Turku University Hospital (TYKS) is building a massive new building, named T3 Hospital, on top of existing E18 freeway and a rail road. New building will have total area of 54 000 m2 in eight stories. Total budget for the project is 158 M€.
Due to cold winters in Finland, a de-icing salt is often used for roads. This causes severe corrosion environment for steel piles.
“We prepared for damages in the coating with training of repair and a big bunch of repair materials. Now we have installed 97 pcs of coated piles and we have used only handful of repair patches. Our installation team has learned more gentle way to handle piles. I think this helps us also in normal projects, because they are handling also un-coated piles with more care.” Kai Jaakkola, Drilling supervisor, Lemminkäinen.