Sweco signed EUR 14.3 million contract with De Werkvennootschap for the tunnel under Ghent-Dampoort, Belgium

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 20-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Sweco (STO: SWEC-B), a European engineering consultancy company, has announced a new contract worth EUR 14.3 million signed with De Werkvennootschap, a Flemish government department, for the planning and designing of the tunnel under Ghent-Dampoort, including redevelopment of the station environment and the extension of several tram connections.

For years, the traffic junction at the Gent-Dampoort station in the north of the city has been one of the most dangerous places in Ghent and Flanders. In September last year, De Werkvennootschap, a department within the Flemish government, initiated the project to improve the situation.

Sweco will conduct the study for the Ghent-Dampoort tunnel, as well as for the construction of the 11.5 km tram line, including the underpass at Heuvelpoort and the redevelopment of six public squares. Sweco is also responsible for project management, accompanying studies and technical assistance, stakeholder management and project communication. The study is to be completed in the spring of 2024.

“Our assignment not only includes providing a solution to the often-dangerous traffic situation in and around the Dampoort area, it also includes a clear ambition to support people in switching from car to public transport and cycling. Our urban planners, engineers and traffic specialists will join forces and closely examine how improvements can be made to the quality of life, traffic safety and mobility in the area. With well thought-out design, we will ensure a much better flow of traffic, improve safety and ensure sustainable transportation that is of benefit to the citizens in and around Ghent,” says Erwin Malcorps, President of Sweco Belgium.

For additional information, please contact:

Erwin Malcorps, President, Sweco Belgium, +32 473 888 202,
erwin.malcorps@swecobelgium.be
Geert Cools, Communication Advisor, Sweco Belgium, +32 473 87 15 09,
geert.cools@swecobelgium.be
Johnny Nylund, Head of Press Sweco Group, +46 73 773 5189, johnny.nylund@sweco.se

Sweco plans and designs the sustainable communities and cities of the future. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 18,000 architects, engineers and other specialists, we cocreate solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 22 billion (EUR 2.1 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.swecogroup.com

SOURCE: Sweco AB

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