Construction company Webuild and its Swiss arm CSC Costruzioni will begin construction on the lot H41 Gola del Sill-Pfons of the Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria.
At 64 km (40 miles), the Brenner Base tunnel is the world’s longest railway tunnel that will connect Italy and Northern Europe.
The H41 Gola del Sill-Pfons lot is one of the largest sections of the Brenner Base Tunnel.
Railway Technology reported that BBT SE, which is overseeing the project, will be responsible for the commissioning of the project.
The project will form part of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
Scope of the contract includes the building of the railway from Gola del Sill near the city of Innsbruck in the north to the town of Pfons further south.
The project will cover 22.5 km (14 miles) of the two main parallel tunnels, with 38 cross passages. It also includes the construction of an underground emergency stop at Innsbruck, access tunnels, exploratory tunnels and parts of other secondary tunnels.
Furthermore, it will include the building of a bridge over the Brennero A13 highway.
Beginning in Egypt, the collaboration is due to be rolled out across the region, with countries including KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Syria ultimately feeling the benefit.
The Gola del Sill-Pfons lot is expected to generate up to 400 direct jobs as well as more than 1,000 jobs for third parties.
Webuild is also involved in works of Brenner Base Tunnel’s other lots, including the Isarco River Underpass and Mules 2-3 in Italy.
Besides, the company is constructing the railway between Fortezza and Ponte Gardena south of the tunnel.