PRESS RELEASE 27 Jan 2017
Pöyry awarded site supervision services assignment for the connection of Innsbruck Railway Station into the Brenner Base Tunnel
PÖYRY PLC Press Release 27 January 2017 10:00 (EET)
ÖBB Infrastruktur AG has awarded Pöyry an assignment for site supervision services for the connection of Innsbruck Railway Station into the Brenner Base Tunnel.
The Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) is a straight, flat railway tunnel between Austria and Italy. It runs from Innsbruck to Fortezza (55 km). This tunnel is the key infrastructure of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) corridor connecting Scandinavia with the Mediterranean region.
The tunnel will be operated in left hand traffic mode in the future (the mode used in Italy). The change from left hand to right hand traffic in Austria requires complex construction works to connect the railway station at Innsbruck with the tunnel system. Pöyry site supervision services are due to start in January 2017 and scheduled for completion after 2.5 years.
"This project further strengthens Pöyry's position in Austria as one of the leading engineering companies delivering high quality site supervision services", says Thomas Kriesch, Pöyry's President of Regional Operations in Austria.
The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be recognised in the Regional Operations order stock in Q1/2017.
President, Regional Operations, Austria
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Did You Know? Pöyry has experience in transportation projects in over 50 countries worldwide, including the Gotthard Tunnel - the world's longest railway tunnel.
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