Renovation & upgrading 1st Heinenoordtunnel 

The 1st Heinenoordtunnel is part of the National Road Network and located in the A29 Motorway, close to Rotterdam.
bird view of a tunnel going under the river

© Rijkswaterstaat

Project description

The tunnel was built in the late sixties and has a length of 1064 m; the closed section is approx. 614 m long of which 571 m is immersed (5 tunnel elements). The tunnel was originally accommodated with 2 road lane and a slow traffic lane. In the nineties a second (bored) tunnel was constructed which now carries the slow traffic. The old tunnel now accommodates 2×3 road lanes in two traffic tubes (but a central gallery is missing).

The old Heinenoordtunnel is currently being prepared for a substantial renovation and upgrading in order to meet current legislation. Next to upgrading systems and installations, a central gallery will be realized for escape and installations. It will be the first tunnel in a substantial renovation program of tunnels in the national road network in the province of South Holland. The renovation works for the 1st Heinenoordtunnel are scheduled for 2021-2023.

Scope of work

TEC is involved in this pilot renovation project as the Client Consultant and working in an integrated Project Organization with the Owner:

  • Technical MEP related designs
  • Technical civil designs
  • Interface and stakeholder management
  • Contract management
  • BIM / Digital Tunnel Twin

Project facts Renovation & upgrading 1st Heinenoordtunnel

  • Client
    Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Public Works)
  • Country
  • In co-operation with
  • Project phase
    Asset management stage, technical services in the framework of renovation and upgrade of 60-year old tunnel
  • Project duration
  • Location 
Johan Kornet - Project and Technical Manager


Project and Technical Manager