Facilities & Infrastructure

The mine has available spaces/caverns at several depths all the way to the main level at 1400 meters.

Underground facilities includes e.g.

  • parking lots
  • electrical repair workshop
  • equipment washing lane
  • workshops for equipments
  • material storages
  • safety area / fresh air supply area
  • telecommunication room
  • a kitchen and lunch room
  • washrooms
  • a sauna
  • showers

Surface facilities on the industral area include e.g.

  • warehouses
  • workshops
  • laboratory and sample preparations
  • parking places
  • a railway yard
  • a helipad
  • offices
  • a canteen and residential area.
  • guest houses
  • a quarry

If required, new and even huge laboratory spaces can be created. The suitability of the bedrock for new and even large caverns around the mine was studied and emphasized in the extensive site investigations during 2012-14.

A new laboratory hall (~120 m2) has been developed at depth of 1 430 metres. The hall is suitable for example for studies which require low muonic background. The newest facility is Lab 2 at the level 660 made for plant production.


Picture: Jari Joutsenvaara

The laboratory space at the depth of 1430 metres of the size of 120 m2 with the max height of 9 metres.