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Our projects:


Kittilä Gold Mine, AEF Main Level 900 (2018-)

Client: Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
Extent: 75 000 m³ theoretical excavation volume, 2000 m length
Responsibilities: Principal, architectural, structural, and rock engineering design as well as geological services and HVACE design


The Repository of Nuclear Waste (2015-)

Client: Posiva Oy
Extent: 400 000 m³ excavation volume, 437 m deep
Responsibilities: Principal design, architectural design, rock engineering, structural design, and building information modelling (BIM)
  • Spent nuclear fuel is packed into disposal canisters at the encapsulation plant. The canisters are then transported by a lift to the underground repository.
  • Thorough preparation and implementation will ensure the safety of final disposal. The final disposal of spent nuclear fuel is projected to begin in the 2020s and to continue for nearly one hundred years. The construction licence was granted in November 2015.


ONKALO Research Facility (2008-)

Client: Posiva Oy
Extent: 350 000 m³ excavation volume
Responsibilities: Tunnel, shaft, and demonstration premises rock engineering, implementation, and job-term planning
  • ONKALO Research Facility for the nuclear waste repository


West Metro Extension (2006-)

Client: Länsimetro Oy
Extent: 21 km long, 13 new stations
  • Continuation of the metro in the Helsinki metropolitan area from Ruoholahti east to Espoo via Lauttasaari.
  • The first phase consists of a 14-kilometre rail line from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä, including eight new stations. Koivusaari and Lauttasaari stations are located in Helsinki. Keilaniemi, Aalto University, Tapiola, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu, and Matinkylä stations are in Espoo.
  • The second phase will extend the metro from Matinkylä to Kivenlahti with seven kilometres of rail line and five new stations located at Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti, and Kivenlahti.
  • The entire West Metro extension is projected to be complete in 2020.


Vuosaari Road and Railway Tunnels (2003-2009)

Client: Finnish Transport Agency
Responsibilities: Project management, structural design, and rock engineering design

Porvarinlahti Road Tunnels
Extent: 370 000 m³ excavation volume, 1600 m long

Labbacka Railway Tunnel
Extent: 60 000 m³ excavation volume, 600 m long

  • The first and only excavation site in Finland consisting of three adjacent tunnels; two road tunnels and one railway tunnel.
  • All excavation phases, including excavation, bolting, shotcreting, etc. were conducted simultaneously for all three tunnels.


Jokeri 2, Mass Transit Tunnel (2011-2015)

Client: HKR-Rakennuttaja
Extent: 115 000 m³ excavation volume, 1146 m long
Responsibilities: Overall design responsibility – principal, architectural, rock engineering, and structural design as well as fire, HVACE, geotechnical, landscape design, road and traffic design and fire engineering design
  • Bus and tram tunnel


Erottaja Underground Parking Facility (1998-2003)

Client: Erottajan pysäköintilaitos Oy
Extent: 59 000 m³ excavation volume, 450-car parking capacity
Responsibilities: Principal, architectural, rock engineering, structural, and fire safety design
  • Voted the best underground parking facility in a 2007 user inquiry (arranged by ROCKPLAN) concerning underground facilities in Helsinki. Users were especially satisfied with the facility’s cleanliness, lighting, sense of security, dryness and efficiency.


Sipoo Community Centre and Civil Defence Shelter (1999-2004)

Client: Municipality of Sipoo
Extent: 60 000 m³ excavation volume, 5700 m² floor area, 1800-person shelter capacity
Responsibilities: Overall design responsibility – principal, architectural, rock engineering, structural, and HVACE design
  • The sports hall and spectator stands were kept as open as possible to optimize the perception of spaciousness, sight lines, and building fire safety.

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