Veidekke ASA: To build distribution centre for Leröy Seafood AB in Sweden

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Veidekke's subsidiary BRA (Billström, Riemer, Andersson) will build a new fish and seafood distribution centre for Leröy Seafood AB in Kungälv, Sweden. The client is Hagkroken Fastighets AB, and the design and build contract has a value of SEK 115 million.

The seafood distribution centre will be one of the largest of its kind in the region, with an area of 6,500 square meters. The facility is scheduled to be ready for operation by Leröy Seafood AB in April 2022. Earlier this week, representatives of Leröy Seafood, Kungälv municipality and BRA gathered in the Arntorp industrial park, approx. 25 km north of Gothenburg, to kick off construction of the project.

“This is a milestone for Leröy in Sweden. The new seafood facility is a huge boost for our business and a big step towards improved environmental efficiency,” said Mattias Gunnarsson, Managing Director of Leröy Seafood AB.

With the groundwork completed during summer, the foundation will be poured and the building frame installed in the autumn and winter. The building will accommodate large areas for portioning and packing of seafood. Clad in Leröy's blue and white colors, the facility will be surrounded by large parking areas and greenery.

“This project, which is our first in Kungälv, is very important for Kungälv, the customer and BRA alike. Together, and within a tight time frame, we will create an outstanding facility, tailored to Leröy Seafood's business,” said Anders Nolander, Division Manager at BRA Bygg.

The Leröy project focuses on energy efficiency and the environment and will e.g. utilise solar energy to help refrigerate the warehouses. The building will be constructed in accordance with the Sweden Green Building Council’s “Miljöbyggnad silver” certification standard, which sets requirements for the handling of building materials, energy use, ventilation systems, etc.

The contract is included in the order book for the current quarter.

The ceremonial kick-off for construction of Leröy’s new seafood distribution centre in Kungälv took place on 1 June. From left to right: Anders Nolander, Division Manager BRA Bygg, Mattias Gunnarsson, Managing Director Leröy Seafood AB, Miguel Odhner, Chairperson Kungälv Municipal Council, and Christian Syse, Norway’s Ambassador to Sweden.

For more information, contact:
Mats Nyström, EVP Veidekke ASA/CEO Veidekke Sweden, ph. +46 705 37 12 60  

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest contractors. In addition to undertaking all types of building and civil engineering assignments, the group also maintains roads and produces asphalt and aggregates. Veidekke emphasises stakeholder involvement and local experience. Its annual turnover is approximately NOK 38 billion, and half of its 8,100 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and has posted a profit every year since its inception in 1936.