Possible Metro construction delay after pullout rumours

Plans by one of the two Italian construction companies to pull out of Copenhagen’s Metro City Ring extension risk delaying completion of the 17-station underground line.

Tecnimont, which has been responsible for much of the project’s technical design, did not indicate why it wishes to sell its operations to Salini, the other Italian firm involved in the construction.

But Bent Flyvberg, a professor at Oxford University, predicted the move would cost both time and money.

Anne-Grete Foss, an executive with Metroselskabet, which manages the Metro, said neither company had officially mentioned anything about such a deal, but said the project was advanced to a stage beyond which Tecnimont’s withdrawal would have significant influence. 

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