Skanska wins Norwegian tunnelling contract

E6 roadway in Norway

E6 roadway in Norway

Skanska has won a contract worth SEK 905 million (€ 87 million) to construct the Strindheim road tunnel on the E6 motorway in Norway.

The project, which will be included in fourth quarter order bookings, will be carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Central Region.

Skanska will construct two 2.1 km tunnels on the E6 between Trondheim and Stjørdal in Western Norway. The project also includes building two 740 m long access tunnels and a large interchange.

The main part of the work consists of rock tunnels and a smaller section will be constructed in concrete. Skanska is responsible for rock, concrete and paving work as well as the installation of electricity, ventilation and signal systems.

Work will begin in January and the tunnels are scheduled for completion in December 2013.

Skanska also recently won a SEK 420 million (€ 40 million) contract to construct the Kvivs Tunnel on the E39 motorway, also in Norway.

Source: Construction Europe

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