Case studies

We create complete solutions for workplace safety for road works, buildings, facilities, railways and other infrastructure projects. But we always do it our own way. With great consideration.

Safeguarding Slussen, Stockholm’s main interchange - Cars, buses, metro trains, cyclists and pedestrians; half a million people pass through the Slussen area in Stockholm every day. Ramudden is an important piece of the puzzle in terms of both making the work zones safe and ensuring accessibility for all those moving around in the area.
 

A new meeting place

Wear and tear, flood risks and Stockholm’s growth are some of the reasons why Slussen needs to be modernised. The aim is to transform a run-down interchange into a meeting place – and also to safeguard the drinking water for two million people. Everything is expected to be completed by 2025. The project requires meticulous planning. Major and complex work is to be carried out in a small area, while everyday life, traffic and public transport has to continue as usual. There are also height restrictions in the area, mwhich causes problems when moving machinery and equipment.


Efficient, safe work zones

Slussen is a bottleneck that people have to be able to pass through 24 hours a day. Stringent requirements are therefore stipulated for safety, surveillance, shell protection, fencing and enclosures. Ramudden has been involved since 2012, when maintenance was being performed on the older structures. Between 2016 and 2018, the work focused on diverting traffic and protecting the staff involved in the demolition and reconstruction of the structures on the east side.
 
During 2018 and 2019, the work concerned the relocation of the existing bus terminal to a temporary location, as well as closures around the new bus terminal being built in Katarinaberget. An important part of the project fell into place in 2020 when the new, gold-coloured main bridge was installed and opened to traffic.
 
Ahead of the bridge’s arrival by sea from China, the section of road known as Stadsgårdsleden was closed, which required rigorous, detailed planning. Once the bridge had been installed, work continued for around six months before it could be opened. The traffic flow was changed frequently to permit various elements of the work to be done.
 
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– We did the work on three or four nights a week to keep the traffic flowing. It was extremely complex, and changing the closures was a real headache, explains supervisior Andreas Eld.
 
– Quite simply, nothing can go wrong, so the work has to be planned to ensure safety. The jobs to be done over one night may not be too extensive, says Peter Svensson, traffic management officer on the Slussenproject for Skanska.
 
On 25 October 2020, the King and the Crown Princess officially opened the bridge to traffic.
 

Safety first

Work continued immediately on other parts of the huge Slussen project, which will be completed in 2025 if all goes to plan. There will be more workplaces to protect for Ramudden and Skanska.
 
- Skanska’s motto is ‘work safely or not at all’. Just as for us, safety comes first, which makes it easy to enjoy a good relationship, says Andreas Eld.

- We’re in the same boat. The most important thing is to create a safe workplace for everyone who works here and a safe environment for third parties passing by the working areas, says Peter Svensson.

- Slussen is really demanding, but at the same time it is a privilege to be involved in completing a junction that will be used by so many people for many years to come. What is built here will definitely end up on a stamp, Andreas Eld concludes.
 
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Helsinki, Finland

It has been predicted that the Helsinki region will have two million inhabitants and over one million jobs by 2050. To meet the increased passenger volume and move towards sustainable travel, a new light railway line is being built. Ramudden is securing the work along the entire Jokeri light rail route.
 
The Jokeri light rail, the 25-kilometre high-speed light rail route connecting eastern Helsinki to Espoo, is due to be completed in 2024. It is hoped that it will sustainably increase the capacity and comfort of Helsinki’s transverse public transport system and reduce the need to travel by car of the expected 91,000 passengers per day. New homes and workplaces are also planned along the line.
 
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Ramudden’s responsibility covers the entire route. Our tasks include establishing traffic arrangements, supervision and diversions, as well as responding to disturbances that are called in around the clock. Since the line is being built close to major residential areas, ring roads and traffic routes, Ramudden must have night-time resources that can respond at short notice.
 
In 2019, water, sewage and electricity lines were moved from the planned rail area. The project involves many different work zones and work stages, which places high demands on control and on managing resources correctly.
 
“The whole project is based on good communication, a high level of service and our willingness to make work zones safe for everyone involved,” says Michael Wackström, Director Ramudden OY/OÜ. “For example, we report incidents directly using an app to quickly find weaknesses and risks in the project.”
 
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Olso, Norway

Safety and security in public spaces where many people congregate is becoming increasingly important. As safety awareness increases, the demand for Ramudden’s solutions in these contexts is also increasing. Shell protection for public buildings and enhanced security in connection with major public events and festivals, such as during the celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day on 17 May, are some examples of occasions when Ramudden’s solutions are used in Norway.
 
Ramudden is the only company in the market that provides longitudinal protection at a height of over four metres with our proprietary products GP Link and SoundGuard.
 
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