Pöyry's services cover the entire lifecycle of subsurface engineering, from exploration and strategic planning to monitoring of a rehabilitated site.
Geotechnical engineering needs continuously high-quality data in order to best prepare foundation design, modelling and underground rock room design.
Pöyry assists clients in all earth mapping scales - from remote sensing from outer space to microscopic sample studies.
We supply the most effective down-to-earth study - be it laser scanning, sample drilling or boring, hydrology or geophysics survey and satellite imagery.
Knowledge is sometimes also gained from multidisciplinary data analysis and modelling. Data management solutions secure the investment value through time-saved and applicability to various purposes.
Our team uses and supports multiple GIS or subsurface data systems for optimal client benefit.
Water is a vital resource for life on the earth and groundwater an essential component of water resources. We encounter simultaneously the increasing need of water resources in major areas of the world and the need to manage and preserve the valuable resources exploited. Groundwater is also an important factor in earth construction projects to manage and in activities of soil materials supply industry.
At Pöyry we meet daily a variety of groundwater issues from our clients and are pleased to be able to offer one stop store service chain for customers. If your interest is anywhere ranging from groundwater formation evaluation to contamination and remediation or in aspects of artificial recharge technology or to achieve reliable results from complex groundwater transport modelling - we can do it for you.
Whatever the earth and subsurface related interest you may have, Pöyry is one of the best contacts to initiate. We will concentrate on objectives and find the best available technology and associated services one may need. We understand that almost every geological setting is unique around the globe and, in many cases, also geoscience component is involved and research results are to be covered.
Close co-operation with research organisations combined with our competence and drive is available for every client. Characterisation can also be a costly and long-term activity where reliable consultant pays off. Subsurface is a data limited volume where the very best must be done to discover ground truth and assess remaining uncertainties for decision-making. There is so much to do - and to take care - regarding the planet earth.
Earth Data Solutions
Understanding spatial geographic information accompanies any analysis of the earth and subsurface. Pöyry develops and applies GIS systems, consults on GIS know-how and offers operation services when data is to be transferred and maintained.
GIS data, virtual models of infrastructure and landscape, and design models nowadays all integrate into seamless site models. Examples of client uses include business development that contains logistical analysis, as well as land and property management systems for taxation.
Remote sensing and satellite images broaden the imaging viewpoint and assist in collecting, creating and analysing large-scale geographic information.
Remote sensing is increasingly used in natural resource evaluation, change detection (such as in monitoring forest cover), and in accurate control of dynamic deformations of the earth and man-made structures.
On-site data for any new engineering design and existing plant renovation projects are efficiently collected with the best laser scanners. Direct use of laser scanning data and as-build models assist in imaging targets with desired precision and detail.
Pöyry supports safe data delivery over the Web and can make available customised collaborative Web and browser-based GIS tools.
Exploration & Mining
Natural resource exploration and mining require a variety of services during their operational lifetime. Pöyry can provide services for all phases.
For the exploration industry - ranging from base metals to REEs, industrial minerals or dimension stones - Pöyry conducts drilling, geology, geophysics, chemistry and hydrology services, to name just a few.
Pöyry helps clients analyse the market potential, identify suitable exploration areas and develop investigation strategy. We understand that, at the same time, environmental, land use, permitting, baseline mapping and public involvement must be treated with care.
We also realise that novel methods used in data analysis and interpretation and in exploration modelling can result in significantly more tonnage of discovered resources.
In mine development phase, Pöyry offers services for EIA, plant design, process engineering, logistics, spatial and geotechnical planning, construction management, water supply and treatment, and environmental systems. In addition, special geoscientific services are available, such as hydrogeology or rock mechanics.
There are typically challenging exploration phases during the mining period to find new exploitable ore occurrences. Every mining project also has its closing and site rehabilitation phase.
Pöyry brings the best and most suitable solutions for client success and environmental safety.
One central subsurface service area at Pöyry is in geotechnical engineering and investigations. Our portfolio contains soil borings, bedrock drillings, soil and rock sample analyses as well as environmental sampling and monitoring. A high quality service chain continues in geotechnical design and rock engineering.
Underground space design, foundation engineering and dam design solutions are examples of this proven track record at Pöyry in a number of public sector and industrial projects. Geotechnical engineering and project management also relies on qualified design and data processing software. Pöyry has developed innovative software products - like 2doc for tunnel documentation and RockCAD for geological modelling in AutoCAD environment - as leading-edge supplementary tools for client projects.
Nuclear Waste Solutions
Management and safe disposal of nuclear fuel wastes is met in every country using nuclear power to generate electricity. Pöyry has served our clients in the development of safe, long-term solutions for nuclear waste treatment from potential site screening studies to scenarios of repository site evolution to the far future.
We have participated in many major programmes worldwide regarding waste inventory, low and intermediate level waste and high level waste disposal. In addition to the geoscientific sector, a growing amount of business activities have taken place among consulting, safety case, evolution studies, monitoring techniques, environmental assessment and public involvement topics.
We apply and follow latest technological development with deep enthusiasm in nuclear waste disposal field. Also other environmental challenges under consideration - like CO2 sequestration or subsurface contaminant migration in general - can take benefit of the technical progress made in research for nuclear waste disposal.