The New Mainlines programme will, in dialogue with suppliers, develop a new business strategy to link large contracts to the expansion of the new mainlines in Sweden.
New Mainlines is a megaproject that will need resources and competences on a scale not currently available on the Swedish market. Over the next 20 years, new mainlines will have a turnover of SEK 15 billion per year. To achieve this turnover, the programme foresees the need for long term contracts in the order of 5-15 billion over 10 years. A project is now underway as part of the New Main Lines programme, to discuss with suppliers the business strategy of creating really large contracts in appropriate areas.
- Some of the major challenges with the new mainlines are the size, the long construction time and ensuring our resource availability. Knowledge, transparency and dialogue are important elements on the way forward and we need to come up with a business plan that we and our suppliers believe in, says Anders Karlsson, who manages the project.
Through large contracts, the New Mainlines programme hopes to have better conditions to optimise design and production and find innovative and sustainable solutions together with suppliers, for example in terms of technical solutions, production methods and industrialisation opportunities. In large contracts, they also want to see an increased focus on cost management, the distribution of responsibilities and tasks between the client organisation and suppliers.
The project plans to contact both the Swedish and international markets. During the spring, the inputs from the supplier dialogues will be analysed and the content of the strategy will be concretized and fine-tuned. By August, the new business strategy will be ready, which will form the basis for production and construction planning and contracting for the New Mainlines.
Strategic Planner, New Mainlines
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