From the 9th to the 15th of June, 2017, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) and the Norwegian Tunnelling Society will organize the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in Bergen, Norway, where the demanding landscapes of mountains, fjords and islands inspired a very early utilisation of underground space for transportation and energy generation and storage.
As early as in 1909, the Bergen Railway linked the Norwegian west coast to eastern Norway through 182 tunnels.
High on the agenda of the WTC event in Bergen is the bringing together of stakeholders and highlighting the major issues in tunnelling that are likely to dominate the next few years. The common passion for “going underground” must be turned into a new means for global responsibility.
That is why this edition of WTC will be the occasion to discover the latest state-of-the art innovations in urban planning and underground construction projects in Norway and worldwide and will focus on ‘Surface Challenges, Underground Solutions’ of which Norway’s technologies have set the example.