Veidekke: Establishing a company for circular solutions

Veidekke Sirkulær AS has now been established in order to handle ongoing circular projects and initiate new climate solutions in the building and construction industry. First up is a pilot project in Oslo’s Ulven area where - for the first time ever in Norway - crushed concrete from a demolition project will replace 100% of the virgin stone mass used in new concrete.

Direktør Anders W Haugen i Veidekke Bygg Oslo

Veidekke seeks to play an active role in delivering the green transition, and last year it adopted more ambitious targets relating to the group’s greenhouse has emissions. The group’s emissions must halve by 2030, while net zero is to be achieved across the value chain by 2045. In addition to reducing the negative impact on the climate and the environment, there will be efforts to generate added value through innovation and close collaboration with customers, suppliers and other partners.

Veidekke has already started work in Oslo’s Ulven neighbourhood on what will be become the new company’s head office. This project will see greenhouse gas emissions lowered, which entails an innovative and proactive approach to the use of cast on-site concrete:

‘In the spring, we carried out a full-scale test project which was a success. We are now ready to replace all virgin aggregate in the concrete with recycled concrete from one a demolition project. We are working to achieve minor concrete revolution here - one that is circular, reduces waste, reuses materials, and is simply far more sustainable than current solutions,’ says Anders W. Haugen, Director of Veidekke Bygg Oslo.

Veidekke Sirkulær will be a separate unit within Veidekke’s construction business in Oslo.

For more information, please contact:
General Manager Erik Nilsen, Veidekke Sirkulær AS, +47 90 18 88 06,
Director Anders Haugen, Veidekke Bygg Oslo, tel.: +47 97 66 63 14,
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, Veidekke, +47 90 55 33 22,

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction companies. 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. Its annual turnover is approximately NOK 38 billion, and 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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