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'2020 KTA Tunnelling Award' in the field of 'Tunnel Engineering Project'
Writer : ESCO Consultant (esco@escoeng.com)   Date : 20.05.07   Hit : 543  

 

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ESCO Consultant and Engineers Company was awarded the prize, ‘2020 KTA Tunnelling Award’ on 9 April 2020.

This was given by the Korean Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (KTA) in recognition of the outstanding performance in the field of Tunnel Engineering Project,

which demonstrated a creative and innovative design concepts and technologies.

The name of the designed tunnel is 'Hangang Tunnel (Han River Tunnel)'  which is a part of the National Expressway No. 400 connecting Gimpo to Paju.

The Hangang Tunnel is the first road (expressway) tunnel to be built under the Han River.

It is planned as twin tube tunnels constructed with shield TBM which is 13.5 meters in outer diameter.

The length of tunnel which excavated by shield TBM is 2,860 meters and its minimum overburden is approximately 7.5m from the bottom of the Han River.

This big project, 'Hangang Tunnel' is scheduled to open in 2025.  

 

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