This week, the Sotra Link consortium, composed by the Spanish FCC Construcción, the Italian Webuild (until recently known as Salini Impregilo), the South Korean SK Engineering & Construction and Macquarie Corporate Holdings have been awarded for the design and construction of the largest work road tendered in the Nordic country throughout its history.
It involves designing and building a 900m long suspension bridge across a fjord. The project is intended to improve travel between Bergen and the island of Sotra on the west coast.
There will also be a 9 km long four-lane highway, 12.5 km of tunnels, 22 smaller viaducts and other associated features.
The winning group will finance, design and build the Sotra Connection, and will operate and maintain it for about 25 years.
It is the largest individual contract ever awarded by the NPRA, and the largest PPP contract awarded in the EU so far this year. The contract has been awarded for an amount of $ 2.27 billion (NOK 19.8 billion).
The main bridge will be 30 m wide with 114 m high towers. In total, the link will require 19 road and pedestrian underpasses, 23 tunnel portals, 22 bridges and viaducts, and 14 km of pedestrian and bicycle lanes.
Also participating in the project are the Norwegian offices of Norconsult and Multiconsult, the Swiss engineering company Pini and the Hungarian Intertoll.
We are pleased that Spanish and Italian companies are participating in projects of such relevance and we congratulate both FCC and Webuild, clients of Deltana Engineering, on their internationalization success in the Scandinavian market for this award. We hope to collaborate in this important project through our support services. in the design phase and to the technical work office during the execution phase on issues such as delineation, production of shop drawings, BIM modeling, quantity takeoff, structural steel detailing (BBS), calculation of auxiliary works, justifications and technical notes among others.
Deltana Engineering already collaborates in important railway projects in the Norwegian market so he knows the requirements and regulations applied in projects in Norway.