The project company

The project company One-hour Turku Rail Link Ltd (Turun Tunnin Juna Oy) was established in December 2020.  The company was set up to handle the preparation and funding of track design for the Espoo–Salo direct railway line and Salo–Turku double-track railway line until construction is ready to begin.

In addition to the Government of Finland, the shareholders of the company are the cities of Turku, Espoo, Helsinki, Salo, Lohja, Vihti and Kirkkonummi.

Pekka Ottavainen has been appointed the company’s acting Managing Director. The company’s board has 13 members, and it is chaired by Minna Forsström, Msc (Tech), MBA. The project company launched its operations in December 2020.

New Managing Director starts in July

Pekka Ottavainen (M.Sc.Eng.), who has previously served as President and CEO of STUK International Ltd, will start as the One-hour Turku Rail Link Ltd’s Managing Director on 1 July 2021. Ottavainen has solid experience in various major projects and in leading experts. In addition to STUK International, he has worked at companies such as FinNuclear, Voimaosakeyhtiö SF and Pohjolan Voima.

A project manager was also appointed for the One-hour Turku Rail Link, starting on 20 May. Annika Salokangas (M.Sc.Eng.) has more than 12 years of experience in planning railway projects. Salokangas has most recently worked as a project manager at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, and before that as a head of department at Sitowise and as a design group manager at VR Track.