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Pöyry wins geotechnical contract for Finland’s Western Metro project

Engineering company Pöyry has been awarded the rock, geotechnical and structural engineering contract for the Western Metro project in Finland, between the districts of Matinkylä and Kivenlahti.

Helsinki metro

Source: hannu.oskala

Pöyry has been awarded geotechnical engineering assignments for the metro extension in Helsinki, Finland

The combined value of the agreement is €3.9M.

On the western part, services include structural engineering of the rail line, two underground stations, an underground pit and the shafts. On the eastern part, services include rock and geotechnical engineering of the rail line, shafts and three underground stations. The total length of the leg is approximately 7km.

The Matinkylä-Kivenlahti metro extension will run in Espoo, the second largest city in Finland. It will be part of the metro system in the Helsinki capital region. The Western Metro between Matinkylä-Kivenlahti is expected to be ready by 2020.

Pöyry also provided engineering services for the first leg of the Western Metro line, which is currently under construction and is scheduled to be in operation by 2016.

“Safety, functionality and efficient implementation are the top priorities for Pöyry in designing solutions for rail, road and underground projects. We are honoured by Länsimetro’s trust in our competence and of the continued cooperation,” said Mikko Inkala, Pöyry’s president of infrastructure design in Finland.

The structural engineering work will be carried out in collaboration with Ramboll Finland Oy.

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