Rotterdamsebaan

Location:Den Haag, Netherlands
Year:2016-2017
Project Type:
Road-Tunnel
Customer:Combinatie Rotterdamsebaan (W&F)
Products:2x MSVe 90 -160
2x mortar box 20m³
1x tube holder
1x MPV 22

818x walk way
818x grid
404x tube holder
818x cable holder long
808x cable holder short

Currently in the south-east of the Dutch capital The Hague the Rotterdamsebaan road project is being tackled at a cost of some 272 million Euro – almost ten years after the Hubertus Tunnel was opened. The section to be built runs from the Ypenburg interchange to the Central Ring, passing through the communities of Leidschendam-Voorburg, Rijswijk and The Hague. After a four-and-a-half-year period of construction the roughly 3.8 km long road link is due to be opened in July 2020. Apart from two ramp structures and a 650 m long tunnel built by cut-and-cover passing beneath the A4 motorway, an exit and the connecting arc from the A4 and A13, also two urban tunnel bores of 1.65 km each with a segmental lining are to be constructed.

Structure of the Project

Mühlhäuser’s MSVe is the world´s first ever fully electric service vehicle for tunneling and convinces with zero emissions, superior efficiency and safety compared to traditionally used diesel or diesel-hybrid service vehicles.

The two fully electric MSVe’s build for this project consist of two vehicles each and were used to supply the tunnel boring machine (TBM) with mortar and segment rings for back filling. Mühlhäuser service vehicles combine the flexibility of trackless equipment with the handling capacity of a train – making them effectively “a train on rubber tires”. Not to forget a train that is entirely powered by batteries with a permissible total wait of 180 t.

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