Alliance agreement for the implementation phase of the Lapland Central Hospital extension project

3.2.2020

The Lapland Hospital District Municipal Association signed an alliance agreement for the implementation phase of the central hospital extension project in Rovaniemi on Monday. The construction phase of the project will be completed in stages, with completion expected in January 2023. Geobotnia Oy is responsible for the geotechnical design of the project.

The extension project will cost a total of EUR 138 million. The investment will be paid for by 15 members of the Lapland Hospital District.

In addition to Geobotnia Oy, the parties to the alliance agreement are the Hospital District of Lapland, VERSTAS Arkkitehdit Oy, YIT Suomi Oy, Are Oy, Granlund Oy, WSP Finland Oy and L2 Paloturvallisuus Oy.

This is the first alliance-type construction project to be carried out in Lapland.

See the related Yle news (in Finnish).


New employees

27.11.2019

Taneli Kaarela has begun working as a geotechnical designer and Ilkka Kerttula as a ground investigator in Geobotnia Oy.


Metsä Group bioproduct mill in Kemi

25.6.2019

Geobotnia was invited to participate in Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill project in Kemi. When implemented, the project is the largest forest industry investment in Finnish history – with a total value of about EUR 1.5 billion. At the moment, ground investigations are done by Geobotnia and will continue during the Summer season 2019. The project will continue with project planning with the aim of making an investment decision and readiness for implementation in 2020.

Project related YLE news here.


New employees

4.2.2019

Juha Mikkola has begun working as a ground investigator and Helena Erkkilä as a technical assistant in the company.


Stora Enso POOL Project

31.8.2018

Geobotnia Oy is the consultant in Stora Enso Oyj’s POOL Project. The project is part of a larger whole, linked to the renewal of production at the Oulu plant in Nuottasaari.


Column penetration tests and column vane shear tests

31.5.2018

Geobotnia Oy has added column penetration tests and column vane shear tests to their range of services. The first ones are used to determine the shear strength of a column while the latter ones are used to determine the shear strength of a column at a certain depth.

In addition to these quality control tests, we offer amongst other the following ground and rock investigations:

o   weight sounding tests, dynamic probing tests and static dynamic penetration tests
o   piezocone penetration tests (CPTU), vane tests, pressuremeter tests
o   groundwater standpipe installations in soil and rock as well as water samplings
o   disturbed and undisturbed soil samplings
o   percussion drilling with drill rods or casing pipes
o   core samplings in rock
o   packer tests in rock, rock core sample logging and mineral aggregate tests

 

The first column vane shear test done by Geobotnia Oy


Geobotnia Oy designing the biggest wind turbines in the Nordics

24.5.2018

Geobotnia Oy is responsible for geotechnical design of TuuliWatti Oy’s Viinamäki wind farm. In addition to geotechnical design, we are responsible for instance ground and bedrock investigations.

There will be five turbines installed in the wind farm. These turbines are as yet the biggest in the Nordic countries. The new wind farm will begin production in 2019.

Read more here: Yle News tai Newspaper Kaleva.


A new designer

14.5.2018

Janne Kauppila started as a designer in the company.


A new junior designer

20.3.2018

Juulia Väisänen has started working as a junior designer in the company.