Skanska wins Høvik Station renovation contract in Norway

24 March 2013 (Last Updated March 24th, 2013 18:30)

Skanska Norway, a division of Swedish construction firm Skanska, has secured a NOK282m ($48m) contract from Norwegian national rail administration Jernbaneverket (JVB) for the expansion and remodelling of Høvik Station in Bærum, Norway.

Skanska - Høvik Station

Skanska Norway, a division of Swedish construction firm Skanska, has secured a NOK282m ($48m) contract from Norwegian national rail administration Jernbaneverket (JVB) for the expansion and remodelling of Høvik Station in Bærum, Norway.

Skanska Norway will be responsible for the construction of more than 1km of railway, drainage and water systems, new platforms and technical units, as well as upgrading the current road bridge.

Construction work is scheduled to start in April 2013 and is expected to be completed in May 2015.

Established in 1874, Høvik Station is located on the Drammen Line and is served by the Oslo Commuter Rail line 400, operated by Norwegian State Railways with two hourly services.

In 2011, Skanska won a NOK1.36bn ($241m) contract from JVB to build a double track railway on the Vestfold Line in Norway.

The new rail track will be used for trains travelling at speeds of up to 250km/h in the future.


Image: The construction at Høvik Station will start in April 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2015. Credit: Skanska.