February 8, 2017

Outokumpu helps renovate key bridge in Stockholm

The Söderströmbron bridge in Stockholm links the Old Town with Södermalm and is a crucial piece of the city's metro system.
The Söderströmbron bridge in Stockholm links the Old Town with Södermalm and is a crucial piece of the city's metro system.
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Outokumpu will supply 600 tonnes of stainless steel to the renovation project of the important Söderströmsbron in Stocholm, Sweden, that much of the city’s public transportation relies on.

The Söderströmsbron bridge complex consists of four 174-meter long railway bridges that link Stockholm Old Town with the Södermalm district, which are crucial to the city’s metro traffic and in need of renovation.

Originally built with carbon steel in 1957, the supporting steel beams of the Söderströmbron bridge will now be replaced with Outokumpu‘s stainless steel beams, welded together at the company’s Swedish site in Degerfors.

“Outokumpu has long experience in supplying long-lasting and cost effective bridges that have a considerably longer life cycle than that of a traditional carbon steel construction,” says Mladen Perkovic, head of Outokumpu Plate Service Center in Degerfors, Sweden.

There are over 330 000 metro trips made across the Söderströmsbron bridge every day and once the renovation is completed, before the end of 2018 according to plan, the bridge will not only be safer but able to support even higher traffic volumes.

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