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Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels 2016

06-08 September 2016, Stavanger, Norway

Building on last year’s success, the 8th annual Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels conference will be held in Stavanger, which is home to the Ryfast tunnel project, the world’s longest subsea road tunnel project. Once again this event will bring together a variety of industry representatives including leading academics, tunnel owners and operators, regulators and solution providers to share their experience and discuss challenges.

Focusing on how to maintain and improve tunnel safety, implement existing standards and improve communication between different departments involved, FPST continues to set precedence as the key industry gathering. The programme includes practical case studies, high-level networking opportunities, and cutting-edge presentations. Alongside the top-caliber speaker faculty, we host an exhibition space with of leading suppliers and solutions providers.

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Who Should Attend?

Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels provides a platform for senior decision-makers and representatives from operators, manufacturers, regulators as well as service providers to come together and share experiences, discoveries and real life case studies. Attendees will return to their office with an up to date perspectives and practical information that will allow them to improve their fire protection systems and strategies.

Location update 2016

Arena International is delighted to announce that the Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels Conference will once again take place in Norway in fall 2016.

Regulatory update

Ensuring the highest level of fire safety in new and existing tunnels whilst managing cost is a constant challenge for tunnel operators across Europe. Keeping an eye on the latest safety solutions on the market as well as regulatory changes will help avoid unnecessary costs. Torben Holvad, Economic Adviserfor the European Railway Agency will clarify current guidelines and compare standards for road and rail tunnels to identify what the two sectors can learn from each other.

Europe Tunnel Update

The brand new Gotthard Base Tunnel has been completed and is now the world’s longest and deepest tunnel. With astronomical cost of 9.8 billion Swiss francs, or $10.3bn, it was a historical undertaking for Switzerland which will cut journey times to Italy by 1,5 hours.

Focusing on construction

It is vital to ensure not only the safe operation of your tunnel but also a safe construction process. This is becoming more of a concern as tunnelling project are becoming more and more ambitions with mega projects such as the Femern tunnel and Ryfast project. Therefore, we have put together an afternoon of informative session and case studies to comparing the specific challenges constructers, fire bridges and operators are facing. This will be followed by a sire visit to the Ryfast ...

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