VINCI Energies signs a new contract for future Gothenburg Central Station in Sweden
14 August 2018 - 8:30 am - New contracts - Sweden
VINCI Energies, via its subsidiary Eitech, one of the Swedish leading specialists in electrical works and engineering, has signed a contract with NCC Sverige AB regarding responsibility for all technical installations to the partial project E02 Central Station in Gothenburg. The assignment includes an underground commuter train station and about 2 kilometres of railway tunnelling, which also is a significant part of the Swedish Transport Administration's investment in the West Link.
Since autumn 2016, Eitech has worked together with NCC and the Swedish Transport Agency in a new collaboration model called Early Contractor Involvement. An assignment that included responsibility for project planning and cost optimization of the partial project E02 Central Station in Gothenburg. The new signed contract is a next step in the project, and where Eitech is responsible for coordinating all technical installations, including electrical, pipe, ventilation and control systems. The initial order value for the phase 2 contract amounts to approximately €55 million.
Bernard Latour, Managing director of VINCI Energies Europe said: “The involvement of Eitech and particularly with this contract extension in the West Link project, validates our strategy of growth and consolidation in the Scandinavian markets as well as the interest of Eitech acquisition made end of 2017. This success is a perfect illustration of our international development strategy.”
The West Link is an eight-kilometre-long double track railway, including a six-kilometre railway tunnel, underneath the city of Gothenburg. The tunnel will connect commuter rail services to routes that pass through the city, and give rise to three new stations in Gothenburg. It will increase accessibility to Gothenburg with three new underground stations in the city; at Gothenburg Central Station, Haga and Korsvägen.
VINCI Energies has become a major player in Scandinavia thanks to recent acquisitions in this dynamic area, which now constitutes one of the firm’s main markets.
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