Rejlers part of extensive depot renewal project for Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd in Helsinki
Rejlers Finland has won an alliance-based contract to modernize the Koskela railway depot, a key step towards Helsinki's ambition to be climate-neutral by 2030. The project is in line with the expansion of the light railway network in the metropolitan area, addressing the need to update aging train depots, some of which are 80 years old.
The Koskela depot, a central facility for Helsinki's light railway, will serve approximately a hundred vehicles. Rejlers is responsible for the technical design of the depot, including energy-, electrical- and mechanical design, with the development phase set to conclude in June 2024.
“The start of the development phase has been very promising with an excellent cooperation between all parties. We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and adding value in the project”, says Topi Tissari, Director of Business Operations at division Buildings in Finland.
The contract is a result of Metropolitan Area Transport's procurement in which five alliances participated. The winning alliance includes Rejlers, Skanska, APRT Architects, Sweco and Sipti Consulting.
"This project is an excellent example of how we contribute to achieving our customer's sustainability goals. We are currently optimizing the depot's energy efficiency to find the best technical solutions to meet the client's environmental and energy goals”, says Malin Ljung Eiborn, Sustainability Director, Rejlers Group.
The construction works are expected to start in the autumn of 2024 and the new Koskela depot is planned to be completed in 2028.
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