Skanska has signed a contract with ESS, European Spallation Source, to build the first phase of a state-of-the-art research facility in Lund, Sweden.
The contract is worth SEK670 mln (€72.6 million) and the work will be performed by Skanska Sweden (75%) together with Skanska UK (25%). This means that SEK503 mln (€54.5 mln) is included in order bookings for Skanska Sweden for the fourth quarter of 2014, and the remainder in order bookings for Skanska UK in the same quarter.
Skanska and ESS have jointly planned and developed target cost for the first phase, including ground work, infrastructure at the work site, accelerator tunnel and adjoining buildings.
The construction project is planned in several stages where separate agreements are concluded at the beginning of each stage.
Construction work will start immediately and the research facility will be completed in 2019. Work is underway to define the scope and target cost for the next stage.