FESG present at Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference

On September 7th and 8th, FESG was present at the Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference in Stavanger, Norway.

The design of existing and new tunnels is a welcomed service for the Norwegian market:

  • a large number of tunnels are to be built in the coming years (e.g. 300 km of tunnel on E39 project at the west coast);
  • specific challenges associated with long tunnels (e.g. 27 km) and deep fjords (e.g. 300 m deep) give value to validated calculation tools;
  • more than 1000 existing tunnels need to be analysed by means of risk analyses;
  • a large amount of existing tunnels with bidirectional traffic in single tubes give limited possibilities regarding evacuation;
  • a lot of optimisations possible.

After 2 successful days, FESG was asked to give a 2-hour presentation to 40 fire safety engineers of a respected international consultancy. In this presentation, the vision of FESG regarding fire safety in tunnels and underground constructions was presented, the “lessons learned” were discussed based on 16 tunnel projects FESG have been involved with in the past 8 years, and concrete projects were discussed for a future collaboration.

FESG looks back on a fruitful conference and a first contact in Norway and hopes that this will be the beginning of a beautiful Norwegian adventure.

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