Two major marine contracts for Skanska in India

Press release 31/01/2003 00:00 CET

Skanska Cementation India has won two major contracts totalling £43 million for large-scale marine work in India, including one from a long-term repeat business customer.

The largest, worth £32 million, involves Skanska Cementation India carrying out the entire civil engineering works for a shiplift facility at Karwar, Karnataka, for the Indian Navy’s “Project Seabird”. The project includes constructing the main shiplift jetties on steel tubular marine piles, north and south shoplift piers, dry berth, wash down berth and shiplift control buildings, alongside supporting infrastructure such as drainage, electrical and pipeline services.

The company has also been awarded a £11 million contract to construct a back-up yard at a port terminal near Mundra. It is adjacent to a main container berth Skanska Cementation India is building for the same client, Adani Container Terminals. The work involves ground improvement, pavement, drainage and other associated works, with the completed facility being used by P&O.