Future Evening Meetings

The BTS holds monthly evening meetings from September to June, generally on the third Thursday of the month. Unless otherwise stated, the meetings are at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) with the lecture starting at 6pm. Additional meetings are arranged by the BTS Young Members, by regional groups and as joint meetings with other societies. Click on the calendar icon to place this meeting in your Outlook calendar and click on the download button for a copy of the flyer.


Technical Challenges with Future Tunnels in Norway: Under the City of Oslo and Deep Fjords

Norway has more than hard rock tunnelling. Under the city of Oslo you can find quick clay, black shale and a huge mix of different good and poor rock. In the middle of the existing infrastructure, we still plan for a new metro line, new railway line and tunnels for water, sewage and power cables. MSc Anne Kathrine Kalager will present the challenges, experiences and possible solutions for urban tunnelling in Oslo. In the more rural part of the country, we open the world’s longest and deepest subsea road tunnel on the 30th of December 2019. And we plan for an even longer and deeper tunnel on the western coast of Norway. Professor Eivind Grøv will present the challenges, possible solutions and the latest research regarding subsea tunnels and other larger infrastructure projects along the coast.


MSc Anne Kathrine Kalager, Project Manager, TBM Follo Line, Bane Nor; Professor Eivind Grov, Chief Scientist, SINTEF

Joint BTS/Minsouth Meeting - West Cumbria Mining

Since 2014, West Cumbria Mining has been developing plans for the creation of a metallurgical coal mine, off the coast near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the UK and European steelmaking coal market, which currently imports around 45 million tonnes per annum. The presentation will cover the extensive programme of coal exploration, both onshore and offshore, which has determined details such as the design of the mine, method of extraction and processing of the coal itself. Mark will also cover the latest updates from the project and it is anticipated that site work will commence in Spring 2020, with coal production commencing around 24 months from the start of construction.


Mark Kirkbride, CEO, West Cumbria Mining

BTS March Meeting