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Brenner Base Tunnel

Two main tunnels bypassing Innsbruck with a total length of 64 km.

Excavated material amount of 21.5 mio. m3 must be moved in tighest arrangements. The ultimate challenge for modern H+E conveyor systems. The world’s longest underground railway connection for goods and passenger transport is being developed under the Brenner Pass. With 37 conveyor belt systems and four highly efficient stackers, H+E is part of a multinational project team to remove material from up to seven drifts out of the tunnel branches deep underground. More than 60,000 m of conveyor belt interact controlled from a central control room, always depending on actual requirements. The new H+E flyer, equipped with crawler drives, enables the perfect seculess transfer of removed material onto the conveyor belt.

37 Belt systems (overground and underground):

  • Conveyor length: 7 m - 11,620 m
  • Belt width: 800 mm - 1,200 mm
  • Capacity: 280 t/h - 2,500 t/h
  • IInstalled power: 2 x 22 kW - 12 x 355 kW

4 Stackers:

  • Length: 25 m outrigger
  • Belt width: 1,200 mm
  • Swing angle: up to 210°
  • Inclination angle: from -10° to +15°
  • Capacity: 2,500 t/h
  • Installed power: 55 kW

Client: BBT SE

Construction company: ARGE H51 Pfons-Brenner