Otira Tunnel

Key Client: 
KiwiRail
Location: 
Otira, South Island
Project Scope: 

Investigation and renewal of infrastructure through one of New Zealand’s longest rail tunnels (8.6 Km in length).

Vitruvius has led the investigations and written the strategic plan for the delivery of the upgrade of the Otira Tunnel. The strategy consists of both short and long term objectives to manage and deliver a sustainable component of the network. This project is likely to go through the physical works stage in 2017 - 2022. Vitruvius is currently Project Managing the early upgrade phases as well as fulfilling the role of Engineer to the Contract and Engineer’s Representatives on the project as it develops in scope.