Victory in the Alps!

2005 Jun 15

Tunnellers and miners in the Swiss Alps are reaping the benefits of modern techniques to solve their respective challenges with rock reinforcement.


The first high-speed, north-south, transalpine rail link is one step closer to completion following the recent breakthrough of the Lötschberg base tunnel in Switzerland. Rock support was a major issue during the driving of the Mitholz section, but a strong rock reinforcement system helped the contractor finish the job ahead of schedule.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.