Skanska Norway has secured a SEK3.2bn ($352m) contract from the Norwegian Public Road Authority (NPRA) to build Fv. 659 Nordøyvegen in Møre and Romsdal county, Norway.
The Nordøyvegen will link Nordøyane with the mainland via fillings, bridges and tunnels under the sea.
As part of the contract, the company will construct 13km of road under the sea, divided into three tunnels, as well as 8km of road with three bridges.
The project will be certified according to the international sustainability standard CEEQUAL.
After the construction of Nordøyveien, the islands of Lepsøya, Harmasøya, Skuleøya / Flemsøya, Fjørtofta, and Harøya can be reached without ferry.
The islands will become part of the municipality of Ålesund on 1 January 2020 and the new road is expected to lay the foundation for growth on the islands.
The NPRA conducts the expansion on behalf of Møre and Romsdal County.
Construction will commence in March 2019 and the project will be completed by May 2022.
In the US, Skanska, as part of a joint venture with Flatiron, Stacy and Witbeck, signed a contract with the California Department of Transportation for the second of three planned segments of Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor expansion project.
Skanska will have a share of SEK810m ($89m) in the contract.
As part of the project, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) and auxiliary lanes will be added to each direction of about 13km of Interstate 5 highway in north county San Diego, in addition to drainage improvements and sound wall installations.
Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2018 with completion scheduled in July 2021.
Skanska, a development and construction company in the Nordics, has operations in building construction and civil engineering in Sweden, Norway and Finland, and development of residential and commercial property projects in select home markets.
The commercial development unit also has operations in Denmark.
The company also specialises in building construction, civil infrastructure, public-private partnerships and commercial property developments in select US markets.
Image: Skanska wins $352m contract for new road link in Norway. Photo: Courtesy of Diego Jimenez on Unsplash.