Skanska are the preferred bidder for the first PPP-project in Norway in more than ten years. It is also the largest road contract ever awarded in Norway.
The project involves constructing a new national road between Løten and Elverum in the county of Hedmark. The PPP-contract will be worth about NOK 5.5 billion, about SEK 5.5 billion, which includes construction, financing and operation/maintenance for 20 years. No order bookings or investments will be accounted for until financial close, which is expected to be in the second quarter 2018.
Skanska Norway will manage the construction and Skanska Infrastructure Development will manage the PPP-project and the investment.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and project development companies, focused on selected home markets in the Nordics, other European countries and North America.
Construction is Skanska’s largest business stream in terms of revenue and number of employees. Collaboration with the Group’s other business streams and the Company’s collective financial resources enable Skanska to take on large, complicated rojects where few competitors can match its expertise and strength.
Skanska’s Construction business stream builds and renovates buildings, industrial facilities, infrastructure and residences. It also executes service-related assignments, in areas such as construction services and facility operations and maintenance.
Urbanization brings an increasing need for infrastructure to be expanded, which increases demand for the construction business streams’ skills and products in areas such as highways, bridges, mass transit and water treatment works.