Assemblin takes on tunnel ventilation for the Stockholm Bypass

Assemblin has been awarded a comprehensive ventilation contract for the major infrastructure project the Stockholm Bypass – Förbifart Stockholm. The assignment covers design and installation, as well as the operation and maintenance of ventilation in tunnels. The order value of the contract is SEK 520 million.

The Stockholm Bypass and the rerouting of the E4 motorway is intended to relieve arterial roads and the inner city and is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Sweden.

The Swedish Transport Agency and Assemblin Ventilation have signed an agreement regarding Stockholm Bypass Contract 903, which covers responsibility for tunnel ventilation. Among other things, the contract includes the installation of some 200 fans serving carriageways plus 17 fans for fire and exhaust fumes, as well as internal ventilation controls.

The assignment will commence during spring 2019 with a project design phase. The implementation phase will run from 2022-2024 and will be followed by a test phase before the project opens for traffic in 2026. The assignment also includes operational and maintenance responsibility during the first two years after opening. Assemblin Ventilation expects to recruit over the course of the project.

"We are extremely proud to have been assigned what is an extensive and exciting project. We will be bringing market-leading expertise and previous experience to bear on this assignment, not least from the tunnel ventilation project for Cityterminalen in Stockholm,” says Håkan Ekvall, business area manager and CEO of Assemblin Ventilation.

“The installation market remains strong throughout the Nordics. The slowdown we have witnessed in housing construction, primarily in Stockholm, has been compensated for by the increased activation of infrastructure and hospital projects. Our order book remained strong during 2018, which is positive,” comments Mats Johansson, President and CEO of Assemblin.