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Focus on sustainable solutions

Through careful design work, conscious and active choices, we create the preconditions for a sustainable railway installation that can be built in an efficient and safe way.

Some examples of important parts of our sustainability work are:

  • We always put safety in the forefront with the goal that nobody shall be killed or injured at their workplace. In our work, this entails that we, in our design activities, search for a design which means that the railways will be safe to travel on and maintain. We of course also work with the consultants' work environment. Furthermore, of course, we work also on our consultants' work environment as well as with our own
  • Through our climate work we want to reduce the environmental burden in the form of coal dioxide emissions during construction and operation. In practice, it means that we weigh the climate impact into our choice of track alignments and detailed design of the high-speed railway.
  • A sustainable installation from an economic point of view means that the costs of the installation have to be calculated. This includes the investment cost but also the cost of studying the entire life cycle of the railway – in other words for operation and maintenance.

Our Design Director since 1 November 2016 is called Otto Andersson. He has now taken over the leadership for our design unit with a clear task of focusing on our supplies; we will be supplying railway plans and preliminary design documents so that the construction of the East Link can commence as planned. Otto has broad experience of the railways and has been working on the project for three years We have now procured planning along in principle the entire stretch of line in large consultancy contracts, and now it is a question, together with our suppliers, of to coming up with an optimal alignment for the East Link.

Working on planning and investigations in connection with an entirely new railway means that we sometimes have to rethink and come up with different smart solutions than the ones we thought of from the start. An example of this is that we in Sub-project Södertälje/Trosa will investigate a somewhat different routing of the line past Vagnhärad-Tullgarn. This means that we can keep to a higher speed on the railway but at the same time have less of an impact on Tullgarns Natura 2000 area. It will be studied in greater depth and field investigations will be performed between November 2016 and February 2017.

Have a good time until you hear from me again!

Malin Holen