Pöyry awarded design services for Western Metro extension in Helsinki capital region

Pöyry has been awarded design assignments by Länsimetro Oy for the Western Metro extension in Finland. The Western Metro line extension runs in Espoo, the third largest city in Finland. It will be part of the metro system in the Helsinki capital region. This new 8 km long track will bring the metro within the reach of 50 000 people in southwestern parts of Espoo. The extension is estimated to be ready in 2018. Pöyry has also provided engineering services for the first phase of the Western Metro line, which is currently under construction and is scheduled to be in operation in 2015.

Pöyry’s current services cover track engineering, rock and geotechnical engineering, architectural design and structural engineering, as well as in certain stations and depots. Pöyry will deliver some of these services in cooperation with other consulting companies. The design work started in March. The total value of Pöyry’s services is in the region of EUR 6.3 MEUR, of which 4.7 MEUR has been booked to Regional Operations business line’s order stock in Q1/2013 and the remaining part will be booked in Q2/2013.

“We want to introduce a quick and sustainable means of transport for the citizens and this Metro extension is an important part of the city development. I believe that Pöyry’s experience in several rail and tunneling projects will significantly contribute to the project.” says Mr Olavi Louko, Director of Technical and Environment Services, City of Espoo.

Pöyry is currently involved also in other significant infrastructure projects in Espoo, such as Espoo city rail. Pöyry has long experience in carrying out public transport projects worldwide.


Source : Pyöry

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