Jérôme Furgé Dipl. Ing, FICE, CEng
Bouygues Travaux Publics UK
The Chiltern Tunnels – Challenges for the HS2 and its environment
How to build two 16km long tunnels while preserving an AONB? The Chiltern tunnels are the longest on the UK’s HS2 mega-project. The length of such tunnels raise different challenges: compatibility with different ground conditions over the distance, logistics for 16km for a TBM (Variable Density Machine) and the interfaces with the environment. Jerome will discuss how all of these are being made possible thanks to the passion of women and men who have developed engineering innovations over recent years.