ÅF wins major contract with Skanska for New Karolinska Hospital
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The technical consulting companies ÅF AB and Sweco AB have signed a joint contract with Skanska Healthcare AB for project engineering work relating to the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS) outside Stockholm. The contract is worth a total of approximately SEK 580 million to be divided equally in the consortium between ÅF and Sweco. Work corresponding to approximately SEK 250 million of this total has already been carried out.
"NKS is Skanska's biggest ever project, and we consider it an honour that the company has chosen to collaborate with us on the most complicated part of the entire undertaking," says Mats Påhlsson, President of ÅF's Infrastructure Division.
ÅF's involvement extends to the end of December 2014 and includes project management services and the project engineering of the new hospital's technical installations, energy supply and infrastructure, energy efficiency engineering and environmental engineering.
ÅF has already been engaged in the NKS project for a number of years together with Skanska and Sweco, but this collaboration has now been formalised and extended. ÅF has many years' experience of working on major technical consulting projects for the healthcare sector, both in Sweden and internationally.
The New Karolinska Solna Hospital (NKS)
When completed, NKS will be a new, ultra-modern university hospital in Solna, on the outskirts of Stockholm. The hospital will provide specialised and highly specialised healthcare and serve as a centre for an extensive programme of medical research and education of the very highest quality. The new hospital is scheduled to be ready to receive its first patients in 2016 and will be fully completed in 2017.
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. Today the ÅF Group has approximately 4,700 employees.
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