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After its completion, with a length of 8,176 meters the Albvorland Tunnel near Kirchheim unter Teck will be one of the ten longest railway tunnels in Germany. It is a section of the new line between Stuttgart and Ulm expanding a trans-European east-west main line for high-speed traffic. The tunnel consists of two single-track tunnel tubes, which are being lined with a total of around 60,000 segments (outer diameter 10,500 mm, width 2,000 mm). Mechanized tunnelling has been underway since November 2017 with two EPB Shields from Herrenknecht AG.


Scope of supply

  • 11 sets of moulds with compressed air vibrators
  • Handling equipment
  • Cranes
  • Heating of the building and the moulds
  • Concrete supply and distribution system
  • Planning and construction of the segment production factory






Supporting partnership

The design and efficiency of the field production facility installed for the Albvorland Tunnel is the result of a partnership between the customer and Herrenknecht Formwork. It was the foundation for the quick production readiness after only six months of planning and production.


Herrenknecht Formwork provides expert and comprehensive support and collaboration around the world in every project phase. Whether through fast and unbureaucratic spare parts supply or comprehensive consulting for a complete, tailor-made production plant including all equipment and logistics.