Skanska to build hospital in Norway for about SEK 340 M
Skanska has been contracted to extend the New Akershus University Hospital outside Oslo. The contract is valued at about SEK 340 M (NOK 300 M) and is included in order bookings for the second quarter of 2005. The customer is Helse Öst, eastern Norway’s healthcare authority.
The project involves a 62,000 square meters large new building for the hospital’s treatment departments. “We are very proud that Helse Öst has chosen Skanska as a partner for this project. Through having access to the Group’s international network, we can increase the added value for the customer,” says Geir M. Aarstad, President of Skanska Norway. In addition to treatment rooms, the new hospital building will have space for 570 beds, mostly single rooms. The various parts of the hospital will be connected with a glass-covered main street, with service stores, cafés and pharmacy. The New Akershus University Hospital serves about 340,000 people in northern Oslo and Romerike. The project will start in June and is to be completed within 27 months in late summer 2007. For further information please contact: Pia Farstad, SVP, Communications, Skanska Norway, tel +47 92 25 11 11 Peter Gimbe, SVP, Communications, Skanska AB, tel +46 8 753 88 99