Work to begin on Helsinki-Vantaa Terminal 2 expansion project

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SRV, the construction company tasked with the extension and modification of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s Terminal 2, has announced that it will begin construction on the first phase of the €250m (US$283m) project.

SRV began the development phase of the T2 extension and modification work in summer 2017 when it was selected as service provider for the construction of the project’s alliance contract.

In December 2018, site establishment, demolition work and earth construction on a new parking facility will be launched. The planned extension and modification work is due to be completed in stages during 2021–2022.

“The Helsinki-Vantaa Terminal 2 extension and modification contract represents an interesting project for us, because it concerns a major international air transport node. We have already shown our expertise in the construction of the airport’s railway station, the extension of the P5 parking facility and a maintenance center,” said SRV’s executive vice president, Juha Toimela.

The aim of the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport extension and modification work is to create a new area serving flight passengers in front of the present Terminal 2, which will be completed 2021.

The extended terminal will feature a new section for check-in, security checks, baggage transfers and passenger reception as well as a travel center connecting different forms of transportation.

Terminal 2’s present departure and arrival halls will be remodeled into a gate area. The scope of the new construction and renovation area totals 75,000m² (807,000ft²), of which the extension accounts for approximately 40,000m² (430,500ft²).

“The Terminal 2 extension is a significant part of Finavia’s over €1bn (US$1.1bn) investment program. It aims to strengthen Helsinki-Vantaa’s competitive position as a major European transit airport and to prepare the airport to serve 30 million passengers in the future. Helsinki-Vantaa’s strengths are smooth and uncomplicated travel, friendly staff and innovative services. We also want to maintain these strengths as passenger numbers grow. The construction project to be launched in January will strongly support our customer experience objectives,” commented Finavia’s Joni Sundelin, director of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

The project’s development stage and implementation stage will advance using the alliance model, which has become commonplace in Finland.

In the alliance model, project planning and construction are implemented together, and the risks and benefits are shared between the alliance actors.

The Helsinki-Vantaa Airport extension work alliance consists of SRV and Finavia, as well as a planning group comprising Architectural firm ALA, Architectural firm HKP and Ramboll Finland.

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