Veidekke: Redeveloping landfill in Bergen

Veidekke and their Belgian partner DEME Environmental have been awarded a contract by the City of Bergen to redevelop the old waste landfill at Slettebakken in Bergen. The contract will follow an interaction phase between the parties, and is a design and build contract valued at NOK 350 million excluding VAT. Veidekke’s share comprises 50% of the contract value.

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The old landfill at Slettebakken will be redeveloped so that the area may be used for sports, residential and commercial purposes. Overall, approximately 200,000 tonnes of material will be excavated and sorted before being either reused at the site or processed as waste and sent to reception/landfill. The entire project will be executed according to the circular economy principle, and works will have stringent measures for minimal impact on the environment.

“We are very pleased to sign a contract for this prestigious commission and appreciate the confidence placed in us. Veidekke has extensive expertise and experience from this type of work, as does our Belgian partner. We have also worked together on a comparable project at Valløy near Tønsberg. In good cooperation with the Environment Agency in the City of Bergen we will ensure that Slettebakken is prepared for further development,” says Ingmar Austevoll, Director with Bygg Vest in Veidekke.

The project will start up physically in mid-August 2022 and gradually build-up to full production in the first quarter of 2023. The work is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2024.

For further information, please contact:
District Manager Erlend Bygnes with Veidekke Bygg Bergen, tel. +47 97 09 53 33,
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, Veidekke, tel. +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. 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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