Framework contract of the Peine-Salzgitter public transport company

The framework contract for track construction and switch repair measures of the Peine-Salzgitter public transport company was signed.

On 24.10.2012, Willke rail construction GmbH & Co.  KG received the framework contract for railway construction and switch repair measures of the Peine-Salzgitter public transport company. Subsequently, the contract was concluded with a term of three years until the end of 2015. It also calls for various maintenance work to be carried out at the plants and tracks of VPS in Peine, Ilsenburg and Salzgitter.

The Verkehrsbetriebe Peine-Salzgitter GmbH (VPS) is a company of Salzgitter AG and carries out transports with the most diverse requirements for its subsidiaries.  Over the decades, VPS has firmly established itself in the market with its professional logistics services and extensive experience.  In terms of transport volume, VPS is the tenth largest of approximately 150 railway companies in Germany. The associated infrastructure comprises around 320 km of tracks and 1,000 units of switches and is distributed among the locations Salzgitter, Peine and Ilsenburg. VPS manages the public lines of VPS Infrastruktur GmbH and currently 24 connecting railways

New track construction in Gevingas tunnel Norway

Line construction between Hommelvik-Hell in the Gevingasentunnel.

On the railway line between Hommelvik and Hell the companies H.F. Wiebe and Willke have joint forces and are involved in the construction of the new track system through the recently constructed Gevingasentunnel. In addition, various conversions need to take place at Hell station.

The tunnel structure has a length of approx. 5,700 m plus the associated connections of another approx. 1,000 m. Three switches are also being built in Hell. Construction will start in August 2010, as it is scheduled to be completed in May 2011.

New track construction U4 Hamburg Hafencity

Client Hochbahn AG: New construction of the underground railway line U4 in Hamburg.

Together with the companies BBL Bahnbau GmbH from Lüneburg and SHG GmbH & Co. KG from Uelzen, the joint venture is carrying out the track construction work on the U4 Hamburg underground line for Hochbahn AG under the technical management of the company Willke.

This major project will start in May 2010 and is expected to be completed in several construction phases by the end of 2012.

All construction materials for the approx. 2,800 m long tubes and the approx. 900 m long rectangular tunnel will then have to be drained through openings of only 100 square metres using suitable lifting equipment. The following work will also be carried out:

  • 7,400 m track installation in front of the head
  • 20,000 t of ballast placed before head
  • 13,700 m installation cable ducts various designs
  • 14,200 m² installation of sub-ballast mats

In order to complete this work under the difficult conditions, work will be carried out around the clock in 3-shift operation during the entire construction period.