Skanska to upgrade New York water treatment system

Skanska has secured yet another assignment for the upgrade of water treatment systems at Newtown Creek in New York. The contract totals US $89M, approximately SEK 610M, which is to be included in fourth quarter order bookings. The customer is the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The assignment is for demolition and new foundations at the Central Residuals Building. The project is part of a massive upgrade in order to bring treatment systems into compliance with Federal...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 5, 2007 -- Skanska has secured yet another assignment for the upgrade of water treatment systems at Newtown Creek in New York. The contract totals US $89M, approximately SEK 610M, which is to be included in fourth quarter order bookings. The customer is the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

The assignment is for demolition and new foundations at the Central Residuals Building. The project is part of a massive upgrade in order to bring treatment systems into compliance with Federal and State environmental standards.

The project includes the demolition of a number of large concrete structures such as sludge storage tanks, and the relocation of 670 m of piping and other utility systems. About 17,000 cubic meters of concrete will be demolished and recycled. The new foundation requires the excavation of 23,000 cubic meters of earth.

Work on site is scheduled to commence in January 2008 and is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2010.

Skanska is already involved in the upgrade of the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Skanska's contract is worth US $222M. The company is currently conducting seven extensions of water plants in the New York area. Skanska's largest order in the US to date is for the Croton Water Filtration Plant in New York for which Skanska's contract amounts to USD 1.04 billion.

Skanska USA Civil focuses on construction of transportation infrastructure and facilities for energy, water and water treatment.

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