Flughafen München GmbH has charged PORR with the extension of the existing railway tunnel, which will be expanded by around 1.8 km to the east. The tender volume is around €110m.
“Our subsidiary in Germany, Stump Spezialtiefbau, will play a key role in executing the project. PORR made an impression in the tender phase with its customised solutions, thereby achieving significant savings compared to the original construction works,” said Karl-Heinz Strauss, CEO of PORR AG.
The tunnel will primarily be driven using the cut-and-cover method. What makes this project special is the exceptionally tight timeline relating to the eastern area of the airfield of the satellite terminal, where around 250 m of the tunnel will be built.
Once the works on the airfield begin, there will only be a 9-month construction period for building the tunnel and fully restoring operations on the airfield.
Munich Airport’s rail access currently consists of two railway lines heading west. The Erdinger Ringschluss is a 30 km-long, double-track railway line, part of which will be newly built; it is set to connect Freising and Erding via Munich Airport. The tunnel extension underneath the airport will serve as an important public transport link.