A joint venture between COWI A/S and Multiconsult ASA has won the contract to design the Fornebu Line (Fornebubanen), an 8.5km long extension of the Oslo metro that will link the Fornebu peninsula to the Norwegian capital.
The metro extension is Oslo’s largest transport project in over 20 years and includes six new stations, the metro tunnel and the design of the underground maintenance centre in Fornebu.
COWI CEO Lars-Peter Søbye commented: “We are proud to be designing this exciting and hugely important project. As well as the classic tunnel engineering competencies, we will also be consulting on issues related to water and the environment. This underlines that we can deliver multiple services on large and complex infrastructure projects.”
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The new metro line will run underground from Oslo’s transport hub, Majorstuen, west to Fornebu – a peninsula that was formerly the site of Oslo’s international airport and has since been redeveloped into a mixed residential and business district.
The government’s latest National Transport Plan calls for construction of the new line to begin in 2021 and complete in 2025.