Skanska wins €280m road contract in Norway

Skanska, the Swedish contractor, has been awarded a €283 million (NOK3 billion) contract to construct a great and significant motorway in eastern Norway.

The 8.4km stretch of the presented four-lane E16 motorway is going to stretch from Bjørum in Bærum municipality to Skaret in Hole municipality.

Along with its partner Aas-Jakobsen, Skanska competed for the contract with Norconsult/ AF Gruppen and Multiconsult / Implenia, in the last step of the procurement process.

It has been stated by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration that it chose Skanska after helping the tenders against four award standards: completion of the assignment; organization and key personnel; the quality of the facility; and the progress.

The scope of work has been awarded to Skanska and comprise the building of eight bridges and two tunnels, with the tunnels running to 800m and 3.4km respectively and the longest of the bridges along the route spanning 220m.

The contract requests for blasting, excavation, transportation, loading and disposal of excavated materials. Demolition of current buildings and the rerouting of in-ground pipes and cables is also needed.

During the project, which is going to be completed by the summer of 2025, it is expected that some 3 million m3 of material will be bored.

Construction work is planned to start in February 2021.

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