Brenner Base Tunnel: The contract for largest construction lot in Austria has been awarded

This construction lot is designed in a joint venture in lead of Amberg Engineering.

  • The Pfons-Brenner construction lot includes 50 kilometres of tunnel
  • The bidding consortium led by PORR made the best offer and were awarded the contract, for about a billion Euro

The award of the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria, Pfons-Brenner, was a further important step in building the longest underground railway connection today.

The Brenner Base Tunnel company, BBT SE, awarded the contract on March 23rd 2018 to the bidder consortium consisting of PORR Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. and Itinera S.p.A.

This consortium will build the largest stretch of the BBT project in Austria. The contract is worth EUR 966,058,438.46. The award came after several bidders had presented appeals to the Austrian administrative court, which were however rejected and the consortium headed by PORR was confirmed as awardee.

Picture: Construction Lot Pfons-Brenner
Source:www.bbt-se.com

fons-Brenner construction lot

The stretch includes the construction of 37 km of main tubes between Pfons and the Brenner pass, about nine km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop in St. Jodok. The two main tubes will be built using tunnel boring machines. The other stretches will be built by blasting. Construction is expected to last six years.

This construction lot will produce about four million cubic metres of spoil. About a third of the spoil in the Pfons-Brenner stretch can be recycled as additives to produce concrete, tubbing rings or filter gravel. The spoil that cannot be recycled will be carried by automatic conveyor belts directly to the largest disposal site for the BBT in the Padaster valley. There will be no spoil transports through residential areas.

The transports of material will either take place via rail and a specially built rail line from the station in Steinach or via the Brenner highway through the Saxen tunnel at the construction site itself.

Picture: Brenner Base Tunnel Project Status March 2018
Source: www.bbt-se.com

The Brenner Base Tunnel –  the longest underground railway connection in the world

The works for the 64-kilometre Brenner Base Tunnel are ongoing at several construction sites at the same time both in Austria and in Italy. In mid- March 2018 over 80 kilometres, meaning a good third of the 230 km of tunnel to be excavated had already been completed, including 23 km of main tunnels, 29 km of exploratory tunnel and about 28 km of access, rescue and logistic tunnels. Currently, there are four tunnel construction lots under way besides the restructuring and expansion works on the stations in Innsbruck and Fortezza. In Alto Adige, work is ongoing 24/7 at the Isarco river underpass construction site north of Fortezza, on the Mules 2-3 construction site (from Mules to Brenner) and, in Tyrol, at Wolf/Steinach for the Pfons-Brenner construction site and in Ahrental for the Tulfes-Pfons construction site.

Join our WTC 2018 presentation "The Brenner Base Tunnel, Project Overview and TBM Specifications at the Austrian Side" which will be held by our expert Michael Rehbock on Wednesday, April 25 from 10.00 – 10.20 in Dubai.

 

    Basic information Brenner Base Tunnel:

    • Length of the BBT (including the Innsbruck bypass) Tulfes Portal to Fortezza Portal: 64 km
    • Length of the BBT (Innsbruck Portal to Fortezza Portal): 55 km
    • Maximum Overburden: 1.800 m
    • Inner diameter of the main tunnels: 8 m
    • Slope: 4,0 ‰ – 6,7 ‰
    • Design speed for freight traffic: 120 km/h
    • Design speed for passenger traffic: 250 km/h
    • Emergency stops: Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens
    • Spoil: 17 million m³
    • Excavation methods: 30 % Drill and Blasting, 70 % Tunnel boring machine

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    Brenner Base Tunnel: The contract for largest construction lot in Austria has been awarded

    This construction lot is designed in a joint venture in lead of Amberg Engineering.

    • The Pfons-Brenner construction lot includes 50 kilometres of tunnel
    • The bidding consortium led by PORR made the best offer and were awarded the contract, for about a billion Euro

    The award of the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria, Pfons-Brenner, was a further important step in building the longest underground railway connection today.

    The Brenner Base Tunnel company, BBT SE, awarded the contract on March 23rd 2018 to the bidder consortium consisting of PORR Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. and Itinera S.p.A.

    This consortium will build the largest stretch of the BBT project in Austria. The contract is worth EUR 966,058,438.46. The award came after several bidders had presented appeals to the Austrian administrative court, which were however rejected and the consortium headed by PORR was confirmed as awardee.

    Picture: Construction Lot Pfons-Brenner
    Source:www.bbt-se.com

    fons-Brenner construction lot

    The stretch includes the construction of 37 km of main tubes between Pfons and the Brenner pass, about nine km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop in St. Jodok. The two main tubes will be built using tunnel boring machines. The other stretches will be built by blasting. Construction is expected to last six years.

    This construction lot will produce about four million cubic metres of spoil. About a third of the spoil in the Pfons-Brenner stretch can be recycled as additives to produce concrete, tubbing rings or filter gravel. The spoil that cannot be recycled will be carried by automatic conveyor belts directly to the largest disposal site for the BBT in the Padaster valley. There will be no spoil transports through residential areas.

    The transports of material will either take place via rail and a specially built rail line from the station in Steinach or via the Brenner highway through the Saxen tunnel at the construction site itself.

    Picture: Brenner Base Tunnel Project Status March 2018
    Source: www.bbt-se.com

    The Brenner Base Tunnel –  the longest underground railway connection in the world

    The works for the 64-kilometre Brenner Base Tunnel are ongoing at several construction sites at the same time both in Austria and in Italy. In mid- March 2018 over 80 kilometres, meaning a good third of the 230 km of tunnel to be excavated had already been completed, including 23 km of main tunnels, 29 km of exploratory tunnel and about 28 km of access, rescue and logistic tunnels. Currently, there are four tunnel construction lots under way besides the restructuring and expansion works on the stations in Innsbruck and Fortezza. In Alto Adige, work is ongoing 24/7 at the Isarco river underpass construction site north of Fortezza, on the Mules 2-3 construction site (from Mules to Brenner) and, in Tyrol, at Wolf/Steinach for the Pfons-Brenner construction site and in Ahrental for the Tulfes-Pfons construction site.

    Join our WTC 2018 presentation "The Brenner Base Tunnel, Project Overview and TBM Specifications at the Austrian Side" which will be held by our expert Michael Rehbock on Wednesday, April 25 from 10.00 – 10.20 in Dubai.

     

      Basic information Brenner Base Tunnel:

      • Length of the BBT (including the Innsbruck bypass) Tulfes Portal to Fortezza Portal: 64 km
      • Length of the BBT (Innsbruck Portal to Fortezza Portal): 55 km
      • Maximum Overburden: 1.800 m
      • Inner diameter of the main tunnels: 8 m
      • Slope: 4,0 ‰ – 6,7 ‰
      • Design speed for freight traffic: 120 km/h
      • Design speed for passenger traffic: 250 km/h
      • Emergency stops: Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens
      • Spoil: 17 million m³
      • Excavation methods: 30 % Drill and Blasting, 70 % Tunnel boring machine

      2021

      Brenner Base Tunnel: The contract for largest construction lot in Austria has been awarded

      This construction lot is designed in a joint venture in lead of Amberg Engineering.

      • The Pfons-Brenner construction lot includes 50 kilometres of tunnel
      • The bidding consortium led by PORR made the best offer and were awarded the contract, for about a billion Euro

      The award of the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria, Pfons-Brenner, was a further important step in building the longest underground railway connection today.

      The Brenner Base Tunnel company, BBT SE, awarded the contract on March 23rd 2018 to the bidder consortium consisting of PORR Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. and Itinera S.p.A.

      This consortium will build the largest stretch of the BBT project in Austria. The contract is worth EUR 966,058,438.46. The award came after several bidders had presented appeals to the Austrian administrative court, which were however rejected and the consortium headed by PORR was confirmed as awardee.

      Picture: Construction Lot Pfons-Brenner
      Source:www.bbt-se.com

      fons-Brenner construction lot

      The stretch includes the construction of 37 km of main tubes between Pfons and the Brenner pass, about nine km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop in St. Jodok. The two main tubes will be built using tunnel boring machines. The other stretches will be built by blasting. Construction is expected to last six years.

      This construction lot will produce about four million cubic metres of spoil. About a third of the spoil in the Pfons-Brenner stretch can be recycled as additives to produce concrete, tubbing rings or filter gravel. The spoil that cannot be recycled will be carried by automatic conveyor belts directly to the largest disposal site for the BBT in the Padaster valley. There will be no spoil transports through residential areas.

      The transports of material will either take place via rail and a specially built rail line from the station in Steinach or via the Brenner highway through the Saxen tunnel at the construction site itself.

      Picture: Brenner Base Tunnel Project Status March 2018
      Source: www.bbt-se.com

      The Brenner Base Tunnel –  the longest underground railway connection in the world

      The works for the 64-kilometre Brenner Base Tunnel are ongoing at several construction sites at the same time both in Austria and in Italy. In mid- March 2018 over 80 kilometres, meaning a good third of the 230 km of tunnel to be excavated had already been completed, including 23 km of main tunnels, 29 km of exploratory tunnel and about 28 km of access, rescue and logistic tunnels. Currently, there are four tunnel construction lots under way besides the restructuring and expansion works on the stations in Innsbruck and Fortezza. In Alto Adige, work is ongoing 24/7 at the Isarco river underpass construction site north of Fortezza, on the Mules 2-3 construction site (from Mules to Brenner) and, in Tyrol, at Wolf/Steinach for the Pfons-Brenner construction site and in Ahrental for the Tulfes-Pfons construction site.

      Join our WTC 2018 presentation "The Brenner Base Tunnel, Project Overview and TBM Specifications at the Austrian Side" which will be held by our expert Michael Rehbock on Wednesday, April 25 from 10.00 – 10.20 in Dubai.

       

        Basic information Brenner Base Tunnel:

        • Length of the BBT (including the Innsbruck bypass) Tulfes Portal to Fortezza Portal: 64 km
        • Length of the BBT (Innsbruck Portal to Fortezza Portal): 55 km
        • Maximum Overburden: 1.800 m
        • Inner diameter of the main tunnels: 8 m
        • Slope: 4,0 ‰ – 6,7 ‰
        • Design speed for freight traffic: 120 km/h
        • Design speed for passenger traffic: 250 km/h
        • Emergency stops: Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens
        • Spoil: 17 million m³
        • Excavation methods: 30 % Drill and Blasting, 70 % Tunnel boring machine

        2020

        Brenner Base Tunnel: The contract for largest construction lot in Austria has been awarded

        This construction lot is designed in a joint venture in lead of Amberg Engineering.

        • The Pfons-Brenner construction lot includes 50 kilometres of tunnel
        • The bidding consortium led by PORR made the best offer and were awarded the contract, for about a billion Euro

        The award of the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria, Pfons-Brenner, was a further important step in building the longest underground railway connection today.

        The Brenner Base Tunnel company, BBT SE, awarded the contract on March 23rd 2018 to the bidder consortium consisting of PORR Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. and Itinera S.p.A.

        This consortium will build the largest stretch of the BBT project in Austria. The contract is worth EUR 966,058,438.46. The award came after several bidders had presented appeals to the Austrian administrative court, which were however rejected and the consortium headed by PORR was confirmed as awardee.

        Picture: Construction Lot Pfons-Brenner
        Source:www.bbt-se.com

        fons-Brenner construction lot

        The stretch includes the construction of 37 km of main tubes between Pfons and the Brenner pass, about nine km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop in St. Jodok. The two main tubes will be built using tunnel boring machines. The other stretches will be built by blasting. Construction is expected to last six years.

        This construction lot will produce about four million cubic metres of spoil. About a third of the spoil in the Pfons-Brenner stretch can be recycled as additives to produce concrete, tubbing rings or filter gravel. The spoil that cannot be recycled will be carried by automatic conveyor belts directly to the largest disposal site for the BBT in the Padaster valley. There will be no spoil transports through residential areas.

        The transports of material will either take place via rail and a specially built rail line from the station in Steinach or via the Brenner highway through the Saxen tunnel at the construction site itself.

        Picture: Brenner Base Tunnel Project Status March 2018
        Source: www.bbt-se.com

        The Brenner Base Tunnel –  the longest underground railway connection in the world

        The works for the 64-kilometre Brenner Base Tunnel are ongoing at several construction sites at the same time both in Austria and in Italy. In mid- March 2018 over 80 kilometres, meaning a good third of the 230 km of tunnel to be excavated had already been completed, including 23 km of main tunnels, 29 km of exploratory tunnel and about 28 km of access, rescue and logistic tunnels. Currently, there are four tunnel construction lots under way besides the restructuring and expansion works on the stations in Innsbruck and Fortezza. In Alto Adige, work is ongoing 24/7 at the Isarco river underpass construction site north of Fortezza, on the Mules 2-3 construction site (from Mules to Brenner) and, in Tyrol, at Wolf/Steinach for the Pfons-Brenner construction site and in Ahrental for the Tulfes-Pfons construction site.

        Join our WTC 2018 presentation "The Brenner Base Tunnel, Project Overview and TBM Specifications at the Austrian Side" which will be held by our expert Michael Rehbock on Wednesday, April 25 from 10.00 – 10.20 in Dubai.

         

          Basic information Brenner Base Tunnel:

          • Length of the BBT (including the Innsbruck bypass) Tulfes Portal to Fortezza Portal: 64 km
          • Length of the BBT (Innsbruck Portal to Fortezza Portal): 55 km
          • Maximum Overburden: 1.800 m
          • Inner diameter of the main tunnels: 8 m
          • Slope: 4,0 ‰ – 6,7 ‰
          • Design speed for freight traffic: 120 km/h
          • Design speed for passenger traffic: 250 km/h
          • Emergency stops: Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens
          • Spoil: 17 million m³
          • Excavation methods: 30 % Drill and Blasting, 70 % Tunnel boring machine

          2019

          Brenner Base Tunnel: The contract for largest construction lot in Austria has been awarded

          This construction lot is designed in a joint venture in lead of Amberg Engineering.

          • The Pfons-Brenner construction lot includes 50 kilometres of tunnel
          • The bidding consortium led by PORR made the best offer and were awarded the contract, for about a billion Euro

          The award of the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria, Pfons-Brenner, was a further important step in building the longest underground railway connection today.

          The Brenner Base Tunnel company, BBT SE, awarded the contract on March 23rd 2018 to the bidder consortium consisting of PORR Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. and Itinera S.p.A.

          This consortium will build the largest stretch of the BBT project in Austria. The contract is worth EUR 966,058,438.46. The award came after several bidders had presented appeals to the Austrian administrative court, which were however rejected and the consortium headed by PORR was confirmed as awardee.

          Picture: Construction Lot Pfons-Brenner
          Source:www.bbt-se.com

          fons-Brenner construction lot

          The stretch includes the construction of 37 km of main tubes between Pfons and the Brenner pass, about nine km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop in St. Jodok. The two main tubes will be built using tunnel boring machines. The other stretches will be built by blasting. Construction is expected to last six years.

          This construction lot will produce about four million cubic metres of spoil. About a third of the spoil in the Pfons-Brenner stretch can be recycled as additives to produce concrete, tubbing rings or filter gravel. The spoil that cannot be recycled will be carried by automatic conveyor belts directly to the largest disposal site for the BBT in the Padaster valley. There will be no spoil transports through residential areas.

          The transports of material will either take place via rail and a specially built rail line from the station in Steinach or via the Brenner highway through the Saxen tunnel at the construction site itself.

          Picture: Brenner Base Tunnel Project Status March 2018
          Source: www.bbt-se.com

          The Brenner Base Tunnel –  the longest underground railway connection in the world

          The works for the 64-kilometre Brenner Base Tunnel are ongoing at several construction sites at the same time both in Austria and in Italy. In mid- March 2018 over 80 kilometres, meaning a good third of the 230 km of tunnel to be excavated had already been completed, including 23 km of main tunnels, 29 km of exploratory tunnel and about 28 km of access, rescue and logistic tunnels. Currently, there are four tunnel construction lots under way besides the restructuring and expansion works on the stations in Innsbruck and Fortezza. In Alto Adige, work is ongoing 24/7 at the Isarco river underpass construction site north of Fortezza, on the Mules 2-3 construction site (from Mules to Brenner) and, in Tyrol, at Wolf/Steinach for the Pfons-Brenner construction site and in Ahrental for the Tulfes-Pfons construction site.

          Join our WTC 2018 presentation "The Brenner Base Tunnel, Project Overview and TBM Specifications at the Austrian Side" which will be held by our expert Michael Rehbock on Wednesday, April 25 from 10.00 – 10.20 in Dubai.

           

            Basic information Brenner Base Tunnel:

            • Length of the BBT (including the Innsbruck bypass) Tulfes Portal to Fortezza Portal: 64 km
            • Length of the BBT (Innsbruck Portal to Fortezza Portal): 55 km
            • Maximum Overburden: 1.800 m
            • Inner diameter of the main tunnels: 8 m
            • Slope: 4,0 ‰ – 6,7 ‰
            • Design speed for freight traffic: 120 km/h
            • Design speed for passenger traffic: 250 km/h
            • Emergency stops: Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens
            • Spoil: 17 million m³
            • Excavation methods: 30 % Drill and Blasting, 70 % Tunnel boring machine

            2018

            Brenner Base Tunnel: The contract for largest construction lot in Austria has been awarded

            This construction lot is designed in a joint venture in lead of Amberg Engineering.

            • The Pfons-Brenner construction lot includes 50 kilometres of tunnel
            • The bidding consortium led by PORR made the best offer and were awarded the contract, for about a billion Euro

            The award of the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria, Pfons-Brenner, was a further important step in building the longest underground railway connection today.

            The Brenner Base Tunnel company, BBT SE, awarded the contract on March 23rd 2018 to the bidder consortium consisting of PORR Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. and Itinera S.p.A.

            This consortium will build the largest stretch of the BBT project in Austria. The contract is worth EUR 966,058,438.46. The award came after several bidders had presented appeals to the Austrian administrative court, which were however rejected and the consortium headed by PORR was confirmed as awardee.

            Picture: Construction Lot Pfons-Brenner
            Source:www.bbt-se.com

            fons-Brenner construction lot

            The stretch includes the construction of 37 km of main tubes between Pfons and the Brenner pass, about nine km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop in St. Jodok. The two main tubes will be built using tunnel boring machines. The other stretches will be built by blasting. Construction is expected to last six years.

            This construction lot will produce about four million cubic metres of spoil. About a third of the spoil in the Pfons-Brenner stretch can be recycled as additives to produce concrete, tubbing rings or filter gravel. The spoil that cannot be recycled will be carried by automatic conveyor belts directly to the largest disposal site for the BBT in the Padaster valley. There will be no spoil transports through residential areas.

            The transports of material will either take place via rail and a specially built rail line from the station in Steinach or via the Brenner highway through the Saxen tunnel at the construction site itself.

            Picture: Brenner Base Tunnel Project Status March 2018
            Source: www.bbt-se.com

            The Brenner Base Tunnel –  the longest underground railway connection in the world

            The works for the 64-kilometre Brenner Base Tunnel are ongoing at several construction sites at the same time both in Austria and in Italy. In mid- March 2018 over 80 kilometres, meaning a good third of the 230 km of tunnel to be excavated had already been completed, including 23 km of main tunnels, 29 km of exploratory tunnel and about 28 km of access, rescue and logistic tunnels. Currently, there are four tunnel construction lots under way besides the restructuring and expansion works on the stations in Innsbruck and Fortezza. In Alto Adige, work is ongoing 24/7 at the Isarco river underpass construction site north of Fortezza, on the Mules 2-3 construction site (from Mules to Brenner) and, in Tyrol, at Wolf/Steinach for the Pfons-Brenner construction site and in Ahrental for the Tulfes-Pfons construction site.

            Join our WTC 2018 presentation "The Brenner Base Tunnel, Project Overview and TBM Specifications at the Austrian Side" which will be held by our expert Michael Rehbock on Wednesday, April 25 from 10.00 – 10.20 in Dubai.

             

              Basic information Brenner Base Tunnel:

              • Length of the BBT (including the Innsbruck bypass) Tulfes Portal to Fortezza Portal: 64 km
              • Length of the BBT (Innsbruck Portal to Fortezza Portal): 55 km
              • Maximum Overburden: 1.800 m
              • Inner diameter of the main tunnels: 8 m
              • Slope: 4,0 ‰ – 6,7 ‰
              • Design speed for freight traffic: 120 km/h
              • Design speed for passenger traffic: 250 km/h
              • Emergency stops: Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens
              • Spoil: 17 million m³
              • Excavation methods: 30 % Drill and Blasting, 70 % Tunnel boring machine

              2017

              Brenner Base Tunnel: The contract for largest construction lot in Austria has been awarded

              This construction lot is designed in a joint venture in lead of Amberg Engineering.

              • The Pfons-Brenner construction lot includes 50 kilometres of tunnel
              • The bidding consortium led by PORR made the best offer and were awarded the contract, for about a billion Euro

              The award of the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria, Pfons-Brenner, was a further important step in building the longest underground railway connection today.

              The Brenner Base Tunnel company, BBT SE, awarded the contract on March 23rd 2018 to the bidder consortium consisting of PORR Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. and Itinera S.p.A.

              This consortium will build the largest stretch of the BBT project in Austria. The contract is worth EUR 966,058,438.46. The award came after several bidders had presented appeals to the Austrian administrative court, which were however rejected and the consortium headed by PORR was confirmed as awardee.

              Picture: Construction Lot Pfons-Brenner
              Source:www.bbt-se.com

              fons-Brenner construction lot

              The stretch includes the construction of 37 km of main tubes between Pfons and the Brenner pass, about nine km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop in St. Jodok. The two main tubes will be built using tunnel boring machines. The other stretches will be built by blasting. Construction is expected to last six years.

              This construction lot will produce about four million cubic metres of spoil. About a third of the spoil in the Pfons-Brenner stretch can be recycled as additives to produce concrete, tubbing rings or filter gravel. The spoil that cannot be recycled will be carried by automatic conveyor belts directly to the largest disposal site for the BBT in the Padaster valley. There will be no spoil transports through residential areas.

              The transports of material will either take place via rail and a specially built rail line from the station in Steinach or via the Brenner highway through the Saxen tunnel at the construction site itself.

              Picture: Brenner Base Tunnel Project Status March 2018
              Source: www.bbt-se.com

              The Brenner Base Tunnel –  the longest underground railway connection in the world

              The works for the 64-kilometre Brenner Base Tunnel are ongoing at several construction sites at the same time both in Austria and in Italy. In mid- March 2018 over 80 kilometres, meaning a good third of the 230 km of tunnel to be excavated had already been completed, including 23 km of main tunnels, 29 km of exploratory tunnel and about 28 km of access, rescue and logistic tunnels. Currently, there are four tunnel construction lots under way besides the restructuring and expansion works on the stations in Innsbruck and Fortezza. In Alto Adige, work is ongoing 24/7 at the Isarco river underpass construction site north of Fortezza, on the Mules 2-3 construction site (from Mules to Brenner) and, in Tyrol, at Wolf/Steinach for the Pfons-Brenner construction site and in Ahrental for the Tulfes-Pfons construction site.

              Join our WTC 2018 presentation "The Brenner Base Tunnel, Project Overview and TBM Specifications at the Austrian Side" which will be held by our expert Michael Rehbock on Wednesday, April 25 from 10.00 – 10.20 in Dubai.

               

                Basic information Brenner Base Tunnel:

                • Length of the BBT (including the Innsbruck bypass) Tulfes Portal to Fortezza Portal: 64 km
                • Length of the BBT (Innsbruck Portal to Fortezza Portal): 55 km
                • Maximum Overburden: 1.800 m
                • Inner diameter of the main tunnels: 8 m
                • Slope: 4,0 ‰ – 6,7 ‰
                • Design speed for freight traffic: 120 km/h
                • Design speed for passenger traffic: 250 km/h
                • Emergency stops: Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens
                • Spoil: 17 million m³
                • Excavation methods: 30 % Drill and Blasting, 70 % Tunnel boring machine

                2016

                Brenner Base Tunnel: The contract for largest construction lot in Austria has been awarded

                This construction lot is designed in a joint venture in lead of Amberg Engineering.

                • The Pfons-Brenner construction lot includes 50 kilometres of tunnel
                • The bidding consortium led by PORR made the best offer and were awarded the contract, for about a billion Euro

                The award of the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria, Pfons-Brenner, was a further important step in building the longest underground railway connection today.

                The Brenner Base Tunnel company, BBT SE, awarded the contract on March 23rd 2018 to the bidder consortium consisting of PORR Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. and Itinera S.p.A.

                This consortium will build the largest stretch of the BBT project in Austria. The contract is worth EUR 966,058,438.46. The award came after several bidders had presented appeals to the Austrian administrative court, which were however rejected and the consortium headed by PORR was confirmed as awardee.

                Picture: Construction Lot Pfons-Brenner
                Source:www.bbt-se.com

                fons-Brenner construction lot

                The stretch includes the construction of 37 km of main tubes between Pfons and the Brenner pass, about nine km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop in St. Jodok. The two main tubes will be built using tunnel boring machines. The other stretches will be built by blasting. Construction is expected to last six years.

                This construction lot will produce about four million cubic metres of spoil. About a third of the spoil in the Pfons-Brenner stretch can be recycled as additives to produce concrete, tubbing rings or filter gravel. The spoil that cannot be recycled will be carried by automatic conveyor belts directly to the largest disposal site for the BBT in the Padaster valley. There will be no spoil transports through residential areas.

                The transports of material will either take place via rail and a specially built rail line from the station in Steinach or via the Brenner highway through the Saxen tunnel at the construction site itself.

                Picture: Brenner Base Tunnel Project Status March 2018
                Source: www.bbt-se.com

                The Brenner Base Tunnel –  the longest underground railway connection in the world

                The works for the 64-kilometre Brenner Base Tunnel are ongoing at several construction sites at the same time both in Austria and in Italy. In mid- March 2018 over 80 kilometres, meaning a good third of the 230 km of tunnel to be excavated had already been completed, including 23 km of main tunnels, 29 km of exploratory tunnel and about 28 km of access, rescue and logistic tunnels. Currently, there are four tunnel construction lots under way besides the restructuring and expansion works on the stations in Innsbruck and Fortezza. In Alto Adige, work is ongoing 24/7 at the Isarco river underpass construction site north of Fortezza, on the Mules 2-3 construction site (from Mules to Brenner) and, in Tyrol, at Wolf/Steinach for the Pfons-Brenner construction site and in Ahrental for the Tulfes-Pfons construction site.

                Join our WTC 2018 presentation "The Brenner Base Tunnel, Project Overview and TBM Specifications at the Austrian Side" which will be held by our expert Michael Rehbock on Wednesday, April 25 from 10.00 – 10.20 in Dubai.

                 

                  Basic information Brenner Base Tunnel:

                  • Length of the BBT (including the Innsbruck bypass) Tulfes Portal to Fortezza Portal: 64 km
                  • Length of the BBT (Innsbruck Portal to Fortezza Portal): 55 km
                  • Maximum Overburden: 1.800 m
                  • Inner diameter of the main tunnels: 8 m
                  • Slope: 4,0 ‰ – 6,7 ‰
                  • Design speed for freight traffic: 120 km/h
                  • Design speed for passenger traffic: 250 km/h
                  • Emergency stops: Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens
                  • Spoil: 17 million m³
                  • Excavation methods: 30 % Drill and Blasting, 70 % Tunnel boring machine