Äänikoski railway project in progress at full speed
The overhaul and electrification of Äänikoski railway started in a short period immediately after the Labour Day, as the parties to the alliance, the Finnish Transport Agency and VR Track Oy signed the contract for the execution stage for the value of 47.1 M€ on April 28. The Transport Agency will procure the rails, timber and switch gear required for the project. The total budget of the railway project is 80 M€. The time schedule of the railway project is tight, as the construction work should be completed before the opening of the Äänikoski Bioproduct Mill, i.e. is by August 2017.
Vison has reported about the project earlier in December 2015, when the parties started the development stage of the project. Vison acts as the expert consultant of the form of execution of the project and is responsible for the public value-for-money reporting of the project.