ABB to safeguard Norway’s new Government Building Complex

ABB provides innovative security systems to secure employees and valuables for the new government building complex in Oslo, scheduled for operation in 2029.

The new government building complex  is one of the largest construction projects in Norway through the ages. It will provide safe and good workspaces for the ministries and an open and green urban space for the inhabitants. Gross building space is planned for approx. 125,000 square meters, of which approx. 37,000 square meters are underground. In addition, approx. 37,000 square meters of existing buildings are being rehabilitated.

ABB has signed a contract with Statsbygg to provide the following electronic security systems and associated engineering and project services to the new government building complex:

  • The new government building represents modern Norway. Photo credit: Team Urbis
  • New goverment building. Photo credit: Team Urbis
  • New goverment building. Photo credit: Team Urbis
  • New goverment building. Photo credit: Team Urbis
  • Automated burglar security alarm system
  • Automated access control system
  • CCTV surveillance system
  • Drone protection

“We are honored to be selected provider of security systems for this vital and historic project,“ says Per Erik Holsten, Country Managing Director of ABB in Norway. “It shows, among other things, that competence built up through large industrial projects with integrated project teams, design, engineering and project management is invaluable, also for such infrastructure projects.“

The work commenced immediately and will be carried out in an interaction contract over two phases:

  • Phase 1: Establishment of a common understanding for the implementation of detailed design and execution
  • Phase 2: Detailed design, production and execution

Automated burglar security alarm systems, automated access control systems and CCTV surveillance systems include complete systems for the entire project.

ABB Energy Industries is enabling safe, smart, and sustainable projects and operations for businesses across the oil, gas, chemicals, life sciences, power generation and water sectors.  Driving integrated solutions that automate, digitalize, and electrify industry we connect our people and technology to help our customers adapt and succeed. With over 50 years domain expertise, we continue to innovate and reshape traditional approaches across the energy sector with our technologies designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, reduce energy consumption and waste.  

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.


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