Italy’s Condotte has been awarded the first major construction contract for the Follo Line in Norway.
The 1.2 billion tunnelling contract is the first of five EPC contracts covering all the main construction phases.
The contract was signed by Condotte chairman Duccio Astaldi, Jernbaneverket deputy director general Gunnar Løvås and project director Erik Smith.
Preparatory works, including two access tunnels, are expected to be completed in the next few months.
The Follo Line will form part of Norway’s intercity railway south of Oslo. The project includes a new 20-kilometre tunnel – which once complete will become Norway’s longest railway tunnel – and will see around 64 kilometres of new railway created.
Major construction work will begin this year and is set to be completed by the end of 2021.