NCC to construct eastern section of Göta Tunnel for approximately SEK 260 million

NCC to construct eastern section of Göta Tunnel for approximately SEK 260 million NCC has been commissioned by the Western Region of Sweden's National Road Administration to construct a section of the Göta Tunnel project in Gothenburg. The contract is worth approximately SEK 260 million. The Göta Tunnel is an environmental project designed to reduce the amount of traffic that passes through central Gothenburg. The contract received by NCC relates to the eastern section of the planned highway system and includes the construction of 600 meters of highway, 280 meters of support walls and a 100-meter trough. The trough, a concrete structure shaped as a U, will function as the transition between the highway and the tunnel. The contract will require reducing the level of Highway 45, which will enter the trough and lead into the tunnel about eight meters under ground level. The project also includes approach and exit roads, ramps and two road bridges. "We are very pleased to have been awarded the project, which will be a considerable challenge for us as a contractor," says J-O Sundström, manager of NCC's Western Region. Foundation engineering work will be complicated by the so-called "Gothenburg clay." The replacement and relocation of four supports for the Götaälv Bridge, while simultaneously enabling road and tram traffic to function normally throughout the construction period, is another technical challenge. An additional demand is that. Work on the contract, which will involve approximately 50 employees, will commence after the summer vacation period. The Göta Tunnel is scheduled to be opened for traffic in October 2005. For further information, please contact: John-Olof Sundström, Regional Area Manager, NCC Contracting Sweden, tel +46 31 771 5210, or +46 70 510 93 32 Sven Melkersson, Bid Coordinator, NCC Contracting Sweden, tel +46 31 771 5469, or +46 70 328 73 71 Gisela Lindstrand, Press Officer, NCC AB, tel +46 8 585 52346 or +46 70 392 9500 Charlotte Hagman, Head of Communications, NCC Contracting Sweden, tel +46 8 585 51684, or 70 376 10 64 All of NCC's press releases are available on NCC is one of the leading construction and property development companies in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. NCC has annual sales of approximately SEK 40 billion, with 25,000 employees. The NCC Group is divided into six business areas: Contracting, Housing, Property Development, Industry, Telecom and Service. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download:

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