Strabag’s Swedish subsidiary Züblin Scandinavia has won a €127M contract from the Swedish Maritime Administration to build a new lock and enlarge the Södertälje Canal in Sweden.
The project, which forms part of the Mälaren project, will include the construction and installation of a new lock head, lock gates, lock chamber and a machine control house.
It will also involve the construction of a new sheet piling along the canal, including a ship collision guiding system, head beam, dolphins, support constructions for excavations, and walkways.
The Mälaren project is aimed at improving maritime safety and accessibility in public waterways through the Södertälje Canal to the ports of Västerås and Köping.
Strabag CEO Thomas Birtel said: “This impressive project holds several challenges. We plan to have only a few stops in maritime traffic and minimal impact on the environment.”
Züblin Scandinavia managing director Pär Land said: “We look forward to good cooperation with the Swedish Maritime Administration and the residents of Södertälje and are proud to be able to contribute to the improvement of the standard of boat traffic on Lake Mälaren.”
Construction on the project commences in September 2016 and will be completed by the end of 2019.