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Skanska to build Swedish mega port

Contractor Skanska is to build a new mega-port in the City of Malmo

Skanska has concluded an agreement with the City of Malmö to construct a major port facility in Norra Hamnen (North Harbor) in Malmö for the Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) port company.

The SEK840M (£72M) contract comprises two new terminals and will radically change the port’s appearance. The construction work begins in spring 2009 and the new port facility is scheduled to start operations during the first half of 2011.

Skanska, which is the design-build contractor, expects to employ slightly more than 100 persons on average in the building project.

“We are pleased that we were awarded the project to develop Malmö Port and thereby be part of forming the cityscape in Malmö for the future. Skanska has extensive experience in port expansions and we have been
involved in a number of port construction projects in southern Sweden. It is also positive that this assignment contributes to securing job opportunities during such a difficult period,” says Kenneth Nilsson, Vice President,
Skanska Sweden.

The new port will provide a number of environmental advantages since cargo traffic is being moved from areas closest to the city that in the future can instead be used for other construction. The idea is that the new port
will create optimal conditions for loading between the various transport modes of ship, truck and rail.

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