In the past Wayss & Freytag was significantly involved in the development of mechanized tunnelling techniques. For example, they initiated the support of the tunnel face by means of a bentonite suspension and air-cushion. With the so-called “slurry shield” this technique was brought to operational maturity. Wayss & Freytag is a pioneer of this technique and has in the meantime driven more than 150 km of tunnel using slurry shields. In addition, more than 80 km of tunnel were driven using earth pressure balance shields and 30 km using hard rock TBMs.
The State of Queensland in Australia expects new urban development and economic opportunities from the Cross River Rail infrastructure project. Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau is involved in this ambitious infrastructure project.
High quality and in time: four cooling water pipelines in pipe jacking drive for a new coal-fired power plant in Wilhelmshaven.
The 3.1 km long Oenzberg tunnel is part of the new Mattstetten-Rothrist railway line in Switzerland. This railway line improves the connection between Bern and Olten.
A new sewerage canal through the southwest of Munich relieves the existing canal system.