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Aker Solutions appointed new CFO

Ole Martin Grimsrud has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Aker Solutions, effective August 1, 2019. He replaces Svein Oskar Stoknes, who is taking over as CFO of Aker ASA on the same day.

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Milestone for hard Rock Tunnelling: Final double Breakthrough Follo Line in Norway

 

The construction of Norway's longest railway tunnel marked a breakthrough for the use of tunnel boring machines in hard rock tunnelling. In Scandinavia long rail tunnels have hitherto been drilled and blasted rather than bored. In the Follo Line Project, the tunnel boring machines made a convincing case for themselves all the way through the extremely hard Norwegian rock. Four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) by Herrenknecht worked simultaneously to excavate the main part of two 20-kilometer railway tunnels between Oslo and Ski. On February 26, 2019, the final double breakthrough of the Double Shield TBMs "Anna" and "Magda" successfully completed the challenging mission and drew a spectacular close.

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Skanska builds Skarvberg Tunnel in Norway

Skanska Norway has signed a contract with the Norwegian Public Road Authority (NPRA) to build a tunnel on E69 in Finnmark county, Norway. The contract is worth about NOK 622 M, about SEK 640 M, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the first quarter 2019.

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Skanska builds Fv. 659 Nordøyvegen in Norway

Skanska Norway have signed a contract with the Norwegian Public Road Authority (NPRA) to build Fv. 659 Nordøyvegen in Møre and Romsdal county, Norway. The contract is worth about NOK 3 billion, about SEK 3.2 billion, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the fourth quarter 2018.

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Skanska builds hydroelectric Power Plant in Norway

Skanska will build a hydroelectric power plant in the Norwegian Tolga municipality in Hedmark. The contract is worth NOK 582 million, about SEK 630 million. Skanska's customer is Eidsiva Vannkraft, which, on behalf of Opplandskraft, is responsible for the construction and operation of the power plant. The order is included in the order bookings for Skanska Nordic in the third quarter 2018.

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Hard Rock TBM »Ulrikke« takes Tunnelling in Norway to the next Level

Whether it's a world record with the longest railway tunnel on earth at the Brenner or the epoch-making Gotthard project: the business of mechanized tunnel boring through hard rock is currently reaching new heights in Europe. Now Scandinavia is discovering the advantages of mechanized tunnelling. With the breakthrough at the Ulriken Tunnel, the first major tunnel project in Norway using a Herrenknecht Gripper TBM has been successfully completed.

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Breaking through to speed Millions of Rail Journeys in Norway

After 21 months of tunneling through Norwegian rock, success was just 1.5 meters away, through a final rock face. On August 29, our Ulriken Tunnel team crossed that final distance and became stars, if just for a day. Join them as they complete this major effort to eliminate a bottleneck on a busy rail line to the country’s capital.

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