Spectacular road project

Nordøyanae is the collective name of a group of beautiful islands situated off the western coast of Norway. In order to facilitate communications and contribute to the region’s economic growth, a new land link will connect the islands to the mainland.

The new road – Nordøyvegen – includes three tunnels totaling 13 km in length which are beneath the sea, 8 km of road with three bridges. Some of the road sections will be constructed on new land consisting of fillings.

The project, which will be carried out by the construction company Skanska on behalf of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, is certified in accordance with the international sustainability standard CEEQUAL.

Work will be starting this spring and the completed Nordøyvegen is scheduled to open in 2022. The contract is worth around NOK 3 billion (approx. EUR 310 million).

“I’d say that this is Norway’s most spectacular road project. We’re in amazing natural surroundings and will be using virtually every kind of construction technology,” says Are Eliassen, Skanska Norway’s project manager for Nordøyvegen.

Talking point

Talking point: recruiting new talent

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Safety

Risky business

As traffic volumes increase, efforts are required in order to improve the work environment of road workers.

Interview

Katepal on the roof

Katepal offers a wide range of products based on SBS-modified bitumen. We met up with CEO Mikko Pellinen just as the company turns 70.

Projects

PMB takes off

Skanska has been renovating large parts of the runway at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Bitumen Matters was there to experience an intensive night of work as renovations progressed.

Noted

The score for quality is lower

Roberto Crotti, World Economic Forum (WEF), on the state of the European road network.

Interview on the link between roads and competitiveness


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