ACCIONA Construction, together with its client Nye Veier, presented the E6 Ranheim-Værnes highway project at an Industry Day held in Norway on 6 February.
The purpose of the conference, which forms part of the client-contractor collaboration model being implemented in the Norwegian market, was to raise awareness about the details of the project to attract the best local suppliers and encourage them to work with ACCIONA.
Nye Veier, Norway’s state-owned company responsible for planning, constructing, operating and maintaining its highways, and the Norwegian Business Association for the Trondheim Region, organised the conference that was attended by around 200 persons representing approximately 140 local firms.
During the event, ACCIONA representatives gave a short presentation to the suppliers about the company and explained the main characteristics of the project, as well as the company’s principal needs and opportunities.They also spent some time explaining how the company’s procurement procedures work, as well as the essential ethical principles that are present in all of its activities.
E6 Ranheim-Værnes Project
The E6 Ranheim-Værnes project, which has a budget of around 4 billion Norwegian Krone (€410 million), involves the design and construction of a section of the E6 highway that will connect the villages of Ranheim and Værnes in the region of Trondheim.
This section will consist of a four-lane highway covering a total of 23 km, eight of which will be underground, with four tunnels between one and four kilometres long.
The route, which also includes eight bridges, will partly follow the old road, with the exception of the tunnels which will run parallel to the existing ones.This new infrastructure will widen the route from two to four lanes, improving mobility in the northern part of Trøndelag County.
Nye Veier, Norway’s state-owned company responsible for planning, constructing, operating and maintaining its highways, has chosen ACCIONA to design and construct this new project.Furthermore, until the route is officially opened, ACCIONA will also be responsible for managing traffic and constructing temporary alternative routes to allow vehicles to continue travelling between both villages.
ACCIONA Construction in Norway
The recent awarding of the E6 Ranheim-Værnes highway project has strengthened ACCIONA Construction’s presence in Norway.The company is currently working on the design and construction of two 18.5 km twin tunnels as part of the Follo Line Project, which will be the longest railway tunnels in Scandinavia when they are complete.