Skanska wins contract to build raw water tunnel in Norway

WCN Editorial Team 6 Jul 2021 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth $397.5m (SEK3.4bn) from the Agency for Water and Sewage in Oslo Municipality to construct raw water tunnel in Oslo, Norway.

The scope of work under the E5 contract involves construction of a 19km-long tunnel between Hole municipality and Oslo, Norway.

The new tunnel will be built using two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) from the new water source, Holsfjorden, in Hole municipality to a new underground water treatment plant at Huseby in Oslo.

Skanska stated that the contract awarded is the second sub-contract in a major development project, which aims to ensure enough drinking supply in Oslo even during the failure in vital parts of the water supply system.

Construction work on the project is scheduled to commence in August this year, with completion planned in 2027.

The company secured the first sub-contract for preparatory work on the project in August last year.

In a separate development, Skanska has been awarded a $448m contract by the New York City Economic Development (NYCEDC) to construct a new municipal health lab in Harlem, New York, the US.

Under the contract, the company will be responsible for the construction of a new ten-storey municipal health lab at the Harlem Hospital Campus.

The new approximately 21,800m2 building will include offices, laboratories and clinical facilities.

A lobby, walk-in testing centre, auditorium, and several support areas will also be included in the lower portion of the new building.

Construction work on the new lab is scheduled to begin in early summer 2022, with completion planned in the second quarter of 2026.

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