Belgium builds bridges in Norway29/10/2020

Belgium builds bridges in Norway

Belgium is building up its reputation when it comes to bridges. Two Belgian engineering and architecture companies have been hired to work for Nye Veier, a Norwegian company that undertakes the development and operation of motorways for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

BESIX and Bureau Greisch are the lucky and now well-renowned engineers who will be joining two different bridge conception projects. The two companies have already proved themselves in emblematic infrastructure projects worldwide and have both been awarded several prizes.

Indeed, we owe BESIX the conception of, for instance, Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the highest tower in the world), the European Parliament buildings in Brussels and the Grand Egyptian Museum on the plateau of the Pyramids of Giza. BESIX has also developed many bridges among which the Sheikh Zayed bridge in Abu Dhabi. BESIX will collaborate once again with the Italian construction company, Rizzani de Eccher, to undertake the construction of the E6 Moelv – Roterud, which consists of a new four-lane motorway bridge over Lake Mjøsa. This will be the world’s longest bridge with a wooden structure and will set a new benchmark for the use of sustainable materials in major infrastructure projects.

Then comes Bureau Greisch that will join the construction development of a bridge on a 17-km-long new four-lane road on the section E18 Langangen-Rugtvedt in Norway. The Belgian company and AFRY will be part of the consulting team of the French constructor Eiffage Genie Civil, chosen by Nye Veier AS. Bureau Greisch is famous for having conceived, among many other projects, the construction of the viaducts in Millau (France) and Pulvermühleviaduct (Germany), and of the bridge in Yavuz Sultan Selim (Turkey). They have also taken part in the construction of Louis Vuitton Foundation's museum in Paris.