Granlund selected as building services designer for Finavia’s development project

The project will cover a total area of 80,000 square meters

Granlund has been selected as the HVAC, automation, electrical and sprinkler designer for the draft stage of the project that will see an increase in the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s transit capacity. In addition, Granlund will provide consultation services regarding the extension project’s environmental and energy efficiency aspects. The extension is part of Finavia’s development program for 2014 to 2020. The project will cover a total area of 80,000 square meters.

The design project includes two extensions to the current long-haul passenger terminal with ten new aircraft spots as well as a terminal with six bus gates. Most of the new aircraft spots will be designed for wide-body aircraft. In addition, the current long-haul terminal will be extended so that the departing and arriving passengers can be directed through different routes. The project is now at the design stage and the first phase of the construction process should begin in early 2016.

Environmental issues play a key role in the project. According to Granlund’s Sustainability Consultant Anne-Maria Vierinen, the international BREEAM certification criteria will be utilized when setting environmental objectives for the project and they will also explore the possibility of having the project certified. “In addition, we will explore the possibilities of producing renewable energy as part of the extension project and throughout Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in general,” Vierinen says.

“The biggest challenges are related to the fact that the construction work will be done in an environment that is being used 24/7. Thus good planning is needed to ensure smooth and safe passenger traffic,” says Jukka Tyni who is the Main Designer of the project’s building services.

The aim of the Finavia development program is to maintain Finland’s good air travel connections and to ensure Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s strong position, particularly in terms of connecting traffic between Europe and Asia. The development project will be carried out in three phases.

“This phased implementation method allows us to react to sudden changes in the market situation quickly and flexibly. The detailed content, schedule and costs of the development program will be specified during the design process,” says Finavia’s Technical Director and Development Program Director Henri Hansson.

The first phase, increasing the security control and check-in capacity, was completed in May 2014. Granlund was responsible for the project’s electrical, telecommunications and lighting design. Next, the focus will be on increasing transit capacity and improving the service level of European and domestic flights.

Finally, Finavia intends to expand the current terminal to cover the ground traffic area so that the check-in, security control and baggage drop will all take place in one departure/arrival hall. The Arrivals 2A lobby is also undergoing a renovation and Granlund is responsible for the electrical design of this area.

Further information:

Jukka Tyni
Main Designer of building services
Granlund Oy
Tel. +358 50 525 0211

Timo Arkiomaa
Project Manager for HVAC design
Granlund Oy
Tel. +358 50 582 0798

Heikki Kaartinen
Project Manager for electrical design
Granlund Oy
Tel. +358 50 525 2303

Anne-Maria Vierinen
Project Manager for environmental planning
Granlund Oy
Tel. +358 40 531 7550