March 16, 2016

Brenner base tunnel consortium selected

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BRENNER Basistunnel (BBT), which is responsible for building the 64km €8.8bn tunnel under the Brenner pass between Italy and Austria, has selected a consortium led by Astaldi to build the Italian section at a cost of around €1bn.

This involves construction of the exploration tunnel and two running tunnels totalling 23km using traditional tunnelling techniques, and 46km of bored tunnels. The work is expected to take seven years to complete.

The consortium comprises Astaldi with a 42.5% share, Ghella also with 42.5%, and Oberosler Cav Pietro, Cogeis, and PAC each with a 5% stake. Construction will start as soon as the contract is signed.

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