Finding the right steel for the job
TYL Kruunusillat, the main contractor for the Kruunuvuori Bridge project, assigned Nordec to manufacture and install the bridge’s steel structures.
“Nordec is the leading company in steel frames and bridges, and for over four decades we have been providing cutting-edge steel solutions to the construction industry,” says Jaakko Köninki, Commercial Development Manager, Nordec. “Over the years we have successfully completed numerous landmark projects in the Nordics and Central and Eastern European region. Now, we are providing steel structures to the biggest and largest bridge ever built in Finland.”
For this assignment, it elected to use SSAB Domex® structural steel. “We use Domex 460ML because of its high reliability and high versatility,” says John Sundblom, Project Manager, Nordec.
Nordec began manufacturing the steel structures at its plant in Ylivieska, Finland in March 2022, with installation starting the following July. The installation is expected to be complete in 2024. In total, around 6,300 tonnes of steel structures will be required. SSAB delivered more than 3,000 tonnes of SSAB Domex® steel to these structures.