AINS Group and Pöyry sign framework agreement on design work for the Tallinn tunnel

Responsible for the conceptual design of the tunnel, AINS Group and Pöyry signed a framework agreement with Finest Bay Area Development Ltd on design services for the planned railway tunnel between Finland and Estonia. The agreement lays out the ground rules and division of duties in the design of the project.

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Matinkartano Bridge awarded 2019 Bridge of the Year

AINS Group’s new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, built in Matinkylä in Espoo, has been awarded for its merits in bridge engineering and construction. Not only does the statuesque bridge offer a safe way for schoolchildren to cross a busy road, but it also looks attractive to pedestrians walking underneath it.

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A-Insinöörit ja Proxion strategiseen kumppanuuteen, Mikko Saarinen (Proxion) ja Vesa Järvinen (A-Insinöörit)

AINS Group and Proxion launch strategic partnership – partners aims to be the leading rail transport expert in Finland

AINS Group and Proxion want to increase the rail transport of people and goods. The new specialist group will bring broad expertise to large-scale railway projects and the development of the rail transport infrastructure.

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Lean Construction Congress 3–5 June 2019 – How to improve productivity and collaboration in construction organization?

This year the top lean event in construction and infrastructure industry focuses on cultural change for better performance and joint development.

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AINS Group and Pöyry are preparing for the next engineering phase of the railway tunnel between Finland and Estonia

AINS Group and Pöyry are preparing for the next engineering phase of the Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel project, in partnership with Finest Bay Area Development Ltd. The project is estimated to employ hundreds of experts by the end of the year.

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The Finnish Tunnelling Association has elected AINS Group’s Max Pihlström as Finland’s Young Tunneller 2019

The Finnish Tunnelling Association (MTR-FTA) has elected AINS Group’s Max Pihlström as Finland’s Young Tunneller 2019.

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AINS Group to produce visualisation services for Senate Properties

AINS Group will produce services related to the visualisation of building plans for Senate Properties. These services will help Senate Properties to develop and sell work environments in a customer-oriented manner.

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AINS Group’s Civil Engineering division gains the ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate

AINS Group’s civil engineering expert services have been granted the ISO 9001:2015 certificate. The division’s ISO 9001:2015 quality system covers all of its engineering, consulting and other expert services.

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Teemu Laurila appointed head of the nuclear waste management unit

Teemu Laurila, Doctor of Science (Technology), will take over as the head of AINS Group’s nuclear waste management unit at the beginning of March. The appointment is designed to strengthen the unit’s ability to meet changing customer needs.

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Tampere Rantatunneli is the best project of the world

The world’s best project 2018: the Tampere Tunnel

The Tampere Tunnel was awarded as the best mega-sized project 2018 in the global IPMA competition. The project’s high level of stakeholder satisfaction and the tunnel’s huge impact on road safety were just some of the factors that made the tunnel project stand out from the crowd.

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Tunnel Boring Seminar

International Tunnel Boring Seminar attracted top TBM technology experts to Vantaa, Finland

The Tunnel Boring Seminar was organized in cooperation by Pöyry, A-Insinöörit and Finest Bay Area Development and focused on TBM technology and its potential for Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel project.

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Experience the digital future of investment management at WDBE 2018 event!

AINS Group and Collaprime bring a unique virtual environment to the World Summit on Digital Built Environment 2018 event organized at Finlandia Hall, Helsinki 11.-12. September.  The event brings the experts on infrastructure and built environment together.

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A-Insinöörit Civil Oy to take over responsibility for AINS Group’s civil engineering and environmental construction expert services

The operations of AINS Group’s new Civil Engineering division, launched at the beginning of 2018, will be centralized in a single company under the name A-Insinöörit Civil Oy from 31 August 2018 onward.

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AINS Group's expertise in nuclear waste management to support Chinese growth

Finnish experts in radioactive waste join forces to support growth in China

AINS Group and Finnish power utility company Fortum have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide extensive joint Finnish services for safe management of Low and intermediate level (LILW) radioactive waste in China.

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Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel project is gaining momentum

Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel – to be built on a tight schedule without public funding?

The Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel project is gaining momentum! Members of the tunnel consortium launched a podcast. Together they shine light on the idea and people behind the endeavour.

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AINS Group and Collaprime sign a strategic collaboration agreement with a view to developing collaborative services

AINS Group and Collaprime have signed a global strategic collaboration agreement with a view to developing work and design environments based on collaborative virtual reality technology and related services. These new methods and services will contribute to the creation of a built environment that better meets the needs of stakeholders and property owners. The technology and services to be created as a result of the collaboration form a unique concept also globally. 

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Safe disposal of nuclear waste is a global challenge – AINS Group, VTT and Rusatom Service agree cooperation to promote nuclear infrastructure and training

Finding a safe way to dispose of nuclear waste from reactor sites is a challenge that must be faced by all countries with a nuclear power programme. Finnish expertise in nuclear waste management is unparalleled throughout the world. AINS Group, VTT and Rusatom Service have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote the export of nuclear infrastructure and training to international markets.

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Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel project is gaining momentum

The Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel would boost collaboration between Finland and Estonia

A tunnel connecting Helsinki and Tallinn would create a metropolis spanning two capitals, facilitate the movement of labour, and boost economic growth in Finland and Estonia, which already share cultural similarities. It would also improve transport connections between Europe and Asia. In May, the tunnel project took another step forward when it was discussed at a high-level meeting between the countries.

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The new Ratina shopping centre gives an energy boost to Tampere’s urban culture

The Ratina shopping centre, which opened its doors recently, is not only the newest but also the largest shopping and recreation complex in Tampere, Finland. A workplace for almost a thousand people, Ratina livens up the southern part of the city centre. Ratina constituted a unique project for the project partners too: For AINS Group, it represented both a tour de force in steel structure engineering and the company’s largest construction management project to date, while for Sponda it was the most extensive development project in company history.

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AINS Group intensifies cooperation with Rusatom Services within nuclear waste management

Our world-class experts within nuclear waste management, VTT and Rusatom Service signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Atomexpo congress in Sochi, Russia on 14 May. The purpose of the MoU is to promote the export of nuclear infrastructure and training in international markets.

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Cityfier smart city tool to develop the City of Chattisgarh in India

AINS Group based start-up Cityfier won Smart City Bizhack India held in Slush Helsinki in 2017. As the Bizhack winner, Cityfier will be given the opportunity to be fast-tracked to Phase 2 of GOInternational’s Indo-Finnish Market Entry Acceleration Programme in February. Cityfier will frugally innovate with disruptive Indian companies and present their solutions for direct implementation in Chhattisgarh. The Smart City BizHack India was the first Indian-themed event alongside Slush.

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A new Civil Engineering Team at your service

AINS Group’s new branch, AINS Civil Engineering, started its operations on 1st January 2018. Our aim is to grow into the leading Finnish provider of expert services in urban and infrastructure engineering as well as engineering of underground structures. We bring together the top experts in the field, and open doors for AINS Group’s international growth.

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AINS Civil Engineering joins the building of Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel

AINS Civil Engineering has joined a consortium that plans to build a fast underwater train connection between Helsinki and Tallinn. FinEst Bay Area Helsinki-Tallinn Tunnel would create a new metropolitan of two million people at the heart of the Baltic Sea area, connecting the leading technology and business hubs. The other members in the consortium are Pöyry, Fira and FinEst Bay Area Development. The members of the consortium have the latest know-how in underground structures, construction management and the use of digital tools and platforms in construction.

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Planning of Kuopio University Hospital’s New Heart project for the SYKE group

Kuopio University Hospital’s reform project New Heart is carried out as an alliance. In the SYKE group, A-Insinöörit Suunnittelu Oy is responsible for structural engineering, while A-Insinöörit Rakennuttaminen Oy heads the design team. Granlund Kuopio Oy is responsible for the building service engineering work. Architects Kontukoski Oy and Kujala & Kolehmainen Oy and construction design studio Turunen & Räisänen Ky are responsible for architectural design and the tasks of the principal designer.

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Finnish expertise the key to global solutions in the storage of spent nuclear fuel

Hundreds of thousands of tons of spent nuclear fuel from nuclear reactor sites all over the world are still without a safe long-term storage option. On 20 August 2017, Last Week Tonight stated that, in the US alone, the amount of spent nuclear fuel sitting in nuclear power plants is a whopping 71,000 tons. If all that waste was gathered in a single location, we would end up with a pile of spent uranium rods the size of an entire football field and over 20 feet tall. One out of three Americans lives within 50 miles of nuclear waste.

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