ACCIONA arrived in Norway in 2015, when it obtained its first contract, valued at 1,000 million euros, in a joint venture with the Italian company Ghella: the design and construction of two twin tunnels, each running for 18.5 km, as part of the Follo Line Project, which will join the cities of Oslo and Ski.
The infrastructure is promoted by the Norwegian public railways administration (Jernbaneverket, now Bane NOR) and when it draws to a close, in 2022, it will be the longest railway tunnel in Scandinavia.
In 2018, Nye Veier, Norway's state-owned road planning, construction, operation and maintenance company, chose ACCIONA to design and build the section of the E6 highway between Ranheim and Værnes in the Trondheim Region.
The project, with a budget of approximately 4 billion Norwegian kroner (€410 million), involves designing and building a four-lane 23-kilometre section of highway, 8 kilometres of which will run underground through three tunnels measuring between 1 and 4 kilometres in length.
The road, which will include eight bridges, runs partly along the route of the existing road, except for the tunnels, which will be dug parallel to the existing ones. By installing a four-lane highway in place of the existing two-lane road, the project will enhance mobility in the north of Trøndelag County.
Work will begin in 2020 and is to be completed in 2025. Until the road is re-inaugurated, ACCIONA will also be responsible for traffic management and building temporary detours to maintain traffic flow between the two towns.
In 2019, ACCIONA obtained its third contract, in a joint venture with Implenia: the design and construction of a 10.3 km, twin-track line, some of which will run above ground. The new line also requires the JV to build two tunnels, each longer than 2 km (Moss Tunnel and Carlberg Tunnel), two shorter cut-and-cover sections, a tunnel portal and a new train station with 800 m-long platforms and a pedestrian bridge.
The main works include two tunnels, 2.3 km and 2.7 km respectively, a cut-and-cover tunnel of 500 metres and a new station in central Moss, around 60 km south of Oslo.
The project is part of the Bane NOR Intercity programme to develop connections between the country’s main cities and relieve congestion around the capital city of Oslo.