Contracts for the technical level of ONKALO signed
Contracts have been signed for the construction of the building systems for the technical facilities of ONKALO, the Posiva underground characterization facility.The contracts encompass the construction work, electrical installations, and heating, plumbing and ventilation systems for the ONKALO technical facilities.
The main contractor is Skanska Talonrakennus Oy with LVT-Putki Oy, Rauman Sähköpalvelu Oy and Ilmastointi Salminen Oy as additional contractors.
As a result of the contract, the ONKALO technical facilities 437 and 455 metres below the ground surface will have systems such as a pumping station completed in winter 2012/2013. The pumping station will be used to pump drilling water and any minor leaks out of the tunnel.
The security centre will have security and office facilities that can be furnished for their final purpose within the contract. The office and security facilities will be used during both the construction and the operation of the repository.
The construction project also includes the facilities for the personnel shaft lift station, which will prepare the necessary space for the personnel lift to be installed later.
Some of the technical facility construction projects have already been launched, and they will all be in full swing after September. The contracts should be completed by the end of June 2013.
The contracts were signed in Eurajoki, the Orangeria of the Vuojoki mansion on 29 August 2012.