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New Technologies for Tunnelling and Underground Works

Objective

The NeTTUN 54M project will enable groundbreaking change in the construction, management and maintenance of tunnels in pursuit of the goals of NMP.2011.4.0-2 via 9 focussed WPs addressing key scientific and technical challenges: (i) a multi-sensor ground prediction system for TBMs to enable effective look-ahead during boring; (ii) a robotic maintenance system that enables automation of inspection and exchange of drag bits and disc cutters; (iii) the design of cutter tools with increased lifetime; (iv) a system for modelling of global risks on tunnel projects in order to quantify and manage uncertainties; (v) systems for modelling and controlling the impact of tunnelling on surrounding structures; (vi) a Decision Support system for tunnel maintenance management. The improvements enabled by this work programme will enhance every aspect of the lifecycle of tunnelling: from design, to construction, and maintenance of Europe’s extensive tunnel legacy.

Each of the 23 partners in the NeTTUN Consortium – Industrial, Research and Development and SME – has been invited to participate because of unique scientific expertise and tunnelling sector experience. Ecole Centrale de Lyon, a French top-level engineering school involved in international research, will be the NeTTUN project coordinator. NFM, the French Tunnel Boring Machine manufacturer, will manage the scientific and technical aspects of the project. Both these organisations will work as a team.

NeTTUN project results will impact the tunnelling industry by enlarging business perspectives, with productivity increase; delivering underground operations with zero impact on surroundings; answering societal needs by improving safety; and strengthening competitiveness of European industry. The Consortium will demonstrate project results on the site of Metro Line C construction under Rome’s ancient monuments, as well as with OHL on the Guadalquivir, and Razel on the Fréjus Tunnels. Dissemination, Exploitation and Gender Equality Committees will ensure the Consortium’s activities and successful project results are promoted to the target audiences of the general public, the tunnelling industry and education and academic sectors.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 658 502,45
Administrative Contact
Bénédicte Martin (Dr.)

Participants (24)

INEXIA SA

Participation ended

France
Address
Place Aux Etoiles 1
93210 Saint-denis La Plaine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florence Grosse (Ms.)
BG INGENIEURS CONSEILS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 177 500
Address
Boulevard Hippolyte Marques 1, Immeuble Metrosud
94200 Ivry Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Chantron (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 046 827
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten De Groot (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 370 400
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 411 168,75
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Voegele (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 344 062
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jian Zhao (Prof.)
I.D.S. - INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI - S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 585,50
Address
Via Enrica Calabresi 24
56121 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guido Manacorda (Mr.)
SYSTRA SA
France
EU contribution
€ 77 473,50
Address
Rue Henry Farman 72-76
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florence Grosse (Ms.)
ECOLE NATIONALE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS DE L'ETAT
France
EU contribution
€ 415 072
Address
Rue Maurice Audin 1
69518 Vaulx En Velin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denis Branque (Prof.)
NFM TECHNOLOGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 831 410,60
Address
Rue Robert 90
69456 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Camus (Dr.)
SIAL.TEC ENGINEERING SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 65 691
Address
Via San Giuseppe 24
24060 Montello Bg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Devin (Mr.)
METRO C SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 395 133
Address
Via Di Torre Spaccata 172
00169 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Roberto Sorge (Mr.)
OBRASCON HUARTE LAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 582
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 259 Portal D, Torre Espacio
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Ignacio Mayayo (Mr.)
RAZEL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 176 208
Address
Rue Rene Razel 3 Christ De Saclay
91400 Orsay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Mathieu (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 861 440
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 132 466
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joaquin Valdes (Mr.)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 303 088
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renno Veinthal (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 407 238
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giulia M.B. Viggiani (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES
France
EU contribution
€ 252 963,20
Address
François Mitterrand 33
87032 Limoges
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michele Lalande (Prof.)
CENTRE D'INGENIERIE DES SYSTEMES DE TELECOMMUNICATION EN ELECTROMAGNETISME ET ELECTRONIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 139 902
Address
Avenue D'ester - Parc Ester Technopole 1
87069 Limoges
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Reynaud (Mr.)
MI-PARTNERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 900 997
Address
Dillenburgstraat 9 N
5652 AM Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Sanders (Mr.)
GEO2X SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 315 958
Address
Rue Du Centre 6
1377 Oulens Sous Echallens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Dupuy (Dr.)
INCAS PARTNERS
France
EU contribution
€ 92 996
Address
54 Rue Lamarck
75018 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magali Schivre (Mrs.)
IDS GEORADAR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 141 936
Address
Via Giosue Carducci 32
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Elena Frassi (Mrs.)