SICE has been awarded its first contract in Stockholm, Sweden, to deploy traffic systems along the 55km of tunnels currently being built by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket).
Trafikverket has commissioned the construction of a 21km-long beltway aimed at solving traffic congestion at rush hour in the city.
Construction of the new infrastructure will have to overcome some difficulties, such as the unique idiosyncrasy of the metropolis surrounded by the waters of the Baltic Sea and iconic Lake Mälar.
SICE will take part in the implementation of one of the five electromechanical contracts tendered by Trafikverket, whose scope is connected with the deployment of the traffic systems along the tunnel.
The contract is the first for SICE in the Nordic countries and marks a strategic milestone for the company. It will give SICE the opportunity to confirm its expertise in tunnel management with a highly significant and internationally prestigious project.
SICE will have to perform the design, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of systems such as variable message signs of many types and sizes to display information to the drivers.
It will also be responsible for the traffic detectors to measure and monitor the real-time status of the road, the gantries on which the different devices will be hung, automatic barriers to open and close the tunnels when needed, and the regulation of access to the freeway that leads to the tunnel.
SICE will have to overcome many complex challenges as part of the contract, including the coordination of work in an international environment with multiple contractors who will simultaneously carry out their tasks in the newly-constructed tunnel.
The company is also challenged with overseeing the implementation of the BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodology chosen by Trafikverket to manage the project.
SICE will use its cutting-edge technology to solve the communication problems between the north and south areas of one Europe’s fastest growing metropolis.