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August 15, 2018updated 20 Aug 2018 9:47am

Vinci Energies secures new contract for Swedish rail station

Vinci Energies subsidiary Eitech has signed a new €55m contract with NCC Sverige to carry out all technical installations for the upcoming E02 Central Station in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Vinci Energies subsidiary Eitech has signed a new €55m contract with NCC Sverige to carry out all technical installations for the upcoming E02 Central Station in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The scope of the contract also includes an underground commuter train station and nearly 2km of railway tunnelling works, as a part of the Swedish Transport Administration’s investment in the West Link project.

A specialist in electrical and engineering works, Eitech has been associated with the project since 2016, working with Swedish Transport Agency and NCC on an Early Contractor Involvement collaboration model.

“This success is a perfect illustration of our international development strategy.”

It included project planning and cost optimisation works of the partial project E02 Central Station.

The new contract is the subsequent step of the project where Eitech will be coordinating all technical installations such as electrical solutions, pipe, ventilation and control systems at the station.

VINCI Energies Europe managing director Bernard Latour said: “The involvement of Eitech and particularly with this contract extension in the West Link project, validates our strategy of growth and consolidation in the Scandinavian markets, as well as the interest of Eitech acquisition, made at the end of 2017.

“This success is a perfect illustration of our international development strategy.”

The West Link project is a planned 8km-long double track railway system, which will include a 6km railway tunnel underneath Gothenburg.

The tunnel will include three underground stations at Gothenburg Central Station, Haga and Korsvägen.

Once completed, the West Link will increase accessibility and will offer connectivity to the commuter rail systems that passes through Gothenburg.

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