OHL, in consortium with NCC, the leading construction and infrastructure company in the Scandinavian countries, has been awarded the assignment to expand the section of railway between Lund and Flackarp in Skåne, Sweden, for the Swedish Transport Administration. The assignment comprises an option under the Lund–Arlöv Four Track project and the order value amounts to approximately SEK 800 million.
“It’s been a shared goal from the start of construction work in 2017 to find a solution jointly with NCC/OHL that would also enable us to build the Flackarp–Lund section in the Lund–Arlöv Four Track project. An agreement has now been reached that is mutually beneficial for all parties. The fact that we can build the entire Malmö–Lund section as part of a joint project will save valuable time and money,” says Jens-Peter Eisenschmidt, Project Manager at the Swedish Transport Administration.
Since 2017, NCC and OHL in consortium have been expanding the Southern Main Line between Arlöv and Flackarp, in partnership with the Swedish Transport Administration. The current two tracks are being expanded to four, and three new stations as well as new overpasses and one tunnel are being built.
The contract signed between the parties also included an option to expand the section between Flackarp and Lund to four tracks, and to construct a new station at Klostergården in southern Lund. The Swedish Transport Administration and NCC/OHL have now jointly – though the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) cooperative format – agreed on the content of the option and carried out preparatory works for the section to be built.
This new award means that OHL-NCC consortium will build the entire Lund and Arlö (Malmö) section, the most important railroad network in Sweden.