NCC, OHL win $229m railway contract in Sweden


Swedish construction firm NCC in consortium with the Spanish firm OHL has secured a contract worth SEK2bn ($229m) to build a new railway segment between Lund and Arlöv in Skåne, Sweden.

The contract, which will be delivered for the Swedish Transport Administration, is expected to be signed at the end of June 2017.

The scope of the work includes the construction of two temporary, full standard railway tracks on the Hjärup to Arlöv segment that will be used while the railway expansion is in progress.

In total, four new tracks will be built on the Flackarp to Arlöv section, where the railway will be given a new design and lowered into a 5km cutting for part of the section and decked over for the section through the community of Åkarp. Furthermore, there will be an option to construct the section between Lund and Flackarp.

Work is set to commence in July 2017 and is expected to be completed in December 2023. If the option is exercised, the completion date will be changed to the end of 2024.

NCC Infrastructure business area manager Svante Hagman said: “This project is one of several major pending investments in Sweden’s rail network over the coming years. By assuming full project responsibility and utilizing innovative solutions, we build more infrastructure for the same cost and thereby contribute to the development of tomorrow’s sustainable railway, which is really great to be part of.

“This is one of the busiest railway lines in Sweden and minimizing disruption during the construction period is crucial, not just for rail passengers but also for road and pedestrian traffic in the area. NCC has extensive experience of implementing complex projects in the midst of ongoing operations and our full project responsibility equips us with an overview of all parts of the project.”

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