Swedish rail infrastructure order for Implenia

Implenia has won a major contract worth approximately SEK3.5 billion (US$358 million) in Sweden for the twin-track expansion of the railway line between Varberg and Hamra on the country’s west coast.
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Implenia is planning and executing a twin-track rail expansion on Sweden’s west coast. The first passenger and freight trains will run under the city of Varberg in 2024

Duncan Moore

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Duncan Moore

In summer 2018, Trafikverket, the Swedish transport administration, awarded the group a commission worth approximately SEK 200 million for the initial planning and preparation of this infrastructure project.

Thanks to Implenia's early involvement and the collaborative contract structure, the company was able to optimise planning, preparation and construction methods in close partnership with the customer. This has put it in an excellent position to execute the second phase of the project and the contract for the detailed planning and construction work.

This work includes the planning and construction of a 2.8km conventional tunnel, a 450m cut-and-cover tunnel, a 1.3km cutting, several bridges, a new railway station and a total of 2.7km of track, plus a freight train station. The building work will take around six years, during which time the railway line will continue to operate. From 2024, trains should be running on the new tracks beneath Varberg's city centre.

In the course of the work, Implenia will be relying on the know-how of its experts in Sweden and its tunnelling specialists. Collaboration between Implenia's different divisions has been improved by the Group's new organisational structure, and Trafikverket will be supplied with all the capabilities required for this major project - from planning and preparation to execution - from a single source.

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