Implenia wins rail infrastructure contract in Drammen, Norway
Dietlikon, 12 March 2012 – Implenia Norge AS has won the contract for the extension and renewal of the siding areas at the railway station in the Norwegian coastal town of Drammen. Having already secured the contract for the extension of the E39 motorway in Bergen, this is the second major success for Implenia since entering the Norwegian market in July 2011. The main reasons why Implenia won the order are its many years of experience, its extensive expertise, and its strong local presence and local team. The contract reinforces Implenia’s profile in the strategically important rail infrastructure segment of the Norwegian market.
The sidings at Drammen need to be extended because of the new routing model, which will be launched in December 2014 and which will significantly improve train services in large parts of Eastern Norway. In addition, the new and longer trains that are being introduced in 2012 need larger turning and parking areas. The project includes the renewal and extension of the sidings, the extension of the existing turning tracks, excavation work, demolition of buildings, partial renewal of the contact line system and restructuring of cables, conduits and drains.
The contract is worth around CHF 20 million (around NOK 119 million). Work begins in late March 2012. It will be executed in phases and should be completed by spring 2013.
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Implenia has won the contract to extend and renew the sidings Drammen station worth almost CHF 20 million.
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 more than CHF 2.5 billion in 2011. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.