YIT to start new road maintenance contracts in October
This year, YIT has won road maintenance contracts in Kuhmo, Espoo, Mikkeli, Salo, Jyväskylä, Oulu and Helsinki. The total value of the contracts is over EUR 80 million. The contracts start October 1, 2014, and cover five years, with the exception of Oulu which will cover three years. Of the maintenance contracts, EUR 43 million was recorded to the order backlog of the second quarter and the rest to the third quarter. The contracts increased YIT’s market share in road management and maintenance to 27.3% (ELY contracts). In the municipal sector, YIT is a leading private operator.
Two of the maintenance contracts are executed with new models. Espoo’s regional contract was chosen as the pilot for the new maintenance management model due to its diversity and demanding management priority classification. In the management model, decision making is implemented together between the parties, which enables deeper cooperation between the orderer and the contractor.
Helsinki’s regional Pakila contract is executed with an alliance model which has previously been mainly applied to construction projects in Finland. The regional Pakila project will act as a pilot project for implementing the model to maintenance and it is used to map, among other things, the effects of fluctuating winter conditions to the resourcing and expenses of the roads. In an alliance, the parties form an organisation that strives for one cost target and target level, with the objective of doing what is “best for the project”.
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