Cowi JV secures Oslo metro extension contract
September 19, 2017 – A joint venture of Denmark-based Cowi and Norway-based Multiconsult has bagged a new contract to design the Fornebu Line (Fornebubanen), an 8.5 km extension of the Oslo metro in Norway.
The proposed Fornebu Line, which will connect the Fornebu peninsula to the Norwegian capital, is touted to be largest transport project in over 20 years in Oslo.
The project features six new stations, the metro tunnel and the design of the underground maintenance centre in Fornebu.
The proposed metro extension line will run underground from Oslo’s transport hub, Majorstuen, west to Fornebu
As per the Norwegian government’s latest National Transport Plan, construction of the new line is expected to commence in 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in 2025.
Cowi CEO Lars-Peter Søbye said: “We are proud to be designing this exciting and hugely important project. As well as the classic tunnel engineering competencies, we will also be consulting on issues related to water and the environment. This underlines that we can deliver multiple services on large and complex infrastructure projects.”
Cowi senior market director Knud Erik Christensen said: “This is a decisive project for Cowi, because it emphasises our position as a leading international consultancy on metro projects. We have the experience and the talented engineers, and this is being recognised in the market.
“The project is large and challenging, and it will make a real difference to mobility in Oslo and contribute to a substantial development of the urban area.”