Peru’s Gambetta Tunnel completes testing


Peru's Gambetta Tunnel has completed its trial run, with operations set to start shortly. 

Located in Callao District in Lima, the tunnel features six lanes, three for ongoing traffic and three for upcoming traffic, in addition to a central berm for future systems of rapid transport or rail.

Global technology integration company Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas (SICE) has deployed intelligent traffic system (ITS) in the Gambetta Tunnel in order to improve road safety within the tunnel.

The ITS solution is based on the SIDERA software platform, which enables authorities to remotely control the electrical and electromechanical systems such as ventilation, fire-fighting system and lighting installed within the tunnel.

"ITS enables authorities to remotely control the electrical and electromechanical systems such as ventilation, fire-fighting system and lighting installed within the tunnel."

SIDERA also provides an interface to the tunnel operators where they can view real-time images, as well as monitor the status of equipment and development of the incidents.

In addition to the intelligent ITS traffic system, SICE has implemented the engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of electromechanical systems, medium and low voltage electrical systems, and fire extinguishing systems along the 960m twin-tube tunnel. 

The tunnel connects the 200-mile oval with the port of Callao and has been designed to reduce travel time, as well as to ensure a free-flow of traffic on the route between the port and the Pan-American Highway. 


Image: Gambetta Tunnel in Peru. Photo: © SICE.