7 April 2016
HeidelbergCement awarded the largest contract ever in Norway
On 4 April 2016, HeidelbergCement’s Norwegian subsidiary Norcem and the Spanish-Italian contractor consortium Acciona Ghella JV (AGJV) signed an agreement for the cement supplies to the Follo Line Project in Oslo. The supply of 280,000 tonnes of cement over a three-year period is Norcem’s largest contract ever.
“This is a milestone for HeidelbergCement in Norway and will put great demands on both production and logistics,” said Dr Bernd Scheifele Chairman of the Managing Board. “Our subsidiary Norcem made the best offer and it has the necessary production capacities and logistics to supply the required volumes to this outstanding project in Norway.” The cement supplies will start later in April.
The Follo Line Project is currently the largest transport project in Norway and includes the country’s longest double track railway tunnel (20 km). The new railway track runs between Oslo Central Station and the new station in the municipality of Ski in the Follo district, south of Oslo. It will enable a 50% reduction in journey time between Oslo and Ski.The project is scheduled to be finalised at the end of 2021.
HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of building materials with leading market positions in aggregates, cement, and ready-mixed concrete as well as other downstream activities. The company employs some 45,000 people at 2,300 locations in more than 40 countries.