Skanska signs contract to construct new stage of metro in Sweden

WCN Editorial Team 17 Nov 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Skanska has signed about SEK1.2bn ($137m) worth contract with The Stockholm Regional Council for the construction of a new stage of metro in Nacka, Sweden.

As part of the contract, a new metro tunnel of nearly 1,200m would be built, in addition to platform space and two ticket halls for Nacka station.

This is part of the new metro’s Blue Line expansion, where Nacka is the final station on the eastern extension.

Primary work will include rock tunnels and shafts, earthwork in the tunnels, rock above-ground. Other main tasks to be carried out are concrete work, temporary installations and traffic diversions.

Skanska plans to start construction work in the first quarter of next year.

The project is slated for completion during the first quarter of 2026 and will focus on reducing climate impact.

It will be carried out in line with the CEEQUAL environmental certification system. The CEEQUAL work is planned to be integrated in design and production.

Skanska plans to include the contract in the Nordic order bookings for the fourth quarter of this year.

Last month, the New Jersey Transit has awarded a $1.56bn contract to Skanska/Traylor Bros Joint Venture (JV) to construct the new Portal North Bridge.

Work on the project was aimed at replacing the 110-year-old swing bridge, which is causing critical issues in operation and maintenance.

In September this year, Skanska won a contract valued at $82m from the Florida Department of Transportation to design and construct a new interchange at Interstate 75 (I-75) and Big Bend Road in Hillsborough County, Florida, the US.

 

The contract will include the construction of a new metro tunnel. Credit: Region Stockholm/Sweco.

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