New gates manufactured by Normek
The installation work on the Saimaa canal is proceeding in a cheerful frost. In the picture, the new ports of Soskua dam made by our Oulu steel production plant are opened for the first time.
The single Soskua portlet has a width of about eight meters and a height of 15.5 meters.
The original Saimaa canal lower ports have been built in the 1960s and are at their disposal. The new gates manufactured by Normek are more durable and, in particular, have better winter characteristics. Additionally, the maintenance of new gates is easier. All channel locks on the channel are replaced one by one.
The main constructor of the Saimaa Canal renewal project is Graniittirakennus Kallio Oy