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£170M Frankfurt tunnel contract awarded

Gateway Gardens Frankfurt BAM

Wayss and Freytag Ingenieurbau has won the contract to build a 2km double track tunnel in the centre of Frankfurt in Germany.

The construction will take place in the new Gateway Gardens district for rail infrastructure body DB Netz. The area is a new development near the airport with offices, hotels, retail, leisure and conference facilities. The tunnel, which will be 6m wide and 11m high, should be completed in 2019.

In order to create the tunnel, around 900,000m2 of earthmoving will be undertaken and 180,000m2 of concrete used.

Wayss and Freytag Ingenieurbau is also currently working on the construction of the 440m Europagarten Tunnel in Frankfurt, which will be completed in August 2016.

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