Skanska builds a subsection of Bergen Light Rail in Norway, for about NOK 982 M, about SEK 1 billion
Skanska has signed an agreement with Hordaland municipality on the construction of a subsection of Bergen Light Rail in Bergen, Norway. The contract is worth about SEK 1 billion, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the second quarter 2019.
The subsection is a part of the light rail tram stretching from Fyllingsdalen to city centre of Bergen. This specific part is the most complex one and includes the construction of a 1 200 meter long tunnel and a station hall. The project also includes the construction of new infrastructure surrounding the tram, deconstruction work and the production of several huge concrete foundations.
The project has high ambitions regarding sustainability and will implement a number of actions to lower the carbon footprint including biofuels, electrical machines and the use of low-carbon concrete. The project will be certified according to CEEQUAL level Very Good. CEEQUAL is a global certifying system focusing on suitability within construction projects.
Construction start will be in June 2019 and the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
Skanska is one of the leading development and construction companies in the Nordics, with operations in building construction and civil engineering in Sweden, Norway and Finland, and developing residential- and commercial property projects in select home markets. The commercial development stream is also active in Denmark. Skanska had sales of about SEK 67 billion and more than 15,500 employees in its Nordic operations during 2018.