Destia to outfit metro tunnel between Lauttasaari and Keilaniemi

Destia has been awarded the tender for the contract for building work in the West Metro tunnels between Lauttasaari and Keilaniemi. The agreement was signed today; the contract is worth EUR 16.8 million. The contract covers technical construction work in a metro tunnel segment about 4 km long and the construction of five vertical shafts, including their surface buildings.

Destia will begin the construction work as the excavation projects in the area are completed. To date, 82% (22.8 km) of the West Metro tunnels has already been excavated.

“We already have tunnels running from Katajaharju in Lauttasaari to Mäntyviita in Tapiola. Only about 200 m of tunnel remains to be excavated on the Helsinki side; the tunnelling begun in Matinkylä in Espoo has reached the corner of Nelikkotie, and the tunnelling begun in Niittykumpu is now passing under the Niittykumpu shopping centre. Excavation is also still under way in Tapiola, at Urheilupuisto and in Tontunmäki,” says Matti Kokkinen, CEO of Länsimetro Oy.

Excavation work on the West Metro will continue up to the end of 2013, but technical construction work has already begun at Lauttasaari station and on the section of metro line between Ruoholahti and Lauttasaari. These contracts were awarded to Skanska Infra Oy. Contractors for the remaining stations and sections of metro line will be selected later this year.
Further information

Matti Kokkinen, CEO, Länsimetro Oy, 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 company was established in 2007. The Länsimetro offices are situated in Tapiola, Espoo.