Friday, May 28, 2010

Russian Railways in venture to repair Sochi tunnels

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A joint venture between Russian Railways and Salzburg, Austria-based Alpine Bau GmbH, called Alpine-RZDstoy GmbH, will carry out work on the project to reconstruct railway tunnels 6 and 7 on the Sochi–Matsesta line. The agreement between the joint venture’s owners was signed Friday in Sochi, Russia, during the V International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership.”

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The document was signed by Russian Railways Vice President Oleg Toni and Alpine Holding Supervisory Board Chairman Dietmar Aluta-Oltyan. Work will be carried out on the reconstruction of railway tunnels 6 and 7 on the Sochi–Matsesta line.

The work will involve systems of management quality control, and environmental management based on international ISO 9000 and 14000 standards, as well as OHSAS 1800 occupational health and safety standards. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.

Sochi is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.