Ghella Ltd - ISCouncil
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Name Ghella Ltd
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Member type Contractor


Founded in 1894, the Ghella Group is a family-owned global reality in the construction of large public projects, specialised in underground excavation and tunnelling works such as subways, railways, highways and hydraulic projects, having built over the course of 150 years more than 130 tunnels and connected more than 1,000 kms of highways, railways and subways.

Ghella believes in a business model focused on leaving a better world to the next generations by aligning its modus operandi with the wellbeing of society, underpinned by a commitment to improve communications, freedom of movement, reduce environmental impact and optimise natural resources.

Ghella builds with innovation and for sustainability, utilising advanced technologies and state-of-the-art construction methods, supported by a continuous process of staff training. Workplace safety and the respect for the environment are crucial to Ghella, to aid economic growth and social development in all the territories it operates.

After five generations of passionate tunnellers, Ghella is still digging and building, scratching and drawing, dreaming and growing. Today Ghella speaks 24 languages, lives in 14 countries and works in four continents, primarily Europe, the Far East, the Americas and Oceania. Employing more than 3,600 people, Ghella is a community of travellers, explorers and, above all, dreamers.

IS Projects

In addition to the NZ Central Interceptor project, targeting a version 1.2 ISC Design and As Built rating of excellent, the Ghella Group is currently involved in the execution of a further three ISC-certified projects in Australia for their strategic nature and social and environmental impact (source: Ghella Sustainability Report 2020):

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Cross River Rail under the Brisbane River Rail
Sydney M6 Stage 1 Motorway
Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Line – SBT works Rail


Following the recent update of our global ESG sustainability strategy and socially responsible targets for 2030 to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, we view Ghella’s membership to ISC as a natural progression of our renewed endeavours to achieve these targets by taking further, specific, quantitative and concrete actions to contribute to the economic growth and social development of New Zealanders and Australians.

Our road ahead is paved with good intentions, we just have to make them happen.

Marco Fontana  | Managing Director (Australia)
Ghella Pty Limited

Francesco Saibene | Managing Director (New Zealand)
Ghella Limited


Marketing and Communications – Key Contact:
Sandro Aduso | Business Development Manager

M: +64 27 488 9967