Norwegian Telemark tunnel venture for NCC

16 October 2014

A project worth SEK 1,140 million (€123 million) to create a new tunnel on the E134 highway between Gvammen and Arhus in Telemark, Norway, has been awarded to Scandinavian contractor NCC.

Construction work will begin this autumn on the 9.4km tunnel, which will also require 1.1km of roads to be built either side of its mountain location.

There will also be further local road construction of 5km as well as the development of two crossings serving the route as part of the four-year scheme. It is also to include work on several small bridges, portals and road improvements along the highway.

NCC is approaching the scheme as a green venture, applying enhanced levels of energy consumption monitoring and waste management during the construction phase. It is due to be completed in 2019.

Sigrid Strand-Hansen, environmental manager for NCC Construction Norway, said, “We will contribute to a sustainable construction and civil engineering industry by pursuing comprehensive environmental activities in the project.”

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