• 21-MAR-2011

Success for Volvo FMX in Construction Segment - World's Longest Tunnel Case Study

The Volvo FMX has made a major impact on the construction truck market. Since its launch in April last year, almost 5,000 units have been sold. The new construction truck is now being put to the test in extreme working conditions throughout Europe. The world's longest tunnel is under construction on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The tunnel has been bored through the mountain at a speed of up to 25 metres a day and when completed, will be 57 kilometres in length. One of the project's major challenges is removing the 13.3 million cubic metres of rubble that is drilled out of the bedrock. Available content includes an edited packge as well as FMX driving footage.