Swedish construction and development company Skanska has been awarded a contract by Vestland County Municipality to construct the new Ytre Steinsund bridge in Solund, Norway. The contract encompasses designing and building an 811m-long bridge. The bridge will thus replace the Daly-Haldorsneset ferry connection.
With five spans, the Ytre Steinsund bridge aims to establish a permanent link between Ytre Sula and the neighbouring island of Sula. As a result, it will connect residents to the municipality centre of Hardbakke. The proposed bridge is positioned 50m above sea level and aligns with sustainable practices. It is also expected to achieve a ‘Very Good’ rating from BREEAM Infrastructure. Detailed engineering work will commence after the contract is signed. Construction is also slated to begin in Q1 of next year and conclude in Q4 of 2026. Valued at Nkr800m, the contract will be included in Skanska’s Nordic order bookings for Q2 of 2023.
Skanska’s commitment to mobility
In addition to Ytre Steinsund Bridge, Skanska has recently entered into a contract with Halmar International to design and construct a mobility network at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. The project is known as the ‘John F Kennedy International Airport Central Terminal Area Roadways, Utilities and Ground Transportation Centre. It is set to enhance user connectivity and improve access to nearby terminals. Anticipated to be finalised by December 2027, the initiative aims to enhance travellers’ overall experience at the airport.
Skanska‘s commitment extends beyond individual projects, as it actively seeks to contribute to improving communities and society as a whole. Through responsible business practices and stakeholder engagement, Skanska aims to create a positive impact and leave a lasting legacy in the communities it serves. They also remain at the forefront of the industry, setting new standards and driving positive change in the built environment. This is from the track record of successful projects and a dedication to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in construction.