Our co-operation with Watrec Oy has led to construction of a sixth biogas plant. We are currently building a plant for Mäntsälän Biovoima Oy at Mäntsälä with an initial annual processing capacity of 20,000 tons of organic waste. Construction began in summer 2019 and the plant will be commissioned next summer.
The total annual processing capacity of the five biogas plants previously built by us for Watrec Oy based on a construction contract exceeds 300,000 tons of organic waste (the plants are located at Vampula in Huittinen, Kuopio, Honkajoki, Oulu, and Riihimäki).
In 2015, we commenced co-operation with YIT in water tower construction. At the time, we manufactured and installed the stair tower for a water tower in Huittinen.
In the past year, we have co-operated at two localities, Raahe and Vantaa. Our company has taken care of the design and manufacture of facade steel structures and installed the structures.
The extension covers an area of 5,415 m². Civil engineering works began in the middle of March; at present, the building’s foundations are under construction. The extension will be completed during autumn 2019. Konepaja Survonen is the site’s main contractor.
Based on an agreement concluded with Hemmanet Oy two weeks ago, Konepaja Survonen commenced the construction of a turkey hatchery in Ostrobothnia. The 4,000m² hatchery will be completed in early autumn 2019. Our role in the project is full liability (KVR) contractor.
The cooperation agreement between Konepaja Survonen and LP-Vampula is continuing also for this season.
The town of Huittinen commissioned a new indoor sports arena to be built at Huhkola. The excavation works for the project started in early June and the hall will be ready in autumn 2018. The contract was signed on 02.06.2017 and Konepaja Survonen is the main contractor. The construction project employs many sub-contractors of the surrounding region.
Konepaja Survonen was involved in the project as a building contractor. An extension project is currently underway and the extra facilities will be ready in the late summer.
At the end of March, Konepaja entered into an overall responsibility construction contract with Suomen Viljava Oy. The contract covers the construction of three storage facilities at the Port of Loviisa, in the immediate vicinity of the grain silos. In total, these storage facilities will have a floor area of one hectare, and a total wheat capacity of 40 000 tonnes. The storage facilities will be ready by mid-August.
Konepaja Survonen manufactured and installed the upper ramp of the ferry berth LJ7 for the Port of Helsinki. Located at the West Terminal, the ferry berth was officially used for the first time yesterday, when a cruiseferry Tallink Megastar, built at Meyer shipyard for AS Tallink Grupp, came to test it. The newspaper Iltasanomat published an article about Megastar's visit.
Construction of the upper ramp at the West Terminal ferry berth is well under way. A total of six special elongated wide loads have been transported over the last few weeks, allowing the parts manufactured in Vampula and Alastaro to arrive in West Harbour in Helsinki. The installation work at the harbour is set to continue for several more weeks.
Konepaja Survonen has started construction on a logistics centre in Pirkkala. The building, which is set for completion in summer 2017, is located in Jasperintie in the industrial park.
In 2016 Yyteri’s seaside restaurant Helmi (Finnish for ‘pearl’) received an acknowledgement in the form of Pori’s Vuoden Kaupunkiteko (city deed of the year). Konepaja Survonen constructed the steel framework of the restaurant, located in Yyteri. The boat-shaped restaurant was completed by Konepaja Survonen in September 2015 and a year later the building was celebrated at the Pori Day celebrations in the town square. Congratulations to the winners, business partner couple Seppo and Sinikka Mäki-Ullakko.
In 2014 Konepaja Survonen manufactured a cold storage room for a farm in the village of Teuro, in Tammela. We are now working on the same site again, building a carport for the building over the course of the autumn.
Konepaja Survonen constructed a cattle rearing facility in Vampula. A contract was signed with Matintalo Sonni Oy in May, covering not just the production of the rearing facility, but also a bunker silo. The rearing facility, measuring 1,300 m2, was completed in September.
A boat maintenance hall completed in Vuosaari, Helsinki has been opened for use. Construction work in Vuosaari began at the end of 2015, and by June 2016 the hall was finished. Konepaja Survonen built the hall, measuring 1,000 m2, as a turnkey project.
Today Riihimäki Biorefinery received its first load of waste. The plant is now receiving waste from Ekokem Oy’s Circular Economy Village plant. The amounts received will increase gradually until the end of the summer, by which point the plant will be operating at full capacity, with the biogas plant set to be running at full steam during the autumn.
Konepaja Survonen Oy began construction work on the plant in autumn 2015, completing its work at the end of June 2016.
Konepaja Survonen produced and installed seven containers, with a combined capacity of c. 13,000 m3, at the plant. Construction of the containers required 600 tonnes of steel, with construction of the plant requiring 850 tonnes overall.
“We have built five plants for Gasum Biotehdas Oy, and Konepaja Survonen Oy has been involved in all of them – carrying out construction work and providing large digesting tanks,” explains Site Manager Carl-Henrik Nyström from Watrec Oy. “Konepaja Survonen’s design department was heavily involved in the projects, and together we have been very successful in working together to create building design solutions”, he continues.
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Today Konepaja Survonen Oy received EC type-approval for its KP-14G specialist trailer.
Space requirements are growing all the time, but some help is on the way: a 1,000 m2 materials warehouse is currently under construction on the same plot as the Vampula Tanokas workshop, providing shelter for storing steel in the future.
The Nanhiantie office will also be getting a makeover thanks to the minor ‘facelift’ project currently under way.
Konepaja Survonen’s workers returned to Honkajoki after a couple of years’ break. In 2014 Konepaja Survonen was contracted to expand Honkajoki Oy’s waste water treatment plant, and now the collaboration is set to continue in the form of repair works to a drying building.
Konepaja Survonen Oy supplied the steel frames for an expansion of Levorannan Autoliike in Sastamala. The manufacturing of the frames got under way and they were installed during late summer.
Konepaja Survonen has signed a contract to construct a cattle rearing facility in Vampula. Construction work on the cattle rearing facility for Matintalon Sonni Oy began in mid-June and was completed in autumn 2016. The contract also includes manufacturing of a slurry storage container and a bunker silo, in addition to the cattle rearing facility.
Konepaja Survonen has signed a contract with the Port of Helsinki Ltd. The contract covers the construction of the upper ramp of a new ferry berth at Helsinki’s West Harbour.
The steel upper ramp will have a total mass of c. 200 tonnes and a total length of c. 100 metres. The contract also includes hydraulics and electronics automation work. The deliveries to West Harbour will start at the beginning of November and the project is due to be completed by the end of 2016.
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On 10 March 2016 Konepaja Survonen Oy and Dragon Mining Oy signed an agreement for the delivery of an aggregate silo to their Vammala mine. The delivery will include design, manufacturing, and installation as well as removal of the old parts and material. Installation work is set to start in mid-May.
LP Vampula and Konepaja Survonen signed a two-year cooperative contract on 19 February 2016. Konepaja Survonen’s sponsored player is LP Vampula’s Binetou Sow, who plays for LP-Vampula wearing the number 10 in the Finnish women’s Championship League and her position is outside / opposite hitter.
Minister of Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen visited Konepaja Survonen’s production facilities on Nanhiantie in Huittinen on 30 November 2015. The minister was shown the company’s trailer production facilities, amongst many other features.
Pictured are Minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Managing Director Janne Survonen and the Chair of Huittinen Town Council Jukka Tuori.
Konepaja Survonen Oy has been granted an NCAGE code for the NATO codification system.
Konepaja Survonen Oy is building a biogas plant in Riihimäki.
Earlier with Watrec Oy signed contract on delivery of tanks for the biogas plant continues with the works contract which was signed in July.
Construction works in Riihimäki started week 33 and the plant will be ready in the summer of 2016.
At the plant under construction in Riihimäki, in addition to the aforementioned, organic waste generated will additionally be processed using a dedicated collection line and there will be three lines instead of the usual two.
In 2015, an area known as the Circular Economy Village (Kiertotalouskylä) and comprising three refineries will be built in Riihimäki to implement a globally unique recycling solution.In the new solution, plastics, metals and biodegradable materials are separated from ordinary municipal waste and redirected for further processing.
A biogas plant integrated with Ekokem’s own refinery generates synergy benefits and enhances the refinery’s operation. This innovative solution is the first bio-plant in Finland where biowaste originating from mixed waste is processed.
The mutually beneficial co-operation between Konepaja Survonen Oy and Watrec Oy is about to continue, since Konepaja Survonen Oy has already supplied tanks to biogas plants in Vampula, Honkajoki, Kuopio, and Oulu. In addition to the tank deliveries, Konepaja Survonen Oy has been involved in construction works at the sites. At the Honkajoki, Kuopio, and Oulu plants, there are collection lines for biowaste and sludge collected separately from households and commercial enterprises. At the plant under construction in Riihimäki, in addition to the aforementioned, organic waste generated at the Ecorefinery (Ekojalostamo) will additionally be processed using a dedicated collection line, and there will be three lines instead of the usual two.
The bio-refinery processing organic waste is being developed by Biotehdas Oy, Finland’s only nationwide operating biogas company. Watrec Oy is the technological partner of Biotehdas Oy responsible for the implementation of all of the company’s biogas plants. The refineries should be completed by summer 2016. Manufacturing of the tanks has begun and will be completed in autumn 2015.
”Watrec Oy has operated in the biogas industry for over ten years. From the very start, we have strived to establish a strong and functional co-operation network with companies offering top-level skills in different fields.
The importance of engineering works and steel tanks for biogas plants has increased significantly in the field of biogas plant construction, and we have been building the related co-operation and expertise with Konepaja Survonen Oy for more than six years”, says Juhani Suvilampi, CEO of Watrec Oy.
“Konepaja Survonen Oy is an innovative and efficient mechanical engineering enterprise; we have already implemented several biogas plant projects in Finland together. We have been pleased with their skills, products, and co-operation within the framework of our projects.
This way, we ensure that high-quality steel tanks are used for our biogas processes and that the projects can be carried out in co-operation with a Finnish supplier – this makes project management more reliable. Our co-operation has been efficient, we have developed our activities and the steel products manufactured for the process together”, Suvilampi continues.
“For us, participation in the implementation of biogas plants in Finland is a big thing indeed. Co-operation with such a competent company as Watrec Oy has been trouble-free and their solid expertise in the energy sector facilitates the planning and realisation of our products”, says Janne Survonen, CEO of Konepaja Survonen Oy.
The contract for a cow shed and decanting tank was signed on 13/04/2015. Earth-moving work for the Vampula shed is nearing completion and construction will start at the beginning of May.
The KIPA KVL 160 hook trailer is the first to be awarded national type approval in Finland. The trailer is similar in structure to the hook trailers that we manufacture for the armed forces, but is now also available for private customers.
In January 2015, Konepaja Survonen Oy signed a sales contract with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace As in Norway, with 54 heavy-duty centre-axle trailers ordered.
Trailer production began early in the year and the first deliveries will take place during the spring of 2015. Deliveries will continue to be made until 2017.
In terms of design and size, the trailers are almost identical to those that we produced for the Finnish Defence Forces in 2012–2014.
The Kuopio biogas plant project was successfully completed on 18/11/2014 when the Minister of the Environment opened the plant, which will handle 60,000 tonnes of organic waste every year. Use of the plant began the previous spring, but the official celebrations were held in conjunction with the inauguration of the Kuopion Energia motor power plant.
In her opening speech, Minister of the Environment Sanni Grahn-Laasonen stated that Finland needs sustainable waste management. The amount of municipal waste going to landfills could be significantly reduced by increasing the use of biowaste.
Minister of the Environment Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (centre) officially opened the plant. Helping her cut the ribbon were Juhani Suvilampi (left), Managing Director of Watrec Oy, Tero Luoma, Investment Director of Taaleritehtaan Pääomarahastot Oy, and Kaisa Suvilampi, Managing Director of Biotehdas Oy.
Mänttä gets a new ice rink We have signed an ice rink building shell contract with Mäntän Jääareena Oy. The contract covers wall panels and a steel frame, with a mass of 150 tonnes, built to execution class EXC3. Work had begun by the end of 2014, and the building will be completed in May 2015. The hall will have an area of 3150 m².
At a gala event on 08/11/2014, the Huittinen Entrepreneurs' Association (Huittisten Yrittäjäyhdistys) chose engineering entrepreneur Janne Survonen as its Entrepreneur of the Year. In ten years, Janne has grown his company from a one-man business to a diversified enterprise that employs more than 50 staff. Explaining its choice, the Entrepreneurs' Association mentioned innovation and the fact that Survonen is one of the most important employers in Huittinen.
A merger was implemented on the last day of September. SKJ-Rakennustekniikka Oy, a subsidiary of Konepaja Survonen Oy, merged with the parent company. This increased the number of workshop personnel by some 35 employees, with the company's field of activity diversifying even more within the field of construction.