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27. June 2008

Project agreement signed for snow avalanche barriers in Bolungarvík

A project agreement concerning the construction of snow avalanche barriers in Tradarhyrna was signed in the Bolungarvík Town Hall on 24 June 2008. Signatories were Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Director of the Earthwork and Construction Division of Iceland Prime Contractor, on behalf of Ósafl, and Elías Jónatansson, Mayor of Bolungarvík. Ósafl submitted a bid of just under ISK 567 million, considerably below the original cost estimate of ISK 727 million. The construction of snow avalanche barriers has been in preparation for 10 years, beginning with preliminary surveys carried out in 1998.

The barriers, which will be constructed on Tradarhyrna, are intended to protect the residential communities below Tradarhyrna and Ytragil. The project involves the construction of a protective barrier 18-22 metres high and 700 metres long and the placement of eight 11-metre-high cones higher up the mountainside. The entire construction site will be some 10 hectares in size. It is intended that the 400,000 m3 of filler materials used for the work will be procured in the immediate vicinity.

The barrier structure was designed by engineering firm Línuhönnun and landscape architecture firm Landmótun. The Company sought out a design that would fit harmoniously with the immediate surroundings. Construction is to begin in the summer of 2008, and completion is scheduled for 2010.

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