HOCHTIEF has been awarded another contract by Autobahn GmbH des Bundes (autobahn.de) for the expansion of the A1 highway in Leverkusen. Under the leadership of HOCHTIEF, a joint venture with partner Zwickauer Sonderstahlbau will expand the A1 in Leverkusen to eight lanes on a 2.5-kilometer-long stretch between the Rhine Bridge and the Leverkusen interchange. The contract also includes the demolition and new construction of several bridges as well as the construction of road sign bridges in the area of the exit to the A59 highway. The project has a contract value of approximately EUR 200 million. The works started in August and are scheduled to be completed in 2027.
“With our experience and innovation power in structural engineering and road building, we contribute to improving Germany’s transportation infrastructure,” says Edmund Kickertz, Branch Management of HOCHTIEF Infrastructure Germany West. Since the beginning of last year, the company has already been carrying out the construction works for the new A1 Leverkusen Rhine Bridge in the direct vicinity. The first of the two bridge structures is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year.
On the A1, HOCHTIEF is currently also responsible for the new construction of the inner Schwelmetal Bridge in Wuppertal. In addition, with the new construction of the A40 Rhine Bridge in Duisburg, the A7 noise barrier tunnel in Hamburg-Altona and the expansion of the A6 in Heilbronn the company provides for the future improvement of the traffic situation in Germany.
Zwickauer Sonderstahlbau and HOCHTIEF have already cooperated on the Lennetal Bridge on the A45 near Hagen and the Langenfelder Bridge in Hamburg. The two companies are currently building the Kattenohl and Brunsbecke bridges as part of the expansion of the A45.
HOCHTIEF (hochtief;com) is an engineering-led global infrastructure group with leading positions across its core activities of construction, services and concessions/public-private partnerships (PPP) focused on Australia, North America and Europe; With around 34,000 employ-ees and a sales volume of about EUR 21 billion in 2021, HOCHTIEF’s global presence is focused on developed markets; Via CIMIC, the Group is market leader in Australia; In the USA, HOCHTIEF is the No; 1 general builder via Turner; Flatiron ranks among the most important players in the field of civil works, mainly in transportation infrastructure; HOCHTIEF owns a 20% stake in Abertis, the leading international toll road operator; Thanks to its commitment to sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006.
ZSB Zwickauer Sonderstahlbau GmbH (zsb-sonderstahlbau.de) is one of the few German companies successfully implementing projects in heavy steel and bridge construction throughout Germany. Since its foundation in 2004, the Zwickau-based company has made a significant contribution to the expansion of the road and rail network in Germany. On its premises covering more than 50,000 square meters, including 25,000 square meters of production area with the latest technological equipment, ZSB GmbH processes up to 10,000 tons of steel per year and achieves an operating performance of 50 to 60 million euros per year. With the expertise of around 150 employees, the company is not only able to manufacture to order, but also to carry out planning, transport and assembly in-house.