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Sweco chosen for transformation of central station in Stockholm

April 15, 2009 | Press release

Stockholm’s central train station is in serious need of foundation reinforcement. At the same time, a modernisation of the actual station building is planned. Sweco has been chosen by the property owner Jernhusen to serve as structural engineer in the project.

Built in the late 1800s, most of the central station is underpinned by the original wooden poles and parts of the building have subsidence problems that will only grow worse if corrective measures are not taken. Extensive foundation reinforcement is planned and Sweco has been given responsibility for engineering services.

”This is a very challenging task for our engineers. Much of the reinforcement will take place all the way down under the existing foundation walls and brick vaulting. In addition, all work must be performed without disrupting ongoing activities at the central station,” says Eva Nygren, President of Sweco Sweden.

Parallel to reinforcement of the foundations, the ambition is to begin a modernisation in the central station for which Sweco will also be responsible for structural engineering. The project intended to be carried out in stages with completion in 2012.
The contract is worth around EUR 550 000.

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Anna Elisabeth Olsson

Head of Press and Public Affairs