Sweco wins contract to upgrade Sweden’s busiest stretch of railway
ET | Source:SWECO AB
Sweco has been commissioned for the large-scale task of upgrading and
modernising the railway between Stockholm’s Central and Southern stations, the
so-called Getingmidjan, or “wasp waist”. The contract is worth around EUR 10.9
million for Sweco.
“Getingmidjan is Sweden’s most heavily trafficked stretch of railway, carrying
over 600 trains every day. The fact that Sweco has been selected for this
extraordinarily complex and sensitive assignment is a clear acknowledgement of
our strong expertise in railway and civil engineering,” says Tomas Carlsson,
President and CEO of Sweco.
The existing facilities were built in the 1950s and are fast approaching the end
of their technical lives. The project includes renovation of bridges and other
civil engineering structures and replacement of the railway infrastructure. The
renovation will be enabled by opening of the new City Line, which will make it
possible to close the stretch for eight weeks during the summers of 2018-2020.
Sweco is taking part with a wide range of experts in everything from railway and
civil engineering to architecture, environment and project management.
“The renovation is one of the most important infrastructure measures that is
currently being planned in a national perspective. And although the stretch is
located in Stockholm, this initiative is critical in ensuring smooth functioning
of rail traffic throughout the country,” says Kent Sahlman, Project Manager at
the Swedish Transport Administration.
Sweco’s work will begin work immediately and the contract is expected to run
For more information contact:
Jan Thulin, President, Sweco Rail, +46 10-48 453 73, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomas Carlsson, President and CEO, Sweco, +46 8-695 66 60,
Veronika Gustafsson, Press Officer, Sweco, +46 8-695 65 43,
Sweco is the Nordic region’s leading provider of services for sustainable
engineering and design. Together, our 9,000 engineers, architects and
environmental experts develop sustainable and value-creating solutions for
clients and society. Sweco is one of Europe’s ten largest consulting engineering
companies and conducts annual project exports to 80 countries worldwide. The
company has annual sales of approximately SEK 9 billion and is listed on Nasdaq
OMX Stockholm AB.
The information contained herein is subject to the disclosure requirements in
the Swedish Securities Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Financial
Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 4 July
2014, 09:00 a.m. CET.
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