Skanska to build power plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for USD 490 M,
about SEK 3.2 billion
Skanska has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction
contract to build a new 550 MW natural gas thermal power plant in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil. The contract value for Skanska is USD 490 M, about SEK
3.2 billion, which will be included in order bookings for the fourth
quarter of 2011. The customer is Petrobras, one of the world's leading
The power plant will be built in Seropédica, at Baixada Fluminense, 75
kilometres away from Rio de Janeiro and 350 kilometres from São Paulo.
Skanska is the single contractor of the project, which is Skanska's
biggest contract in Latin America.
Skanska will be responsible for the basic design, detailed engineering
and construction of the facilities, including civil works and
electromechanical installations. The contract also encompasses the
procurement of equipment and material, moreover Skanska will assist in
the start up and operation of the thermal power plant.
The project is scheduled to commence immediately and will be completed
in the fourth quarter of 2014. About 1500 workers will be involved once
the project reaches its peak.
Skanska Latin America is one of the continent's leading contractors.
Operations focus primarily on construction, operations and services for
the international oil & gas and energy industry. In 2010, with about
10,000 employees, had revenues of about SEK 5,7 billion.
For further information please contact:
Juan Saravia, Senior Vice President Communication, Skanska Latin
America, tel +54 11 4341 7050
Edvard Lind, Press Officer, Skanska AB, tel +46 10 448 88 08
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Skanska is one of the world's leading project development and
construction groups with expertise in construction, development of
commercial and residential projects and publicprivate partnerships.
Based on its global green experience, Skanska aims to be the clients'
first choice for Green solutions. The Group currently has 52,000
employees in selected home markets in Europe, in the US and Latin
America. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the Stockholm
Stock Exchange, Skanska's sales in 2010 totaled SEK 122 billion.