A NOK 1.1bn design contract for the fifth construction phase of the Bergen light rail – from the city centre to Åsane – has been signed with COWI, which is joined by Ramboll and Asplan Viak as sub-consultants. The 12.7km route with 14 stops includes the extension of the Fløyfjell Tunnel by 3km, bringing the new total tunnel length to around 5.5km.
The signing marks the start of one of Norway’s greenest and most complex mobility and urban development projects in the centre of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
“With COWI, Ramboll and Asplan Viak we have a highly competent and enthusiastic team ready to start on this important phase together with Bybanen Utbygging”, says Terje Simmenes, Project Director for the client, Bergen Light Rail Construction and Development.
The light rail to Åsane will contribute to green mobility and boost the quality of life in the second largest city in Norway. According to estimates, around 60,000 people will use the light rail every day in 2040. It will follow Bryggen right at the centre of Bergen.
“This is a key project in terms of securing seamless and sustainable mobility in Bergen. This is a true dream project. We are proud to be entrusted with this important phase of the Bergen Light Rail, working with such a strong team. This will also make one of the most beautiful cities in the world even greener,” says Birgit Farstad Larsen, Executive Vice President, COWI.