Opening of the location “Mitte” in Braunschweig

New branch of Willke rail construction GmbH & Co. KG: Location “Mitte” in Braunschweig.

The Willke corporate group confirms its growth course with the opening of the new branch “Standort Mitte” in 2016. As of March 2016, there will also be a branch of Willke rail construction GmbH & Co. KG. Together with the new colleagues, exciting railway construction projects will be implemented at the central location in the future. “We are convinced that the opening of the new Mitte location in Braunschweig is the next necessary step in the healthy growth of the group of companies,” says Niklas Willke, Managing Director of the Willke Group. This is why, with immediate effect, precise track-related services will be offered at over three locations in Germany. Additionally, the Scandinavian market is served by Willke Danmark ApS rail construction in Fredericia (Denmark). Furthermore, Mr. Ralf Biering as commercial manager and Mr. Axel Schulz from April 1st , 2016 as technical manager will be in charge of the central location in Braunschweig.

Contact details:

Willke rail construction GmbH & Co. KG
Standort Mitte
Ernst-Böhme-Straße 27
38112 Braunschweig
Fon: +49 531. 35 40 86 – 0
Fax: +49 531. 35 40 86 – 10

New orders in Denmark for Willke Danmark ApS

The year 2012 brings orders for line renewal in Denmark.

In mid-December 2011, the joint venture Willke Danmark ApS / H.F. Wiebe was awarded the contract for railroad renewal between Skanderborg and Herning in Denmark. The work will run in the core period from April to August 2012 and essentially comprise 40 km of track renewal with ballast cleaning, plus 35 level crossings. Parallel to the track renewal, several switches and tracks will be rebuilt with new track boxes in ten stations. The contract is therefore worth a total of approximately 16,000,000 euros.

Furthermore, Willke Danmark ApS will start another project in Copenhagen Osterport from mid-March. In this very demanding project, a total of nine concrete switches of various sizes from EW190 – EW1200 are to be completely renewed from 30.03. – 10.04.2012, including the installation of a FPL. In addition, there will be approx. 1,200 m of track renewal with ballast renewal and work on drainage, cable ducts and the overhead line. The contract volume for this project is approx. 3,000,000 euros.

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.

Track renewal Herning-Holstebro line

Job from the Banedanmark: Renewal of the Herning-Holstebro line.

Together with the company H.F. Wiebe from Achim, Willke Danmark ApS finally received the order from Banedanmark to renew the tracks between Herning-Holstebro.

For this reason, the following extensive work will be carried out on the line between 01.05.2010 and 31.08.2010:

  • 38.5 km track renewal using assembly line techniques
  • 36 km of track-mobile ballast cleaning
  • 5,000 m conventional track renewal in the stations with renewal of eleven switches
  • 7,000 m Production Drainage
  • New construction of 21 level crossings
  • 4,500 m conventional formation rehabilitation

New legal form and assignments in 2010

New legal form.

Willke GmbH is now starting with the legal form GmbH & Co. KG into the new decade. This change is part of a restructuring of the group of companies and came into force on 05.11.2009.

New jobs.

Willke rail construction has several construction projects in its order book for the first quarter of 2010.  At Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen AG, OHE for short, we are carrying out various track and switch construction works. These include the reconstruction of 1,825 m of track, 1,200 individual sleeper replacements, several turnout sleeper renewals and the reconstruction of two level crossings.

For Deutsche Bahn AG, we are rebuilding a total of ten switches at Hamburg Central Station on five weekends in March and April. This work is being carried out under the most difficult logistical conditions, as the neighbouring track can only be closed during a four-hour night-time shutdown.

In addition, the Willke company will be working in Switzerland for the first time in March. A 627 m long railway track is being renewed at Basel Bad station.

In addition, there are long-term projects in Switzerland, which will start in the second quarter of 2010 and will be completed in several stages by 2012.

After entering the Norwegian market and the associated first reconstruction of Oslo station, Willke will continue to work on projects in Norway and Denmark together with the company H.F. Wiebe from Achim.

New stations on the Kalundborg-Holbæk line

Job from Banedanmark: Reconstruction of five railway stations between Kalundborg-Holbæk.

Willke Danmark ApS has recently received an assignment from the Danish state railway Banedanmark to rebuild the stations Kalundborg, Regstrup, Morkov, Svebolle and Jyderup between August and December 2008.

The following main services are to be provided:

  • Removal of 7,200 m track and 25 switches
  • New construction of 5,000 m track and 13 switches
  • Renewal of 8 level crossings Strail / Edilon
  • Expansion of 14,000 tons of gravel and 6,000 t of soil
  • Installation of 2,300 m of drainage
  • Delivery and installation of five buffer stops
  • Restoration of asphalt surfaces and platform edges

New level crossings on the Bramming-Tonder line

Job from Banedanmark: Seven level crossings will be renewed on the Bramming-Tonder line.

In parallel with the ongoing reconstruction work, Willke Danmark ApS will renew seven level crossings on the Bramming-Tonder line on behalf of Banedanmark in July and August 2008. In addition to the necessary track and earthworks, the installation of road surfacing will be added. We will also carry out the associated asphalt work.

Track renewal on the Fredericia-Hedensted line

Contract from Banedanmark: Renewal of 40 km of track between Fredericia-Hedensted.

This major contract from the Danish state railway Banedanmark is a tough one: The track renewal Fredericia-Hedensted is to be completed in a main renewal period of three months. A total of approx. 40 km of track will be mechanically renewed and its ballast cleaned. In addition, there will be manual reconstruction work including deep drainage in three stations over a length of approximately 8 km.

Willke Danmark ApS is therefore supported by the Wiebe Group with the large machine department GBM Wiebe and BLP Logistics. The work will be carried out jointly between March and June 2008.