Skanska has signed a contract with the Swedish Transport Administration to expand a section of the freight line Hallsberg-Degerön in Sweden. The contract is worth SEK 398 Million (EUR 43 Million), which is included in order bookings for Skanska Sweden for the fourth quarter of 2014.
The route is currently a single-track railway with low capacity. Through the expansion to double-track the capacity is increased which relieves the main tracks from freight traffic. The project is a turnkey contract covering 13 kilometres double-track railway, seven bridges and about 9 kilometres of roads and noise reducing measures.
Project planning will commence immediately and the project is expected to be completed in October 2019.