Ongoing

Gotthard Base Tunnel

Infrastructure

Location Switzerland

Client Alp Transit Gotthard AG - Lucerna

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is part of a wider infrastructure project to improve transport links between Zurich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy. Pizzarotti has contributed to several sections of this project since 2001, delivering tunnelling, civil engineering, electromechanical and rail expertise. Pizzarotti is still contributing to the project which is due for completion in 2020. For example, in 2001, Pizzarotti completed the construction of the Faido shaft, providing access to the Gotthard Base Tunnel, as well as excavation of a 2,760m long passage with an average section of 60m² and an average gradient of 12.7%. The company is currently delivering a wastewater treatment plant for the Swiss Ceneri Tunnel.