FINLAND: National transport agency Liikennevirasto has awarded Mipro a €22·3m contract to undertake signalling renewals at the marshalling yards at Niirala, Vainikkala and at Kotolahti-Mussalo in Kotka. The work is to be undertaken in 2016-18, with each yard commissioned as a separate entity.

Announcing the contract on September 13, Mipro said resignalling would reduce the number of manual operations required at the three yards, enhancing operations and improving safety.

‘We have extensive and comprehensive experience in delivering safety-related systems for rail traffic’, said Managing Director Juha Nurmi. ‘This project is an excellent continuation of our project operations and our co-operation with Liikennevirasto.’