Sweco chosen for renovation of Olympic Stadium in Helsinki

Sweco’s Finnish consultants have been awarded a major engineering design contract in connection with renovation and expansion of Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium. The end result will be the most modern and versatile arena in Finland. The contract is worth approximately EUR 2 million.

“The Olympic Stadium, with its architecture and history, is one of the most iconic buildings in Finland. The fact that Sweco won this contract is a confirmation of our high expertise in structural engineering,” says Markku Varis, President of Sweco’s subsidiary FMC Group.

Sweco’s has been given total responsibility for structural engineering design in connection with renovation of the stadium. Among other things, the running track will be widened, roofing will be constructed over the stands and new supporting logistic facilities will be built. Through the initiative, the Olympic Stadium will be transformed into a state-of-the-art sports arena of international class. At the same time, the entire project will be monitored by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities to ensure compliance with demands on building preservation and sustainable design. The renovation is scheduled for completion in 2018.

For more information contact:

Markku Varis, President of FMC Group, +358 207 393 301/ +358 400 478 548, markku.varis@fmcgroup.fi

Sweco is an international consulting group with combined expertise in consulting engineering, environmental technology and architecture. Sweco has annual sales of approximately SEK 7.5 billion and around 7,800 employees in the Nordic region and Central and Eastern Europe. The company has projects currently underway in some 80 countries worldwide. Sweco is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB.

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Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) (pro forma 2015). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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