Skanska wins environmental contract in New York

Feb. 6, 2008
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Skanska a USD 1.1 billion contract to construct a clean water treatment plant in Westchester, New York. The contract involves construction of a new 15,000-square-meter UV treatment building, the Catskill and Delaware Water Treatment Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility, in New York. The facility comprises a building that houses process equipment as well as laboratories and offices...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 5, 2008 -- Skanska has been awarded a project to construct a clean water treatment plant in Westchester, New York. The contract amounts to USD 1.1 billion, about SEK 7 billion. Skanska's share, USD 554 M, approximately SEK 3.5 billion, will be included in order bookings for the first quarter 2008. The customer is the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

The contract involves construction of a new 15,000-square-meter UV treatment building, the Catskill and Delaware Water Treatment Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility, in New York. The facility comprises a building that houses process equipment as well as laboratories and offices. At completion, the facility will produce 7.6 million cubic meters daily of water cleaned using ultraviolet light.

Skanska will be responsible for purchasing and assembly as well as installation of the new equipment. The project includes drainage, foundation laying, structural concrete work, piping and system installation.

Work will begin in spring 2008, with contract duration of four years.

Currently, Skanska is carrying out the expansion of seven water treatment plants in the New York area.

Skanska USA Civil is focused on the construction of traffic infrastructure and facilities for power, water and water treatment. Parent company Skanska is one of the world's leading construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships.

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