Directed Drills for telecom connection Amsterdam Amstel
  • Gestuurde boringen voor telecomverbinding
  • Gestuurde boringen telecomverbinding

Directed Drills for telecom connection Amsterdam Amstel

To improve the accessibility of the Amsterdam Zuidas and the northern part of the Randstad, the A-10 South will be widened between the Nieuwe Meer and Amstel junctions to 2 x 6 lanes, where ongoing traffic and destination traffic being separated. The nodes themselves are also being modified, as well as the Amsterdam-Zuid station. The required work is all under the name ZuidAsDok, a project of Rijkswaterstaat, ProRail and the municipality of Amsterdam.

The widening of the highway and the expansion of the station will be possible by building the A10 South at the center of Zuidas in two tunnels. Adapting the Amstel interchange ensures that the many existing telecom connections, which cross the Amstel through a guided drill south of the A-10 trunk road, cannot be maintained.

The solution was found in the manufacture of 3 controlled drillings. A drill below the Amstel North of the highway A-10 (Ø450mm with a length of 410m), a drill below the A-10 through east of the Amstel (Ø450mm with a length of 295m) and a drill parallel to the south side from the A-10 towards the police station (7 * Ø250mm and 2 * Ø110mm with a length of 615m).

Van Leeuwen Sleufloze Technieken performed the drillings as a drilling company. In consultation with all stakeholders, Rijkswaterstaat, the municipality of Amsterdam, Pro-Rail, Waternet, Tennet, many telecom companies, AmstelGlorie and Adinf BV, an agreement was ultimately reached on the manner of implementation as well as the planning to be followed. The complicated drilling work has been carried out to the satisfaction of all parties.

  • Date 5 October 2017
  • Tags HHD (Horizontal Directional Drilling)