Salini signs the 1.7 billion euro contract for Copenhagen’s new metro

7 January 2011  •  Source: Salini Costruttori

Pietro Salini, CEO of Salini Costruttori today signed the contract for the construction of Copenhagen’s new metro as Leader of the Copenhagen Metro Team which includes two other Italian companies Tecnimont and Seli. An official ceremony was held in the Danish capital in the presence of many authorities including the Metroselskabet Board and the Italian Ambassador in Denmark Carlo Tripepi, as well as the media.

The value of the contract is €1.7 billion. Works will commence this month and will be completed in 2018.

“This is another victory for the made in Italy and the ability of Italian companies to compete in terms of tecnical expertise and excellence in the global market” said Pietro Salini.

Copenhagen has one of the most advanced and cohesive public transport systems in Europe. The Cityringen project will form a new circular line in the city centre and will consist of two 17.4km tunnels and 17 new stations, all at 30 metres below ground level. From a technical point of view the project is extremely complex, since the city is at sea level.

The fully automated driverless metro system will operate 24 hours a day, with a minimum frequency of 100 seconds, guaranteeing efficient mobility for 130 million metro passengers a year.

The client, Metroselskabet, has recognised Salini’s commitment to using a local workforce and local companies wherever possible, upholding the highest standards of health and safety, and minimising the impact on the daily lives of the city’s inhabitants.

Salini is currently working on the Rome B1 metro where works are well in advance of schedule and has recently been awarded yet another important metro contract – the new B2 metro line in Rome.

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