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ZÜBLIN to build section of Stockholm Bypass with contract value of about € 76 million

Press release   •   Mar 03, 2016 10:02 CET

Rendering of Akalla motorway section (Copyright: Trafikverket)
  • Akalla motorway section part of Sweden’s largest road construction and tunnelling project
  • Contract comprises tunnel, trough, sheeting and shoring, earthworks and roundabout

Züblin Scandinavia AB, a Swedish subsidiary of Ed. Züblin AG, has been awarded the contract by the Swedish transport authority Trafikverket to build a section of the Stockholm motorway bypass. The project comprises the construction of an approximately 950 m long section of motorway including interchange for a total of about € 76 million. The works being carried out by Züblin in the district of Akalla north of Stockholm include large sheeting and shoring measures for excavation works, an approximately 120 m long concrete tunnel built using cut-and-cover, an approximately 480 m long trough for the tunnel approach and a roundabout.

The Stockholm Bypass in the northwest of the Swedish capital is part of the E4 motorway and will have a total length of 21 km and six lanes. Completion of the entire project, with a total value of about € 3.1 billion, is scheduled for the year 2025. Work on the Akalla section is to be concluded in 2021. “We are proud that the motorway section being built by us will contribute to relieving the traffic burden in the capital”, says Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG SE.

Züblin possesses extensive experience in the fields of infrastructure construction and ground engineering. Other projects already realised by Züblin in Sweden include the transport projects Northern Link and City Line in Stockholm and Marieholm Tunnel in Göteborg. The construction project in Akalla is being carried out by Züblin Scandinavia together with sister company STRABAG Sverige AB

STRABAG SE is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. Our services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain. We create added value for our clients by our specialised entities integrating the most diverse services and assuming responsibility for them. We bring together people, materials and machinery at the right place and at the right time in order to realise even complex construction projects – on schedule, of the highest quality and at the best price. The hard work and dedication of our 73,000 employees allow us to generate an annual output volume of about € 14 billion. At the same time, a dense network of numerous subsidiaries in many European countries and, increasingly, on other continents is helping to expand our area of operation far beyond the borders of Austria and Germany. More information is available at

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 14,000 employees and, with an annual output of over € 3 billion, is one of Germany’s leading construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and is the number one in the German building construction and civil engineering segment. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to structural timber engineering and public-private partnerships. ZÜBLIN attaches great importance to partnership-based cooperation, and our ZÜBLIN teamconcept has proved its value as a successful partnering model for more than 15 years now. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the new Axel Springer building in Berlin, Messehalle 12 in Frankfurt and the Albabstieg Tunnel along the new Wendlingen–Ulm railway line. More information is available at

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