Berne, 15 August 2013
cablex and its two partners from the construction industry, PORR Group and Condotte/Cossi/LGV held their own against the other bidders. "We are proud to be able to contribute our knowledge and experience to what is after the Gotthard certainly the biggest milestone in the history of modern rail projects," said a pleased cablex CEO Hans-Peter Legler after the announcement of the contract's award to ARGE CPC. The consortium will combine its specialist expertise, local roots and international experience, Legler went on to say.
The project estimated at costing CHF 138 million includes the provision of cables, telecommunication and radio systems, as well as the installation of contact lines, power supply and the automation systems. “We drew up the tender based not only on the budget, quality and adherence to the deadline but also on maintaining a particular focus on the safety of future rail travellers,” cablex CEO Hans-Peter Legler continued. The installation of the railway system will get under way in 2016, by which time around a third of the 40-km-long tubes will still have to be bored through Mont Ceneri. Only at this stage will the consortium be able to start with the installation work. After the Gotthard Base Tunnel, this section is the largest section of the NRLA and is scheduled to enter into operation in 2019.