Skanska to renovate Finland’s Olympic Stadium

WCN Editorial Team 14 Feb 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Skanska has won a SEK1.5bn ($168.3M) order from the City of Helsinki to revamp the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.

The scope of the work will include the renovation of the seating arrangements and running tracks, and the construction of roofs to cover the stands and terraces.

New facilities will be built underground for sports, gyms and maintenance. The amount of restaurant and restroom facilities will be significantly increased.

The project will feature about 19,300 sq m of new facilities. Construction work is set to begin in the first quarter of 2017 and be completed during the year 2019.

Additionally, Skanska has been awarded a SEK2.4bn ($269.3M) contract for the construction of the E6 road in southern Helgeland, Norway.

The contract, awarded by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, will cover a stretch of 132km of road in the Nordland County —  57.5km will be new road.

Under the contract, Skanska will be responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the entire road section for a period of 15 years.

Nearly 200 employees from Skanska will work on the project. Construction work is expected to commence in April 2017 and be completed during the summer of 2021.

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