Skanska to build €150m Lokomotion Technology Centre for Metso

Skanska is building Metso's new Lokomotion Technology Centre in Tampere, Finland Skanska is building Metso’s new Lokomotion Technology Centre in Tampere, Finland (Image courtesy of Metso)

Swedish contractor Skanska is to build the new Lokomotion Technology Centre for industrial manufacturer Metso in Lahdesjärvi, Tampere, Finland.

Skanska won a €99 million (US$107.3 million) deal to construct phase one of the technology centre, which includes infrastructure and buildings totalling 34,000 sq m.

The factory will design, test, and manufacture technologies, equipment and components for the production of aggregates and sand.

While the first phase covers 34,000 sq m, the entire facility will eventually take up 66,000 sq m.

Construction of the first phase, which involves a €150 million (US$162.5 million) investment from Metso, will begin in July and will be completed in the third quarter of 2027.

Production of Metso’s Lokotrack track-mounted crushing plants will begin once the first phase is complete.

Metso’s current site, Lokomo, focused on the aggregates business, is located in Hatanpää, Tampere. Metso owns Lokomo’s approximately 17 hectares of land and buildings. The company intends to move all Metso’s Lokomo activities in a phased approach to the new technology centre in Lahdesjärvi, and then to close down and leave the Hatanpää site and buildings.

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