Skanska to construct underwater parking garage Oslo
Skanska to construct underwater parking garage in Oslo for about SEK 880 M,
NOK 800 M
Sweden, Solna – Skanska has secured a contract to construct a multistory parking garage, which will be located under water in central Oslo. The contract amount is
about NOK 800 M, approximately SEK 880 M, which is included in the order
bookings for the first quarter of 2007. The customer is Tjuvholmen
Utvikling AS, a development company that is jointly owned by the Selvaag
and Aspelin Ramm Groups.
The parking garage being built to accommodate up to 650 parking spaces will
also form part of the foundation of the new housing area.
Concrete casting of the garage will be implemented in a dry dock and then
be shipped and lowered into place at Tjuvholmen in central Oslo. The
process is principally the same used in the construction of off-shore
platforms, for which Skanska has extensive experience.
The new land area that will be created at Tjuvholmen will be 21,000 square
meters, part of which will be the roof of the multistory garage. A
foundation for the remaining portion of the land will be laid on a concrete
deck on piles. The entire area will subsequently be developed with housing
but this is not included in Skanska’s contract. Tjuvholmen is part of City
of Oslo’s initiative to create housing in close proximity to the Olso
The project will commence immediately and will be completed by December
Skanska Norway is active in building construction and civil engineering
projects. In 2005 the unit reported sales amounting to about SEK 10.5
billion, with some 4,200 employees. Skanska is also active in Norway in the
development of residential projects and in PPP projects.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction groups with expertise in
construction, development of commercial and residential projects and
public-private partnerships. The Group currently has 54,000 employees in
selected home markets in Europe, in the US and Latin America. Headquartered
in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Skanska’s
sales in 2005 totaled USD 17 billion.