Implenia wins major contract for extensive “E39” infrastructure project in Norway
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Dietlikon, 22 February 2012 – The award of a wide-ranging motorway project near the city of Bergen signals the first major success for Implenia in Norway since the acquisition of Betonmast Anlegg in July 2011. The contract for the upgrade of a section of the four-lane E39 motorway on Norway’s west coast comprises – in addition to the road construction works – two 600-metre tunnels, four portals, a concrete viaduct, and three smaller bridges, as well as separate lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. Decisive factors for winning the bid were the strong local knowledge and highly effective team in Norway, as well as Implenia’s many years of experience and proven expertise in complex infrastructure projects. The total building costs for the project amount to 319 million Norwegian krone (around 50 million Swiss francs). The start of construction is planned for March 2012 and the project is expected to be completed in May 2014. This contract will be an excellent reference in future bids for further infrastructure projects in the region. Implenia Norway has some 260 employees, generated revenue of around CHF 130 million in 2011 and strives for ambitious expansion plans for the coming years.
The contract for the upgrade of a section of the four-lane E39 motorway between Vagsbotn and Hylkje on Norway’s west coast comprises – in addition to the road construction works – two 600-metre tunnels, four portals, a concrete viaduct, and three smaller bridges, as well as separate lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.
Implenia is Switzerland's leading construction and construction services company. Formed in 2006 from the merger between Zschokke and Batigroup, Implenia can look back on more than 140 years of history in the construction industry. The company brings the expertise of its highly skilled Real Estate, Infrastructure Construction and Industrial Construction divisions under the single roof of a nationally and internationally active company. With its integrated business model and specialists operating in all its divisions, Implenia can manage a building project through its entire lifecycle and deliver work that is economical, sustainable, integrated and customer-centric.
Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs more than 6,000 people and posted turnover of CHF 2.4 billion in 2010. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.