Skanska signs new contract for the renovation of the United Nations in New York worth USD 65 M, about SEK 425 M

7/2/2013 8:30 AM CET
Press release

Skanska has signed a new contract to renovate the General Assembly hall in the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The contract value is USD 65 M, about SEK 425 M, which will be included in order bookings for Skanska USA Building for the second quarter of 2013.

Skanska will replace and upgrade all mechanical and electrical equipment and control systems, remove all hazardous materials from the headquarters, reconfigure spaces for new uses, restore existing iconic room materials and furniture to like-new condition and install state of the art conferencing systems.

Construction work started in June 2013 and will be completed in August 2014.

As announced in 2007, Skanska was selected by the United Nations to serve as the construction manager for the UN’s Capital Master Plan (CMP) for renovation and upgrading of the headquarters in New York City.

Skanska USA is one of the leading development and construction companies in the country, consisting of four business units: Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction; Skanska USA Civil, specialized in civil infrastructure; Skanska Infrastructure Development, which develops public-private partnerships; and Skanska Commercial Development, which develops commercial projects in select U.S. markets. Headquartered in New York, Skanska USA has approximately 8,300 employees and its 2012 revenues were SEK 37.3 billion.