Cut & Cover

The cut-and-cover method is a fast and relatively easy way to construct a tunnel. We start out by building a construction pit or trench, in which all or part of the tunnel is constructed. The next step is to close the construction pit.

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Strukton has many years of experience with this proven technology, which it has so far used successfully in the construction of the Noord-Zuid-lijn metro tunnel in Amsterdam and the Avenue2 tunnel in Maastricht. We also use this method in Riyadh, for the construction of the world’s largest unmanned metro system.