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PRESS RELEASE 3 Dec 2009

Pöyry awarded detail design contract for hydropower plants in Albania

PÖYRY PLC          Press release 3 December 2009 at 2.15 p.m.
 
Pöyry has been awarded the detail design contract for the Ashta run-of-river power plants in Albania by Energji Ashta Shpk, a subsidiary of Verbund International. The value of the contract exceeds EUR 2 million.

The Ashta hydropower plants are located on the river Drin in the district of Shkodër in north-western Albania. The project consists of two stages, Ashta I and Ashta II, which are the final steps in a cascade of three existing power plants. The combined design capacity of the Ashta plants is over 50 MW and their forecasted annual energy generation is 230 GWh.
 
Pöyry already performed the conceptual approval and tender design for the Ashta hydropower project. The detail construction design includes the guideline drawings for the weir, powerhouses, headrace and tailrace channel and all appurtenant structures, as well as the execution design for the civil construction works. The detail design services shall be completed in April 2012.

Pöyry is a global expert in consulting and engineering. We offer our clients in-depth industry expertise, innovative solutions and lifecycle engagement. Our knowledge extends across hydropower, oil and gas, power and heat, renewable energy, pulp and paper industry, chemical process industry, transportation, water and environment, and construction services. We have about 7000 experts in 49 countries.
 
PÖYRY PLC
 
Esa Ikäheimonen
Chief Financial Officer

Additional information by:
Thomas Kriesch, Managing Director, Pöyry Energy GmbH, Austria
Tel. +43 1 53605 22585
Vilho Salovaara, Business Area President, Hydropower, Pöyry, Switzerland
Tel. +41 76 356 2033
 
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