Skanska secures Colorado River pipeline project in Argentina

Aug. 14, 2001--Skanska's Argentinean subsidiary, Sade Skanska, has been contracted for the construction of the Colorado River Water Pipeline. A fiber-optic cable will also be installed parallel to the pipeline.

Aug 14th, 2001

Skanska's Argentinean subsidiary, Sade Skanska, has been contracted for the construction of the Colorado River Water Pipeline. A fiber-optic cable will also be installed parallel to the pipeline. The total contract is valued at $82.5 million (SEK 850 M), of which Sade Skanska's share amounts to SEK 425 M. The customer is the province of La Pampa in Argentina. Sade Skanska is leading the 50/50 joint venture with Techint, an Argentinean company.

The project comprises a 156-km pipeline supplying Santa Rosa and other cities in the province of La Pampa with water from the Colorado River, approximately 500 km southwest of Buenos Aires. The pipeline, with a diameter of 1.1 meters, will have a maximum capacity of 2 cubic meters per second. The assignment includes the construction of an intake and treatment plant, two larger pump stations and a number of smaller ones, as well as operations buildings and electrical installations.

A fiber-optic broadband network will be installed parallel to the route of the pipeline. The network will connect 20 cities and will comprise a total of 595 km of fiber-optic cable. This portion of the total contract amount is valued at approximately $8.5 million (SEK 87 M).

The project will be carried out over a period of 18 months. Work will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion in 2002.

About Sade Skanska:

Sade Skanska provides construction-related services in South America. For more information, visit www.skanska.com.

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