Photo Album 24: Erstfeld Tunnel 001

Created: 25 December 2011

Selection of Pictures by Alfred MOERGELI, TBM & Back-up Assembly (of “Gabi I”), Lot 151, Tunnel Erstfeld, East Tunnel, November 22, 2007, AlpTransit Construction, Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT), Switzerland.

Specifically representing
– Starter Tunnel is ready
– Assembly of TBM (“Gabi I”) operations at the Erstfeld East Portal

Working for and at the Gotthard Base Tunnel from 1999 until 2013, we supported all major contractors at Sedrun, Amsteg, Bodio and Faido, including the Total Services Contractor installing and commissioning the high-speed railway systems, for all required Safety Management Systems (SMS), Risk Assessments (RA), Conformity Assessments (CA) and CE Markings (CEM) of all Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM’s) and other critical equipment, project-specific audits,
Process/Safety Reviews (PSR’s) and many other second level support tasks.

The biggest thanks goes to all crews on site,
safely managing the unforeseeable (= Risk Management in Action) in high risk environments as their daily routine. 
Many of them moving into places every day where no human being has ever been before. Therefore, always …
“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”
(Neil Armstrong, 2:56 UTC on July 21, 1969 – First person to walk on the Moon).