Stephen Whitham

Stephen Whitham

Global Division Unit Manager, Tunnels
T: +45 51615202
Richard Miller. Ramboll

Richard Miller

Director Ground Engineering & Tunnelling
T: +44 7436 269130

Ramboll is leading the way in defining and implementing the concept of sustainable tunnelling. To deliver sustainability in tunnelling design, we seek to apply an holistic approach that balances the economic, environmental and social aspects of schemes. Our aim is to incorporate appropriate and site-specific sustainable elements within each project.

Sustainable design

Sustainability can have many definitions. Tunnels are intrinsically sustainable structures in that they tend to have longer operational lives than surface structures, like bridges, and they have less impact upon the above ground environment.

Our tunnel designs are part of the sustainable solutions to the challenges of modern life, such as providing clean hydroelectric power or building metro systems for mass urban transport.
Ramboll calculates the carbon footprints of its major projects, including Fehmarnbelt and Nordhavnsvej, so that everyone involved can see what impact the work is having on the surrounding environment.


Engineers discussing the Fehmarnbelt tunnel

Fehmarn: The world's longest road/rail tunnel

In the future Scandinavia and the rest of Europe will be connected by the world's longest road and rail tunnel.

Nordhavnsvej – Copenhagen Municipality

Nordhavnsvej – the largest road construction project in Copenhagen in 50 years

The project for “Nordhavnsvej” is the first stage of a new road to Copenhagen’s Nordhavn (North Harbour). Nordhavn is an old industrial and port area, planned to be developed into a new urban area in the north-eastern part of Copenhagen. When fully developed, the urban area is planned for 40,000 residents and 40,000 workplaces.


The population in Western part of Sweden is growing and capacity problems on the railways in and around Gothenburg are increasing.

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