Mr. Alexandre Gomes
Chief Technical Principal – Tunnels and Underground
SMEC (Member of Surbana Jurong Group)
Level 5, 20 Berry Street
North Sydney, NSW, 2060
Tel: +61 39514 1500
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SMEC’s origins date back to the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme in 1949. Today SMEC is consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation by the world’s leading engineering bodies. Striving to deliver service excellence across a range of industry sectors, SMEC has developed and refined a core service offering covering the lifecycle of a project. SMEC’s projects help to generate economic wealth and provide essential infrastructure services in some of the world’s fastest growing economies.
Through a team of technical experts spanning a global network, SMEC’s experience covers all aspects of underground works, from tunnels and shafts, through to underground powerhouse caverns and structures. Our tunnelling services cover all stages of a project from the initial planning, the design, construction and operational stages. Our services span numerous industries including road and rail, water, drainage and irrigation, hydropower and energy, and mining.  
Our capabilities cover varying soil and rock types for tunnel and underground developments and the use of a range of excavation methods, such as conventional tunnelling using Drill and Blast methods and road headers, full-face mechanised excavation using tunnel boring machines, pipe jacking and shaft-raising plant, among others.  Our skills and experience in conventional methods of excavation, coupled with the use of modern technology and state-of-the-art tunnelling techniques, ensures that SMEC provides the most appropriate and innovative technical input for every tunnel project.