Media release

Biggest order for Implenia in Norway so far

New contract worth around CHF 100 million to build the new Eidanger Tunnel

Dietlikon, 22 July 2013 – Today Implenia signed a contract to build the Eidanger Tunnel, around 150 kilometres south west of Oslo. It is the company’s biggest order in Norway so far. The tunnel is the centrepiece of the “UFP-08” section that Implenia will build on behalf of Norwegian National Rail Administration for around CHF 100 million (around NOK 625 million) between September 2013 and June 2016. “UPF-08” is part of a new 23 kilometre line between the southern provinces of Vestfold and Telemark, which will eventually carry trains at up to 250 kilometres per hour. As well as the tunnel section, measuring around one and a half kilometres, Implenia’s contract includes three kilometres of rail bed and mounting work, a 0.8 kilometre long evacuation tunnel and construction of the two tunnel portals. Winning a project of this size and complexity underlines Implenia’s ambition to be the leading provider of complex infrastructure services in Scandinavia.


Implenia media contact:

Philipp Bircher

Head of Communications

Tel.: +41 44 805 45 23


Around 150 kilometres south west of Oslo, Implenia is building the new Eidanger Tunnel – part of a new rail link between the cities of Larvik and Porsgrunn. This is the biggest order Implenia has won so far in Norway.

Implenia is Switzerland's leading construction and construction services company. Formed in 2006 from the merger between Zschokke and Batigroup, Implenia can look back on around 150 years of history in the construction industry. The company brings the expertise of its highly skilled Modernisation & Development, Buildings and Tunnelling & Civil Engineering Sectors, and its Switzerland and Norway Regions under the single roof of a nationally and internationally active company. With its integrated business model and specialists operating in all its divisions, Implenia can manage a building project through its entire lifecycle and deliver work that is economical, integrated and customer-centric. The focus is on striking a sustainable balance between financial success and social and environmental responsibility.

Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs more than 6500 people and posted turnover of around CHF 2.7 billion in 2012. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.