Sweco to plan new railway in Gothenburg

Sweco has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to plan parts of the Hamnbanan project in Gothenburg, which will increase capacity for rail freight transports to the Port of Gothenburg. The contract is worth over SEK 20 million for Sweco. 

“The Hamnbanan project is an important initiative for both the City of Gothenburg and the entire region. The fact that we were awarded this contract is an acknowledgement of Sweco’s comprehensive technical expertise in the railway, tunnel construction and environmental areas”, says Johan Dozzi, President of Sweco Infrastructure.

In the assignment, Sweco will prepare railway plan, environmental impact assessment and system documents. The project consists of a double-track tunnel under the Eriksberg area and an additional track left of the Älvsborg Bridge to the rail yard at Skandia Harbour. The new two-kilometre double-track railway will replace an existing single-track line, thereby increasing capacity for freight transports to and from the Port of Gothenburg. Around half of the distance will be built underground, which will lead to reduced noise disruptions for local residents. The initiative also means that the land on which the old railway is situated can be made available for other construction.

The assignment will be carried out in cooperation between Sweco’s experts in the railway, tunnel construction, environmental, land and geotechnical engineering areas. Work will continue until the summer of 2014.

For more information contact:

Johan Dozzi, President of Sweco Infrastructure, +46 (0)8-695 60 99, johan.dozzi@sweco.se

Assar Engström, Assignment Manager at Sweco, +46 (0)31-61 79 25, assar.engstrom@sweco.se

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 tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 15,000 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 16.9 billion (EUR 1.8 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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