The article discusses the many uses, apart from road and railway tunnels, of underground constructions in Norway. Examples given include oil storage facilities, car parks, recreational facilities, power stations and sewage plants. Environmental and strategic considerations are important reasons for locating such facilities underground. A description is given of seven sewage tunnelling projects being constructed underground at Bergen. Phase 1 of the rock tunnelling works were completed, using a Gardner-Denver 3-boom hydraulic drilling jumbo, by drill and blast methods. The jumbo was able to work on three faces concurrently so that while charging, blasting and spoil removal operations were taking place on one face, the jumbo was moved to another face. (TRRL)

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 60-61
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM