NCC wins £75m contract to build new section of Bergen Light Rail line

WCN Editorial Team 6 Sep 2019 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Swedish construction firm NCC has secured a contract worth SEK900m (£75.6m) from Bybanen Utbygging, a department of Hordaland County Council in Norway, to build the D14 Mindemyren project, part of the Bergen Light Rail line.

The D14 Mindemyren project extends from Kronstad in the north to Kristianborg in the south and includes 1.5km of length.The work will include replacing existing infrastructure, establishing a project-design line for the Bergen Light Rail track, establishing new underground infrastructure and a new road alongside the track along with the realignment of watercourses.

The project is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022.

Bybanen Utbygging project manager Roger Skoglie said: “NCC has provided a detailed description of how it is planning to implement the project, and we feel confident that NCC will deliver added value in key areas of the project.

“One of these is to ensure the sustainable development of the Bergen Light Rail project (Grønnere Bybaneutvikling – ‘greener light rail development’).”

NCC Infrastructure business area manager Kenneth Nilsson said: “We are proud to have been chosen as contractor for the D14 Mindemyren project on the Bergen Light Rail line. This will be NCC’s eleventh project on the light rail line since 2008 and we look forward to a close collaboration with Bybanen Utbygging.”

Bergen Light Rail is a light rail system in Bergen, Norway. The first phase of the project included a stretch of 20 stations between the city centre and Lagunen Storsenter, where the first 15 stations comprising a 9.8km stretch was opened in 2010.

The second phase of 3.6km, between Nesttun and Lagunen was opened in 2013. The third phase between Lagunen and Bergen Airport, Flesland, was opened in 2017.

At present, plans are in place to extend the line between Åsane and Storavatnet under the fourth phase. The contract for NCC is included in the fourth phase.

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Image: Rendering of the Bergen Light Rail project in Bergen, Norway. Photo: Courtesy of NCC.

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