Skanska wins contract for new metro line extension in Sweden

WCN Editorial Team 15 Dec 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a contract from the Stockholm Regional Council for the new metro line extension from Akalla to Barkarby in Stockholm, Sweden.

The contract worth $98.7m (SEK900m) will be included in the company’s Sweden order bookings for the fourth quarter of this year.

The scope of work under the contract includes production of design and documentation work for escalators, lifts, and cable cars at the new stations in Barkarby and Barkarbystaden.

The company stated that the extension of the blue metro line from Akalla to Barkarby will be completely underground.

The new stations will be constructed around 30m below the ground level.

With focus on minimising climate impact, the project will be completed in accordance with the CEEQUAL environmental certification system.

Additionally, Skanska noted that the CEEQUAL work will be integrated in the production and design work on the project.

Preparations for the project will begin immediately, with completion of the project is scheduled before the end of 2025.

Recently, the construction company announced about SEK350m investment in a sustainable office project in Malmö, Sweden.

Dubbed Oas, the new office building is situated on Universitetsholmen in central Malmö.

The seven-storey building, with about 7,500m2 of leasable area, will feature rooms for public activities, bicycle hotels, showers and changing rooms for sustainable travel on the entrance level.

Each office tenant will have their own balcony as well as access to a common roof terrace for outdoor work.

Oas is designed to encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyle for people, companies, and nature.

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The blue metro line extension from Akalla to Barkarby in Sweden will be completely underground. Credit: Igor Ovsyannykov from Pixabay.

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