Infrastructure

Skanska wins contract for road project

Construction work is expected to begin in the spring of 2024

A deal has been signed by Skanska, Syltern and Nye Veier for the construction of a section of the E6 highway between Berkåk and Vindåsliene in Trøndelag County, Norway. The deal is part of a design and build contract that includes work from Ramboll, with a total package value of $207mn.

According to a report, Skanska’s contract is valued at $122mn and mainly involves the design and construction of a 15km stretch of the E6 – a section with 2×2 lanes, featuring a new intersection and connection to the existing E6. The scope of work includes 15km of local roads, 800m of tunnel, six bridges, two wildlife crossings and various smaller constructions.

The project is being approached with sustainability in mind, and aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 50%, compared with regulatory benchmarks. Skanska says the project is expected to receive environmental certification at the BREEAM Infrastructure Whole Team Award level of Very Good.

Detailed engineering activities will start immediately, with construction work expected to begin in the spring of 2024.

The road network is slated for completion by the autumn of 2027, the firm noted.

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