Veidekke: Takes over protection work at Gothenburg’s West Link

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Veidekke has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to carry out protection work on the Haga section of The West Link Project in Gothenburg. The contract will be executed over a limited period, on an ongoing basis.

The Swedish Transport Administration recently cancelled the contract with the contractor working on the Haga section of The West Link Project. Veidekke has now been tasked with protection works to enable that a functioning, safe and well-maintained workplace can be handed over to the contractors completing the project. The protection work may entail securing the work area and maintaining functions related to environmental permits, tunnel protection, ground reinforcement, digging, wiring, water treatment, drainage, asphalting and traffic diversions.

“We are proud to be carrying out protection work for the Swedish Transport Administration and to help minimize the consequences of the contract cancellation a few weeks back. We will work jointly with the Swedish Transport Administration to ensure that the work is carried out as efficiently as possible, in full transparency, and with the goal of achieving the best results through good cooperation,” says Fredrik Indevall, regional manager at Veidekke Anläggning Väst.

Starting immediately, work will focus on gaining a common understanding of the current state of the project, which measures are to be implemented, and how they are to be prioritised. The work is intended to be carried out as an execution contract with invoicing on an ongoing basis.

The Haga project comprises 1,700 meters of tunnels and a new underground station in Haga. While the bulk will include a track tunnel and a parallel service and rescue tunnel through rock, some shorter sections will be constructed in concrete through clay and soil, which will involve open excavation.

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For more information, contact:
Marcus C Nilsson, EVP Veidekke Infrastructure Sweden, tel. +46 76 840 05 56

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