Preventive action: rockfall protection

The populated valley floor of the Saaser-Vispa in Saas-Almagell has always been threatened by massive rockfalls. This is why the Volken Group is using two large excavators to build a rockfall protection dam around 170 m long and up to four m high by July 2024. Last year, 90 m of the left-bank block set was demolished and rebuilt using local material. A challenging project, as the work is also taking place in river water and directly under a power line.

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Effective networks

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Safety first

We have well-established safety measures in place to protect our employees and the environment.

Traditional family business

We are an owner-managed family business in its second generation. We have short decision-making processes and prioritise communication on an equal footing.