Sweden-based Skanska has been awarded three overseas contracts totalling SEK 1,83 billion (US$ 264 million).

In the US the company will construct a new library on a major university campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a contract value of US$ 87 million.

In Europe, it will build part of the R48 highway in the Czech Republic for CZK 1,4 billion (US$ 80.5 million) for the country's Road Administration.

The project is being financed through the Czech Republic's national fund for transport infrastructure and the European Union.

In the UK, Skanska will construct a railway viaduct in London for UK£ 59 million (US$ 95 million) for Network Rail.

All three contracts will be included in the company's order bookings for the third quarter of 2009.

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