St. Kanzian Tunnel Chain

Client

ÖBB - Infrastruktur AG

Country

Austria

Duration

2015 - 2019

Services

Expert Statement, Geological Construction Documentation, Geotechnical Consultancy

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  • Geotechnical Consultancy
  • Tunnel Untersammelsdorf, east portal
  • Railway bridge Schreckendorf
  • Production of working area
  • Tunnel Stein

Project objectives

Lot 60.3 St. Kanzian within the Mittlern–Althofen section is another milestone of the Koralmbahn high speed rail between Graz and Klagenfurt. The main links in the tunnel chain are the 230 m long Peratschitzen tunnel, the 620 m long Srejach tunnel and the 665 m long Untersammelsdorf tunnel. The construction lot also includes several bridges and open-air-sections.

Project description

The projected alignment of lot 60.3 of the Koralmbahn high speed rail project is located within Quaternary sediments such as coarse-grained, sandy gravels as well as fine-grained stillwater sediments and moraines. Partly, deep foundations even reach down to the phyllites of the Palaeozoic age, the so called “Magdalensbergserie”, which forms the geological basement within the project area.

Project data

Total investment for lot 60.3 St. Kanzian: 140 million EUR; length of tunnels accumulated: approx. 1,500 m; scheduled date of completion: 2019

Project specifics

The Srejach and Untersammelsdorf tunnels will be constructed using the hydraulic excavator or cut-and-cover method. Extensive dewatering and soil stabilisation measures (e.g. bored piles, jet grouting etc.) are required as a consequence of the difficult ground conditions within the so called “Seeton”, a highly water saturated, soft, clayey- silty to sandy sediment. The construction methods used have previously been tested in terms of applicability.

Services of iC

iC is in charge of the engineering-geological documentation and consulting in the construction phase of lot 60.3.