Webuild wins Gotthard Tunnel contract

A contract worth near US$94.5m has been awarded to Webuild Group and its consortium partners to construct a four-kilometer-long access tunnel at the north end of the 1980-completed Gotthard road tunnel.

Swiss subsidiary CSC Impresa Costruzioni and Webuild shape part of the consortium which contains Frutiger and Implenia. The project is going to be prepared for the final extension of the road tunnel and is expected to contribute to the development of sustainable mobility in the heart of the Alps. The major goal of the overall project is to begin renovating the current road tunnel when the second one is finished.

The Federal Roads Office has commissioned Lot 243 of the N02 Second Gotthard Tunnel. The project includes “the construction of an access tunnel, early development of the area, the excavation of a logistical underground space for a cement plant, preliminary excavations for the second tunnel and other installations for the management of materials.”

Work is to start in spring 2021 and last for approx. 30 months. Lot 243 precedes by a number of months the tenders for two bigger lots for the rest of the project.

It is said that the event is going to take place in summer 2021 near Los Angeles, US.

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