Sander Hebbink

Finance Manager

The bridge to the future: the Sotra Link connection

Sotra and Bergen form the economic heart of Norway with a thriving oil and gas industry, port activities, maritime sectors and aquaculture. The Sotra Link project is the largest contract ever awarded by the Norwegian road authority. It is also the largest public-private partnership contract (PPP) granted in Europe in 2021. Due to its size and complexity, Sotra Link is the centerpiece of the Norwegian national transport plan 2018-2029. In December 2021, the project was approved by the Norwegian parliament with an estimated investment of approximately 23.1 billion Norwegian Kroner.

Safe, fast and green travel route

International cooperation

Foundation for further development and growth in the region

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The scale of the project

Sander Hebbink, finance manager at Rivoir, highlights the project as a unique international collaboration. The bridge and tunnel system of Sotra Link will consist of 19 tunnels for road users and pedestrians, 23 tunnel portals, 22 bridges and viaducts, highways with four lanes and 14 kilometers of pedestrian and bicycle paths. Additionally, approximately 24 kilometers of two-lane access roads will be constructed. The main bridge will have a width of 30 meters and a length of 900 meters with towers of no less than 145 meters high.

At Rivoir, we ensure the correct investment of 2.2 billion Norwegian Kroner. This dynamic and challenging project is a source of inspiration due to the collaboration with our international partners.

Sander Hebbink (Rivoir)

Project structure

The Sotra Link project is based on a long-term public-private partnership between Statens Vegvesen and the Sotra Link consortium. This consists of: Macquarie, John Laing, FCC, Webuild, and SK. According to the PPP agreement, Sotra Link is responsible for designing, building, financing and maintaining the project for a period of 25 years. Currently, the project is in the construction phase and the opening is planned for June 1, 2027. After that, the 25-year operational phase begins.

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