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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 15 Jun 2000

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP AWARDED A DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT IN THAILAND

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ              Stock Exchange Notice
                                    June 15, 2000
                                    10.00 a.m.                 1(1)

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP AWARDED A DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT IN
THAILAND

Electrowatt-Ekono (Thailand) Ltd., a Jaakko Pöyry Group company, has
been  awarded  a  EUR  7.8 million contract to  design,  supply  and
construct  a polyester plant in Baankhai, Rayong province, Thailand.
The  project  completion is in March, 2002. The client is  SS  Group
Co., Ltd. of Thailand.

Electrowatt-Ekono  (Thailand) is responsible for the  design,  local
supplies,  project  management  and  construction  services  in  the
project. The project will be carried out in cooperation with Inventa-
Fischer  AG  of Switzerland, who will provide the process  know-how,
mechanical   process  equipment,  technical  support  services   and
commissioning.

Electrowatt-Ekono is the Energy business group of Jaakko Pöyry Group
of  Finland  with activities in the areas of thermal  power  &  CHP,
waste management, oil & gas, industry plants, nuclear technology and
hydropower.  It had net sales of EUR 140 million in  1999  and  over
1300  staff  worldwide in some 20 countries. The Jaakko Pöyry  Group
had  net  sales of around EUR 400 million in 1999 and  employs  some
4500 people worldwide.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ


Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen


For further information please contact:

Mr. Richard Pinnock, Managing Director Electrowatt-Ekono (Thailand)
Ltd. Bangkok/Thailand
Tel.  +66 2 238 33 45
Fax  +66 2 266 53 34
e-mail: richard.pinnock@ewe.net

Mr. Jukka Nyrölä,CEO Electrowatt-Ekono Zurich/Switzerland
Tel. +41 1 355 55 55
Fax +41 1 355 55 56
e-mail: jukka.nyrola@ewe.ch

www.poyry.com

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