11 May 2012 09:00

Major steel structure contract for Ruukki for new mail terminal in Hallsberg, Sweden

Rautaruukki Corporation Press release 4 January 2012 at 10.00 EET

Ruukki has signed a contract worth around EUR 5 million for total delivery of a new mail terminal to be built in Hallsberg, Central Sweden. The new building will total around 30,000 square metres. The order was placed with Ruukki by NCC Construction Sverige AB, the main contractor in the project.

Ruukki's total delivery comprises the steel frame, façades and load-bearing roof structures. Ruukki is also responsible for structural design and installation.

Sweden Post plans to make Hallsberg in Central Sweden the hub of mail sorting and to switch from air cargo to railway freight, which is more environmentally aware. In this respect, Hallsberg is ideally placed. The building will also serve as a train loading and discharging terminal.

"Sound experience in total deliveries of large buildings was one of the main criteria in Ruukki's favour as our choice of partner," says Krister Lund, Contract Manager, Örebro county at NCC Construction Sverige AB.

"Ruukki's delivery, which includes frame and envelope structures, as well as responsibility for their design and installation, offers the customer a competitive package. We have worked together with NCC since the project development stage in this venture," explains Sami Eronen, SVP Building Projects, Ruukki Construction.

Ruukki will begin installation work at the site in January 2012, Installation work is expected to last about six months. The building is scheduled for completion during 2012.

The frame will be made at Ruukki's plant in Peräseinäjoki, the façade panels in Alajärvi and the roof profiles in Vimpeli, Finland. The contract also includes delivery and installation of the hollow core slabs and plinth elements for the building.

For further information, please contact:
Sami Eronen, SVP Building Projects, Ruukki Construction, tel. +358 20 592 5173

Rautaruukki supplies metal-based components, systems and integrated systems to the construction and engineering industries. The company has a wide selection of metal products and services. Rautaruukki has operations in 27 countries and employs around 11,700 people. Net sales in 2010 totalled around EUR 2.4 billion. The company's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS). The Corporation uses the marketing name Ruukki.

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