STRABAG, in a consortium with the Italian construction companies Salini Impregilo, Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni CCC and Collini Lavori, has signed a €300M contract to build the Eisack Undercrossing section of the Brenner Base Tunnel. Work is scheduled to begin this year with a planned construction time of around eight years.
The contract section is located at the southern end of the Brenner Base Tunnel near the town of Franzensfeste (Fortezza) in the Province of Bozen (Bolzano) in South Tyrol. The work comprises the construction of two main bores of the future Brenner Base Tunnel with a total length of 4.3km, as well as two connecting tunnels to the existing Brenner Railway.
Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG SE: “This is an extremely demanding project from a technical point of view, as it undercrosses the river Eisack, the Brenner Motorway, the state highway and the Brenner Railway with a very low rock overburden. We look forward to this challenge.”
Following the recent award of the €380M Tulfes–Pfons section in Tyrol to a consortium consisting of STRABAG and Salini Impregilo, this is the second contract for STRABAG in just a few months on what is currently the world’s longest rail tunnel project.