New contracts signed

Agreements for the electrical, HVAC and structure-borne sound insulation contracts for Länsimetro’s station in Tapiola signed 9 September 2103. ARE Oy was chosen as the station’s electrical contractor. The total contract price is EUR 3.4 million. The Tapiola station’s HVAC contract was awarded to EMC Talotekniikka Oy. This contract is worth EUR 3.6 million.

An agreement for the delivery of structure-borne sound insulation materials for the west metro was also signed today. The project’s insulation material contracts have been divided into separate deliveries according to insulation class. The delivery contract for insulation class 16 dB was awarded to Christian Berner Oy. The total contract price is approximately EUR 230.000. The 16 dB material will mostly be used for rail junctions near stations and close to the surface. The structure-borne sound insulation material will be installed under the metro tracks to prevent vibration and noise from being transmitted to the surrounding rock and thereby to the immediate environment. The use of insulation materials is based on calculations performed in vibration and sound-engineering studies.

– “Most of the contracts involved in the construction project have now been awarded. The excavation work for the line will be completed by the end of the year, allowing construction to begin along the entire length of the line. The West Metro project is a major employer, and the line’s completion will require a total of 4,900 person years”, says Länsimetro CEO Matti Kokkinen.

Further information

Länsimetro Oy, CEO Matti Kokkinen, tel. +358 50 347 1558,

Länsimetro Oy is a company jointly owned by the Cities of Espoo and Helsinki, tasked with building the West Metro 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 set up in 2007. The Länsimetro offices are situated in Tapiola, Espoo.