Veidekke ASA: To resurface runway at Avinor Oslo Airport

Veidekke ASA: To resurface runway at Avinor Oslo Airport

06.02.2019 - 12:55

Avinor has awarded Veidekke the contract to resurface the eastern runway at Oslo Airport this summer. In addition, the contract includes extending the shoulders of the runway. The value of the contract is NOK 135 million excluding VAT.

The contract includes removing the existing asphalt surface and laying a new surface 45 metres wide at a length of 2,380 metres. This will amount to approximately 70,000 tons of asphalt that also includes existing exits from the runway to taxiways. In addition, the shoulders shall be extended to operate large aircraft and improve safety.

Veidekke won the competition for the contract in accordance with award criteria that included price, expertise and quality. It will be a very hectic construction period as much of the work will be carried out as weekend and night work to reduce disadvantages to the airport’s operation.

Veidekke has had continuous asphalt and construction work at Oslo Airport since 2014, and is currently involved in construction work for the extension of the non-Schengen area. Planning of the work starts immediately, and construction work starts after Easter.

For more information, contact:
Executive Vice President Øivind Larsen of Veidekke Anlegg, tel. +47 90 58 23 51,
oivind.larsen@veidekke.no
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, Veidekke, tel. +47 90 55 33 22,
helge.dieset@veidekke.no
Communications Manager Joachim Westher Andersen at Oslo Airport, tel. +47 41 00 44 55,
jwa@avinor.no

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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. Revenue is almost NOK 32 billion, and half of the 8600 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.