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Deutsche Bahn awards first two contracts for main construction works on Munich’s second core route

Press Release   •   Dec 06, 2018 14:00 GMT

Rendering: aboveground site preparation at “Oberirdisch West”. (Copyright: Deutsche Bahn AG / Fritz Stoiber Productions GmbH)
  • Contract section VE 10: “Oberirdisch West”, for the aboveground works between Munich-Laim station and Donnersbergerbrücke
  • Contract section VE 30: “Hauptbahnhof München”, for works around the main railway station including tunnel to Marienhof
  • Total contract value: approximately € 865 million
  • Contracts awarded to bidding consortium of Wayss & Freytag (30 %), ZÜBLIN (30 %), Max Bögl (30 %) and Bauer Spezialtiefbau (10 %)

Deutsche Bahn has awarded the first two contracts for the main construction works on Munich's second core S-Bahn route. The companies Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Ed. Züblin AG, Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG and Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH, in a joint bidding consortium, were awarded the contracts for the main construction works covering the aboveground area from the Munich-Laim station to Donnersbergerbrücke as well as the area around the main station including the tunnel from Donnersbergerbrücke to Marienhof. Both contracts together have a value of approximately € 865 million.

Deutsche Bahn’s Markus Kretschmer, overall project manager for the second core route: “I am pleased that we can now award the first contracts for the main construction works. With the bidding consortium, we have gained competent partners for the construction of the second core route. Now we can start into the next phase of the construction activities.”

The first contract, VE10 (consortium leader: ZÜBLIN), covers the dismantling and new construction of tracks and switches; the new construction of two flyovers; a double-track steel arched bridge; and a noise barrier bridge. Other works include the new construction of additional noise barriers; retaining structures; and the pedestrian, bike and car tunnel in Laim. The package also covers the modernisation of the Laim passenger station as well as electrical works on low- and medium-voltage installations, underground cabling works, and the site preparation for the west portal of the tunnel.

The second contract, VE30 (consortium leader: Wayss & Freytag), comprises the new platform tubes at Munich Central Station, to be excavated under compressed air, including the approximately 40 m deep access structures, as well as the two S-Bahn tubes to Marienhof station with a diameter of about 8.50 m to be constructed with shield machines using the segmental lining method. The overall package also includes extensive ground engineering and water retention works as well as rescue shafts to be dug and constructed vertically from the surface to the underground S-Bahn tubes.

Construction is scheduled to start in 2019. Extensive planning and preparatory works must still be carried out before the project can get underway. 

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 14,000 employees and, with an annual output of almost € 4 billion, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and today is STRABAG Group’s leading brand for building construction and civil engineering. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to construction logistics, structural timber engineering and public-private partnerships. ZÜBLIN attaches great importance to partnership-based cooperation, and our ZÜBLIN teamconcept has proved its value as a successful partnering model for about 25 years now. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the new Axel Springer building in Berlin, the Rinsdorf and Rälsbach viaducts on the A45 motorway, and the Albabstieg Tunnel along the new Wendlingen–Ulm railway line. More information is available at www.zueblin.de

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