Peab has been commissioned to rebuild the lock canal in Södertälje. The customer is the Swedish Transport Administration and the contract is worth SEK 1.5 billion. The lock canal in Södertälje is the largest Nordic commercial lock canal. Rebuilding the lock canal is part of the Lake Malar Project aimed at improving the maritime safety and accessibility of general shipping lanes through the Södertälje canal. Improving the infrastructure for shipping on Lake Malar can reduce the pressure on the heavily trafficked roadways and railroad. The new lock canal will therefore also generate more sustainable and effective freight transports.The entire lock canal will be rebuilt and Sluss Bridge will be replaced with a new openable bridge. The current lock gates will be exchanged for new ones that allow for a broader, longer canal. The project also includes building new premises for operating the locks as well as new roads alongside the canal.The project is a turnkey contract and construction will begin in August 2022.