Lemminkäinen involved in major road project in Estonia
AS Talter, a Lemminkäinen Group company, has signed a contract on a major road construction project with the Estonian Road Administration. The project involves basic improvement works on a 7-kilometre section of the E20 highway between Tallinn and Narva in Ida-Viru County. The contract is worth approx. EUR 31 million with 78% of the funding being provided by the EU and 22% by the Estonian government.
Lemminkäinen Infra Oy's Estonian subsidiary, AS Talter, will participate in the project as the leading partner in a consortium consisting of four construction companies. Talter will carry out approximately one third of the work under the contract.
Completed in 1972, the road section to be repaired is heavily trafficked and is in an extremely poor condition. One reason for this is that the road structures have been damaged by subsidence due to the old oil-shale mines in the area.
Aside from the repair of the main carriageway, the project involves a wide range of ancillary work. Local roads accessing the highway will be repaired and a new pedestrian and cycling path constructed. Additionally, four split-level intersections will be repaired, and four new road bridges as well as four pedestrian and cycling bridges built. Other work under the contract includes road markings and the construction of crash and noise barriers, green areas and extensive road lighting systems. Work on the project will commence in March 2009 and is due for completion in autumn 2010.
Over the past ten years, Lemminkäinen Infra Oy has been involved in a range of World Bank/EU-funded transport facility projects in the Baltic countries and Ukraine. In January, the company won a contract for a similar project in Moldova.
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