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ALPINE to build rail link to Berlin's new airport

09/01/2008

ALPINE to build rail link to Berlin's new airport

ALPINE, FCC's Austrian subsidiary, has won a 63.6-million-euro contract to build a new rail link to Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI).
 
The track will provide major connections for southbound regional and long-distance rail traffic out of Berlin. ALPINE and its German partner, GSB, are set to finish the project in 2011.
 
BBI is two-thirds larger after recent expansion and needs a new rail link. ALPINE has started with the Mahlow and Schönefeld junctions.
 
The contract calls for the construction of six underground sections of track measuring a total of 2.5 kilometres, three railway and four highway bridges and the laying of 33 kilometres of track. ALPINE will also build the platforms for the new rail terminal. The project will require moving 330,000 m3 of earth, using 87,000 m3 of reinforced concrete and 12,000 tonnes of steel.
 
ALPINE operates worldwide. With approximately 3.3 billion euro in construction revenues and close to 14,300 employees, ALPINE is Austria's second-largest construction group.  In 2007, ALPINE landed new contracts worth over 3 billion euro. FCC acquired 80% of Alpine in 2006 as part of the 2005-2008 Strategic Plan promoted by the company's leading shareholder, Esther Koplowitz.