Bladt Industries A/S has signed a contract with Skanska Norway to build the Lepsøya Bridge in Møre and Romsdal county municipality in Norway.
The Lepsøya Bridge will be a, not less than, 800 meters long and 4,000 tons heavy bridge, which will connect Lepsøya with the mainland. The bridge will consist of seven sections, which will be delivered with a barge and fitted with a floating crane during the late summer of 2020.
"We are proud that Skanska Norway have chosen Bladt for this important project in Norway. This is a visible proof of our strength in the delivery of bridges - both as pure steel supply and main contract. We look forward to a good and constructive collaboration with Skanska, Norway and not least the Norwegian Road Administration,” says Kim Bringsjord, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure, Bladt Industries A/S.
The actual construction work is expected to take place during the fall, but a team of experienced project managers is already in full swing with the planning, and all the initial maneuvers before the actual physical work on the site can begin.
"It all goes according to plan, and we expect to start the actual assembly work in the summer of 2020, so we can ensure a completed bridge on time - again" says Senior Project Manager, Jens Præst Nielsen, Bladt Industries A/S.
Bladt Industries' task consists of all steel work, and the installation of the bridge, which will be part of a concrete composite bridge.
The Highway Bridge is just a part of a large infrastructure project, which the Norwegian Road Administration has initiated in the area. The whole project is expected to be completed in 2022.