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2020

18 Press release(s)

PORR raising the environmental bar in Basel

Vienna/Zurich, 16.09.2020 – A modern space for the Baloise insurance now stands in the immediate vicinity of Basel SBB railway station. The new corporate headquarters with training centre has added to the cityscape and appeals with its inviting zones for working and meeting. At the end of 2017, Basler Leben AG commissioned PORR SUISSE for the planning and construction as its design-build...
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PORR to build Franklinturm in Zurich

Vienna/Zurich, 01.09.2020 – The first milestone in the construction of the Franklinturm in Zurich has been reached: the excavation pit for the underground storeys is now complete. Right beside the Zurich-Oerlikon railway station, an office building with a height of 80m will be erected by the end of 2022. The design-build contract was awarded to PORR SUISSE AG by SBB Immobilien. The contract is...
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Solid order backlog, results affected by COVID-19

Coronavirus impacts production output and earnings Order backlog at an all-time high of over EUR 7.6 bn New direction and acceleration of the PORR 2025 transformation Uncertainty in 2020 continues; long-term positive trend intact Vienna, 26.08.2020 – The ongoing coronavirus pandemic impacted both production output (EUR 2.3 bn) and EBT (EUR -26.6m) and has led to a year-on-year decrease....
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PORR to revitalise iconic office building in Zurich

Vienna/Zurich, 11.08.2020 – PORR SUISSE AG has once again succeeded through its expertise as a design-build contractor, acquiring an impressive project for Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG. The heritage-protected Schader office building is a modern architectural gem in a prime location on the banks of Lake Zurich. The comprehensive refurbishment will be realised within the next 15 months.
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PORR creates more space for new ideas

Vienna/Zurich, 03.08.2020 – PORR has handed over one of Switzerland’s largest office buildings after a construction period of around a year. The former headquarters of Swissair has been expanded to form a total of ten storeys, all while normal operations were ongoing. The project was awarded by Priora Suisse AG. The contract is worth around EUR 46.5m (approx. CHF 50m).
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PORR to build the new site of the Supreme Audit Office

Vienna/Prague, 21.07.2020 – PORR has been entrusted with realising the new office building of the Supreme Audit Office in Prague. The contract is the first major public project in the Czech Republic to be realised in accordance with the FIDIC Yellow Book (design & build). It will simultaneously serve as a pilot project to fully utilise the trailblazing methods of Building Information Modeling...
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PORR secures major project in Viennese residential construction

Vienna, 09.07.2020 – The urban development area “Neu Marx” in Vienna’s third district continues to grow. Following the successful excavation of the pit for the Q-Tower on the project THE MARKS, the building construction contract for erecting this modern residential tower block has also been awarded to PORR. The planned 114m-tall building will offer diverse forms of urban living across a total of...
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PORR scores again with infrastructure expertise

Warsaw/Vienna, 24.06.2020 – PORR is once again demonstrating its comprehensive service range and infrastructure expertise. Today, Polskie LNG S.A. (GAZ-SYSTEM Group) awarded the tender for the technically demanding energy supply project in Świnoujście, Poland, to a consortium comprised of PORR S.A. (lead) and TGE Gas Engineering GmbH. In the next 42 months the existing Lech Kaczyński LNG...
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Final breakthrough in Koralm Tunnel achieved

Carinthia/Styria/Vienna, 17.06.2020 – The final breakthrough of the Koralm Tunnel will be celebrated today. PORR is building the third construction lot “KAT3” of the major Koralm railway project, that will make it possible to travel from Graz to Klagenfurt by train in just 45 minutes. Lot KAT3 involves the construction of two tunnel tubes with a total length of 21 km. The contract is worth EUR...
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PORR wins next infrastructure project in Poland

S16 expressway Warsaw, 02.06.2020 – On 28 May 2020, PORR S.A. and the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) signed a contract for the design and construction of the S16 expressway Olsztyn-Ełk in the section from Borki Wielkie to Mrągowo. The 13km-long expressway section will be built within a three-year period along with the construction of the Mrągowo ring road....
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