|Project||NOEtec - Branich Tunnel|
|Purpose||The 1796 m long Branich Tunnel was built as part of the bypass of the town of Schriesheim, Germany|
|Special features||The NOEtec system fulfils two completely different tasks. As on all construction sites, time is a precious commodity, so the NOE engineers ensured that the reinforcement carriage did not have to be completely dismantled in order to fit through the smaller standard tunnel cross section to reach the second emergency bay. For this reason, they designed the reinforcement carriage in such a way that the top working platform could be lowered and the middle platform folded in sideways.|
|Client||State of Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe Regional Authority|
|Main contractor||Ed. Züblin AG, Stuttgart|
The system impressed the site team with its short installation times and intrinsically self-explanatory construction. The deck formwork carriage and the reinforcement carriage each took the erectors 7 working days to build. Both NOEtec carriages were designed to allow site vehicles to pass unhindered through them and therefore caused no interruption to construction operations in the tunnel.