Kaitaa metro station to test standby generator

Operational tests will be conducted on the Kaitaa metro station’s standby generator on 30 March, between 8 am and 4 pm. The tests may cause odour nuisance and possibly some noise in the surrounding environment.

The tests will ensure that the standby generator functions as it should. Read more about the ongoing testing phase and the progress of construction: Construction | Länsimetro (lansimetro.fi)

Every new metro station, as well as the Sammalvuori depot, will be equipped with a standby generator. A total of six standby generators will be installed in the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section. The standby generator will start up automatically after a few seconds if the transformers serving the station’s HVAC and electricity lose power due to a defect or, for instance, a nationwide power outage. The standby generators have a rated power of 500 kilowatts. This capacity is sufficient to maintain the metro station’s key safety functions, such as lighting, the PA system, the evacuation elevator and access control. The standby generator ensures the metro station’s safe operation in the event of a power outage and people’s safe exit from the station.

Further information

24/7 phone line of the Soukka contractor, consortium YIT–ARE: +358 (0)40 628 8161

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