SALINI-IMPREGILO S.P.A, IN JOINT VENTURE WITH PIZZAROTTI AND C. S.P.A., WINS A CONTRACT TO DOUBLE THE NYKIRKE-BARKAKER RAILWAY LINE.
Bane-Nor, the Norwegian Railway Company, notified the Italian Company Salini-Impregilo S.p.A., in joint-venture with Pizzarotti and C. S.p.A. (the lead partner with a 51% stake), of the adjudication of a 388-million-euro contract to double the railway tracks of the Nykirke-Barkaker line in the County of Vestfold, in the south-eastern region of the Country.
The doubling of the railway line involves an overall distance of approximately 14 kilometres and will shorten and facilitate the railway connection between Oslo and the southern regions of Norway, seeing that the connection runs from the south of Holmestrand to north of the city of Tonsberg, two of the major cities in the County of Vestfold.
This strategic infrastructure aims to improve the railway system in the south of Norway and to further stimulate economic growth in an area of the Country’s south-east which already has regular maritime connections to Sweden (from Sandefjord) and Denmark (from Larvik), as well as frequent airline connections to major European cities from a local airport (Sandefjord Torp).
The contract awarded to Salini-Pizzarotti involves the construction of two bridges and three tunnels for an overall length of slightly over 5 Km, in addition to a railway station in Skoppum, which will be built at a distance of roughly 1.5 Km to replace the current one.