ITA COSUF Workshop on New Energy Carriers in Road Tunnels Featured

20-21 February 2019, Utrecht, The Netherlands


Day 1: Expert Group Meeting 

13:30h - 18:00h

This meeting is organised by ITA COSUF at the premises of Rijkswaterstaat (Westraven Building, Griffioenlaan 2, Utrecht) and open for COSUF members and invited experts.The experts are fed with a position paper to prepare themselves in the discussions on electric and hydrogen vehicles in tunnels. The output after the expert meeting will be 1) insight in the open questions on the safety risks related to electric vehicles in tunnels and related underground transportation facilities, 2) a future research agenda, 3) a draft white paper, and 4) material for the Round Table Discussion in the open Workshop on the next day.

Day 2: Workshop on New Energy Carriers in Road Tunnels 

This meeting is organised by ITA COSUF, Knowledge Platform Tunnel Safety (KPT) and PIARC at Van der Valk Hotel (Winthontlaan 4-6, Utrecht) and open for all interested tunnel professionals.
- Session 1 Safe Operation of Underground Transportation Facilities/ Tunnels
- Session 2 Perspective from the Emergency Services 
- Session 3 Research work, running projects (Suveren) and future needs
- Round Table Discussion

A full day for a broad audience during which available information about the challenges of new energy carriers and underground space is shared. At the end of the day a summary of main issues for tunnel operation managers, safety officers, emergency services and administrative authorities will be established. Besides a list with the urgent research needs identified during the Expert Meeting will be presented. This will serve the interest for the participants who are seeking for answers to questions on electric and hydrogen vehicles in road tunnels.

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