Total contractor order for fitting out shell construction of ancillary structures is awarded to EquiTec consortium, a joint venture between Implenia and Alpiq
Dietlikon, 27 March 2012 – The EquiTec Gotthard (ETG) consortium – a joint venture between Implenia and Alpiq Infra AG – has signed a contract with AlpTransit Gotthard AG, the awarding authority of the Gotthard and Ceneri base tunnels, for fitting out the shell construction of ancillary structures in “Lot E” of the Gotthard project. Following the excavation and interior construction work on the main Sedrun, Faido and Bodio tunnel sections, Implenia is now responsible for another important part of this momentous, 57 km long construction project.
Lot E is part of the fitting out of the Gotthard base tunnel’s shell construction. It consists of the Amsteg sub-sections, the Faido and Sedrun multifunctional sites, the portal buildings including the Sedrun access points and the Sedrun shaft head, including access galleries. ETG’s work includes planning and executing the whole mechanical and electromechanical equipment for the two multifunctional sites, the central ventilation units and the railway technology buildings in Sedrun and Faido. It also includes production, fitting and commissioning of all the equipment. The core of Lot E is the ventilation technology for the subterranean railway technology buildings in which all the equipment is kept. It also includes power supplies and earthing for all shell construction equipment and all crane equipment at the multifunctional sites. The two companies forming ETG complement each other in terms of expertise, and both offer plenty of experience in the rail technology sector.
The total contractor order is worth a total of approximately CHF 45 million, of which Implenia’s share is 50%. Installation work begins in August 2012, and final handover is scheduled for the end of May 2016.
EquiTec Gotthard is a joint venture between Implenia and Alpiq Infra AG.
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, sustainable, integrated and customer-centric.
Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs more than 6000 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.