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Switzerland, Zurich - ch/32

Airport Service

  Wayss and Freytag reports on projects at Kloten airport using its 6.2 m-diameter Herrenknecht EPB in sand, silt, moraine and coarse gravel to install 6 m o.d. x 5.4 m i.d. segmental lining in 490 m-long baggage service tunnel and 1.784 km pedestrian passenger tunnel. Visit www.wayss-freytag.de April 2000. Award of two tunnels to link proposed midfield dock to main terminal: rail passenger transport tunnel 970 m x internal diameter 5.4 m is being constructed by consortium of Zschokke, Locher, Prader, Wayss u Freytag, and Walo Bertschinger using Herrenknecht Mixshield. Visit www.amberg.ch; and three compartment road tunnel, 2 x 667 m x 54 sq m for traffic plus 1 x 38 sq m for baggage, to be built by cut-and-cover beneath airport runway. Completion November, 2002 at total cost of $120 million. December 2000.