Skanska Wins Rail Contracts in Norway and Finland

Skanska Wins Rail Contracts in Norway and Finland
August 12, 2013 8:30 am

Skanska has secured a SEK320m (€37.5m) contract from Länsimetro for the construction of the Keilaniemi metro station in Espoo, Finland, and a SEK600m (€69m) contract for a tramway extension project in Bergen, Norway.

Under the Espoo deal, Skanska will be responsible for the construction of the station hall and its above-ground entrances, a maintenance shaft, technical facilities and the Karhusaari tunnel.
Work on the site has started; the metro station is scheduled to be completed in November 2015.
Keilaniemi metro station, which will be located on the narrow strip of land between Karhusaarentie and Keilaniementie, will have two entrances with the main entrance situated at the south end of the station and the north entrance near the bend in Keilaniementie.
Ticket halls at the station will be located on an underground floor, with access to the platform level via lifts and escalators.
Länsimetro is a new stretch of the Helsinki Metro system linking central Helsinki to the neighbouring city of Espoo.
The new stretch, which will run completely underground, will extend from the current Ruoholahti metro station through the island of Lauttasaari, the Aalto University Otaniemi campus, and Tapiola to a new terminus at Matinkylä.
Separately, Skanska Norway has won a SEK600m (€69m) contract from Hordaland fylkeskommune and Bybanen utvikling for a tramway extension project in Bergen, Norway.
Work under the deal will include developing and building two extensions of the Bybanen tramway in Bergen.
The first track, ‘C12 Sandslivegen-Kokstad’, is 1,700m long with a contract value of NOK420m (€53m) and is scheduled for completion in November 2015.
The NOK112m (€14.3) second part is called ‘C14 Flesland’, and will link central Bergen with Flesland airport by December 2014. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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