Sweco commissioned for prestigious tunnel project

Sweco has been selected by Statens vegvesen to plan construction of one of Norway’s longest tunnels, to be located in the Telemark region. The value of the contract is nearly SEK 40 million.

“This is an important road project in the heart of Telemark. We look forward to developing a solution that increases traffic safety, shortens travel time and reduces environmental impact,” say Tron Kjølhamar, President of Sweco Norway.

Sweco’s assignment includes planning of a more than nine km long tunnel on Road E134. In this process, Sweco will contribute specialists such as geotechnical/rock engineers, geologists, environmental experts and design engineers. As a result of the road project, the current hilly stretch of 23 kms will be reduced to a straight and even distance of 12 km.

Planning and design work will begin immediately and the finished road is expected to open for traffic in 2018.

For more information contact:

Tron Kjølhamar, President of Sweco Norway, tron.kjolhamar@sweco.no, +47 930 240 25

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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