ABB to deliver facility monitoring system for phase II of West Metro

The facility monitoring system for the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section of West Metro will be delivered by ABB. Once the project is completed, the system will ensure the availability, reliability and safety of all of Länsimetro’s 13 metro stations. The value of the delivery is EUR 10.8 million.

ABB’s delivery includes facility monitoring systems for all five metro stations of phase II: Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti and Kivenlahti. ABB will additionally deliver a similar system for the underground metro depot to be built in phase II.

The system will enable the real-time monitoring of the metro stations, metro line and maintenance tunnels, emergency exit shafts, station doors, elevators, escalators, lighting, smoke extraction and alarms, from the metro operator’s control room as well as remotely. In exceptional situations, the system will initiate automatic alarms and response measures. The control system to be implemented as part of phase II of the metro project will be connected to the system covering the entire Helsinki metro network.

“ABB implemented the control system for phase I of the metro project. We are pleased that the same contractor is also involved in executing this second phase, in which ABB is one of our most important strategic suppliers,” says Länsimetro’s CEO, Ville Saksi.

West Metro’s second phase is estimated to reach completion in 2023. Construction on the rail line and stations will continue until 2022, at which point the project will proceed to the commissioning phase. It includes the acceptance of contracts, a comprehensive testing phase and approvals by public authorities. Länsimetro Oy will have completed its task when the metro is handed over to the operator so that preparations for transit operations can begin.