“We’re proud that M.J.  Eriksson has chosen us as their preferred supplier of the noise barriers and noise-barrier posts to be used for upgrading the railway section between Ringsted and Nykøbing Falster. We’ve previously collaborated on a small project in Køge. It was a very successful project where we were able to utilise and provide our expertise and vast know-how in the field of sheet machining, logistics and credibility relating to delivery capability,” says Frank L. Larsen, Key Account Manager, Steel Solutions, Ib Andresen Industri.


The contracting company M.J. Eriksson was awarded two earthworks contracts for the railway section between Ringsted and Nykøbing Falster in the summer of 2016.  The contract covers the setting up of 28 noise barriers along the 16 km section.


Karsten Lind, Project Manager, M.J. Eriksson: “When choosing suppliers, we examine several parameters, including logistics set-up, quality and experience of similar projects.  Ib Andresen Industri meets all three. In addition, we naturally look at the cost, and Ib Andresen Industri is also competitive in this respect.”


The railway line is part of the Fehmarn Belt project, Denmark’s largest infrastructure project with a total budget of DKK 62 billion. For Ib Andresen Industri, the order runs into the tens of millions of euros.


“An order like this doesn’t just fall into our lap. We keep an eye on the construction industry and act on the knowledge we receive, because we want to be part of Denmark’s major projects. This requires us to be both proactive and persistent,” Frank L. Larsen says.


Know-how and skill-sets

“This is a big project where we bring into play our know-how and expertise in the field of sheet machining and sectional-steel rolling. We combine this with our management of subcontractors and logistics, so M.J. Eriksson gets all the assembly components delivered on-site at the agreed time,” explains Søren Krog, Sales Engineer, Ib Andresen Industri.


The noise barriers are roughly three metres tall and vary in length. The barriers are made of posts, columns and barrier panels, as well as assembly components. The length of the barrier panels varies from 2.5 to 5 metres. Some of the barriers have glass instead of steel.


The barriers will be delivered over the next four years. The first delivery is late March/early April 2018, and the project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2021. By then, Ib Andresen Industri will have delivered roughly 7,000 tonnes of machined steel to make the 16 kilometres of noise barriers.