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Energy and Construction

The information we produce and refine promotes energy efficiency in construction, sensible land use planning and green energy.

Civil Engineering

GTK provides assessments on the suitability of an area’s soil and bedrock for construction, finds out risks related to an area’s soil and bedrock and provides interpretations for companies and the society.

Engineering Geological Soil and Bedrock Surveys

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Stratigraphy Studies and Characterization of Fine-grained Sediments

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Ground Condition Model of Superficial Deposits

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Studies for Rock Engineering and Transport Infrastructure Projects

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Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics

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Geophysical Soil Surveys

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Geophysical Bedrock Fracturing and Rock Quality Studies

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Geothermal Energy

We assist in increasing the use of emission-free geothermal energy especially in large buildings and district heating.

Geothermal Energy Solutions

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Deep Geothermal Energy Solutions

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Groundwater Energy Solutions

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Site Selection for Nuclear Power Plants and the Disposal of Nuclear Waste

In the nuclear power sector, our focus is in the disposal of nuclear waste, site selection for nuclear plants, and researching the long-term safety of nuclear power.

Site Selection Services

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Geological Disposal Site Studies

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Natural Analogues and Long-term Safety

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Customer Story: Posiva Oy – From Geological Research to Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Disposal

Geological Survey of Finland GTK and Posiva Oy have been long in cooperation to study the disposal of spent nuclear fuel. As a result, Finland is the first country in the world to commission a disposal solution for spent nuclear fuel, focusing on sustainability and long-term safety.

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    Hannu Lahtinen
    Head of Unit, Energy and Construction Solutions​
    hannu.lahtinen@gtk.fi
    029 503 5260