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of rock premises have been implemented according to ROCKPLAN’s designs

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Rock mechanics


Structural engineering


Project management

Our projects:

The Repository of Nuclear Waste

Client: Posiva Oy
Extent: Depth 437 m
Start-up: 2015 repository
Completion: Disposal is planned to start in 2020’s
  • Architectural, rock engineering, structural design and BIM modelling.
  • The spent nuclear fuel is packed into the disposal canisters at the encapsulation plant. The canisters are then transported by a lift to the underground repository.
  • Thorough preparations and implementation will ensure the safety of final disposal. The final disposal of spent nuclear fuel is planned to start in 2020’s and will continue for almost a hundred years. The construction licence was granted in November 2015.

Research facility ONKALO

Client: Posiva Oy
Extent: 350 000 m³
Start-up: 2008 – continues
  • The nuclear waste repository’s research facility ONKALO
  • Tunnels, shafts and demonstration premises Rock structure planning, implementation planning and job-term planning

The West Metro Helsinki-Espoo

Client: Länsimetro Oy
Length: 21 km, 13 new stations
Start-up: 2006
Completion: 2020
  • The metro in the Helsinki metropolitan area is set to continue from Ruoholahti via Lauttasaari to Espoo.
  • In the first phase, a rail line of 14 kilometres from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä will be completed including eight new stations. Koivusaari and Lauttasaari stations are located in Helsinki, and Keilaniemi, Aalto University, Tapiola, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu, and Matinkylä are located in Espoo.
  • The Matinkylä–Kivenlahti extension of the west metro will be the next construction phase consisting of seven kilometres. New stations will be Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti, and Kivenlahti.
  • The entire line from Matinkylä to Kivenlahti will be completed in 2020 according to the plan.

Vuosaari Road and Railway Tunnels

Client: Finnish Transport Agency
Length: Road tunnel 1520 m, Railway tunnel 600m
Start-up: 2002
Completion: 2008
  • The excavation site of the two road and one railway tunnels was the only one in Finland to have three tunnels excavated side by side.
  • In addition, all of the excavation phases, such as excavation, bolting, shotcreting and so on, were done simultaneously in all three tunnels.

Kluuvi’s car park and civil defense shelter

Client: Kluuvin pysäköintilaitos Oy
Extent: 104 665 m³

  • Parking facility for 725 cars
  • Shelter fo 7500 people
  • Planning Responsibility: Principal Design, Architectural, Rock Construction and Structural Design
  • The site was built between 1996 and 1999


Erottaja Underground Parking Facility

Client: Erottajan Pysäköintilaitos Oy
Extent: 59 000 m3, 13 025 m2
Start-up: 1998
Completion: 2003
  • The Erottaja parking facility for 450 vehicles, was found the best underground parking facility according to a user inquiry concerning underground facilities in Helsinki, arranged by Rockplan in 2007.
  • The users were especially satisfied by the cleanliness, lighting, sense of security, dryness and the expediency of the parking facility.

Sipoo community centre

Client: Municipality of Sipoo
  • Sipoo multipurpose sports hall and 1,800-person air-raid shelter.

  • Main design, architectural, rock structure and structural planning, 35 000 m3 5 700 m2, 1999 – 2004

It was important to keep the sports hall, and the whole facility, as spacious as possible, so that the space would not be experienced as unpleasant and hard to perceive. The openness of the space was also significant in regard to the spectator stands in the upper floor and the view from it. Also, a good visibility within a building increases fire safety and makes people behave more calmly in unexpected situations.

Leppävirta Underground Winter Sports Centre

Client: Municipality of Leppävirta
Extent: 55 000 m3, 8 500 m2
Start-up: 2000
Completion: 2004
  • Below the Spa Hotel Vesileppis is situated the underground ski arena, which is designed for winter sports all the year round.
  • The underground space offers facilities for several sports activities such as practice sessions, competitions and testing involving various skiing techniques, and also for amateur activities. The hall can also be transformed for ice sports events.

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