Skanska to build the Kivenlahti station

Skanska Infra Oy has won the construction contract for the Kivenlahti station on the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section of the West Metro. The total contract price is EUR 51 million.

The project will include the construction of the Kivenlahti metro station, a service tunnel and entrances from Kivenlahdentie and Kivenlahdentori. The construction area is about 22,000 square metres, and some 13,000 cubic metres of concrete will be poured. The Kivenlahti station will be the terminal station of the second phase.

“It is wonderful to be part of a project where we get to construct a metro station with a familiar client by utilising competencies from different Skanska business units. We have completed several excavation and construction projects for Länsimetro, and, in the construction of the Kivenlahti station, we can fully utilise our experience in challenging underground construction,” says Pekka Räsänen, regional manager at Skanska Infra.

During the year 2018, the project will progress from excavations to construction.

“The construction of the second phase is on schedule. The contractors for the Soukka station and rail line have been selected, and the construction work on the Sammalvuori metro depot has proceeded to roof wetting. The tenders for the construction of the three other stations have been published, and the contractors will be selected by October,” shares Ville Saksi, CEO of Länsimetro Oy.

In addition to building the stations, 24 subcontracts will be tendered out. The construction work will continue until 2022, after which the project will proceed to the commissioning phase. The goal is that the seven-kilometre rail line together with its five stations and depot will be handed over to the operator, HKL, during 2023.

In March 2018, the City of Espoo reviewed its project plan from 2012 for the second phase. The revised cost estimate for the entire project is EUR 1.159 million.