AVO (Américo Vespucio Oriente)
The Chilean Public Works Ministry (MOP) presented this project in 2012, with preliminary design being two three-lane tunnels stretching 13 km to link Grecia Avenue in the south and El Salto Avenue in the north in the eastern part of Santiago de Chile, completing the city’s beltway. The project, known as Americo Vespucio Oriente (AVO), will reach 40 m-deep, will cross seven communes and has an estimated cost of EUR1.3 billion.
JVVA was involved in the development of a new Full Longitudinal Ventilation System, the Fire Safety strategy for the tunnel system and the design of the ventilation system including comfort and emergency. The analysis includes 1D SES modelling, 3D CFD modelling and Evacuation Modelling.