Prof. Konrad Bergmeister, Austrian CEO of Brenner Base Tunnel SE since 2006, gives an overview of the state of construction as well as insights of the project, and TBM Manager Sebastian Grüllich, Joint Venture Strabag (Technical Leadership)/Salini Impregilo of construction lot Tulfes-Pfons, explains details of the construction work in his lot. Both were interviewed in Innsbruck and on the Tulfes-Pfons job site, Austria, by International Freelancing Journalist Roland Herr from Germany/Thailand, E-Mail herrroland@t-online.de. The Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) is a straight, flat railway tunnel connecting the two European countries Austria and Italy. It runs for 55 km between Innsbruck portal (in Austria) and Fortezza portal (in Italy) through the Alps and is – from the Innsbruck bypass (the Inn Valley Tunnel) to Fortezza – with altogether 64 km the longest railway tunnel in the world. “This tunnel is a masterpiece along the North-South-Corridor (Scan-Med-Corridor) in Europe, belonging to the TEN (Trans-European Network for transport, energy and telecommunications) of the European Union,” explains Prof. Konrad Bergmeister. “The tunnel itself has a very high relevance for the three Euro...