Skanska to Construct New Hospital in Virginia

Skanska has been awarded the assignment to build the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia, in the U.S. The contract totals $47.6 million, and the client is Mountain States Health Alliance.

The contract pertains to a large, three-story building comprising approximately 170,000 square feet, which will house offices as well as medical wards, with 44 beds, and departments for emergency care and surgery, in addition to facilities for a number of specialists.  Skanska is responsible for Design/Build and Construction Management of the project.

The building will be designed to facilitate environmental certification according to the international environmental classification system LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The planning will be implemented using the Building Information Model, BIM.

Site work will commence in July and is scheduled for completion in December 2011.

Skanska USA is one of the leading development and construction companies in the country, consisting of four business units: Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction; Skanska USA Civil, specialized in civil infrastructure; Skanska Infrastructure Development, which develops public-private partnerships; and Skanska Commercial Development, which develops commercial development projects in select U.S. markets. Headquartered in New York, Skanska USA has approximately 7,000 employees and its 2009 revenues were SEK 44 billion.

About Skanska
Skanska AB may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. Based on its global green experience, Skanska aims to be the clients’ first choice for green solutions. The Group currently has 53,000 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 2009 totaled SEK 137 billion.


Posted April 6, 2010

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