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Strabag team lands €300m river tunnel

27 Oct 14 An Austrian-Italian consortium has signed a €300m (£229m) contract to build the Eisack River Undercrossing for the Brenner Base Tunnel project.

Strabag has a 39% share of the consortium and will work with Italian construction companies Salini Impregilo, Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni CCC and Collini Lavori. 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 in South Tyrol. The work comprises the construction of the two main tubes with a total length of 4.3km, as well as two connecting tunnels to the existing Brenner Railway. 

Strabag SE CEO Thomas Birtel said: “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.”

This is the second contract for Strabag in just a few months involving what is currently the world’s longest rail tunnel project. It follows the award of the €380m Tulfes–Pfons section to a consortium consisting of Strabag and Salini Impregilo.

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