Antwerp/Belgium

Brine Freezing for Cross-Passages in the Liefkenshoek Tunnel

The Liefkenshoek rail tunnel is being constructed in Antwerp. Ground freezing for 15 cross-passages represents part of the scheme. The altogether 16.5 km long rail tunnel will form a new north-south link for goods trains within the port of Antwerp/Belgium. All drilling operations are undertaken under a 15 to 40 m water column using special preventers.

The Liefkenshoek Spoorverbinding (LHSV) represents a PPP (Public Private Partnership) project. This infrastructure scheme for rail goods traffic connects the southern part of the port in the vicinity of Beveren with rail line 11 in the north of...

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