New contracts and acquisition for Skanska
By Helen Wright19 October 2011
Swedish contractor Skanska has won SEK5.2 billion (€572 million) worth of contracts since the start of October and has also acquired a Finnish construction company, Soraset Yhtiöt Oy, for an undisclosed price.
Civil infrastructure contractor Soraset Yhtiöt Oy Skanska recorded net revenues of €100 million last year.
Meanwhile, the most lucrative new contract award won by Skanska so far in October was an SEK2.4 billion (€264 million) deal to construct the final phase of the City University of New York Advanced Science Research Campus at City College in Manhattan, US.
The company also won a railway and tunnelling contract in Norway worth SEK1.6 billion (€176 million). The project involves constructing a double track high-speed rail line on the Vestfold Line between Drammen and Porsgrunn, and includes building a 2.4km long tunnel and a station hall measuring 866m long.
Other new contract awards include a SEK512 million (€56 million) contract to complete the renovation of a research and development laboratory in Kenilworth, New Jersey, US, and a SEK440 million (€48 million) road building contract in Poland for a stretch of the S8 express road near Łódź and the A1 motorway near Wrocław.
This month Skanska also won a SEK310 million (€24 million) contract in Poland to construct bridges and access roads near Wrocław.