01 Sep 2023 Itinera awarded the contract for the base tunnel of the Turin-Lyon railway line, Italian side
Itinera has been awarded the international tender for the excavation and construction on the Italian side of the base tunnel of the Turin-Lyon high-speed/capacity railway line. The Company will carry out the project as leader in a joint venture together with Ghella and Spie Batignolles.
This award, worth about 1.1 billion euros, is the last one related to the major civil works of the international section of the new freight and passenger rail line between Italy and France, with a total length of 65 km. The main work is the Moncenisio base tunnel, the longest double-bore with single track railway tunnel ever built, 57.5 km long.
Specifically, the contract awarded to the Itinera-led JV is for the construction of the Turin-Lyon base tunnel in Italy, from Susa to the French border and includes the construction of about 10 km of the base tunnel, divided into two bores, as well as the down-ramps and the by-passes, leading to a total length of the tunnels to be built of about 30 km, of which 18 km in mechanized excavation (TBM) and 12 km in traditional excavation.
Itinera is also currently involved in the excavation of the French-side Lot 3 of the tunnel, between the France-side entrance portal at Saint Julienne Mont Denis and Saint Martin La Porte, as well as in major international transportation projects, including the new “Storstrøm Bridge” in Denmark, a 3.8-kilometer-long rail and road bridge that will be the new connection axis between Copenhagen (Denmark) and Hamburg (Germany).
For further information about the project, read the press release