Media release

Implenia builds the new Galgenbucktunnel near Neuhausen

CHF 78 million contract for boring, cladding and fitting out | Additional momentum to Implenia’s tunnel construction business

Dietlikon, 6 November 2012 – Traffic on the Klettgauerstrasse/Schaffhauserstrasse feeder road in Neuhausen am Rheinfall has increased enormously since the opening of the A4 bypass. More than 25,000 vehicles are now using the road every day. The Galgenbucktunnel, 1138 metres long, is designed to ensure the Schaffhausen Süd link functions smoothly for the long term and to take through-traffic away from Neuhausen am Rheinfall. Implenia, as part of the Implenia-Walo Bertschinger consortium, is responsible for carrying out the work. The project, worth around CHF 78 million, includes boring, cladding and fitting out the tunnel, and also covers the associated construction work at the Engi portal. In addition, the contract includes reverse boring for the exploratory shafts from the Bahntal portal, and construction of the cut-and-cover tunnel, the supporting walls and the ventilation and electronics centre around Engi. Work also began here in July 2012 on the preliminary cut for the Galgenbucktunnel. The work will take around five and a half years to complete. Winning this project has given additional momentum to Implenia’s tunnel construction business. The project will help ensure that capacity freed up by completion of the NEAT tunnel construction jobs can still be utilized in Switzerland. More information: http://www.galgenbucktunnel.ch

Implenia press contact:

Philipp Bircher

Head of Communications

Tel.: +41 44 805 45 23


The Galgenbucktunnel, which is being built by Implenia as part of the Implenia-Walo

consortium, will go directly from Engi (west) to Bahntal, which lies between Neuhausen

am Rheinfall and Schaffhausen.

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 more than 140 years of history in the construction industry. The company brings the expertise of its highly skilled Real Estate, Infrastructure Construction and Industrial Construction divisions 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 around 6400 people and posted turnover of more than CHF 2.5 billion in 2011. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.