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New helicopter base in Lakselv

AF was chosen by the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency as contractor for the helicopter base project at Lakselv Airport, Banak.

Project status

      Aug 2017
      Jan 2018

      About the project

      As part of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ national commission, 16 new rescue helicopters shall be in place by 2020. The new helicopter base at Banak is similar to the bases previously built by AF at Sola and Ørland.

      • NOK 205 million

        Contract value

      AF Gruppen

      Lakselv lufthavn, Banak, Lakselv, Norge

      New building for new helicopters

      The agreement includes the construction of a new hangar for 330 Squadron at Lakselv Airport, Banak. The project also includes outdoor facilities on landside and airside. Landside work primarily comprises a new access road and parking areas, while airside work includes three helicopter stands. New buildings with a gross area of approx. 6,000 m² will be constructed, in addition to around 15,000 m² of outdoor facilities. 

      Replacing the Sea-King 

      The old Sea-King helicopters have been used by the rescue services since 1973 and shall now be replaced by new helicopters from 2018. Up to 2020, Norway will receive 16 new rescue helicopters which will be stationed at Rygge, Sola, Florø, Ørland, Bodø and Banak. 

      The new facilities will be adapted to the new helicopter fleet, and will comprise helicopter docks, workshops, offices, administration and facilities for on-site duty personnel.

      Project info

      Business unit: AF Bygg Prosjektpartner
      Customer: Forsvarsbygg
      Contract type: Totalentreprise

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