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Uptun: cost-effective, sustainable and innovative upgrading methods for fire safety in existing tunnels

Objective

The Common Transport Policy is one of the original ingredients of the first European treaty (Treaty of Rome). Tunnels are important in the existing and envisaged transport system. However, the safety of tunnels was put in question after recent fires, which resulted in fatalities, casualties and economic damage. The fires also discouraged tunnel usage in some cases. This adversely affects a sustainable socioeconomic development. The UPTUN project aims at solving these problems.

The UPTUN project aims at:
1) development and promotion of innovative, sustainable and low-cost measures to limit the probability and consequences of fires in existing tunnels and;
2) development and promotion of an integrated evaluating and upgrading procedure, incorporating the innovative measures, for existing tunnels to allow owners, stakeholders, designers and emergency teams to evaluate and upgrade the human and structural safety level.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO*
Address
5,Lange Kleiweg 5
2600 AA Delft
Netherlands

Participants (37)

APT ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
Address
Viale Matteoti 20
27100 Pavia
ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Spain
Address
Alenza 1
28003 Madrid
AUTOSTRADA DEL BRENNERO
Italy
Address
Via Berlino 10
38100 Trento
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane, Garston
WD25 9XX Watford
CENTRE D'ETUDES DES TUNNELS
France
Address
Avenue François Mitterrand 25, Case N°1
69674 Bron
CENTRE FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND CODES
Netherlands
Address
1,Buechnerweg 1
2800 AK Gouda
CENTRE FOR ECONOMICS ANS BUSINESS RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
Address
18 Kent Terrace, Regents Park
NW1 4RP London
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
Charilaou 6Th Km - Thermi Road
57001 Thermi
CERVENKA CONSULTING
Czechia
Address
Predvoje 22
162 00 Praha 6
COWI CONSULTING ENGINEERS AND PLANNERS AS
Denmark
Address
Parallelvej 15
2800 Lyngby
CTG S.P.A. - CENTRO TECNICO DI GRUPPO
Italy
Address
124,Via G. Camozzi 124
24121 Bergamo
CW OBEL MARITIME A/S
Denmark
Address
Blytaekkervej 1
9000 Aalborg
DEUTSCHE MONTAN TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Technologiepark 1
45307 Essen
ELTODO DOPRAVNI SYSTEMY S.R.O.
Czechia
Address
Novodvorska 1010/14
14200 Praha 4
FIRE SAFETY DESIGN AB
Sweden
Address
Ostra Martensgat 15
220 02 Lund
FOGTEC BRANDSCHUTZ GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Schanzenstrasse 35
51063 Koeln
GEOCONSULT ZT GMBH
Austria
Address
Sterneckstrasse 52
5020 Salzburg
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES
France
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
INSTITUTE OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Austria
Address
Peter Jordan Strasse 82
1190 Wien
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais, Pav. Mecanica 1-2°
1049-001 Lisboa
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Martiri Di Monte Sole 4
40129 Bologna
LINDSTRAND BALLOONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
St Johns Street, Avon
BS3 4NH Bristol
MEDITERRANEAN COUNCIL FOR BURNS AND FIRE DISASTERS
Italy
Address
C/o Divisione Di Chirurgia Plastica E T.u. - A.r.n
90127 Palermo
MINES RESCUE SERVICE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Leeming Lane South, Mansfield Woodhouse
NG19 9AQ Mansfield
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address

3430 AR Nieuwegein
NORWEGIAN FIRE RESEARCH LABORATORY A/S
Norway
Address
Tiller Bru
7465 Trondheim
NORWEGIAN PUBLIC ROADS ADMNINISTRATION
Norway
Address
Gaustadallen 25
0033 Oslo
Padova Ricerche Scpa
Italy
Address
Galleria Spagna, 28
35127 Padova
SERVIZI DI RICERCHE E SVILUPPO SRL
Italy
Address
Vicolo Delle Palle 25-25B
00186 Roma
SP SWEDISH NATIONAL TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boraas
STUDIENGESELLSCHAFT FUER UNTERIRDISCHE VERKEHRSANLAGEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Mathias-bruggen-strasse 41
50827 Koeln
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
Poland
Address
Ul. Skorupl 6/8
90-924 Lodz
TRAFICON N.V.
Belgium
Address
Bissegemsestraat 45
8501 Heule
TRANSPORT RESEARCH CENTRE
Czechia
Address
Lisenska 33A
636 00 Brno
UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR
Slovenia
Address
Smetanova Ul. 17
2000 Maribor
VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Lithuania
Address
Sauletekio Al. 11
2040 Vilnius
WORMALD ANSUL (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Wormald Park, Grimshaw Lane
M40 2WL Salford,manchester