“We’re looking forward to commencing the new contracts in September and to doing what we can to ensure that road users experience as good and safe driving conditions as possible on the 11,100 kilometres of roads we take care of. There is significant competition for these contracts, so we are very pleased with the outcome of this year’s tenders,” says Director of Road Maintenance Kjell Otto Bragstad at Veidekke.
Road maintenance includes routine operational tasks and minor maintenance tasks on the road network (including pedestrian and cycle paths) to ensure safe and efficient traffic and maintain the roads to ensure the desired service life. In practice this means clearing, gritting, salting, tunnels and sign cleaning, maintaining landscape areas, clearing ditches and drains, cleaning roads and rest areas and emergency preparedness in the event of accidents and extreme weather conditions.
“We have won the contracts in the wake of good processes with thorough risk assessments that provide us with a solid basis to carry out the required work while also ensuring healthy finances in the business,” Bragstad concludes.
The new contracts enter into force from 1 September. At that point Veidekke will have 22 ongoing road maintenance contracts for national and county roads from Finnmark in the north to Agder in the south with annual revenues totalling around NOK 1.5 billion excluding VAT. Overall, this year’s award round will mean that Veidekke’s turnover in operation and maintenance will slightly increase.
|Client||Value||Area||Duration (and option)|
|Møre og Romsdal county municipality||286||Indre Nordmøre||2022-2027 (1-4 years)|
|Agder county municipality||238||Mandal||2022-2027 (1 year)|
|Nordland county municipality||460||Vesterålen||2022-2027 (1- 4 years)|
|Troms and Finnmark country municipality||121||Loppa - Hasvik||2022-2027 (2 years)|
The NOK 286 million contract was included in Veidekke’s order backlog for the first quarter. The others (totalling NOK 819 million) will be included in the order backlog for the second quarter of 2022.
For further information, please contact:
Kjell Otto Bragstad, Director of Road Maintenance, tel. +47 977 47 097, firstname.lastname@example.org
Helge Dieset, Communications Manager of Veidekke, tel. +47 90 55 33 22, email@example.com
Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest contractors. In addition to undertaking all types of building and civil engineering assignments, the group also 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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