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Austria sets world standards in tunnel construction

Did you know that in nearly half of all tunnels that are currently being built, a special construction technology which was developed in Austria is being used? This technology has effectively revolutionised tunnel construction and ensures that Austrian tunnel constructors enjoy an excellent international reputation.

As an Alpine country, Austria not only has 400 tunnels but also a long history of tunnel construction. Introduced in 1962, the "New Austrian Tunneling Method, NATM" achieved world-wide success. Characterised by high economic efficiency and flexibility, the NATM is the standard in solid-rock tunnel construction to this day.