Largest-ever Norwegian contract for HeidelbergCement
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:06
Subsidiary company Norcem to supply 280,000 tonnes of cement to Follo Line Project
THIS week [4 April] HeidelbergCement were awarded their largest-ever contract in Norway when their Norwegian subsidiary, Norcem, and the Spanish-Italian contractor consortium Acciona Ghella JV (AGJV) signed an agreement for the cement supplies to the Follo Line Project in Oslo.
The supply of 280,000 tonnes of cement over a three-year period is Norcem’s largest contract to date.
‘This is a milestone for HeidelbergCement in Norway and will put great demands on both production and logistics,’ said Dr Bernd Scheifele chairman of the managing board.
‘Our subsidiary Norcem made the best offer and they have the necessary production capacities and logistics to supply the required volumes to this outstanding project in Norway.’
The cement supplies will commence later this month.
The Follo Line Project is currently the largest transport project in Norway and includes the country’s longest double-track railway tunnel (20km).
The new railway track, which runs between Oslo Central Station and a new station in the municipality of Ski, in the Follo district, south of Oslo, will cut journey times between Oslo and Ski in half.
The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2021.