Veidekke: Bane NOR improvements in Kongsberg

Bane NOR has contracted Veidekke to expand train stabling at Kongsberg Station and to implement several measures designed to strengthen freight traffic on the Numedal Line. The execution contract is worth NOK 155 million, excluding VAT.

Kontraktssignering Bane NOR Kongsberg

“We are grateful for the confidence shown in us and for yet another great contract for Bane NOR. The work will be carried out with laydown and construction areas close to tracks in operation, meaning that the requirements for safety, the environment and the surroundings will be crucial. The assignment will involve a high degree of interdisciplinarity, which suits us well,” says Magnus S. Kristensen, Manager of Veidekke Bane.

The existing train stabling area on the north side of Kongsberg Station will be expanded with three new sidings totalling almost 900 metres in length and with space to stable double train sets. Service platforms will also be constructed for replenishing water and vacuum systems for emptying toilets. In addition to this, a service building will be built, extensive signalling work will be carried out, and five level crossings will be refurbished. A number of minor measures will also be carried out on the Numedal Line that will have major, positive effects for freight traffic.

“The flow in the project has been very good and all the necessary planning and preparations have been made over the course of two years. We achieved this by running several activities in parallel and by working together with Kongsberg Municipality and consultants efficiently and well. The fact that the project will also come in on budget is also very pleasing,” says project manager Fredrik Haga of Bane NOR.

The planning and rigging up has already started, while the physical works at Kongsberg Station will start just after the summer holidays, with completion scheduled for Autumn 2023.

For further information please contact:
Manager Veidekke Bane Magnus Sutherland Kristensen, Tel. +47 92 22 90 81, magnus.kristensen@veidekke.no
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, Veidekke, Tel. +47 90 55 33 22, helge.dieset@veidekke.no
Project Leader Gunstein Mork at Bane NOR, Tlf. +47 93 01 84 88, gunstein.mork@banenor.no

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Veidekke Bane was established in 1999 and refurbishes and maintains railways and tramways. Its 110 employees have a high level of expertise in all technical railway disciplines and take on contracts nationwide.

Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest contractors. The company undertakes all types of construction and civil engineering contracts, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. Veidekke emphasises stakeholder involvement and local experience. Annual turnover is approx. NOK 38 billion, and around half of its 7,800 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has posted a profit every year since its inception in 1936.

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F.v. Magnus Sutherland Kristensen, leder for Veidekke Bane og Hanne Stormo, prosjektsjef i Bane NOR. jpg