The Westerscheldetunnel is a bored tunnel in soft soil and accommodates a dual carriage motorway in two tubes.
construction site of the Westerschelde tunnel

Project description

The bored tunnels have an inner diameter of 10.1 metres, approximately 6.5 km long and reaches to a maximum depth of 60 metres below sea-level. The total length of the crossing is about 7.0 km long. Transportation of hazardous goods is acceptable according to the category I tunnel classification. For safety reasons both tubes are connected with cross connections every 250 metres.

Scope of work

Reviewing the contractors detailed design of the bored tunnel, cross connections and access ramps; reviewing work method statements, quality plans and construction planning; monitoring of investigations for the design (fire-tests, freezing test for cross connections); advice with respect to local damage of lining during construction.

Project facts Westerscheldetunnel

  • Client
    NV Westerscheldetunnel
  • Location
  • In co-operation
    Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Tunnel Engineering Department
  • Project duration¬†
    1996 - 2002
  • Country
  • Project phase
Ron van Beek  - Design Manager (large scale) Infrastructural Projects

Ronvan Beek

Design Manager (large scale) Infrastructural Projects