Veidekke ASA

09/27/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/27/2018 07:02

Veidekke ASA: Secures major hospital contract in Haugesund

27.09.2018 - 14:50

'We are extremely proud to have won this commission, and recognise the importance of the new hospital building to very many people. The project will require close, effective coordination between all involved parties, and will place rigorous demands on us in our capacity as contractor. We are grateful to Fonna Hospital Trust for their confidence in us, and look forward to getting started with the collaboration phase and building work,' says Hans Olav Sørlie, Veidekke Executive Vice President, Building Construction Norway.

The new hospital building will house a combined accident and emergency department for patients with physical and psychiatric illnesses, new operating theatres, a maternity ward and a cutting-edge laboratory. An intensive care unit, observation ward, cardiovascular unit and geriatric unit will also be built. The 18.000+ m2building will be situated next to the existing hospital in the centre of Haugesund.

'This assignment means a lot to us and to our many partners in Haugaland district. Veidekke is not only a local contractor executing smaller and larger projects in the district, but also a regional undertaking that can draw on resources from other parts of the group when needed. It is therefore particularly satisfying to win a large commission like this one in Haugesund. We look forward to sharing our extensive hospital construction knowledge and experience with our project partners,' concludes Sørlie.

Veidekke and Fonna Health Trust will now work together to refine and finalise the project plans. Construction kick-off is scheduled for the New Year, and completion of the new building for the spring of 2021.

Read more about the project here: (Norwegian only).

For more information, please contact:Executive Vice President Hans Olav Sørlie, tel. 91 74 49 23,[email protected]District Manager Ove Nedrebø, tel. 95 70 29 06,ove.nedrebø@veidekke.noCommunications Manager Helge Dieset, tel. 90 55 33 22,[email protected]

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction and property development companies. The company undertakes all types of building construction and civil engineering contracts, develops residential projects, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. The company is known for its involvement and local knowledge. Its annual turnover is NOK 32 billion, and half of its 8,000 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has always posted a profit since it was founded in 1936.