Skanska awarded three US contracts worth $150m

Swedish contractor Skanska has been awarded three contracts worth $152m in the US, two of them in New York City.

The company will build an educational research facility worth $68m in New York, and also lead a $45m expansion of the city’s ferry service programme.

Construction has begun on the educational research facility and is expected to finish in January 2017. The client for the project is "confidential".

Skanska has signed a contract with New York City Economic Development Corporation to build 10 ferry landings and upgrade three others.

Construction will begin in spring next year and substantial completion is expected in summer 2018.

The contractor has also signed a $39m deal with the Edmonds School District to build the new Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington State.

The facility will be 11,000 square meters with a two-storey main building adjacent to a one-story gymnasium.

Construction is under way and will be completed in January 2017.

Skanska’s UK arm recently received $784,000 in UK government funding to develop the use of robots for construction.

Image: A New York City ferry (Beyond My Ken/Wikimedia Commons)

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