The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York, US, has awarded two separate contracts to Skanska worth $596m to develop sections of the New York subway system.
The first contract is worth $386m and was awarded in partnership with Railworks, with a 75% share for Skanska and 25% for Railworks.
The scope of work includes various civil improvements, including utility connections, architectural finishes, structural work, elevators, escalators, HVAC, tunnel ventilation, fire protection, plumbing, electrical power and lighting.
The project also includes instrumentation and controls, signal systems, communication systems, traction power systems and track work for the running tunnels, station cavern and four ventilation buildings along the alignment of the No 7 line extension.
Construction of the project will begin this month and is expected to be completed in June 2014.
Skanska, in a joint venture with Traylor Bros (30% contract share), has been awarded the second $210m contract to build the Second Avenue subway line’s 86th Street Station structure.
The scope of work includes drill and blast rock cavern excavation for the future 86th Street station on the Second Avenue subway line, as well as installing the concrete structural lining. This involves demolition work, excavation, utility work and the underpinning of existing buildings that are adjacent to the work site.
Construction will commence this month and is scheduled for completion in 2014.