Day 2 | 12th April 2019

08.00 - 09.00
Breaking the Enigma: Registration & Networking
09.00 – 09.05

Introduction & Opening Remarks: Abeed Rhemtulla, MD of The Enigma Group of companies and Enigma Data Labs

09.05 – 09.10

Opening and Welcome Speech by Conference Chairman

09.10 – 09.45

Latest Innovations in Tunneling 

  • Developments in lab-tests and 1:1-scale tests
  • Research in TBM- and conventional tunneling
  • Actual research activities at the underground research center ZAB-Zentrum am Berg

Robert Galler, Head of Subsurface Engineering – Montanuniversität Leoben & International Tunnelling Association, Austria

09.45 – 10.20

Sponsor Slot

10.20 – 10.55

Tunnel Maintenance at Heathrow Airport

  • Planned closures and critical operations of systems and availability.
  • Using asset information and Maximo to determine what works are to be undertaken within the closure and coordinated safely.
  • Using latest technology to reach some of our inaccessible areas.

Simon Jacobs, Heathrow Airport Tunnel Maintenance Manager – Heathrow, United Kingdom

10.55 – 11.20

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

11.20 – 11.55

Personal safety in road tunnels – experiences from public investigations by AIBN of vehicle fires in tunnels in Norway

  • Case Study: Latest investigation in the fire in the Oslofjordtunnel May 2018
  • Eight fire investigations – scope and depth
  • Common factors at the fire causes
  • Challenges for the rescue and firebrigades, the drivers and the road users
  • Lessons learned from the investigations

Rolf Mellum, Director Road Department – Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN), Norway

11.55 – 12.20

Andrew Mckinlay – Mystery Artist

12.20 – 12.55


Ismail Shekhkelo, Senior Tunnel Engineer - London Underground Limited -Northern line extension, United Kingdom

12.55 – 14.00

Networking Luncheon

14.00 – 14.35


Farid Atarod, Deputy Project Manager - Marieholm Tunnel (Gothenburg Sweden), Austria

14.35 – 15.10

Cross-passage construction in tunnels

  • Cross-passages are required to provide a means of escape from some vehicle tunnels, but can be complex and expensive to construct, with construction risks.
  • Cross-passage spacings vary according to country and type of tunnel (road and rail)
  • The legal test for constructing such cross-passages is generally to reduce risks As Low as Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
  • The lecture will cover the application of statutory and common law requirements, including the Common Safety Method
  • A practical example will be given, with the application of legal requirements to a tunnel project

Dr. Fathi Tarada, Managing Director – Mosen Ltd, United Kingdom

15.10 – 15.30

Andrew Mckinlay – Mystery Artist

15.30 – 16.05

Challenges and Opportunities when constructing the underground highway Stockholm bypass

  • Scope of the project
  • Adopted safety concept
  • Current status of the project
  • Adopted BIM-strategy
  • Observed trends in the construction industry from the perspective of Stockholm By-pass

Johan Brantmark, Project Director at Stockholm Bypass – Trafikverket, Sweden

16.05 – 16.30

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.05


Gianluca Raimondo, Underground Tunnel Method Works Engineer - Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A., Italy

17.05 – 17.55

Panel Discussion on measures and safety precautions to take in light of recent terrorists attack

Dr. Fathi Tarada, Managing Director – Mosen Ltd, United Kingdom

  • Reviewing emergency response procedures 
  • New and unexpected challenges terrorist attacks pose on critical infrastructure to provide physical security
  • Looking at the safety & security of the transportation system so that they are not vulnerable to significant disruption by terrorist attacks
17.55 – 18.00

Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman


Thank you Note by Abeed Rhemtulla, Managing Director - Enigma Consulting Group