Skanska to build Södra Marieholmsbron, Gothenburg, Sweden, for SEK 554 M
Skanska has, in joint venture with Danish MT Höjgaard AS, been commissioned to construct the bridge Södra Marieholmsbron over Göta Älv and Säveån in Gothenburg, Sweden. Client is the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). The contract is worth a total of SEK 791 M, of which Skanska's 70 percent share amounts to SEK 554 M. The contract will be included in order bookings for Skanska Sweden for the fourth quarter 2013.
The project includes a 1.5 kilometer long rail bridge, ranging from Kville rail yard in the north to Olskroken in the south. Parallel to, and directly adjacent to the new railway bridge, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge will be built.
The new bridge, which is part of the Marieholm connection, will result in the expansion of an additional track on an openable rail bridge parallel to the existing line. Skanska also built the first part of the Marieholm connection which opened in December 2011.
Construction start is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014 and Södra Marieholmsbron is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2017. The project will at the peak period employ approximately 130 people.
Skanska Sweden is one of Sweden’s largest construction companies, with operations in building and civil-engineering construction and residential- and project development. The business unit has approximately 11,000 employees and revenue in 2012 amounted to approximately SEK 30 billion. In Sweden, Skanska is also active in the development of commercial premises and infrastructure.