ACCIONA has chosen its first major subcontractor, LNS AS, to deliver one of the biggest road projects in the Trøndelag region in recent years, the E6 highway between Ranheim and Værnes.
The company, committed to forging strong partnerships with Norwegian businesses, has selected on LNS AS to carry out tunneling work on the E6 Ranheim-Værnes upgrade.
The E6 Ranheim-Værnes upgrade is being built for Nye Veier, the Norwegian state road agency. It includes the design and construction of a 23 km four-lane highway along the current E6 route, including three double tunnels. The project has a budget of NOK 5.2 billion and will be completed in 2025.
Construction work began on 1st September 2020. The upgrade involves the expansion of the highway from two to four lanes and will improve mobility in the northern part of Trøndelag county. In addition to improved traffic flow and safety, the project will reduce the travel time by five minutes.
"ACCIONA takes our social responsibilities very seriously. Our projects must create as large positive ripple effects and values locally as possible. Our knowledge, experience, and expertise will be transferred to the partners we work with", says Jacobo Arnanz, Construction director for ACCIONA in Norway.
ACCIONA chose LNS AS as a subcontractor because of their extensive experience with large transport projects in Norway.
"We are very delighted to sign this contract. This is a project that suits LNS very well. We look forward to collaborating with ACCIONA and start the work at the beginning of the new year. With this contract, LNS has secured a solid backlog for the coming year", says CEO of LNS, Jonas Tetlie.
As a subcontractor, LNS AS will work on the Stavsjø tunnel, which has a length of 1770 meters, and half of the Hell tunnel, which corresponds to 1950 meters. The tunnel work will take place from January 2021 until the summer of 2022.
Project facts E6 Ranheim-Værnes:
The E6 Ranheim-Værnes is the third major project undertaken by ACCIONA, a global infrastructure and renewable energy company, since its arrival in Norway in 2015. The company is finalizing work on the EPC TBM Follo Line project, linking Oslo to Ski, and has also started work on another major rail project for Bane Nor, the Sandbukta – Moss – Såstad (SMS2A). In all of ACCIONA’s projects in Norway, partnering with local companies has been a priority.