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Greece, Central Macedonia - gr/22


Connection from Egnatia highway to Thessaloniki airport under geological investigation, including 1 km-long x 11 m-diameter tunnel. Tenders for design expected 2002, with construction expected to start a year later. Visit www.egnatia.gr 42/01.On behalf of Egnatia Odos, WBI will design a section of the Thessaloniki ring road jointly with Greek companies DOMI O.E. (S. Stathopoulos - K. Pharros Consulting Engineers), Makarounis Constantin and Emmanouilides George, and German partner IHS (Ingenieurbüro Heitfeld-Schetelig). The contract comprises the design of three two-lane single tube mined tunnels (tunnel S1: 350 m, tunnel S2: 360 m, tunnel S3: 410 m), each 10.5 m wide plus walkways, and 70 m-long two-lane and 500 m-long four-lane cut-and-cover tunnels. WBI is in charge of the design of the mined tunnels. DOMI is in charge of the design of the cut-and-cover tunnels. The tunnels are located in silty clays with embedded horizons of breccia and conglomerates. The contract is worth EUR690,000. Visit www.wbionline.de and www.egnatia.gr 29/08.