Tunnel safety


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

At Ramboll, we are continually upgrading the services we provide to ensure tunnel safety. This is in response to the growing emphasis that has been put on safety in tunnels over recent years, to comply with the consequent changes to international safety standards.

Our tunnel safety services

Upgrading our services enables us to provide the latest knowledge on tunnel safety to both our clients and our tunnel engineers.

Ramboll’s services in the tunnel safety sector include:

•  Ventilation requirements for air quality and safety
•  Evaluation of fire fighting access into and within tunnels
•  Simulation of the conditions that can be expected during a fire
•  Investigation of fire and smoke spread
•  Evacuation modelling
•  Risk analysis

Bringing together the results of conditions anticipated during a fire, the fire and smoke spread, the evacuation modelling and escape planning gives a dataset that can be used as input for the overall risk analysis.


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.

Ramboll is responsible for planning and design of the stretch of tunnel from Söder Mälarstrand to Södra Station on the Stockholm City Line and for designing tunnel ventilation, general ventilation as well as smoke and heat ventilation.

The Stockholm City Line: Efficient travel across the city

Ramboll is giving expert advice in how to build a railway tunnel, and how to improve the punctuality and the frequency of future rail traffic in Stockholm.

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