Caverns and Underground Mines

Brisbane Airport Link, Australia

Client: THIESS JOHN HOLLAND Overall review of major underground scheme. Independent detailed design evaluation of Kedron Ramp comprising 23m span tunnel in very shallow cover, and in weathered volcanic sediments. Detailed geological modelling and stability assessment via  FLAC, UDEC and … Continue reading

Posted in Caverns and Underground Mines, Tunnels

West Island Line University and Sai Ying Pun Station Caverns – Hong Kong

Client    ATKINS ARUP JV Detailed design of two station caverns (22.5m span) in variable rock mass conditions in urban location. Development of rock mass models, detailed design analysis in 2 and 3D. Preparation of detailed design  temporary support drawings for … Continue reading

Posted in Caverns and Underground Mines, Rail

Braamhoek and Steelpoort Pumped Storage Schemes, South Africa

Client: ESCOM Comprehensive widespan cavern construction in weak mudstones.  Detailed geological appraisal and concept optioneering.

Posted in Caverns and Underground Mines, Water & Hydropower

Mine Workings – Romania

Stability assessment of extensive (comprising tunnels, adits and stopes) underground mine workings within an igneous dacite rock mass.  Outline mine stabilisation scheme and project costing to develop (stabilise) for public access.

Posted in Caverns and Underground Mines, Underground Mines

Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, South Africa

Client    BOMBELLA JV – ATKINS Development of geological model for 15km tunnel alignment in urban setting.  Development of concept design for initial and final tunnel support.  Initiation and development of cavern options for Sandton Station construction. Preliminary Design of bifurcation … Continue reading

Posted in Caverns and Underground Mines, Rail