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PORR wins first tunnel tender in Norway

Order volume: around EUR 36m

The Liafjellet, through which the longer of the two tunnels will run, has a height of 925m. © PORR

Vienna, 29 August 2016 – PORR Nordic Construction Norge (PNC Norge) has been awarded a tender by Nordland Fylkeskommune/Statens vegvesen to build a 5.5km-long stretch of County Road 17 in the county of Nordland. The road is set to run through two tunnels. The order is worth around NOK 340m (= EUR 36.3m).
“We faced fierce competition on this project; in the end the client chose us because of our internationally renowned expertise and extensive experience in tunnelling and road construction”, Karl-Heinz Strauss, CEO of PORR AG, on the first tunnel tender acquired in Norway. “The tunnel through the Liafjellet requires particularly extensive technical and local knowhow: this is why we are drawing on the bundled expertise of the PNC Norge team, the specialists in the PORR Group and on established local partners”, continued Strauss. 
County Road 17 runs between Liafjellet and Olvikvatnet. The current route is at risk of avalanches. This is why the route of the new section will comprise a 1.9km-long tunnel through the Liafjellet Mountain, as well as an additional tunnel with a length of 360m to Lake Olvikvatnet. The road will have a width of between 6.5m and 8.5m. Work will begin in the coming weeks and completion is set for summer 2019. 

Facts and figures at a glance

Project type:Tunnelling and road construction
Scope of services:Building a 5.5km-long stretch of road and the two tunnels through which the road will run
Order volume:NOK 340m (= EUR 36.3m)
Client:Nordland Fylkeskommune/Statens vegvesen
Contractor:PORR Nordic Construction Norge (PNC Norge)
Construction start:Autumn 2016
Completion:Summer 2019

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