SRV has won the project management contract for the Espoonlahti station on the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section of the West Metro. The total contract price is approximately EUR 48 million. All project management contractors for the second phase have now been selected, and construction will be underway at each station by the end of the year.
In Espoonlahti, the contract includes the construction of the underground metro service tunnel, its entrances on Espoonlahdentori and Solmutori, a bus terminal adjoining the Lippulaiva shopping centre and a service tunnel and connecting tunnels to the station.
“The Espoonlahti metro contract is a natural continuation to other contracts carried out by SRV for the metro. At this site, we will be able to demonstrate our expertise in the management and implementation of demanding projects. In 2016, SRV oversaw the completion of the Koivusaari metro station as the project management contractor. In addition, SRV has previously carried out the station and tunnel excavation and reinforcement work for the Otaniemi and Kaitaa metro stations of the West Metro,” says Antti Raunemaa, Head of Unit at SRV.
Construction of the second phase is on schedule and within the cost estimate. This year, work has progressed from excavation to construction. Work is already underway in Kivenlahti, Soukka, Kaitaa, Finnoo and on the rail line. Construction of the Espoonlahti station will also begin by the end of the year. At the Sammalvuori depot, work has already progressed to technical building services.
“Tendering is now complete for all major contracts for the second phase. We have found experienced contractors for each of the stations and the rail line. The market situation has remained good, competition has been sufficient and as a whole, procurement has been carried out smoothly. Tendering for the subcontracts will continue until spring 2019,” says Ville Saksi, CEO of Länsimetro Oy.
In March 2018, the City of Espoo reviewed its project plan for the second phase from 2012. The revised cost estimate for the entire project is EUR 1,159 million. The aim is to hand over the seven kilometres of rail line and five stations and depot to the operator, Helsinki City Transport, during 2023.
Ville Saksi, CEO, Länsimetro Oy, tel. +358 (0)40 823 2086, firstname.lastname@example.org
Juha Toimela, Deputy CEO, SRV, tel. +358 (0)40 594 5473, email@example.com
Antti Raunemaa, Head of Unit, SRV, tel. +358 (0)40 564 4105, firstname.lastname@example.org