Veidekke ASA: Major hospital contract in Førde

Veidekke ASA: Major hospital contract in Førde

23.03.2021 - 17:15

Today Veidekke has signed a contract with Helse Førde HF to build an eight-storey hospital building in Førde. In the interaction phase that has been ongoing for around a year, the parties have developed a very space- and cost-effective hospital project. The contract is a turnkey contract valued at NOK 685 million excluding VAT.

Helse Førde has given priority to women and children in the new building. Among other things, it will accommodate the new women’s clinic with four new delivery rooms, a new ward for maternity and post-natal care and a new department for children. For mothers and children in particular, private rooms will make a great difference for the time they spend in hospital. The building will also have several new, advanced specialist rooms, a new surgical department with eight operating theatres (the current ones date back to the 1970s), a new observation unit and a new post operative ward.

“We greatly appreciate the contract. In the interaction phase we have had thorough and good dialogue with the project organisation in Helse Førde, the building’s users and our partners. Great efforts have been made to ensure that this will be a state-of-the-art regional hospital for the benefit of patients throughout the region and the employees. Now we’re looking forward to starting construction work along with our local subcontractors,” says district manager Rune Karlsen of Veidekke Bygg Sogn og Fjordane.

The new building – named Livabygget – will have an area of more than 13,000 m 2 and will be linked to the current central building. This requires rehabilitation of around 2,000 m 2 in the current central building, which is also a part of Veidekke’s contract.

This is the largest single project in the extensive modernisation work currently ongoing at Førde Central Hospital. Groundworks start up just after Easter, and the building is scheduled to be ready for use in the spring of 2024. More information on the project is available here:

For more information please contact:
District Manager Rune Karlsen, tel. +47 97 06 52 43,

Communications Manager Helge Dieset, tel. +47 905 53 322,

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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. Veidekke emphasises stakeholder involvement and local experience. Annual turnover is approximately NOK 38 billion and around half of its 8,100 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.