Eiffage, through its subsidiary Eiffage Génie Civil, has won the design-build contract awarded by Statens Vegvesen, a company owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport, to build the new section of the E18-E39 urban motorway between Gartnerløkka and Kolsdalen in Kristiansand, Norway, at a cost of more than €234 million1 (NOK 2,755 million2 ).
The aim of the contract is to increase the capacity of the main interchange providing access to the city centre and port activities of the country's 6th largest city. It involves the construction of a 1.4 km 2x2 lane motorway in a dense urban area, including the construction of 12 structures, the reconstruction of 1.5 km of track, as well as the redevelopment of the existing ferry terminal and the installation of electrical and traffic engineering equipment.
The project has been designated a "pilot for the use of low-carbon energy" by the Norwegian government, and is aiming for a BREEAM rating of "Excellent". Eiffage drew on the expertise and innovative solutions of several of its entities. In particular, Eiffage Route's GB5® ultra-high performance asphalt mix will be used for the pavements, while Biophalt® , a mix based on bio-sourced binder, will be used for the cycle paths and pavements.
The works, organised into 4 phases, will start after a year of studies and will have to be carried out while maintaining road, cycle and rail traffic as well as access to maritime infrastructures. Handover is scheduled for mid-2029.
This new contract won by Eiffage Génie Civil strengthens the Group's position in Norway, where it is currently carrying out design-build work on lots 1, 2 and 3 of the E18 motorway (section between Langangen and Rugtvedt) on behalf of Nye Veier, a company owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport.
1. Exchange rate on 23 November 2023 of NOK 11.74 per EUR.
2. Market basis 2nd quarter 2023.