News | 08.12.2020

ENGINEERS OF THE GROUP OF COMPANIES MOSPROEKT-3 AND TU GRAZ EXPERTS DISCUSSED PROMISING METHODS OF UNDERGROUND SPACE DEVELOPING

The Group of Companies Mosproekt-3 specialists and Austrian TU Graz took part in a joint educational program. The event was held in cooperation with the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.

Using a practical case, engineers addressed the issue of projects stages and explored in detail the method of tunnel paths selection based on a geotechnical assessment of the proposed corridor. Experts compared approaches to the design of tunnels of two European countries: Italian ADECO-RS and Austrian NATM.

 “The new Austrian method of tunnelling called ‘NATM’ is a unique technology, the authors and world leaders of which are our colleagues from TU Graz. The achievements of the university can be developed on base of our knowledge and experience. NATM is one of the most complex but promising mountain methods of tunneling. The new Austrian method is more flexible than the Italian technology, and makes it possible to build tunnels in unstable rock zones,” Anna Merkulova, The Group of Companies Mosproekt-3 CEO, said.

Special attention is paid to the corporate training for the Mosproekt-3 employees. Specialists have the opportunity to upgrade regularly their skills at the base of the world’s leading companies and educational institutions. In particular, the Company implemented a corporate program on issue of karst phenomena in 2020.