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Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN)


About The BSUIN Project Aim of the BSUIN project is to make the underground laboratories in the Baltic Sea region more accessible for innovation, business development and science by improving the information about the underground laboratories, the operation, user experiences and safety. More information: bsuin.eu

Project duration 1.10.2017 – 30.9.2020

Partners:

Organizations participating

14 partners + 17 Associated Organizations. 6 underground labs.


Underground Laboratories Involved In The BSUIN Project 1

Callio Lab, Pyhäsalmi mine, Finland

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Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Oskarshamn, Sweden

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Reiche Zeche, TU Freiberg Research and Education mine, Germany

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Conceptual Lab development co-ordinated by KGHM Cuprum R&D centre, Poland

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Khlopin Institute Underground Laboratory, Russia

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Ruskeala, Russia

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Callio Lab, Finland calliolab.com

Kerttu Saalasti Institute (KSI) of the University of Oulu Kimmo Luukkonen

Panu Jalas

kimmo.luukkonen@fqml.com

panu.jalas@oulu.fi

Jari Joutsenvaara jari.joutsenvaara@oulu.fi

Geographical location, size and depth of the facility

Specialised knowledge, services

Pyhäsalmi Mine is located in central Finland 160 km south from Oulu and 180 km north of Jyväskylä or 450 km from Helsinki.

Quality system for visitors and safe working environment down to 1.44 km.

The Deep laboratory facility Lab 2 at depth of 1.44 km is especially suited for particle physics experiments requireing low cosmic ray background. Vast tunnel network is very suitable for testing of mining and tunneling equipment, especially at levels 75 m (Lab 1), 660 m (Lab 4) and 990 m (Lab 3). Also old maintenance levels on 400 m provides ample spaces for research.

Large maintenance halls, restaurant, conferencing and social facilities on the main level at 1.4 km depth. Optical cable available at practically all levels in the mine. GSM telephone network at the main level (1.4 km). A state-of-the art microseismic monitoring network installed in the mine.


Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory (Äspö-HRL), Sweden Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory (Äspö HRL) skb.com Operated by Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB) Mats Ohlsson mats.ohlsson@skb.se

Geographical location, size and depth of the facility

Specialised knowledge, services

Äspö HRL is located in the Simpevarp area in the municipality of Oskarshamn in Sweden. The island Äspö is located 30 km north of the center of Oskarshamn and close to the nuclear power plants.

Specialised knowledge in geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, ground water chemistry, geophysics, rock mechanics, rock engineering, clay materials and especially swelling clays etc.

The underground part of the laboratory consists of a main access tunnel from the Simpevarp peninsula to the southern part of the island Äspö where the tunnel continues in a spiral down to a depth of 460 m.

Scientific and technical experts available at site or in networks. Organisation for guiding, planning and starting external projects including experimental services ranging from drilling, measurements to construction of prototypes.


Reiche Zeche: Research and Education Mine, Germany Research and Education Mine Reiche Zeche tu-freiberg.de/lfbw Freistaat Sachen, University of Technology Bergakademie Freiberg Professor Dr. Helmut Mischo helmut.mischo@mabb.tu-freiberg.de

Geographical location, size and depth of the facility

Specialised knowledge, services

FLB Reiche Zeche is located on the edge of the Erzgebirge in the municipality of Freiberg. Freiberg is located in the centre of Saxony between Dresden and Chemnitz, and close to the Czech boarder with around 40 km to each side.

Specialised knowledge, laboratories and workshops are available in all mining and raw material related fields at the individual departments of the university.

The expansion of Reiche Zeche mine includes drifts of 129 km, of which are 19 km safely accessible and frequently in use. The mine is accessible down to a level of 230 m, the water level of Rothschรถnberger Stolln. The level down of to 750 m is flooded.

Underground laboratories, workshops and office spaces for long-term projects can be established.


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Conceptual Lab development co-ordinated by KGHM Cuprum R&D centre, Poland Lubin/Wroclaw Trial Panel & Rock Mech Laboratory cuprum.wroc.pl Operated by KGHM Polska Miedż S.A. Jan Butra j.butra@cuprum.wroc.pl

Geographical location, size and depth of the facility

Specialised knowledge, services

The KGHM mines are located about 75 km NW from the capital of Lower Silesia – Wrocław with 650000 habitants.

Specialised knowledge in geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, ground water chemistry, geophysics, rock mechanics, rock engineering, clay materials and especially swelling clays.

KGHM Cuprum R&D plays a role of research and development center. It has hundreds kilometers of 650-1300 m depth excavations which are accessible and driveable. Each excavation may serve if necessary as a temporary trial panel or underground laboratory utilized for different purposes.

Organisation for guiding, planning and starting external projects including experimental services ranging from drilling, measurements to construction of prototypes.


Khlopin: Underground Low Background Laboratory of the Khlopin Radium Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia Underground Low Background Laboratory of the Khlopin Radium Institute Victor Dushin

Andrey Stepanov

victor@khlopin.ru

stepanov@khlopin.ru

Geographical location, size and depth of the facility

Specialised knowledge, services

Underground Low Background Laboratory is located in the crosswalk between stations of the St. Petersburg Metro “Gostinny Dvor“ and “Nevsky Prospect” at a depth of about 60 m.

Measurements of tritium on the TriCarb 3100 installation are constantly taken. Also there are three gamma-spectrometer complexes with powerful protection against an external background.


Ruskeala: RuskealaLab, Russia Ruskeala Undeground Lab miningroads.ru

Established by JSC “Kolmas� with Karelian Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitali Shekov shekov@krc.karelia.ru

Geographical location, size and depth of the facility

Specialised knowledge, services

Ruskeala Underground Lab is located in the Ruskeala area in the municipality of Sortavala in Russian Karelia.

Specialised knowledge in geology, geophysics, rock mechanics, rock engineering.

The Ruskeala Mining Park is located 25 km north of the center of Sortavala and based on the old marble quarry with underground space.

Organisation for guiding, planning and starting external projects including experimental services ranging from geophysical to tectonophysical study of the area, photogrammetry and other investigations are available in the Karelian Scientific Centre.

The underground part of the laboratory consists of a several tunnels from the quarry lake to the big underground area with cellars. The depth of Ruskeala mine is 0-36 m.


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