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New water supply system to be built by Skanska in Oslo for NOK 2.88 billion

Skanska , one of the leading development- and construction companies in the Nordics, with operations in building construction and civil engineering ,has signed a contract with the Agency for Water and Wastewater Services in the municipality of Oslo, Norway, for preparatory work in the project New Water Supply Oslo.

The contract is worth approximately NOK 2.88 billion (SEK 2.8 billion) and will be included in the Nordic order bookings the third quarter 2020. Construction for the new water supply system will commence in September 2020 and will be completed in May 2024.

The new system will be constructed in central Oslo where the geological conditions need to be considered therefore particular preparations such as systematic pre-injection, will be carried out.

The project consists primarily of the blasting of rock chambers and three large tunnels with a total length of five kilometers. A total of 1.2 million cubic meters of solid rock masses will be taken out and by the time production reaches its peak, Skanska will have seven tunnel rigs active.

The contract is the first sub-contract in a major development project, whose main aim is to ensure that in Oslo a sufficient supply of drinking water will be provided even in the event of failure in fundamental parts of the water supply system.

Skanska, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, a key development and construction organization is focused on selected home markets in the Nordic region, Europe and USA.

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