Skanska wins $310m contract to build highway section in Slovakia

WCN Editorial Team 26 Apr 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth $309.6m (SEK2.6bn) from National Highway Authority of the Slovak Republic to construct a highway section and tunnel in Višňové, Slovakia.

The scope of work involves the construction of a 13.5km section between Lietavská Lúčka – Višňové – Dubná Skala.

This includes the construction of a 7.5km-long tunnel and seven bridges.

The project will be funded by the European Regional Development Fund, OP Integrated Infrastructure 2014-2020 and the state budget.

Construction work is expected to begin this month, with completion anticipated in December 2023.

In a separate development, the construction company signed a contract worth $45.3m (SEK380m) with energy company Equinor to build a transformer substation at Kollsnes, Norway.

Skanska stated that the deal is part of the Troll West electrification project, which includes full electrification of Troll C and partial electrification of the Troll B platform in the North Sea.

Additionally, the contract includes onshore cables, establishment of a ditch and culvert from the substation to a landfall at Kollsnes.

The company noted that the landfall will be drilled from shore into the sea and prepared for laying offshore cables. The project is scheduled to be delivered in December 2022.

Recently, Skanska also secured a $36.9m (SEK310m) contract from Svenska kraftnät to construct underground cable systems in southern Stockholm, Sweden.

The scope of work includes the construction of two complete underground cable systems - around 5.7km-long - between Skanstull and a new substation in Snösätra and between Snösätra and Högdalen.
The project is aimed at strengthening the electricity grid in the area.

Construction work on the project is expected to commence in May this year and complete in April 2023.

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Skanska wins $310m contract to build highway section and tunnel in Slovakia. Credit: jodeng from Pixabay.

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