Underground wastewater treatment plant design a big challenge
Posted on July 09, 2018
An ecological wastewater treatment plant is currently being constructed close to the Finnish capital of Helsinki in Blominmäki, Espoo. From 2021, it will treat the wastewater of around 400 000 of the city’s inhabitants. FCG Finnish Consulting Group Oy is the main contractor for the project. The multidisciplinary consulting company has diverse water know-how and makes use of state-of-the-art project management and design software.
“FCG is the main contractor in the Blominmäki wastewater treatment plant project. We started the design work already eight years ago and preliminary design ten years ago. At the moment, we are conducting detail design and the space has been excavated into the bedrock. The construction contractors have been selected and the concrete work should be complete in two years. Finally, partly overlapping with other phases, the devices and piping will be installed. The treatment plant will be taken into use in 2021 and for the time being we are on schedule,” says Petri Poikonen, FCG Planning Manager.