Refurbishing railway infrastructure in the heart of Stockholm | Contract worth SEK 885 million (approximately CHF 100 million) | Further success in domestic market of Sweden
Dietlikon, 12 April 2017 – Implenia has received an order from the Swedish Transport Authority (Trafikverket) to refurbish railway tracks, bridges and tunnels in the heart of Stockholm. Much of the railway infrastructure in Sweden’s capital was built in the 1950s and needs renovating over the next few years. The section in Stockholm Getingmidjan acts as the gateway for all trains coming in from the south of the country, making it one of the busiest railway lines in Sweden. The contract is worth SEK 885 million (approximately CHF 100 million).
Implenia has been asked to upgrade and replace five railway bridges as well as two pedestrian bridges running parallel to the latter. In addition, both the Riddarholmen tunnel, measuring some 120 metres in length, and the approximately 600-metre Söderström tunnel will be refurbished to bring them in line with the latest technical standards. This infrastructure project, already complex in terms of construction logistics, is made even more challenging by the city centre location. Disruption to public and private transport must be kept to a minimum, so Implenia will be making considerable use of the available sea transport options to bring in and take away materials. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2017 and will take about four years.
“We are proud to be able to demonstrate our extensive expertise in a project like this that is so important to Stockholm,” said Fredrick Björckebaum, CEO of Implenia Sweden at the signing of the contract.
Implenia is upgrading and replacing bridges and tunnels for rail infrastructure in the heart of Stockholm. (Picture: Implenia)
Implenia is Switzerland’s leading construction and construction services company. It also has strong positions in the German, Austrian and Scandinavian infrastructure markets. Established in 2006, Implenia can look back on around 150 years of construction tradition. It brings the expertise of its highly skilled sectoral and regional units together under the roof of a company active throughout Europe. With its integrated business model and specialists operating in all areas of construction, the Group can manage a building project through its entire lifecycle and deliver work that is economical, integrated and customer-centric. The focus is on striking a sustainable balance between financial success and social and environmental responsibility.
Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, currently employs more than 8,200 people around Europe and posted revenue of around CHF 3.3 billion in 2016. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.