Skanska awarded three US contracts in three days

Skanska has been awarded three US contracts over the past three days, worth a total of $181m.

On Wednesday this week Skanska signed a $40m deal with real estate firm The Durst Organisation to renovate 1155 Avenue of the Americas, a high-rise building located in midtown Manhattan (pictured).

Skanska will provide infrastructure upgrades and core finishes to 30 floors in preparation for new tenants.

Updates to the building will include new air-handling units, cooling towers, emergency generator, emergency power risers, core restrooms, perimeter insulation, fire protection sprinklers and a building management system.  

Construction on the project has already begun and is due to be completed in October 2018.

Yesterday, Skanska signed a $53m contract with Deerfield Academy to provide preconstruction and construction services for an athletics centre in Massachusetts.

Skanska will perform "substantial" site work and landscaping around the complex and will create an entry courtyard.

The project scope also includes a boiler room, chiller plant, and a generator for campus emergency power. Construction is set to begin in March 2017 with completion scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Today a Skanska formed a joint venture with Flatiron, Stacy and Witbeck, signed a contract with the California Department of Transportation to construct two segments of the Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor Phase 1 Project.

The North Coast Corridor is a transportation and environmental enhancement programme located in San Diego County’s northern coastal area that includes 22.5 kilometers of highways.

The work includes a variety of upgrades to the Interstate 5 highway, its bridges, adjacent railways and lagoons.

Skanska will earn $88m (SEK750) from the $220m contract, which will begin in early 2017 with completion scheduled for late 2020.

Image: Midtown Manhattan (Wikimedia Commons/Dmitry Avdeev)

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