– Project preparation will continue under the alliance model. In a partnership-based alliance model, the different parties in a project form a joint project organization. Risks and benefits are to be divided between the parties in predetermined proportions, says the project manager Terhi Honkarinta from the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency.
The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency began preparing the project as a Private-Public Partnership (PPP) project in 2018, but it proved impossible to put the project to competitive tender because a complaint against its water permit was filed with the Vaasa Administrative Court in March 2020. The complaint against the water permit decision is still in process in Administrative Court.