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A1 Motorway, Poland

Key facts

  • 152 km route that links one of Poland’s largest cities, Gdansk, with the city of Torun
  • Forms part of the Pan European Transport Corridor
  • Designed to minimize its impact on cultural heritage and environmentally sensitive areas
  • The project was divided into two phases; the first phase was completed three months ahead of schedule

Key benefits

  • Vital for Poland’s social and economic development by creating new jobs and more investment and trade opportunities
  • Provides a faster, safer route for its daily 20,000 to 25,000 travelers

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Antofagasta Highways, Antofagasta, Chile

Key Facts

  • Involved approximately 120 km of new lanes, upgrading of about 200km of lanes, service roads and intersections as well as electric works and landscaping.

Key Benefits

  • Supports economic development by creating better links between the country's mining district and its ports
  • Provided 700 jobs, with 1,450 at the peak of construction
  • Provides an improved and safer route between mines and ports

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Autopista Central, Santiago de Chile

Key facts

  • Construction of a 61km, 6-lane highway
  • Equipped with an advanced free-flow toll system

Key benefits

  • 24-hour service center that monitors the highway and provides emergency and breakdown services
  • The largest infrastructure city road project in Chile, linking Chile with South American countries along the Pacific Ocean
  • Before the highway opened, crossing the city took more than an hour – now it only takes 15 minutes

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Barts and the London Hospitals, London, UK

Key facts

  • One of Skanska’s largest developments, with construction value alone in excess of 1B GBP
  • The first phase of the new Barts Hospital was handed over in March 2010. The main handover at The London took place beginning in 2012 and both projects will conclude in 2016

Key benefits

  • St. Bartholomew’s is being transformed into a state-of-the-art cancer and cardiac center
  • The Royal London Hospital will provide a specialist women and children’s center and facilities to continue the hospital’s leadership in accident and emergency treatment

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Breitener Power Plants, Manaus, Brazil

Key Facts

  • Breitener Energetica, which had initiated operations by 2001 in Fortaleza City under the emergency program instituted by the government during the hydroelectric crisis, won Power Purchase Agreements in an open auction led by MESA to build and operate two thermal power plants in the capital of the Brazilian State of Amazonia, Manaus
  • This involved recycling of the original 153 MW plant and its associated facilities located in Fortaleza. The plant was dismantled, shipped up the Amazon River, and rebuilt into two 60 MW power plants, located approximately 30km apart.

Key Benefits

  • The Manaus area was a fast growing region with a need for power; however, at the time it was an isolated region with no ilnk to the national electric grid.
  • These plants were crucial to securing the power supply for the industries there and the people of Manaus

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Bristol Schools, Bristol, England

Key facts

  • As part of the former UK Government's Building Schools for the Future Program, Skanska entered into a 10 year partnership with Bristol City Council to redevelop mid-large scale school projects on the city's behalf
  • The initial program consisted of four schools, completed between 2007 and 2009 and are maintained by Skanska Facilities Services
  • In May 2010, a 100M GBP contract was signed for the rebuilding of five more secondary schools and a special needs school. Subsequent contracts have delivered six new or refurbished Academies and primary schools

Key benefits

  • Enlarging and developing schools has meant a large increase in school places in Bristol in a short space of time

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Central Nottinghamshire Hospital, Mansfield, England

Key facts

  • Project covered three hospitals, including the new 920-bed Kings Mill Acute Hospital
  • The re-development of existing facilities created a single, unified hospital made up of 28 new wards, new Diagnostic and Treatment and Women & Children’s Centers, a new Emergency Care and Assessment Center with an out of hours GP service, plus an extensive Education and Training Center

Key benefits

  • Design is dedicated to the wellbeing of patients, visitors and staff, with natural light in all areas and intuitive wayfinding

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Croydon and Lewisham Street Lighting, London, UK

Key facts

  • Renewal and upgrading of Croydon and Lewisham’s Street Lighting
  • Over five years, about 38,000 street lights and 8,000 street signs and bollards will be replaced over the boroughs
  • 4,000 street lights will be refurbished

Key benefits

  • New energy-efficient street lighting across the boroughs
  • Certified according to LEED, BREEAM and CEQUAL

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E18 Muurla-Lohja Motorway, Finland

Key facts

  • A 51.3km motorway between Muurla and Lohja in southern Finland
  • Known as “the wilderness motorway” because it runs through an area rich in wildlife. An environmentally sustainable approach to the development was imperative to minimize disruption

Key benefits

  • Has improved safety and traffic flow by replacing the existing narrow, curving two-lane road, reducing accidents and shortening travel time
  • Mutilevel interchanges, separated lanes, animal fences and contouring also improve safety

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E39 Motorway, Norway

Key Facts

  • Consisted of 22km of new road and repairs on 5km of existing road as well as a maintenance contract of the road
  • The project included a total of 10 km of tunnels and 12 bridges (of which the largest is 240m long)

Key Benefits

  • Improved safety on what was once an accident prone route

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E75 Järvenpää – Lahti Motorway, Finland

Key facts

  • A 69km dual lane motorway and the first major PFI/PPP road project in the Nordic countries
  • A new road built on the eastern side of the existing road, which was upgraded
  • 88 new overground bridges were built along the route

Key benefits

  • Makes travel in and out of the city faster and safer
  • Brought economic regeneration by attracting families and businesses to move to the five communities along the route
  • Running alongside a new railway, the road is helping to create a dynamic growth corridor
  • PPP approach brought forward the implementation of the project by 5 – 6 years

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Elizabeth River Tunnels, Portsmouth, VA, USA

Key facts

  • One of the largest transportation PPP’s in US history
  • Includes five major components: construction of new tunnel under Elizabeth River, adjacent to Midtown Tunnel; maintenance and safety improvements to Midtown Tunnel and the Downtown Tunnel; interchange modifications in Norfolk and extension of Martin Luther King Freeway in Portsmouth

Key benefits

  • Providing over 500 Project-direct jobs and more than 1,000 indirect jobs in the community.
  • Average round trip driver at the Midtown Tunnel will save about 30 minutes a day
  • Improved safety with bi-directional traffic in current Midtown Tunnel eliminated. Increased capacity for emergency response and evacuation readiness
  • Improves critical links to various port facilities in the region

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Essex Schools, Essex, UK

Key facts

  • Redevelopment of four secondary schools in Essex as part of the former UK Government’s Building Schools for the Future program

Key benefits

  • Unique focus on sustainability
  • Apprenticeships and job creation during construction

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I-4 Ultimate, Orlando, FL, USA

Key Facts

  • Florida's largest transportation project to date and the largest greenfield public private partnership in the US
  • Involves reconstructing 21 miles of roadway, including 15 major interchanges; over 140 bridges; four dynamically priced toll Express Lanes; and rebuilding general use lanes 
  • Bridge work includes 53 new bridges, 74 replacement bridges and 13 bridge widenings
  • Landscaping the project will include thousands of trees and shrubbery, mostly of native varieties

Key Benefits

  • Will improve safety along the corridor as well as ease congestion
  • Local businesses and DBE/SBE's will be involved in project

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King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Key Facts

  • Project involved construction of new, six-story hospital wing as well as refurbishment of existing wing in the Clinical Building
  • A crucial element of the development process was keeping the hospital running efficiently throughout the building works
  • A comprehensive decanting strategy was worked out in detail, extensive surveys were performed and rigorous Health, Safety and Environmental policy was enforced throughout construction

Key Benefits

  • The six floors of clinical accomodation comprised of Outpatients, Therapies, Medical Wards, Women's Services, Delivery Suites, Neonatal and Administration Units as well as a roof level for plant rooms.

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M25 Motorway, UK

Key facts

  • Consisted of design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of 400km of motorway and trunk road
  • Project also comprised of two tunnels and a bridge across the River Thames, including tolls and three further tunnels

Key benefits

  • Increased capacity on one of the largest orbital motorways in the world

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Midlothian Schools, Midlothian, Scotland

Key Facts

  • Involved designing, constructing, financing and operating eight new primary schools
  • The first educational PPP in Scotland

Key Benefits

  • Each primary school has a nursery wing and was designed with accomodations for Community Education use

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Mullberg Wind Farm, Sweden

Key facts

  • Comprised of 26 wind turbines, with combined output of 78 MW
  • Total electricity generated will meet the needs of about 45,000 households annually

Key benefits

  • Will be constructed and operated in correlation with nature, as a model for sustainable, cost-efficient and profitable generation of renewable energy

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New Karolinska Solna Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Key facts

  • Skanska’s largest project ever
  • Developed with a focus on the patient. Everything from functional layouts to the operation of the completed hospital will be based on patients’ privacy, safety and comfort
  • Entire construction production is a green workplace, featuring environmentally compatible solutions for amenities such as transportation and waste management
  • The goal is to achieve Miljöbyggnad Gold and LEED Gold certification

Key benefits

  • Through increased proximity, new research from the Karolinska Institute will be incorporated into daily work at the hospital faster, in the form of clinical trials, enhanced working methods and new medication
  • The health care processes will be made more efficient and the utilization of resources will be optimized

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Parc Prison, Bridgend, Wales

Key Facts

  • First privately financed and constructed prison in the UK under the British Government's Private Finance Initiative
  • Designed with innovative features to be one of the most advanced prisons in the world
  • Comprised of three main house blocks along with a medical center, workshops and maintenance building

Key Benefits

  • Lower cost operation
  • Completed ahead of schedule
  • Provides a better environment for prisoners

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Ponte de Pedra, Brazil

Key Facts

  • A 176 MW power plant
  • Part of the national Emergency Energy Program which called for an increase in installed capacity of 3,000 MW per year over a ten year period

Key Benefits

  • With approval from the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment and an environmental impact evaluation, the project had minimal impact on the surrounding environment

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Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK

Key facts

  • The project involved the remodeling and redevelopment of the existing Derby City General Hospital site

Key benefits

  • The new acute hospital combines services from both the existing Derby City General hospital and the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary to provide a modern, energy efficient environment on one site with state-of-the-art equipment

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Sjisjka Wind Farm, Sweden

Key facts

  • One of Sweden’s largest wind farms, includes 30 wind turbines that will be able to supply 43,000 households annually with electricity

Key benefits

  • Vision of the project is to be built and operated in harmony with nature as an example of how to generate renewable energy in a cost-efficient, profitable manner in an environmentally sensitive area

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Surrey Street Lighting, Surrey, UK

Key facts

  • Involves replacing or refurbishing nearly 70,000 streetlights and refurbishing and upgrading some 18,000 light poles throughout Surrey over five years and operations and maintenance until 2035

Key benefits

  • Existing yellow/orange lights will be replaced with more energy efficient white light sources
  • Individual lighting columns will be remotely controlled from a new control center, leading to improved levels of service and significant environmental benefits

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Walsall Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Key facts

  • Redevelopment combined major renewal of existing hospital, with the development of new facilities and a focus on walk-in and daycase treatment
  • Has 558 inpatient beds, a new state-of-the-art Diagnostic and Treatment Center and a new Women, Children and Young People’s Center linked to the existing maternity unit

Key benefits

  • New, multi-professional education center provides superb training facilities integrated with the mainstream hospital environment
  • Modular ward block containing 136 beds offers the local health community flexibility for future needs

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Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant, St. Petersburg, Russia

Key Facts

  • Wastewater that passes through the treatment plant is treated in three stages: mechanical, biological and chemical
  • The plant serves about 700,000 city residents
  • This was the first project implemented under the framework of Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership, an international environmental program initiated by the EU Commission

Key Benefits

  • Greatly improved the quality of Baltic Seawater
  • Reduced the amount of untreated sewage entering the Gulf of Finland from St. Petersburg by approximately one third

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New Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Key Facts

  • A 40,000m2, specialized cardiothoracic hosiptal that will be located at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in Papworth
  • The new hospital will include 300 beds, 7 theatres, 5 cath labs
  • This project is all new build and will be done in a single phase on a greenfield site
  • Skanska Facility Services will provide extensive estate management services for 30 years during the Operating Phase

Key Benefits

  • Papworth is the first hospital in the UK designed to achieve an EPC 'B' energy rating
  • The latest BIM technology will be used in the Design Phase to maximize energy efficiency and ensure the hospital offers long-term flexibility; construction techniques will allow reconfiguration of the hospital over time
  • The stunning architecture of the new hospital will showcase a confident civic presence that will help attract the very best staff and clincicians and will make Papworth a treatment center of choice, both within the UK and internationally

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