructed with the immersed tunnel technique, with seven elements of 150 m each. The cross section comprises two tubes with one track each. The tunnel is suited for trains with a cruise speed of 300 km/h.

Scope of work: civil and structural

  • Detailed design.
  • Structural calculations and drawings
  • Geotechnical and geo-hydrological advisory
  • Cost estimates and construction planning
  • Supervision on the execution of the works

Project facts HSL Zuid

  • Client
    Contractors joint venture HSL - Drechtse Steden
  • Location
    The Netherlands, Barendrecht and Dordrecht
  • Date
    2000 - 2003
  • Project phase
    Concrete works of immersed elements are finished and open accesses are in progress
  • Project assignment
    Detailed design and consultancy upon subterrenean infrastructure
René Kuiper - Project Manager / Senior Consultant Immersed Tunnels


Project Manager / Senior Consultant Immersed Tunnels