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Contract awarded for Swedish rail line

12 Jun 17 A consortium of Swedish contractor NCC and Spain’s OHL has won a contract worth SEK2bn (£180m) for a new line between Lund and Arlöv.

The contract for the Swedish Transport Administration also includes an option valued at an additional SEK1bn.

“This project is one of several major pending investments in Sweden’s rail network over the coming years,” said NCC Infrastructure business area manager Svante Hagman. “By assuming full project responsibility and utilising innovative solutions, we build more infrastructure for the same cost and thereby contribute to the development of tomorrow’s sustainable railway, which is really great to be part of.”

The project includes the construction of two temporary, full standard railway tracks on the Hjärup to Arlöv section which will be used while the railway expansion is being built. Thereafter, four new tracks will be constructed on the Flackarp to Arlöv section, where the railway will be given a new design. It will be lowered into a 5km cutting for part of the section and decked over for the section through the community of Åkarp.  The option covers construction of the section between Lund and Flackarp.

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“This is one of the busiest railway lines in Sweden and minimizing disruption during the construction period is crucial, not just for rail passengers but also for road and pedestrian traffic in the area,” said Hagman. “NCC has extensive experience of implementing complex projects in the midst of ongoing operations and our full project responsibility equips us with an overview of all parts of the project.

The assignment is being carried out in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration. Construction is planned to start next month and is expected to be completed in December 2023. Should the option be exercised, the completion date will be changed to the end of 2024.

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