Zentrum am Berg

Underground research, development, training and education at 1:1 scale

With the Zentrum am Berg at the Styrian Erzberg the Montanuniversität Leoben operates a unique and independent research infrastructure focussed on the construction and operation of underground facilities.

Research institutions, companies and organisations have the opportunity to carry out research, experiments and training assignments under real conditions for operators and users of road and rail infrastructures as well as on aerodynamic issues, safety in underground construction and operation and material developments.

The underground facility consists of a twin-tube road tunnel and two parallel railway tunnel tubes as well as a test gallery, thus enabling research, development, education and training under real underground conditions.

Now that the construction work has been completed, it is possible to use a motorway and railway tunnel on a 1:1 scale for a variety of purposes.

Excellent Research and Development

From international research institutions, students and companies to research topics related to the safety, construction and operation of underground facilities such as tunnels, underground railways, mining facilities, power plants - or deep drilling rigs in the oil industry.

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