On Thursday March 17, 2011 60+ people gathered in House of Sweden for breakfast and presentation by Skanska IDÂ’s Executive VP Karl Reichelt who provided an interesting and engaging discussion about Skanska and their current and upcoming public-private partnership projects around the world, such as theÂ construction of the worldÂ’s largest PPP hospitalÂ New KarolinskaÂ and the 61-kilometer, 6-lane toll highway,Â Autopista CentralÂ outside Santiago, Chile. In the DC region Skanska Infrastructure Development is working with the Virginia Department of Transportation to design, build, construct, finance, operate and maintain the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/MLK Extension project in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia.Â
TheseÂ projects are examples of ways Skanska is creatively helping state & local governments leverage funding through Private Public Partnerships. Karl also gave an overview of SkanskaÂ’sÂ Green Initiative, and their strong commitment to beingÂ a leading green project developer and contractor.Â
Karl ended the presentation with a photo of his winning foursome team from the 2008 SACC-DC Golf Tournament. Chairman Bradley J. Olson thanked Karl and handed over a gift of top-quality golf balls.