Largest contract so far awarded to Implenia in Norway
Contract signed for CHF 75 million project to build hydroelectric power plant in Bykle | Implenia brings its Swiss expertise in building power plants to Norway
Dietlikon, 10 May 2012 – Implenia Norge has been commissioned by energy company Otra Kraft to build the “Brokke Nord” hydroelectric power station close to Bykle in southern Norway. Scheduled completion date is April 2014. This is the most significant order Implenia has won since it entered the Norwegian market in July 2011. For the first time, around 20 employees from Switzerland will relocate to Norway so they can use their expertise on site during the construction of the power station.
Among other things the project involves the construction of a 50 meter high dam wall with vertical and horizontal curvature, and a 10 km long water tunnel with various intake shafts. The project requires a high level of technical expertise. The extremely short construction schedule of only two years presents a particular challenge. With an order volume of almost CHF 75 million (around 470 million Norwegian krone), the “Brokke Nord” contract marks an important milestone for Implenia Norge as it seeks to become the leading construction company in the growing Scandinavian infrastructure market.
In around two years, this will be the site of a dam wall with horizontal and vertical curvature.
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.