Flexible Formwork System for the Branich Tunnel

In summer 2016, the 1796 m long single-bore Branich Tunnel is due to open as part of the bypass for the small German town of Schriesheim, north of Heidelberg on the Bergstraße. About 1600 m are mined and 200 m built in cut and cover, with escape tunnels every 300 m. Out of the estimated cost of about 85 million euros for the overall bypass project, about 58 million is for the tunnel.

For the Branich Tunnel, the company NOE-Schaltechnik developed two mobile formwork units, which had to fulfil completely different tasks and whose size is partially adjustable. NOEtec is a load-bearing formwork and...

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