Sweco to Plan Section of North Bothnia Line in Sweden
Sweco has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration for the planning of the new section of the North Bothnia Line railway between Norra Tuvan and central Skellefteå. Work is expected to continue until 2031, with a total value of around SEK 200 million.
The North Bothnia Line is planned to connect Umeå and Luleå, which entails 270 kilometres of new railway along the Norrland coast in northeastern Sweden. Sweco’s assignment encompasses project planning and the preparation of construction documents for the section from Norra Tuvan to central Skellefteå.
The area extends from the passage over the Skellefte River in the east and runs parallel to the existing railway through central Skellefteå. In addition to managing complex project planning in an urban environment, a number of sustainability aspects need to be taken into consideration, including social and economic aspects as well as ensuring that construction can be completed with minimal climate impact.
Preparation of the construction documents is expected to continue until 2024. Thereafter, advisory services will be provided until 2031. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 200 million.