Budget overrun in Holmenkollen Ski Jump project

This is how the new ski jump in Holmenkollen will look like when completed. Image: JDS Architects

A report from a consulting firm, delivered to Oslo city officials on Aug. 17, predicts that the new Holmenkollen ski jump project will cost NOK 600 million more than estimated.

A statement from the City of Oslo reads that project leaders, advisers and the architects have underestimated the complexity of the project.

The project must expand from USD 193 billion to 261 billion say the experts.

“It is out of the question that the state will come up with more funding for this project,” says Minister of Sports Trond Giske to The Norwegian News Agency (NTB).

The old Holmenkollen Jump was demolished in October 2008. Construction crews have been working around the clock in order to finish the new national sport complex in time for the pre-World Championship trials, that will take place in March, 2010. The Nordic World Championships will be held in Oslo in 2011.

The Holmenkollen ski jump has been the centre of Norwegian ski sports for over 100 years.

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