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Tender awarded for the excavation of the base tunnel in Italy

Today in Rome, during a press conference at the Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi, the President and CEO of TELT announced the names of the companies that won the international tender for the excavation of the Mont Cenis base tunnel in Italy.

The contract worth EUR 1 billion was awarded to the group of companies composed by Itinera (group head) , Spie Batignolles and Ghella. This completes the awarding of all works for the excavation of the 57.5 km railway tunnel under the Alps co-financed by Europe, France, and Italy.

This important milestone in the advancement of the binational Lyon-Turin project is the result of an extraordinary cooperation between France and Italy and the support of the European Commission. Now that all the contracts for excavating the tunnel have been awarded, this central link in the Mediterranean Corridor of the TEN-T network can become even more real. One more step towards decarbonising transport in a better-connected Europe. – Daniel Bursaux, TELT President

Today we reach a historic milestone for the Alpine crossings: with this contract, the excavation work on the Mont Cenis base tunnel is also starting in Italy. This result could have not been taken for granted until a few years ago and was achieved thanks to the commitment of the technicians, the support of the Italian and French institutions and social partners, and the great support of Europe. As for the construction sites in France, this contract award will quickly translate into jobs, generating important opportunities for the territory already during the construction phase. We would like to thank not only the group of companies that won the tender, but all the companies for the quality of the proposals they submitted, which fully met our requirements particularly in terms of innovation and sustainability. – Maurizio Bufalini, TELT General Director

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