• Construction of complex tunnels, including bored and cut-and-cover tunnels

  • Innovative in stakeholder interaction, geotechnical engineering and construction methods

Underground Infrastructure

The Netherlands is becoming increasingly full. It is getting more difficult to accommodate the wishes of politicians and local residents in newly built infrastructure. The result is a growing demand for underground solutions for traffic and utilities. Among other things, we focus on the structural design and integration of civil engineering structures in the subsoil. Technical expertise and an integrated design philosophy that combines geotechnical engineering and structural design play an important role and distinctive role in this field.

By applying state-of-the-art knowledge in projects like the North/South metro line and Zuidasdok in the Netherlands and the Oosterweel Link in Belgium, we have gained extensive experience in working in sensitive, highly complex urban environments. Feasibility and safety are essential aspects of all designs. Witteveen+Bos is experienced in applying various execution methods and ensuring tunnel and fire safety.

Complex infrastructure projects require input from many different areas of expertise. Working with multidisciplinary project teams enables us to develop integrated, broadly supported designs – from planning studies to detailed designs, and from modest assignments to massive projects in complex environments. We possess the knowledge and in-house specialists needed to reduce complex issues to their essence and to successfully complete projects.

International tunnel specialists

Through the structural partnership Tunnel Engineering Consultants (TEC) we have been successful for years. In cooperation with our partner RHDHV (Royal HaskoningDHV) we work on challenging projects worldwide. An iconic project was the Hong Kong - Macao bridge, the longest bridge in the world that opened in October 2018. For more information see the website: www.tec-tunnel.com 

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Witteveen+Bos medewerker Frank Kaalberg

Frank Kaalberg

PMC manager Underground Infrastructure