Tunnelling in Germany: Statistics 2009/2010, Analysis and Outlook

For more than 30 years, the STUVA has compiled statistics on tunnelling activities in Germany in keeping with a corresponding proposal put forward by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association [1].

1 Statistics on Tunnels under Construction 2009/2010

As in previous years, the STUVA also undertook a survey of current tunnelling projects in Germany at the turn of the year 2009/2010. The outcome is compiled in tabular form for the month of December 2009 and subsequently assessed. The table follows up its predecessors published for the years 1978 [2] to 2009 [3]. Only tunnels and drain/sewer structures which possess an accessible (walk-in) excavated crosssection, i.e. a clear minimum diameter of 1,000 mm or, including the pipe wall, a minimum cross-section of roughly 1 m2, are listed. On the...

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