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24. November 2017

2017 RIL Award to Inoroom operating theatre concept

Finnish Association of Civil Engineers (RIL) has awarded the RIL 2017 award to the InoroomTM operating theatre concept. A panel of expert judges shortlisted three finalists, from which Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner selected the winner.

The award statement said: “In these times, the export potential and innovative drive of the Inoroom project are something worthy of being recognised with an award. The innovation was the result of a research project financed by Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The concept brings together technology, construction and a “people-first” approach in a space where people rely on the expertise of others.”

The InoroomTM concept combines the benefits of a modular operating theatre with a turnkey solution where one provider takes overall responsibility for the project, from planning through to ensuring the final indoor environment quality experienced by end-users.

“Inoroom™ provides patients and hospital staff with optimal conditions that represent the latest technology. Using a single touch screen, staff can adjust the room conditions as needed. From the builder's point of view, the concept means leaner project management and faster completion of the project,” says Mikael Sokolnicki, head of InoroomTM development and sales.

Second prize was shared between the complete renovation project for the Finnish Parliament House and the Port of Helsinki West Terminal 2 project.

“All three projects are excellent demonstrations of Finnish expertise in design, project management and construction,” said Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner.

The winner of the RIL Award was announced at the House of the Estates on 23 November 2017.

The InoroomTM alliance and projects completed and ongoing

Inoroom™ is an operating theatre solution created jointly by three Finnish partners, each of them bringing their own leading expertise to the partnership. This is an R&D co-initiative where Merivaara is responsible for the systems and medical fixtures, Hermetel prepares the clean rooms and Halton takes care of the ventilation solutions. The first InoroomTM operating theatres were introduced in Pohjola Hospital Oulu in spring 2017. A similar operating theatre was installed in a Pohjola Hospital unit opened in Kuopio this September, and another one is scheduled for Pohjola Hospital Turku that will open next spring. New InoroomTM operating theatres are also being installed at Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital in Kokkola and Oulu University Hospital.

“OP Financial Group and Pohjola Hospital want to lead the way in making use of new technologies and ways of doing things. We have believed in the Inoroom concept from the start and are pleased to be supporting Finnish top expertise,” says Development Manager Kari Kangasmaa from OP Kiinteistösijoitus Oy.

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Further information:

Mikael Sokolnicki, InoroomTM Global Development and Sales

Mobile: +358 50 5700 240

Email: mikael.sokolnicki(at)halton.com

Josefin Hoviniemi, Director of Marketing & Domestic Sales, Merivaara Oy

Mobile: +358 40 6803993

Email: josefin.hoviniemi(at)merivaara.com