Large and complex tunnelling and foundation engineering projects in the home markets and beyond.

1,524(1,603)

Order book, CHF m

516(508)

Production output, CHF m

74%(82%)

Visibility*

1,034(931)

Headcount, FTE


* Visibility: Order backlog for the current
year/planned production output

Key projects

U3, Nuremberg

Implenia is adding a westward extension to Nuremberg’s U3 subway line. This complex urban infrastructure project includes the Grossreuth bei Schweinau underground station, which is being built using cut-and-cover techniques, as well as the creation of two single-track tunnels linked to an existing underground station, and the construction of a track switching facility. Lot 2.1, part of a 9.5 kilometre section of subway with 14 stations, is worth around EUR 43 million.

Galerie Intertubes, Geneva

Following the introduction of new fire protection standards, Implenia is building six new escape routes between the two-lane Confignon and Vernier tunnels in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The two tunnels are part of Geneva’s heavily used motorway bypass, so the work, carried out for Switzerland’s Federal Roads Office (FEDRO), can only be done at night and only in one tunnel at a time. The project will be completed by mid-2018.

Sewer renewal in Breitenrain, Bern

The Implenia-led “Viktoria” consortium was asked by Bern’s Civil Works Department to update the waste water system in the district of Breitenrain in Switzerland’s capital. Microtunnelling techniques are being used to install a new 1,200 metre long sewer in seven stages. Most of the work is being done underground to minimise the environmental impact.

Alter Wall, Hamburg

Implenia has dug a 19 metre deep construction pit for a five-storey underground garage that will lie beneath a newly planned terrace of houses right next to Hamburg City Hall and the Alsterfleet river. The location presented a difficult challenge, as the site could only be accessed through two 5x5 metre openings in a listed facade. The construction pit, which costs around EUR 15 million to build, was handed over to the client in spring 2016.

U3, Nürnberg

 

 

Infrastructure

Pleasing performance 

  • Good result underlines success of international expansion
  • Gotthard Base Tunnel, the “project of the century”, opens after 17 years
  • Successful foray into the French market

The Infrastructure Segment’s results for 2016 exceeded expectations. EBIT came to CHF 14.5 million, which is 20.8% higher than the prior year’s comparable figure of CHF 12.0 million.*

Large and complex tunnelling and foundation engineering projects in the home markets and beyond.

1,524(1,603)

Order book, CHF m

516(508)

Production output, CHF m

74%(82%)

Visibility*

1,034(931)

Headcount, FTE


* Visibility: Order backlog for the current
year/planned production output

 

Tunnelling and foundation engineering perform well

The high point of the year under review was the completion of the epochal Gotthard Base Tunnel project and the opening of the tunnel on 1 June 2016. Across the 17 years of construction, Implenia and its consortium partners built three of the five main sections of the tunnel. Tunnelling and foundation engineering projects in Switzerland, Germany and Austria went well, contributing to the pleasing results for the year under review. Above all, however, the positive performance reflects the fact that the international expansion of infrastructure construction activities is delivering tangible results.

Major projects in all home markets

Implenia is currently working on major projects in all its home markets. It is building the new Bözberg railway tunnel in Switzerland, two of the three tunnel sections at Semmering in Austria, and the Albvorland tunnel section of the new railway line from Wendlingen to Ulm in Germany. In the Scandinavian market, meanwhile, it is building the Johannelund and Lunda tunnels in Sweden. Implenia gained a foothold in the French infrastructure market during the year under review by winning the contracts for two sections of the “Grand Paris Express”. Together with its consortium partners (Implenia has a 25% share), the Group is building tunnels to extend Paris’s regional public transport network.

Order backlog slightly below previous year

Overall order intake in 2016 was satisfactory. At CHF 1,524 million, existing orders are only slightly below the previous year’s high level (2015: CHF 1,603 million).

Infrastructure Segment’s share of Group’s operational unit results



Specialist for challenging infrastructure projects in Europe
The Infrastructure segment focuses on tunnel construction and foundation engineering in Europe. The segment brings together Implenia’s tunnelling, foundation engineering, large-scale project and design/planning capabilities. These services are offered in the home markets of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Norway. In addition, the Global Projects sub-unit bids for large, complex infrastructure projects outside our home markets and also takes on project management.

Key projects

U3, Nuremberg

Implenia is adding a westward extension to Nuremberg’s U3 subway line. This complex urban infrastructure project includes the Grossreuth bei Schweinau underground station, which is being built using cut-and-cover techniques, as well as the creation of two single-track tunnels linked to an existing underground station, and the construction of a track switching facility. Lot 2.1, part of a 9.5 kilometre section of subway with 14 stations, is worth around EUR 43 million.

Galerie Intertubes, Geneva

Following the introduction of new fire protection standards, Implenia is building six new escape routes between the two-lane Confignon and Vernier tunnels in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The two tunnels are part of Geneva’s heavily used motorway bypass, so the work, carried out for Switzerland’s Federal Roads Office (FEDRO), can only be done at night and only in one tunnel at a time. The project will be completed by mid-2018.

Sewer renewal in Breitenrain, Bern

The Implenia-led “Viktoria” consortium was asked by Bern’s Civil Works Department to update the waste water system in the district of Breitenrain in Switzerland’s capital. Microtunnelling techniques are being used to install a new 1,200 metre long sewer in seven stages. Most of the work is being done underground to minimise the environmental impact.

Alter Wall, Hamburg

Implenia has dug a 19 metre deep construction pit for a five-storey underground garage that will lie beneath a newly planned terrace of houses right next to Hamburg City Hall and the Alsterfleet river. The location presented a difficult challenge, as the site could only be accessed through two 5x5 metre openings in a listed facade. The construction pit, which costs around EUR 15 million to build, was handed over to the client in spring 2016.

U3, Nürnberg