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Skanska wins two Americas rail deals

Skanska was won two contracts to work on rail projects in California, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The contractor has signed a design-build contract to construct a 16km extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in California. Skanska is leading a joint venture with Shimmick Construction and Herzog Contracting Corporation. Skanska has a 45% share of the contract, which amounts to $347M (£223M). Client is Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

Skanska has also been awarded the contract to build a railway extension from the province of Neuquén to the Port of Bahía Blanca, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The contract is a joint venture with local companies Chediack and Milicic. The total amount of the contract is ARS 570M (£85M), of which Skanska’s share is 33.4%. Client is Potasio Río Colorado, a local affiliate of Brazilian mining company Vale.

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