Rockfall protection dam Turmwang

A new earth dam is being built in Zermatt, which will protect the Täsch-Zermatt railway line of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway from avalanches and rockfall in the future. The construction work of the rockfall protection dam is being carried out by the Volken Group using an earth-reinforced supporting structure with a length of 130m and a height of 4.5m. With 34 years of experience as a machine operator, Beat Garbely is positive that he will be able to master the challenge without any problems. Thanks to the modern machinery, which is equipped with CAT Grade technology, the removal of the humus and the backfilling can be carried out efficiently and ecologically.


Benefits with the Volken Group

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.

Open to different cultures

Our teams consist of people from all over the world who work hand in hand with one another.