PRESS RELEASE, 9.10.2007
A construction consortium formed by Lemminkäinen Group's Lemcon Ltd and
Kesälahden Maansiirto Oy will carry out the Highway 6 improvement work for the
Finnish Road Administration. The road will be widened to four lanes on the
Kärki-Mattila and Mattila-Muukko sections of the Lappeenranta bypass. The
contract is worth EUR 101 million in total.
The existing road sections will be upgraded to a four-lane mixed-traffic road
for a distance of about 23 kilometres and five new interchanges will be built.
In addition, three kilometres of road following a new line will be constructed
to link up with Highway 13. The contract also includes other arrangements
required by the public road network and the City of Lappeenranta's street
network, as well as the removal of two railway level crossings.
The road improvement project will be carried out as a design & build contract.
Construction work will begin in late autumn 2007 and the whole project will be
open to traffic at the end of 2010.
Highway 6 is one of Finland's most important main roads. It is a favourite route
for tourists and its importance for international travel to and from Russia is
Project Manager Jaakko Kivi
Lemcon Ltd Infra
Tel. +358 40 555 0221
Lemcon Ltd is Lemminkäinen Group's international project contractor, which
derives about a half of its net sales from abroad. In Finland the company
focuses on demanding infrastructure contracts and project management
contracting. In addition to its operations in Europe, the company serves as a
project and telecoms network contractor in the Americas and Asia.
Lemminkäinen Group operates in all areas of the construction sector. Its main
business areas are building contracting, infrastructure construction, the
building materials industry and technical building services. Net sales in 2006
were EUR 1.8 billion, of which international operations accounted for about a
third. The Group employs some 8,700 people. Lemminkäinen's share is listed on
Helsinki Stock Exchange.