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New Technologies for Tunnelling and Underground Works

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.
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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)

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INEXIA SA

France

BG INGENIEURS CONSEILS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 177 500

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 046 827

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 370 400

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 411 168,75

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 344 062

I.D.S. - INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI - S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 287 585,50

SYSTRA SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 77 473,50

ECOLE NATIONALE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS DE L'ETAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 415 072

NFM TECHNOLOGIES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 831 410,60

SIAL.TEC ENGINEERING SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 65 691

METRO C SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 395 133

OBRASCON HUARTE LAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 168 582

RAZEL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 176 208

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 861 440

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 132 466

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 303 088

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 407 238

UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES

France

EU Contribution

€ 252 963,20

CENTRE D'INGENIERIE DES SYSTEMES DE TELECOMMUNICATION EN ELECTROMAGNETISME ET ELECTRONIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 139 902

MI-PARTNERS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 900 997

GEO2X SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 315 958

INCAS PARTNERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 92 996

IDS GEORADAR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 141 936

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280712

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 649 035,32

  • EU contribution

    € 9 974 600

Coordinated by:

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON

France