04 September 2013
World Press(ure)
04 September 2013
World Press(ure)
MP7 in azione nel cantiere della metropolitana di Hong Kong
Il cantiere del Wienerwald Tunnel, in Austria.
Who says that Europe is no longer able to amaze the world with large infrastructural projects conceived under the banner of the most sophisticated engineering in the building industry? The Austrian Wienerwald Tunnel is a tangible demonstration of how the question posed at the beginning is strictly rhetorical, considering this 13.35 km (about 9 miles) long and very modern railway tunnel, which crosses the Danube and the mountains in the northern part of the Wienerwald region, between Gablitz and Mauerbach.

It is a true technological marvel, an integral part of the new railway connection between Vienna and St. Pölten, along a total distance of 60 km (37.26 miles) conceived by the Austrian Western Railway, integrating the Austrian’s capital’s new main station.
This work is exceptional, no doubt, but the realization of similar “miracles” should never be seen as the result of a single genial idea. In this case, Italy has carried out its part as a protagonist, contributing with its know-how and equipment, provided by Metax - division of CIMA S.p.A., the company from Piacenza known throughout the world for the production of specialized high-pressure pumps for special foundations.

For the Wienerwald construction site, Metax prepared a large number of machines, including batching plants, injection pumps and storage tanks; a crucial “team” especially for the definition of the most important 11 km stretch (6.83 miles) of the Wienerwald Tunnel, starting from the western slopes by means of the bi-tube type (a single tunnel dedicated to each of the two rails, has been provided for only for the remaining 2.35 km (about 1.24 miles).

Abstract of the article  published in the Magazine for Drilling & Foundation “PF”, September - October, 2013