Contracts for gas suppression system and standby generators signed

The standby generators for West Metro will be supplied by TYL Geneset Powerplants. The value of the contract is about EUR 1.4 million. The standby generators are generators driven by diesel engines. These will be located in designated facilities at all stations to ensure an uninterrupted power supply to critical systems in case of a disruption in the power grid.

The gas suppression system for West Metro will be supplied by Mako Oy. The gas suppression system contract includes fire extinguishing systems for all telecommunications and automation rooms on the West Metro line where traditional sprinklers cannot be used. The value of the contract is about EUR 415,000.

There are a few contracts left to sign for the West Metro project this year and next year. Excavations are now 99% complete. In the construction projects, retaining wall elements have been installed over a stretch of six kilometres by this time. Construction is proceeding in parallel in the metro tunnels and at four stations, and soon all stations will be under construction. At that time, the project will be employing more than 1,000 people, according to Matti Kokkinen, CEO of Länsimetro Oy.

Further information

Länsimetro Oy, CEO Matti Kokkinen, tel. 050 347 1558,

Länsimetro Oy is a company jointly owned by the Cities of Espoo and Helsinki, tasked with building the West Metro underground line from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä. The aim is for metro traffic to start on the new metro line at the end of 2015. The company was established in 2007. The Länsimetro offices are situated in Tapiola, Espoo.