HOCHTIEF Construction AG, together with its Austrian subsidiary Dipl. Ing. Hugo Durst GmbH, has been awarded the contract to expand Vienna Airport. The assignment worth almost €60 mln. includes the structural shell works for - and partial fit-out of the new "Skylink" airport section. Contracts for additional construction sections will be awarded next year. HOCHTIEF's subsidiary Streif Baulogistik GmbH won the contract for setting up the 500-unit container village on the construction site. This contract has a volume of €1.9 mln..
The construction project comprises the terminal area and the new pier. The Skylink has a total length of 730 meters and a floor area of 150,000 mÂ². HOCHTIEF will hand it over to the client in fall 2008. The sickle-shaped terminal will feature check-in facilities, shopping and catering areas and generously spaced lounges. The new pier will have 51 gates, permitting parallel handling of 17 aircraft. The facility also meets the requirements for wide-body jets.
Dr. Friedel Abel, Chairman of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF Constructon AG: "For HOCHTIEF, the expansion of Austriaâs infrastructure network is an interesting growth market in which we are operating with great success. Together with our units in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria, HOCHTIEF Construction Austria will also open up the Southeast European construction market."
In Austria, HOCHTIEF is currently involved in a number of major infrastructure projects. Some 30 kilometers west of Vienna, the company is realizing the 13 kilometer Wienerwald Tunnel in a joint venture. Near Innsbruck, HOCHTIEF is constructing two railway sections for client Brenner Eisenbahngesellschaft. Parts of these sections, which have a total length of more than 12 kilometers, run underground.