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HOCHTIEF Infrastructure wins EUR 140 million Koralmbahn contract in Austria

Joint venture to build Granitz Valley tunnels / HOCHTIEF has 50 percent share in joint venture

(PresseBox) (Essen, ) Together with Implenia Österreich, HOCHTIEF Infrastructure Austria has signed a 01/26/2015 contract to build the Granitz Valley tunnel chain. The client is ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG. The tunnel project mainly comprises constructing an around six-kilometer section of the future Koralmbahn railway. The contract is worth some EUR 140 million, 50 percent of which goes to HOCHTIEF Infrastructure Austria. Work is due to be completed in about five years' time at the beginning of 2020. Final completion of the Koralmbahn railway is planned for 2023.

Apart from the precisest possible analysis of the geological conditions and construction handling details, the bid planning also focused on construction logistics and safety. Overall the contract for the shell construction of the tunnel chain entails cut-and-cover building at the portals and in the Granitz Valley, as well as landscaping and accompanying hydraulic engineering at the Granitz Valley enclosure.

As part of the Koralmbahn railway, the Granitz valley tunnel chain runs between Lavant Valley and Jaun Valley and comprises the Deutsch Grutschen Tunnel (2.6 km), the 600-meter-long Granitz Valley enclosure, and the Langer Berg Tunnel (2.9 km). Like the Koralm Tunnel it will be built as a double-tube tunnel system. The cut-and-cover method will be used to build the rail track in the Granitz Valley area.

HOCHTIEF Solutions consolidates the core business of the HOCHTIEF Group in Europe and in selected regions worldwide. The company plans, develops, builds, operates and manages real estate and infrastructure facilities. HOCHTIEF Solutions is the management company of the Group's Europe division. In many regions and segments, the company is a market and innovation leader. Further information is available at www.hochtief-solutions.com.

HOCHTIEF Infrastructure delivers transportation and energy infrastructure projects in Europe and in selected regions worldwide. The subsidiary of HOCHTIEF Solutions offers services for all realization phases of bridges, roads, tunnels, harbors, rail links, airports and urban infrastructure through to facilities for the generation of conventional and renewable energy. In addition to office locations in Germany and Europe, the company has regional units in the Middle East, South Africa and Latin America.
Further information is available at www.hochtief-infrastructure.com.

HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft

HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With around 71,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2013, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world's major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.
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