Two decades ago, two serious accidents in the Montblanc and St. Gotthard border tunnels prompted the European Commission to introduce mandatory safety regulations for tunnels throughout the Trans-European network. In Spain, Ineco has drawn up the Tunnel Adaptation Plan for the 310 tunnels of the Directorate-General for Roads.
Working for the European Commission, Ineco analysed strategies for deploying
on-board ERTMS equipment on three major continental networks. On-board systems are a part of the roll-out of the overall system that make the technical, operational and economic efficiency of signalling and control systems in Europe possible.
The EU BIM Task Group, founded by the European Commission and public bodies from 20 countries, has published a manual to support the implementation of the BIM methodology in the construction of public works in Europe, a sector that represents 9% of GDP and employs 18 million people.