Metroselskabet have awarded MT Højgaard the assignment worth approximately DKK 570 million to complete the stations on the Cityringen metro line being built in Copenhagen.
The 17 stations on Copenhagen's new metro line will have five different facade materials as well as customised ceilings. MT Højgaard will perform the architectural finishes works, having won the project to day ahead of two German contractors.
This is the second major assignment for MT Højgaard in the current Copenhagen metro expansion project. The company was also in charge of construction of the new Metro Control and Maintenance Centre, CMC, which it handed over on time and on budget in April this year.
- During the CMC project, we had an excellent working relationship with Metroselskabet and Ansaldo, the Italian contractor, so we will continue with the same team of MT Højgaard people managing this new assignment. We have some extremely competent people in the fields of architectural finishes and facade work. They deliver unique solutions for a number of Denmark's largest companies and organisations, among others the Niels Bohr Science Park at the University of Copenhagen. We're very excited about putting these skills to work for the benefit of the people of Copenhagen and visitors to the city, said Peter Falkenham, Vice President at MT Højgaard.
Having apprentices work on the CMC project was a great success, and Peter Falkenham expects that this new assignment will also be an opportunity to help train the workforce of the future.
- This is a relatively diversified assignment running for three years, and it represents an excellent opportunity to take on apprentices, both for MT Højgaard and for our subcontractors, said Peter Falkenham.
The facades will vary with the specific function of each of the 17 stations. Materials will be terracotta, limestone, granite and brick. All stations will have grey granite flooring, while the platform furniture and interiors will vary from station to station. In addition to wall cladding, floors, walls and ceilings, the contract also includes safety railings and balustrades, skylights and grilles, doors, lighting and electrical fittings.
The architectural finishes works will commence in the autumn of 2015 and are scheduled for completion in January 2019. This approximately DKK 570 million contract is expected to have a positive effect on MT Højgaard's revenue and earnings during the term of the project, but it will not affect the company's current financial guidance. The parties expect to sign the contract on expiry of the standstill period.