Some Mafex members with projects in Scandinavian Countries
ArcelorMittal has supplied rails for Denmark’s first high-speed rail line, which was inaugurating in June 2019, connecting Scandinavia to the rest of Europe. The construction project comprises a 60-kilometre rail line between the cities of Copenhagen and Ringsted via Køge, allowing trains to travel at speeds of up to 250 km/h. ArcelorMittal has been producing high speed rails since 1990, with more than 1.500.000 tonnes, supplied, of this product.
At present, it can supply individual bars up to 120 metres long with maximum reliability, geometrical precision, strict flatness and the highest quality on the market.
◗ Ardanuy Ingeniería
Ardanuy Ingenieria is part of the largest Railway Project in Norway, the HighSpeed “Follo” Line. The Consulting Firm was contracted by Dragados to carry out the Technical Assistance for the Review and Consulting of the Electromechanical Facilities found in the tunnel of this new Network. This is a large-scale project given that it includes constructing two twin tunnels each measuring 19.5 km long and with a diameter of 8.8 meters. The tunnels will connect the cities of Oslo and Ski.
With the awarding of this contract, the Company once again continues to solidify its presence abroad. To date, Ardanuy has completed over 700 international projects.
CAF has several railway projects in the Scandinavian countries. On the one hand, the company has supplied its Urbos tram model for SL in Stockholm. In addition, CAF is the manufacturer of the units for the new tram network in the city of Lund.
On the other hand, Sporveien, public operator of urban transport in Oslo, awarded CAF in 2018 the contract for the supply of 87 lowfloor trams. It is one of the largest trams contracts obtained to date by CAF. Lastly, the company is supplying high-speed Oaris units for Flytoget in Norway.
CETEST has significant experience in the execution of tests in Scandinavian territory. Among them, in Sweden, we should highlight the testing campaign on the Hermes prototype wagon, from Kiruna Wagon AB, as part of a European R&D project, also the special instrumentation for the Bombardier´s C30 wheelset for Metro Stockholm, as well as the homologation campaign for the CAF´s Stockholm tram.
In Norway, Flytoget Airport Express homologation campaign is currently being carried out, and the Oslo tramway homologation is planned, both for CAF. In Denmark, dynamic behavior tests have been carried out this year in the Copenhagen metro for Hitachi Rail. And finally, in Finland, it is worth mentioning tests on a maintenance machine of Plasser for VR, and on a Matisa´s grinding machine, as well as the approval campaign of the Helsinki Metro of CAF.
IDOM, an association of independent professionals working in the fields of Consulting, Engineering and Architecture, commenced activity in Scandinavia in 2013 on the Lund tramway, developing the concept, preliminary and tender documentation, in cluding all disciplines. Since then, IDOM has picked up pace, and in 2018 establish a new office branch in Copenhagen (Denmark). In Sweden IDOM is currently working on the East Link high speed project, designing the 42 km section between the cities of Nyköping and Linköping for Trafikverket.
IDOM is additionally designing the Odense tramway and the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail (Hovedstadens Letbane, Line L and Line VBG Copenhagen), developing the detailed design and providing support during the construction phase, both in Denmark.
Stadler has well proven experience in customizing rolling for the demanding climatic conditions in Scandinavia. The vehicles are manufactured to withstand the effects of the snow and ice and to operate at temperatures as low as -40º C.
The first 8 EURO4000 locomotives manufactured in Valencia arrived to Norway in 2008 and at the beginning of 2020, 2 EURODUAL hybrid locomotives will arrive to the region. LRV from Stadler are running in Bergen (Norway) and soon they will also run in the Danish city of Odense. Stadler has supplied two types of rolling stock to Aarhus: conventional trams and hybrid tram-trains that can be operated also on the conventional heavy rail network. FLIRT Nordic trains operate both in Sweden and in Norway.
The Norwegian operator Vy has a fleet of 100 regional and long-distance trains that are also maintained by Stadler and the Swedish operator MTR Express has 6 trains. Currently, 33 double-decker trains KISS for the Swedish operator Transitio and 22 EMU for the 891 mm gauge Roslagbanan suburban line are under construction.
The Stockholm Metro network is undergoing a major extension and the ’Extended Metro Administration’ in 2014 entrusted DJV Sweco/Typsa with the design of the Southern and largest branch from the city centre southwards. The consultancy services contract includes for 11,5 km of new metro line and 7 stations, entirely built in rock tunnels with a maximum depth of 100m and a passage below the Baltic Sea. Sweco/Typsa´s work commenced with Investigations and Conceptual Design for the complete section and now ongoing works are the Detailed Design and Tender Documents preparation for the different sections and stations.
Contracts for preparatory works and 6 access tunnels have reached the market allowing for Construction start of the Blue Southern branch in 2019. The tender of larger civil work contracts for main tunnels and stations will continue as per the Client´s procurement plan.