In the second phase of the West Metro, Matinkylä-Kivenlahti, the main electricity distribution contract was won by a consortium between Winco Oy and Eurolaite. The total value of the contract is EUR 4.8 million.
The main electricity distribution contract comprises medium voltage instruments, distribution transformers with auxiliary systems and necessary cabling including equipment, materials and installations. More than 50 kilometres of medium voltage cable is installed in the project, which will function as the main electricity distribution network for the railway between Matinkylä and Kivenlahti.
”For Winco, the project is an important first step into projects involved in the second phase of the West Metro. In addition to strong electrotechnical expertise, we utilise lessons learned during the first phase of the West Metro. The project is also a good continuation to GRK’s current projects on the rail line and Finnoo station,” says Winco’s District Manager Tero Palosaari.
Eurolaite delivers distribution transformers and cabling equipment as well as occupational safety equipment for the project. Eurolaite has the most comprehensive product range in Finland for railway electrification.
The main electricity supply project will start in November 2018.
“The installation of the main electricity distribution network is an important part of completing the second phase. The consortium has the necessary experience and expertise in demanding underground construction,” says Länsimetro Oy’s Technical Director Raimo Kaunismäki.
The second phase of the West Metro is estimated to be completed in 2023. This year, work has progressed from excavation to construction. Project management contractors have been selected for all five stations and the railway. The tendering of subcontracts will continue until summer 2019. At the Sammalvuori depot, work has already progressed to technical building services.
Construction on the stations and rail line will continue until 2022, after which the project will proceed to the commissioning phase. This includes the acceptance of contracts, extensive testing and regulatory approvals. Länsimetro’s share of the project will be completed once the metro is handed over to the operator to begin preparations for passenger traffic.
Länsimetro Oy, Technical Director Raimo Kaunismäki. raimo.kaunismaki(at)lansimetro.fi, tel. +358 50 390 6670