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Gotthard Base Tunnel, Logistics for the installation of railway technology

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is the longest railway tunnel on earth. It is composed of two tunnels of 57 km length each. Within this mandate, detailed planning of the entire logistics for the installation of the railway technology was done.
Optimized processes and schedules had to be developed. The installation of the railway technology is carried out from two main and three smaller installation sites. These sites are equipped with a complex and highly efficient infrastructure to allow the railway technology installation process, which is unique in terms of scale and complexity, to be carried out according to very high quality requirements and a tight schedule.

Client

AlpTransit Gotthard AG

Period
2003
2008
Fields of activity
Underground construction / geotechnics;Rail infrastructure;Construction fiduciary & project management;Construction management
Delivered services

Construction project, incl. cost estimations

Tender process, bid evaluation and award of contract

Assessment of the execution planning

Project quality management (PQM) for the entire project

Planning and tendering of construction site safety

Supervision of the execution incl. PQM (pending)

Specifications

Length of the tunnel: 57 km

5 installation sites of a total size of: 1.3 km2

Temporary railway for logistics: 125 km

Total logistics volume: about 800'000 tons

Cost of logistics services: about CHF 280 Mio.