Etihad Rail partners with Herrenknecht for new tunnel designs & construction technologies

Published: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Etihad Rail signed a strategic partnership with Herrenknecht, one of the oldest and largest companies specialized in tunneling solutions, to develop new tunnel designs and construction technologies.

The agreement comes in line with Etihad Rail’s commitment to foster a culture of innovation and adopt the best international practices in various fields.

Under this agreement, Etihad Rail will send young Emirati engineers to undergo training at the Herrenknecht Academy, at its headquarters in Germany, to exchange knowledge, acquire the necessary expertise, enhance their skills and capabilities, and gain first-hand experience in the field of tunneling.

In addition, the two companies will cooperate to explore areas of optimizing the design and construction of the UAE National Rail Network’s tunnels, and exchange technical information and standards to assess the feasibility of tunneling projects and mechanized tunneling technologies.