New tunnelling and underground construction specialist, hyperTunnel, is to exhibit and present for the first time at the British Tunnelling Society’s (BTS) Conference and Exhibition at the QEII Conference Centre, London, between September 30th and October 1st 2021.
The company’s founders and engineering experts will be located at stand F52 and hyperTunnel’s chairman, Mark Carne, formerly chief executive of Network Rail, will present to the industry as part of the two-day conference programme.
Building on extensive industry engagement and the formation of a technical board comprising 11 heavyweight names from the world of tunnelling and beyond, hyperTunnel will, for the first time, unveil its radical concept for the construction, enlargement, repair and maintenance of tunnels and underground structures.
On show will be a physical prototype of hyperTunnel’s proprietary robotic delivery system, which, when transported through horizontal directional drilling (HDD) bore pipes, can 3D-print a tunnel in the ground, as well as carry out repair and monitoring duties. The concept, currently under advanced testing at various sites in the UK, is supported by a suite of integrated technology approaches. These include digital twins and digital underground surveying, supported by AI and VR, which have all been proven in other sectors.
“We can’t wait to finally show some hyperTunnel hardware to our tunnelling industry colleagues, who have been curiously following our progress and supporting us over the past couple of years,” says co-founder and co-CEO of hyperTunnel, Steve Jordan. “The hyperTunnel team will come to BTS primed to answer a lot of questions on how the approach can help consultants and contractors achieve their projects faster, with less project risk, with reduced impact on the environment and much more cost-effectively than current methods.”