Highway D1 Prešov Tunnel

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Highway D1 Prešov Tunnel

Location: Prešov, Slovakia

Minova products supported construction of tunnel in Prešov, which was part of the highway project D1 Bratislava - Košice. The route has been under construction since the 1960s.

Minova supplied our clients Metrostav and Tucon with hydraulic bolts, SN bolts, Self-Drilling bolts and drilling tools.

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Highway D1 Prešov Tunnel

Challenge

The Prešov tunnel formed a key section of the section near the county town of Prešov.

With 2244 meters in length, the project lasted 4 years with Minova supporting our clients Metrostav and Tucon in the excavation stage.

The main challenge of the project was the geological hazards facing the excavation. Geological survey were not able to capture all environmental parameters resulting in our clients having to be ready to respond flexibly to the geological situations met on the tunnel face.

Solution

Our solution was to provide quality and reliable material. We stocked our material on site to ensure that it is at hand to allow our clients access to the required bolts when necessary. Minova technical team has been on site as well, providing important technical advice and support to ensure that the right materials are used throughout the construction phase.

Result

The tunnel was delivered on time and will be opened in 2021 to the public.

 

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