More work for Webuild on Brenner Base Tunnel

Webuild has begun work on Lot H41 Gola del Sill-Pfons of the Brenner Base Tunnel, which is part of a contract, worth €651 million.
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Webuild starts work on Lot H41 Gola Del Sill-Pfons on the Austrian side of Brenner Base Tunnel

Webuild and its Swiss subsidiary CSC Costruzioni are taking part in the project with a 50 per cent stake in the joint-venture that will do the construction. Implenia has the other 50 per cent. The client is BBT SE, a European public limited company created for the development of the railway tunnel between Italy and Austria under the Alps, the Brenner Base Tunnel.

The tunnel will become the longest railway tunnel in the world at 64km. Webuild is already working on the construction of other lots on this project such as the Isarco River Underpass and Mules 2-3 after having completed Lot Tulfes-Pfons. Webuild is also working on the railway between Fortezza and Ponte Gardena south of the tunnel.

The new Lot H41 foresees a section of the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria and consists of the construction of the railway from Gola del Sill near the city of Innsbruck in the north to the town of Pfons located further south.

The contract includes a total of 22.5km of main tunnel tubes and 38 cross passages with a total length of about 2.3km, in addition to the lining of the walls of already completed tunnels, an underground emergency stop at Innsbruck, access tunnels, exploratory tunnels and parts of other secondary tunnels.

Two tunnel boring machines, among the most sophisticated in the sector, with a diameter of more than 10m will be used for the mechanised method of excavation. The design of the project focuses on the environmental sustainability of the project during construction: the logistics of the work sites are designed to reduce travel times for the transport of materials, and measures to reduce dust and noise are foreseen.

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