Webuild team wins €934m rail tunnel project in Trento, Italy

The bypass at Trento will be part of the southern access to the Brenner Base Tunnel (Image courtesy of Webuild)
Webuild and consortium partners have won a €934m contract from Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) for a rail bypass at Lot 3A of a project in Trento, Italy.

Webuild, which has a 55% stake in the consortium, will lead the design and construction of approximately 13km of rail line, nearly all of it underground, as part of a quadrupling of the Fortezza-Verona section of the high-speed railway south of the Brenner Base Tunnel.

The company said the project would create 1,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Webuild’s consortium partners include Ghella with 35% and Collini with 10%.

The contract includes the construction of the 10.6km Trento Tunnel and two short sections above ground alongside the existing line.

Four tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) will be deployed, with two starting at the tunnel’s opposite ends.

Webuild expects the rate of excavation to reach between 15 and 20 metres a day.

The bypass – known in Italian as the “Circonvallazione di Trento” – will be part of the southern access to the Brenner Base Tunnel.

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