April 18th 2017 was the bid presentation deadline for the largest construction lot for the Brenner Base Tunnel, Pfons–Brenner. The construction lot includes the excavation of the main tunnels between Pfons and Brenner, about 9 km of exploratory tunnel and the emergency stop and the cross-over at St. Jodok. In total, about 50 km of tunnel will be driven.
Five Bids tendered
This lot was tendered at a European level according to the MEAT principle and on the basis of Austrian tender law (BVergG 2006, as amended in 2016). Five bids were tendered, from the following consortia:
Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.P.A., Implenia Österreich GmbH, Metrostav a.s., BeMo Tunnelling GmbH
Strabag AG, Salini Impregilo
Acciona Construcción, S.A., Impresa Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa
Astaldi S.p.A., Ghella S.p.A., Oberosler Cav. Pietro S.r.l., P.A.C. S.p.A.
Porr Bau GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A., Itinera S.p.A.
A Fourth of the Excavation Works is already done
After the evaluation of the qualitative criteria the price bids will be opened in a public hearing. The Austrian CEO of BBT SE, Prof. Konrad Bergmeister, considers this tender procedure as a further milestone for the construction of the tunnel, since over 80 % of the works have now been tendered. Six years before, on April 18th 2011, the construction phase was launched. Until April 2017, 61 km of tunnel had been driven – about a fourth of the total volume of excavations.