Veidekke ASA: Major construction contract for the City of Oslo

Veidekke ASA: Major construction contract for the City of Oslo

11.08.2017 - 13:42

The Water and Sewage department of the City of Oslo has signed a contract with Veidekke Entreprenør to expand the Oset water treatment plant in Maridalen in Oslo. The value of the contract is NOK 615 million excluding VAT.

The Oset water treatment plant will be expanded and upgraded to increase capacity and improve emergency preparedness. A full 90% of the city's drinking water is from this plant, and with the expected population growth Oslo is facing, the city's water supply must be strengthened.

"This is a major and important contract for both the City of Oslo and Veidekke. We are grateful for the confidence shown in us and are looking forward to close collaboration with the Water and Sewage department on this extensive project," says Managing Director Dag Andresen of Veidekke Entreprenør.

Veidekke's contact comprises building four new caverns with capacity for a total of 100,000 m3 of water. These caverns require blasting approximately 300,000 m 3 of rock, and around 20,000 m 3 of concrete will poured for the four reservoirs. In addition, some technical work on the existing plant is included in the contract. The rig area will be along the access road to the administration building at Oset.

Work starts up in the beginning of September, and is scheduled for completion in December 2021.

Caption: The contract being signed by department director Anna Maria Aursund from the Water and Sewage department (left) and Managing Director Dag Andresen of Veidekke Entreprenør.

For press photos, see , for more information, contact:
Project Manager Torgrim Dalseg of Veidekke Entreprenør, tel. +47 45 84 78 44,
Communications Manager Helge Dieset of Veidekke Entreprenør, tel. +47 90 55 33 22,
Project Manager Magnar Myklebust, tel. +47 911 04 136,

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction and property development companies. The company undertakes all types of building construction and civil engineering contracts, develops residential projects, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. The company is known for its involvement and local knowledge. Its annual turnover is NOK 30 billion and around half of its 7,400 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has always posted a profit since it was founded in 1936.